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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4902) - 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 (5957) - Manhattan, 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
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, 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 (6810) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2263) - 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 (2463) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). From TheJester, huge thanks! Clear amber/orange with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of cinnamon, apples, brown sugar and sweetness. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet (but not cloying and right on style) with cinnamon, apples, brown sugar and butter. Pleasant alcohol/spices warming. Full bodied. Flat carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Wow! This cider is rich and luscious! It taste exactly like an apple crisp. Delicious sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle sample at a "Locavore"/Slow Food dinner and social at Montgomery’s Inn. Rich golden colour with a very still body. Sweet and sticky mouthfeel. Fantastic aroma and flavour of sweet baked apples, cinnamon and cloves. Like fresh baked apple pie in liquid form, except with a boozy kick in the finish. Beautiful!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
2008-07-11. Rich golden amber body (3+) Aroma is quite sweet with light spice, sweet apple pie character, light apples skins offer a counterpoint to the sweetness. Sweet flavour, apples of a specific kind that I cannot put my finger on, muted honey like sweet moments, tart glimpse of apples is glorious but eventually degenerates into a more pedestrian apple skin character. (8+) Rich syrupy medium to full bodied palate. (4+) Caught me at the right moment I guess, i really enjoyed this one. Bottle from Archibalds

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 [1328-20080504] Bottle. Smells like apple crumble pie with a cinnamon undertone. Clear, pale yellow body with no head but some thick legs. Lovely apple crumble pie flavour is super sweet but not sickly. Thick medium body. Wow, a great style and blend. (10/3/8/4/16) 4.1
(@ Archibald Orchards; Bowmanville, ON)

[1522-20080711] 375mL bottle. Apple sweet caramel sauce aroma has lots of apple pie and a sweet floral background with a hint of mint. Clear, watery medium orange body with no head but thick legs. Vanilla ice cream and baked apple pie flavour. Medium body has a slight spicy tang. Wonderfully juicy! (9/3/9/4/17) 4.2
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50