mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Scratch Bar. For a cider this is quite good. Clean and refreshing in the mouth with a strong green apple bite to it.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another entry in a crowded field of brewery-produced ciders. It’s obviously very fashionable for breweries in Australia to add a cider to their line-up at present, but I’ve yet to find any as good as those produced by specialist cideries like Thorogoods. Nothing much wrong with this, but nor is there any real reason to come back to it. A boisterous pour produces a thick, rolling head that quickly fizzles out. Very lively, champagne-like appearance with several bubble streams. Translucent pale gold. Inevitable whiff of sulphur in the nose - seems impossible to avoid with cider. Underneath there is nice green apple acidity and some obvious yeast. Perhaps a hint of funk. Big, effervescent and mouth-filling. Bit too spritzy for my taste. No funk on the tongue, just a clean, dry cider. Good sugar balance but the overall package lacks character. (355ml can. BB: 22/01/14)