Uncharted Hard Cider Co. (Smith & Forge), TN, US

picture of Uncharted Hard Cider Co. (Smith & Forge) Smith & Forge Hard Cider submitted by cidersays
picture of Uncharted Hard Cider Co. (Smith & Forge) Smith & Forge Hard Cider submitted by cidersays

Smith & Forge Hard Cider

ABV: 6.0%
12 oz serving: 220 cal, 23g sugar

Sweet, smooth tasting, and strong fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5153) said:
I tried this for research purposes... Sugary fake apple smell. Syrupy sweet apple taste. Disagree on "not too sweet" lol. I actually like sweeter ciders, but I think because of the lack of carbonation, it made it seem even sweeter. Hints of a caramel flavor. I wouldn't even describe this one as smooth & crisp, as it is too syrupy & fake tasting for my liking. Very simple. I think with a lot more carbonation and less sugar it wouldn't be as horrible. I'm curious about the deep amber color, which doesn't seem to match the label which doesn't list artificial coloring. I think people who want a "cider" which tastes like apple juice but has alcohol will like this. Besides that, it doesn't have much going for it. Sadly, this is another cider by "Big Beer", and further, one that tries to hide that fact.
Reviewed on 13 Aug 2015
reviewer IJustLoveCider
IJustLoveCider (56) said:
Why do they say this is "not too sweet" when, to me, it's sweeter than Woodchuck, Crispin, Strongbow, Angry Orchard and other big cider brands. It's not terrible, I like cider that's basically apple juice with alcohol in it. I buy this when it's on sale.
Reviewed on 10 May 2018
reviewer Stratocruiser
Stratocruiser (749) said:
Sweet, smells like fake apples and syrup. I rate this with the run of the mill high production ciders. Not good, but I’ll drink it if it’s all I have.
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2018
reviewer Cideristas
Cideristas (4979) said:
Smith & Forge promotes itself as “a sturdy apple drink for men of strength.” Odd, since that knocks out a solid half of the market, but also interesting, because the folks at MillerCoors, which owns Smith & Forge, must figure that “strong” men like thick, apple-y, rather sweet drinks. The best part was the abundant foam on initial pour and lively bubbles — which, come to think of it, were beer-like. Tried it once but that was enough.
Reviewed on 08 Jul 2020

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reviewer KariB
KariB (10999) said:
Clear dark gold/copper pour with medium carbonation. Light apple aroma. Taste is semi-sweet with a with an apple concentrate type flavor. Light-to-medium bodied. Palatable but weak.
Reviewed on 14 Jan 2019