While I don’t drink a lot of ciders, I have had quite a few and know a good one when I have it. Austin Eastciders is fairly new to the Austin scene and are just now getting their ciders out to market in cans. They use vintage bittersweet cider apples rather than regular eating apples which is how ciders were made pre-prohibition and how they are still made in England. The beer poured a crystal clear gold with a small white head. The aroma was of fresh clean apples: sweet and slightly tart. The taste was again sweet and tart with a clean dry finish. The light sweetness is elegantly balanced by the tart bitter sweet flavors that create an excellent cider. There is just enough carbonation to keep the Original Dry Cider lively but not overly bubbly. This was a great cider and the perfect refreshment to the Texas heat. I can’t wait to see what Austin Eastciders comes up with next.