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Monteiths Crushed Apple Cider

Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Cider
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider is patiently fermented straighted from freshly crushed New Zealand apples. A crisp refreshing cider made from 100% apple juice and not a syrup concentrate, this ensures all the flavours are retained to deliver a true apple cider.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2016
Sweet alcoholic water with a faint hint of apple somewhere. I drank this out of desperation when I was stuck in a Monteith’s bar. I sampled the only beer I hadn’t previously frowned upon, and then figured the cider couldn’t be any worse. It was

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (812) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2016
330ml bottle into shaker. Very faint aroma of tartness. Crystal clear mineral water appearance. So...looks like fizzy water and doesn’t smell of anything. Refreshing zingy mouthfeel. Finish is apple core then a touch of sherbet. Pleasant enough but unusual because of its COMPLETE lack of colour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dervock (846) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2015
Can - pours almost water like. Aroma is sweet apples. Taste is on the sweet side but not overly so. Palate is a bit light. Easy to drink cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1437) - HONG KONG - MAR 26, 2015

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in New Town Plaza, Shatin.

Clear, near colourless with very pale very yellow green hue; Razor thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Near zero lacing with notable slight carbonation; Sweet aroma of apple wine and apple juice, with moderate yoghurt tartness, sugar, strong wood, sparkling wine, light mustiness and strong tannic; Mid to light sweet taste of light apple wine, with fairly light tartness very strong carbo, sugar, light alcohol, very light wood and light tannic; Light body. Thin and slightly oily palate; Mouth feel is very scrumpy like with strong sweet feel and apple can be felt at this level. Lots of carbo in this! Alcohol can be felt in background and has a slightly oily feel to the tongue, otherwise permeating sweetness cover up the light tartness, wood and tannic. Sorta okay… Wet after taste. Fairly sweet and quite easy to mouth.

Comments: Having many scrumpy with strong booze and no apple nor sweet tastes, this is what I’ve wished for but dodin’t quite work out: nicely sweet, but the booze is not high enough to impress, and while the apple taste makes its presence, the yoghurt and tannic is too low. All things are evened out so it’s drinkable but rather average. Oh, and did I say too much carbo?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Clear green tinged pour. Low head that disappears quickly. Sweet apple aroma, very thin bodied. Sugary syrup finish. Not.the best cider, but drinkable

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ngejo (736) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Tap. Clear, frothy, white foam, medium sourness, light sweetness, light body, flat, thin feel, & long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Sweet apple with a light tart aroma. Medium to thin body with loads of carbonation. Flavor is sweet apples in the beginning, a very brief tart note, and then a sugary sweet apple finish. Active carbonation all the way through. Easy to drink a couple of these but then they get too sweet for me. Nice cider, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (1374) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
From a bottle. Pretty much what you’d expect from a good cider. It’s more than drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a slightly sweetish fruity apple aroma. Sweetish fruity apple flavor. Has a sweetish fruity apple finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1905) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014
Keg - Lake Bar, Wanaka. Almost colourless with no head. Aromas of ripe, slightly tart red and green apples. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a sweet softness. Short, low intensity finish. Quaffable and refreshing enough but lacking body and acidic balance to offset the dominance of the sugary apple character.

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