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Oliver’s / Virtue Cider Gold Rush #2 Cider (Bottle)

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Style: Cider
Hereford, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Available in 750ml bottles only.
Medium Dry Cider. Sparkling.

Gold Rush #2 is the second transatlantic cider making collaboration between Tom Oliver (of Oliver’s Cider and Perry) and Greg Hall of Virtue Cider, Chicago, USA.
A full tasting, sparkling 7% cider with some sweetness, balancing acidity and full-bodied tannins. Carefully selected vintage bittersweet and sharp cider apples from traditional Herefordshire orchards were slow fermented by wild yeasts in old oak barrels, then after a malolactic fermentation in the spring, fruit sugar and lambic yeasts were pitched for a second alcoholic fermentation, adding more complexity and alcohol. A bright, rich cider with an ’apple skins’ nose gives way to a robust taste with a very satisfying finish. Chill and savour this unique cider with family and friends and celebrate the "family of cidermakers" on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
this is weird, still wrapping my head around it. insanely dry and tannic. really good flavor. super-weird.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ RBESG14 - [ Clerkenwell bottle share. ]

[ As Olivers / Virtue Cider Gold Rush #2 Cider (Bottle) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apples, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, apples, light tart, medium dry. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140810]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is apple peel. Citric and smooth yet citric to sulphorish apples fruity. Lingering dry and smooth apples.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (4952) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is pretty clean apple, but somewhat artificaial, bit of plastic. Clear light golden coloured pour with no head. Flavour is tart fruits, bit of cheese, tart and crisp in the finish. Lingering parmessan cheese. Palate is crisp and tangy on te tongue.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13518) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting - Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours clear, pale yellow with a few bubbles. Moderately sweet, lightly dry and musty, with lots of apple skin. Light to medium bodied with fine texture. Musty finish with more tannic apple skins, basement, cobwebs. Novel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8803) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
750ml clear twist off bottle. Gold color, mild forth on top. Scent is earthy apple, tart apple skins, must, medicine. IT is lightly carbed, super tannic. Medicinal apple, earthy skin, mild carbonation. Mouth-drying finish. Lightly tart and funky. Masterful cidre.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity dry spicy apple aroma. Fruity dry spicy apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy dry apple finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4552) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Golden colour with a quickly fading small white head.
Aroma: Apples, a bit tart.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Apples, citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - golden pour with tiny white head. Aroma and taste is medium dry apples, some yeasty notes, pretty decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Pale golden, no head. Apple aroma, grapes, woody notes. Sweetish apple flavor, citrus, yeast notes.


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