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Archibald Orchards Hard Apple Cider

Archibald Orchards Hard Apple Cider
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Brewed by Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery
Style: Cider
Bowmanville, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
750ml bottle from the winery. Clear, bubbly, golden pour. Clean, tart, apple aroma with some light honey. Crisp apple finish, clean and refreshing. Not overly carbonated. Tart green apple finish with a touch of sweet apple juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Sampled at winery. Pours a nice clear yellow colour. The cider was just about the right sweetness and it was pretty smooth tasting and had a nice easy drinking taste. Good offering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
750 ml bottle from archibalds. pours clear white-green with no head and minimal carb. aroma of sweet apples, some mint and some spice. the flavour starts sweet and finishes tart. medium dry palate but lots of flavour. a quenching sunday beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
750 mL bottle from the orchard. Very light gold in colour - not unattractive, just pale. Smells like dry white wine and sweet apples. Not so dry when you drink it, though. Flavour is all apples, sweet at first with some tartness and alcohol at the end. Very clean. Medium to full body. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
[1365-20080517] 750mL bottle. Sweet cakey apple skins aroma. Clear, pale white yellow body with some bubbles. Sweet watery apple flavour has a hint of wood in the aftertaste. Light body. Nice and drinkable, nothing special.
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle (750ml) shared at ’Rudolf’s May 2008 Tasting’ -- courtesy of jerc & mabel. Pours an incredibly light pale yellow, almost white even, with no head. Great aroma of apples and a hint of funky cheese. Flavour of, well, pretty much just sweet apples and I quite like the simpleness of it. Good body for the style. Very enjoyable, I really liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
2008-05-17. Very very pale yellow body, headless. Sweet-tart apple aroma has a very fruit apple character (6+). Similar flavour with more sweet-tart apples. Simple, very appley. (6+) Average to light palate. Quite simple, but I enjoyed the fact that it is a bit more fruity and less dry than some ciders. Found it quite quaffable if not terribly exciting. At Rudolf’s, bottle from Archibald by Mabel and I.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle, shared at the May 2008 tasting. Thanks Jeremy & Karen! Slightly off-clear. Nose is apple & cheese, acidity, yeast. Flavor is sweet apple, tart, woodiness, apple skin. Not complex but nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle at Rudy’s tasting May ’08, courtesy of Jerc and Mabel. Clear, no head. There is absolutely no colour to this at all. White wine and apple aroma - ok at best. Taste - si better - sweet upfront, and then tart. Mildly interesting. Ok cider at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle sample at a "Locavore"/Slow Food dinner and social at Montgomery’s Inn. Light golden with a very light carbonation. Aroma of fresh apple with a faint funky note, a bit cheesy - interesting. Light, refreshing body. Flavour of sweet apples and sugar of the top, with a nice dryness in the finish. Not a bad little cider.

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