Woodchuck 802

I'm a big fan of Woodchuck Draft Cider. LOOOVE the stuff. Depending on my mood at the time, I'll either go for the Amber or the Raspberry flavor (it's good! I know some people don't like it… but… I do! So there!).

Last night when I went to the store I saw a NEW flavor. 802. I don't know how long this stuff has been around, but I've never run across it before, so I'll assume it's new-ish-er. I was curious about the name, err number rather, so I did a bit of googling. It turns out it's named after the 802 area code in Vermont (where it's made).

First impression: it's drier than the Amber variety, but not as dry as a good glass of Strongbow. In fact, since I'm really bad at explaining tastes, I'll just say that 802 is somewhere in between Woodchuck Amber Cider and Strongbow Cider.

Is it my favorite? I'm not sure, but it's definitely hitting the spot right now!

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  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    just pronounce it "eight, zero, two"; not "eight, oh, two". k? "eight hundred two" would work as well. But not "eight hundred AND two".

    June 2, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

  2. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Or in German!
    "acht null zwei" or "acht-hundert zwei"

    or Estonian:
    "kaheksa null kaks" or "kaheksa sada kaks"

    June 2, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

  3. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    das is sehr gut.

    June 3, 2009 @ 8:05 am

  4. spudart (897 comments) said,

    Or in estonian: "kaheksa null kaks" (pronounced: KAH-hek-sah nool kahks)

    I love cider, but I find Woodchuck to be entirely too sweet. (and this is coming from a guy who recently started eating raw honey out of the bottle)

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

  5. sparx (887 comments) said,

    802 is less sweet! But still sweeter than Strongbow. I think I've decided I really want a Strongbow!

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

  6. spudart (897 comments) said,

    I forget what Strongbow tastes like.

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  7. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Dry and crisp

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  8. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    spudart, your 30 comment total has dropped from 80-something to 66.

    June 5, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  9. spudart (897 comments) said,

    whoa. what a drop! I guess i made 14 comments in one day 30 days ago.

    June 5, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  10. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    dry and crisp

    June 8, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  11. sparx (887 comments) said,

    It tastes like late Fall.

    June 8, 2009 @ 8:03 am

  12. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    spudart's drop in comments tastes like Fall?

    June 8, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

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