Clear to brilliant, pale to medium-gold. Cloudiness or hazes are inappropriate.
Comparable to a New World Cider. Cider character must be distinctive. Very dry to sweet, although often dry.
Lighter than other ciders, because higher alcohol is derived from addition of sugar rather than juice. Carbonation may range from still to champagne-like.
Typically like a dry white wine, balanced, and with low astringency and bitterness.