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Big Rock Rock Creek Premium Dry Cider

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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Cider
Calgary, Canada

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rock Creek Dry Cider is a premium Okanagan Cider consisting of a unique blend of Okanagan and European apple varieties grown in the Central Okanagan. Brewed with a combination of premium ingredients, the end result is an all natural refreshing dry cider that is richly condensed, perfectly balanced and full of character. Rock Creek was voted overall best beverage at the 1999 Fest of Ale in Pentiction B.C.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LarryBeast (491) - - MAY 21, 2013
355ml can. Boozy apple juice; dry, bubbly, light and tart. I’ve never been a cider man and this did nothing to change my mind.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1869) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Big Rock in Seoul. Pours a gold but is quite sour. meh. Actually, I was served this by accident when I’d ordered the Scottish Wee Heavy...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lotsalaughs (126) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
citrus, cooked vegetables, alcohol, orange, red, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, fizzy Nice pour with a sparkling orange/red colour. Definite sour apple aromas and some alcohol dryness on the nose. Mild bitterness with some sweet and more pronounced sourness. Enjoyed the fizzy carbonation on the tongue and the lightly sour, dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
June 17, 2011 - draught at The Queen & Beaver. Clear and extremely bubbly deep gold, no head. Smells like ... apple (duh), well more like cheap apple juice, a little sweet. Taste is better - apple juice with seltzer - refreshing, weak alcohol (6-). Stingingly carbonated, light bodied, sweet - not too sweet, but a fairly weak example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Someone said they believe this was brewed stronger and watered down... it certainly does seem that way. I’m no expert on ciders, though.

Quite a quencher for a "dry" cider... I love the look of this, with its high carbonation. The spices really round out the apples. Not bad at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
(Previously Tasted, Home, New 341mL Bottle, Lager Glass, 5.5% ABV, Chilled, 31/05/12. #41.)

Appearance (3/5): Pours a perfectly clear, pale honey-amber, with a minimal, fizzy, diminishing head.
Aroma (5/10): Quite yeasty, with rich apples, citrus, and grass, with subtle notes of spice and alcohol.
Taste (6/10): Muted sweetness, and little tart at the beginning. Crisp apples with spice. I get some champagne like yeast flavors in the finish.
Palate (2/5): Light body, lively carbonation, slightly dry/sticky texture, and a lingering finish. Has a weak body, but ok for a cider.
Overall (11/20): Quite sophisticated for a local cider. The champagne yeast makes it rather unique, and it isn’t too sweet or too tart. Not my favorite, because it feels a little heavy and lingering rather then being light and refreshing, but that is simply my personal taste. Very good.
Drinkability: 5/5. Character: 3/5. Buy Again: Probably Yes.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bahumat (105) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
A slight dry, sweet cider, with a fresh, tart flavor of apples. High drinkability.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Amber colour. Tart sweet aroma. Apple flavour, nicely tart and refreshing. Not complex, but an okay cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
A bit of spice on the nose, along with granny smith apples. Nice and tart on the palate and finish with decent carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Sweet initial nose light tart apple skin. Golden pour no head. Flavor starts sweet and finishes rather dry and green apple skin tart. Refreshing but uninteresting.


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