Brewed by Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Bowmanville, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
375 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Personal contribution. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Clear dark amber. Smell & taste is very thick syrup de Liège, cinnamon, brown sugar, apple pie, vanilla, melted butter, very sweet in the best way possible, thick toffee, caramel, apple roll. Thick syrupy feel to it. Warming, astonishing. Phenomenally good stuff, pure liquid desert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Kramer’s Campdown Brewdown 2012. Pours an amber body with no lacing. Aroma is incredible, and probably the best cider I’ve ever encountered - notes of vanilla spiced apple pie, fresh apple crisp, apple skins, cinnamon, and sugar. Mouthfeel is thick, indulgent and luscious with notes of warm apple cinnamon crisp, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, spice, and a light warming in the finish. Not only one of the best ciders out there, but probably one of the best beverages, hands down, through the ground.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
375mL shared at Campdown Brewdown. Holy monkey. Poured a deeper tea amber. Flat. Thick legs. Unreal nose- like vanilla whipped cream atop mulled cider. Wow. More complexities then I want to list off here- I’ll just say 10/10 on the nose. Taste is gorgeous- thick apple pie, oily crust, butter, thick sugar dessert, spicy cinnamon and vanilla mousse. Buttery dessert. Small tannins and acid to balance. Dense but refreshing and bright. Easy masterpiece. So delicious- had everyone dumbfounded at the tasting. An experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle at home. Thanks a bunch TheJester for this treat! It pours reddish amber leaving nice curtains in the glass. Huge sweet concentrated apples with light spicy notes. Berries and some ripe fruit. Super intense flavour of sweet apples, sweet ripe fruit, light peach, some spices and it has and long long sweet spicy finish. Extremely thick and oily texture. This is extremely good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Sample. Deep copper pour. Aroma is super rich, decadent warm apple pie, tons of cinnamon, nutmeg, rich baked apple, light caramel. Taste is sweet, toasty, maillard flavors, baked apple, caramel, long lingering spicy finish, nice cinnamon/alcohol warmth. Palate is mouth coating, full bodied. Really nice ice cider, will look out for this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
375 ml bottle from Archibald. pours a still clear copper. big apple pie nose. more fruit then spice, lavander as well. the flavour is huge and almost perfect for the style. although its quite sweet the apple tartness rounds it out very well. so easy to drink and a real treat for the iced cider lover. ill be getting more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
Deep clear golden amber in colour with no head and alcohol legs. The aroma is nicely spiced with cinnamon, light cloves and nutmeg, lots of apples, pie crust and some alcohol. The flavour is very smooth, lots of apple pie spices, cinnamon rolls, pie crust, quite sweet with a hint of alcohol. Warming mouthfeel, silky body, some prickly carbonation. FInishes long, warming with some excellent sweet and spice balance.

Um, yep, this one is fantastic. The spice adds a very nice twist to the cider. Its never to hot, perfect for this cold winter night.

375ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheJester, thanks Andy.

Opened on January 6, 2010.

No date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5067) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Multiple times in the past 3 years. Thanks to TheJester for these bottles (375 ml).

Appearance: Clear amber/orange with no head and nice legs.

Aroma: It smells exactly like an apple pie, very impressive. Loads of cinnamon along baked apples, brown sugar and nutmeg.

Taste: Medium to heavy sweetness with a mild acidity and again the same "apple pie" components than in the aroma along with a mild alcohol presence.

Palate: Medium to full body. A bit syrupy. Nice spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg) and alcohol warming finish. Brown sugar and overcooked apples are showing up again a bit at the end. Not too sticky.

Overall: This is amazing stuff. Absolutely unique and the closest you can get from an apple pie without being an actuel apple pie. Of course, it’s not super drinkable but it’S not cloying either. Tasty. Great luscious cider!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
pours unclear dark golden orange with some awesome legs. cinnamon apple pie, tons of baked ripened red apples, but also scharbeekse cherries, other spices - nutmeg perhaps - english fruitcake, brown sugar, lots of dried fruitiness, astringent and bitter tea, citrus peel, warming alcohol, clean. flat carbonation, medium to full body, sweet, surprisingly astringent and very spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (4919) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Quel nez puissant de biscuit Graham gorgé de miel, de sucre d’érable, d’épices à tarte aux pommes, de fruit acidulé et de merveille masquée! Et cela se poursuit en bouche avec un fruit qui donne le meilleur des deux mondes: à la fois décadent de sucre et à la fois assez aiguisé. En bouche, ce dessert liquide enveloppe langoureusement mon palais qui en redemande. La finale chaude et fruitée est bien intelligente. Superbe cidre de glace.

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