mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Railway Club, pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. This is basically long Strongbow -- cheap sweetened artificial apples on the nose and palate. Not overly offensive, just cheap and weak. Not good.
LarryBeast (536) - - MAY 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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...
lotsalaughs (128) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(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.
Bahumat (124) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slight dry, sweet cider, with a fresh, tart flavor of apples. High drinkability.
northropfrye (2308) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour. Tart sweet aroma. Apple flavour, nicely tart and refreshing. Not complex, but an okay cider.
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of spice on the nose, along with granny smith apples. Nice and tart on the palate and finish with decent carbonation.