jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pale straw with minimal head. Pretty generic cider. Tart and slightly dry.
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
pumpmaster (1123) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at the Spinnakers Taproom in Victoria BC Canad for $5.25CAD. Very good.
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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...
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) I was amazed to see that they sell these ciders in clear plastic bottles - I wonder what that does to their aging? The House is sold in a 2 litre plastic which makes you wonder if you are expected to break-out this 6.9% momma at the family picnic? I cannot image that the remainder wouldn’t go flat within a normal consumption period of this cider. In sampling this cider, I noticed that it was mildly sedimented in its clear golden body. There was actually a thin white head as well. The nose was slightly iodine and thin which translated into a watery, general consumption cider. Average.