Downeast, MA, US

picture of Downeast Original Blend submitted by cidersays
picture of Downeast Original Blend submitted by cidersays

Original Blend

ABV: 5.1%
12 oz serving: 190 cal, 17g sugar

Semi-sweet, and somewhat tart.

Taste Properties


reviewer CPGrasso
CPGrasso (30) said:
This is the standard in most bars or pubs serving ciders. For a good reason. Still one of the best “original” blends on tap.
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2019

reviewer Matt_Boness
Matt_Boness (27) said:
For a basic cider flavor profile, this is one of the best. Semi-sweet and all around good.
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2020
reviewer ChrisFC
ChrisFC (5) said:
Nice balance of tart w some sweet.
Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019
reviewer GennaroFlori
GennaroFlori (367) said:
This unfiltered cider is the closest thing to what you got from a roadside farm stand when you were a kid, but with booze! Unfiltered and pretty sweet I have to drink this one over ice. Infact there is so much sediment the can instructs you to turn it upside down a few times. This is a great transitional cider for those new to cider looking to get away from the big commercial brands. It’s also a sweet treat for seasoned vets who may prefer drier styles of cider.
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2019

reviewer ZippinZoider
ZippinZoider (60) said:
Simple large-scale production cider. Not much going on by way of complexity. Basically apple soda.
Reviewed on 04 Mar 2018
reviewer DABurkhart
DABurkhart (183) said:
Looks like orange juice. And on first taste reminded me of orange juice. But is definitely an apple cider with a slight hint of lime. There is just enough tartness to offset the sweet. But there’s also not a lot of sweet which allows the apple flavor to shine. The fizz tickles the tongue and is hardly visible in the glass. Very clean flavor. Will definitely order again.
Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

reviewer AshHayes
AshHayes (115) said:
Pretty yummy, good for someone who enjoys unfiltered cider. But also good for someone new to cider
Reviewed on 29 May 2020

reviewer Cideristas
Cideristas (2892) said:
I generally prefer dry ciders but am fond of Downeast Original despite its 17g sugar count. The apple flavor is great. Easy drinking overall.
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2018
reviewer betsykat
betsykat (5) said:
Yummy easy drinking
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2018
reviewer Ebechill
Ebechill (262) said:
The best part is the apple “extras” at the bottom. Very pure cider
Reviewed on 08 Apr 2018
reviewer limeri
limeri (199) said:
I like this cider a lot when I find it on tap. I wish it didn't come in cans. I don't like the taste cans give cider.
Reviewed on 08 Apr 2018
reviewer KariB
KariB (8757) said:
Murky (expected as its unfiltered) dark gold pour. Semi-sweet taste with lots of crisp and juicy apple flavor with a light tart edge. Lots of carbonation and medium bodied.
Reviewed on 13 Feb 2018
reviewer TamiaAnne
TamiaAnne (48) said:
I enjoyed this cider and found it to be comparable to Citizens Cider Unified Press out of VT (which I can’t get down here in FL). This is an unfiltered cider that tastes semi-dry to me- just how I like it.
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2017

reviewer kikidrinks
kikidrinks (181) said:
smooth, medium body, best on draft
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2019
1 like
reviewer matths1015
matths1015 (208) said:
pretty good cider. one of my favorites
Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019

1 like
reviewer xnsilvax
xnsilvax (6) said:
sweet and tart. would drink if I had to, but rather not
Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

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