Aroma: The cider character must always be present, and must fit with adjuncts.
Appearance: Clear to brilliant. Color should be that of a common cider unless adjuncts are expected to contribute color.
Flavor: The cider character must always be present, and must fit with adjuncts.
Mouthfeel: Average body, may show tannic (astringent) or heavy body as determined by adjuncts.
Comments: Entrants MUST specify all major ingredients and adjuncts. Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (dry or medium).
Commercial Examples: [US] Red Barn Cider Fire Barrel (WA), AEppelTreow Pear Wine and Sparrow Spiced Cider (WI)