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Elephant Island Crab Apple Fruit Wine

Elephant Island Crab Apple Fruit Wine
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Brewed by Elephant Island Orchard
Style: Cider
Naramata, Canada


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Editor's Note: Elephant Island was contacted and Crab Apple Fruit Wine was confirmed to be a "cider".

The Canadian Food and Drugs Act defines anything made from fermented Pears or Apples, up to and including 7% alc/vol as a cider - anything above that is classified as "wine". Fruit Wine is also defined under that Act as "wine made from the fermentation of fruits other than grapes."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Vintage 2014. Cidre fortifié légèrement doré avec jambes très courtes. Son nez de pommes et d’agrumes ne montre aucun signe d’alcool. Ses saveurs acidulées de pommes et de pamplemousse sont plaisantes. Le corps de moyenne densité lui va très bien. La finale fruitée a du punch. Dangereusement facile à boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 375mL bottle, pours a clear pale blonde. Aroma brings out bone dry apple skins, with a touch of citrus tartness. Flavour is both sweet and sour in good balance, with medium sweet apples balanced by a dry, almost citrusy tartness. Rather nice puckering quality on the finish that becomes more apparent with each sip. Not particularly complex but well put together and scarily drinkable. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Thanks, Jake. Pale yellow color with just a slight pinkish hue. Good enough apple to it. Not quite as rich as you usually would expect or like. Somewhat like white wine. Some apple juice, a touch of melon, and a bunch of grape. Decent enough acidity. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Vintage 2008
Golden color with a pinkish reflex. Nice aroma of stewed apples, with some citrusy sourness. Sweet and sour apple flavor, the sweetness level is very moderate, the tartness is indeed aggressive on the palate in the end; sweet, but hidden by a stronger acidity. Not complex, but at least sweet-sour, pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear deep golden with no head. Strange licorice aroma. Medium-bodied, fairly tart apple notes with some sulphur and licorice. Ends tart. An usual cider. 050211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle at fiulijn. Clear amber coloured with no head. Fruity aroma of apples and dried apples. Fruity and light acidic flavour of apples, dried apples and almonds. Tart finish of apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours clear and golden yeloow, no head. Aroma is fruity and crisp apple fruity. Sweet, sticky and dense acidic. No real sweetness yet bone dry citric apple fruity. Lasting acidic and dry apple fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
[866-20071130] 375mL (w/ GregClow, jerc, tupalev). Boozy light apple aroma is a little tart. Clear, yellow orange body with no head. Slightly sour tart apples in the flavour with a hint of sweet at the beginning. Light-medium body. Definitely crab apple tartness, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle shared with GregClow, Jerc, and Mabel, courtesy of J&M. Dry, very dusty aroma - nice apply goodness. Yellow body. Sweet apple in taste along with a nice tang, or tartness. Green. Simple, yet very tasty with complimenting alcohol. Nice stuff, thanks for sharing from your trip J&M!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Golden yellow body. Apple juice aroma alternates between sweet and tart apples. (7+) Sweet apple up front in the flavour and middle with a finish that like the aroma varies between quite tart and concentrated appley sweetness. Smooth medium palate avoids being syrupy. Not spectacular, but does what it does with aplomb.

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