Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This apple ale is the result of cooperation between Merridale Ciderworks and Phillips Brewing Company. This "snakebite" is a union of finely crafted cider and artisinal beer, creating an amazing marriage of flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Rating #2262 - 2015.12.17 - Beer #17 in the 2015 Phillips Snowcase. Pours like sparkling apple juice, not much head. Some sort of snakebite concoction. Aroma is sweet apples, mild grainy, mild vegetal. More of the same on the palate. Sweet and stanky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1052) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Visual: Pours clear pale golden yellow with barley any head, ringed retention, lots of singular steady streams. Nose: apple cider sourness, light funk+fart. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: thin viscosity, off-dry entry, very crisp, micro fizzy Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, medium acidic-sour, light-med bodied, (MAIN) red apple cider, liquid barley malt, yeasty Finish: fruity-tangy Summary: A suitable meal beer; the acidity and off-dry nature really opens up the palate while quenching the thirst. Not a whole lot of body or complexity, but a unique effort and collab nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Interesting beer. Not that successful. Aromas of sour Apple and green grapes. Flavours are tart Apple and Apple skin. Watery finish...below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Cloudy yellow some lacing. Yeasty slight citrus tart aroma. Cereal. Taste is spices apples a bit tart. Dry watery finish. Not very successful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oldschool_Mike (321) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear s colour with no head. Aroma is apple. Taste is dry cider. Not sure very good one at that. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
From 2015 Snowcase Advent Calendar. Pours straw, aroma of apple and beer. Taste is pure plonk. Yet another crap beer in the Snowcase Advent Calendar. Were this year’s new beer creations decided upon at the last minute? $80+ for so far for about 8 decent beers, the rest in the box are crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19373) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle from the Snowcase 2015, Advent calendar
Blond color, clean, with small frothy head. Smells of warm plastic, and a bit of fruit, and mulled wine spices. Dry mouthfeel, the flavor is poor and a bit skunky, and the bitterness very low.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (12915) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle - Mild baked apple and some pale malts. Clear gold with a small white head. Apple, vegetal notes and not much else. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
341mL bottle, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is almost non-existent, with some feint apple notes. Flavour is quite earthy and herbal, with feint apples notes, a very earthy quality and some stale cardboardy notes. What’s the point here? No idea what they were going for. Crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
341ml bottle from Snowcase 2015 pours a clear pale golden color with a fast dissipating white fizzy head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is green apples with some malts present. Taste is tart apples with some malty sweetness and grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Being called a "snakebite" I feel leery rating this brew as a beer, for the same reasons I don’t rate radlers, as I consider them beer blends.

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