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Foundry Golden Cider

Diageo Canada
Brewed at Bulmers Cider (Heineken UK)

Style: Cider
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Note: Brewed in the UK for Diageo Canada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (6747) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6571-20140808] Can. Apple floral leaf aroma. Clear, golden yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet apple floral fruit flavour. Medium body. Meh. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Draught at Ceilis Pub, Richmond
Golden color, clean. Sweetish cider, lowly carbonated, with some apple flavor, and tiny astringency. Low acidity.
Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange colour with small white head. Aroma is gently sweet apple and light earthy skins. Flavour is modestly sweet green apple with some earthy skin character. Straightforward but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (414) - CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a clear medium amber with a fluffy one finger white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim. Nose is sweet apples, some grape and skins, slightly spicy. Taste follows suit, mildly sweet and finishing tart. Mouth feel is medium-bodied, with moderate sustained carbonation and decently dry. Surprisingly decent for an industrial cider. Certainly better than the Magners that Bulmers also makes - certainly the Foundry is not as sweet, and is missing the slightly metallic note I didn’t like in the Magners. That being said, it is what it is, and suffers badly by comparison to artisanal ciders like the Domaine de la Minotière Cidre Fermier Bio Brut Normandy Cider I reviewed a few months ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2014-08-08. Dark yellow body small white foam fades. 3+ Aroma is sweet and appley with light tannic skins notes. Flavour is sweetish, apples, light skins and tannic notes. Average bodied palate, low carbonation. Dull, but relatively drinkable for a mainstream cider. Can from the LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
[Can (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of grapes, apples and sugar. Flavour of lightly tart apples along with some sugary sweetness. Average bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel. Passable, that’s it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Un liquide doré plutôt foncé qui est agrémenté d’une mousse bruyante qui s’évanouit aussitôt. Un nez de vieilles pommes bien mûres avec la pelure avec des arômes florales, d’automne. Le goût n’est pas étranger aux odeurs. C’est acidulé et plaisant en soi et avec ses grosses bulles rend le tout rafraîchissant. (Encannetté le 10.10.13) (1166-030814)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1155) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
500ml can. First cider rating. Crisp, sweet, a little tart. Finish is not dry. Refreshing. About what I’d expect, I guess. A pretty good beverage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shorlin (692) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
My first ever cider rating, so I don’t have much of a reference point. Generally fizzy, tastes a lot like tart apples. Good mouthfeel actually, decent sweet finish. Not earth-shattering, but OK for a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
I got a buddy who loves beer but can drink it cuz of a severe intolerance that makes him super sick. So he drinks whiskey (yay!), gluten-free beer (boo) or cider (iffy). And this cider is somewhere on the tightrope of iffy. A bit better than the ginger ale apple concrete style of many brands, but far from the artisanal cider that I admire. I want character in my drinks & this doesn’t have that. But it is a decent final drink after a night of drinking.

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