28D. Other Specialty Cider/Perry

This is an open-ended category for cider or perry with other adjuncts such that it does not fit any of the categories above. This includes the use of spices and/or other sweeteners. A cider with added honey may be entered here if the cider character remains dominant. Otherwise it should be entered as mead in the cyser sub-category.


The cider character must always be present, and must fit with adjuncts.


Clear to brilliant. Color should be that of a common cider unless adjuncts are expected to contribute color.


Average body, may show tannic (astringent) or heavy body as determined by adjuncts.


Entrants MUST specify all major ingredients and adjuncts. Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (dry or medium).

Vital Statistics

OG 1.045 – 1.100
FG 0.995 – 1.020
ABV 5 – 12%

Commercial Examples


  • Red Barn Cider Fire Barrel (WA)
  • AEppelTreow Pear Wine and Sparrow Spiced Cider (WI)