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Merridale House Cider
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Brewed by Merridale Estate Cidery
Style: Cider
Cobble Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Merridale’s Pub Draft – a lighter, sweeter version of our traditional cider, but still very dry. House cider is on tap in Vancouver Island's finest pubs and restaurants. Also available in 2-litre bottles, or party-sized kegs for your special event.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
On tap @ Alibi Room. Clear pale straw pour. Smells of smoked apple and baked pears. Slight plastic. Some sweet fruit and sugar, a touch of yeast and pie crust. Flavor is kind of tart and phenolic. Smoke and plastic, some apple, and mild sugar. A hint of lemon juice. No thanks.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1799) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap. Pours a light straw color with no head and medium carbonation. Aromas of freshly cut apples - not much though. Flavor likewise with grass up front then apples and light spice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Pale straw with minimal head. Pretty generic cider. Tart and slightly dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (5658) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2013
Fresh from tap at Merridale. Clear yellow green. Acidic, slightly vinegary nose. Sparkly and light on the palate. Straw after a rich flowery, grassy and light wooden note, nice balance of acid to sweetness. Wonderful drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
Sampled on tap at the Alibi Room, pours a still clear yellow. Aroma of dry apples with a slight hints of tartness, no sugar. Flavour is pure green apples with a nice dry mouthfeel and only a hint of sweetness. Really well-balanced. Great cider.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpmaster (1138) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft pint at the Spinnakers Taproom in Victoria BC Canad for $5.25CAD. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 6.9% ABV
Pale blond color; no head. Mild aroma of apple juice. The cider itself is not bad, with some apple fruitiness, dry but with light residual sweetness, with a refreshing sourness; unfortunately it also has a weird impression of baby care cream...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
1 L bottle courtesy Capflu. Pale straw yellow colour, very low carbonation – almost still. Pleasant green apple and slight cinnamon aroma. Sweet apple, light honey and spice flavours. A similar spicy heat in the finish to Merridale’s Cyser – perhaps their house character? Light to medium bodied, sticky, quite fizzy mouthfeel despite its still appearance, but refreshing. A step up from average, though the sweetness might not be for everyone.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Alright cider. Tried it at the Great Canadian Beer Festival and have never had it or even seen it in a bottle. At least it’s dry. The world needs more good ciders.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Light greenish-yellow colour. Aroma in redolent of sulphury, stank armpit. With light, sugar-coated apple. Thankfully, the flavour is much cleaner with a sweet apple taste and distinctive nutty note. Once you get past the nose, this is a pleasant, sweetish, simple pub cider.


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