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 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 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 said,

    das is sehr gut.

    June 3, 2009 @ 8:05 am

  4. spudart 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 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 said,

    I forget what Strongbow tastes like.

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  7. sparx said,

    Dry and crisp

    June 3, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

  8. unlikelymoose said,

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

    June 5, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  9. spudart 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 said,

    dry and crisp

    June 8, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  11. sparx said,

    It tastes like late Fall.

    June 8, 2009 @ 8:03 am

  12. unlikelymoose said,

    spudart's drop in comments tastes like Fall?

    June 8, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

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