Brewed by Cascade Brewery (CUB)
Style: Cider
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Legendary Tasmanian Cider: Mercury Cider's unique taste comes from a cider tradition of over 100 years. Mercury Dry is a rich full flavored apple cider made in Tasmania.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, - JAN 26, 2004
This is not beer, so Im not sure why its even on this site. It tastes good though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1166) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
375ml bottle Pale straw, good clarity, no head. Light aroma; vinous fruits and crisp apple. Lean body, fizzy carbonation. Slightly off dry palate, doesn’t carry much apple flavour, more white vinous twang than anything. Finishes with a faint acidity, bit of a skunky aftertaste. Not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lesta61 (1) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
Best cider i’ve had anywhere in the world. That clear energising taste stays with you, a delight in all ways except availability in Sydney is sometimes problematic. In Tassie they have it running from the bubblers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours a very pale straw yellow, with a faint greenish tinge; it’s far from the best-looking cider I’ve seen. The nose has dried apples with a hint of cane sugar sitting over a nutty backdrop. Tart green apples start it off, mingling with a touch of lemon and then leading into a sweeter apple finish. The palate, oddly, is a little less dry than Mercury Draught, being slightly too far to the sticky side of things. Whilst nowhere near the excellent standard of Draught, this is not a bad cider, and for an Australian macro, it is excellent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3303) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2010
375ml bottle. Very clear with moderate carbonation. Light in colour with a faint apple aroma and dry and airy in the mouth. Cleansing aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2010
Light aroma, golden colour and moderate carbonation. Very sweet flavour, doesn’t differ much from other Mercury ciders.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle, very dry and missing a bit of apple flavours. Small head, medium carbonation. Good cider but also lacks aroma. Disappointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2007
Clear and pale greenish yellow. with medium carbonation. Not that different to their Draught version only slightly more tart. Crisp and refreshing but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2007
Clear pale yellow and slightly greenish in colour, medium carbonation, sweet with crisp dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2005
Not big on dry ciders so here goes! Tasted this from the stubby and poured it into a tallboy glass. Brilliant, palest yellow body with intermittent bubbles raising no head. Carbonation was that sparce I feared the sample was still, but this proved not the case in the mouth. Subtle and clean, spicy apple and riesling white wine nose. In the mouth, the initial carbonic bite obscured things but it quickly waned to a prickly feel on the tongue. Exceptionally clean apple and white grape flavours, very dry and subtle with a finish that was sharp and crisp. Ultra feather-weight in body and a little watery, there was nothing to really complain about in this one. Just was a little bland, but if drank quickly it could prove to make an ass out of anyone. (37.5cL, Vintage Cellars, 24/05/07)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2005
Ozswill Macro Dry Ciderfest: Mercury Special DryCider vs Strongbow Dry Cider. Australia’s most widely available dry ciders sampled side by side in a sensational winner-takes-bugger-all contest. (In other words, a feeble attempt to enliven a dull tasting.) Appearance: a couple of spritely customers. The Mercury has a greenish tinge, while the Strongbow is a classic deep gold (like comparing a riesling and an aged semillon). Nothing between them - 3/5 each. Aroma: the Mercury has plenty of tart green acidity, but with chemical overtones. The Strongbow sample is undermined by stagnant pond water and wet wool overtones. Nothing wrong with the use-by date (May 07), so it can’t be that. Must be sulphur dioxide added to inhibit wild yeasts and improve stability. Very nasty. Mercury 5/10, Strongbow 2/10. Palate: Mercury lacks body but at least it has a genuinely dry finish. Strongbow is fuller and fizzier in the mouth but not nearly as dry in the finish. Mercury 2/5, Strongbow 3/5. Flavour: Mercury is fairly sweet initially, giving way to a tart, dry swallow. Strongbow has some really odd canned peach notes. Must be the added pear juice. Compared to the Mercury, it’s more a fruit salad than a cider. Mercury 5/10, Strongbow 3/10. Overall: the Mercury is not especially characterful but it smells and tastes like a genuine cider. The Strongbow is commercial cider-making at its most mediocre - stinks of preservative and tastes of cheap substitutes. Mercury 10/20 (2.5), Strongbow 6/10 (1.7)

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