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


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
simonblaine (470) - 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 yearís 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 (16924) - 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 (8955) - 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 (10569) - 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. Whatís 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 (5071) - 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 donít rate radlers, as I consider them beer blends.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2008
Hazy dirty golden, rapidly receding fizzy head. Sour apple aroma. Sour apples, musty yeast, thin malt barely detectable. This isnít working for me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Plenty of green apples in the nose. Brilliantly clear honey-gold body is topped bya fizzy white head that recedes rapidly (and noisily) to ring. Apples and brown sugar are apparent in the very dry flavour. Some malt notable in the finish. Very dry in character with extremely prickly carbonation and somewhat astringent texture. I think itís definitely over-attenuated and a bit more sweetness and lower carbonation might help reach the sweet fruit beer/cider segment of the market. Then again, market the champagne-like effervescence and this could be a winner... Forbidden Fruit? Havenít I seen that name somewhere before? Next year, this should likely be re-named blue-snake apple ale... Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Feb-08).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Courtesy of CapFlu. Gold with a thin white head. Aroma is cider-esque with honey, champange yeast, and red apples. Taste is lightly malty, very light floral, apples in the background. Not really a lot of depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4916) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2008
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath for $5.95. Pours a clear, highly carbonated deep orange body. Thin white dissipated head with a mild apple nose. Flavour is tonic with watery apple taste. Thin, floral and poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Poured a clear yellow with a light bubbly white head. Aroma was apple cider with an underlying dusty malt aroma. Flavour was tangy apple initially, but got muddled from there. As the brew warmed maltier flavours seemed to compete until in finally tasted like a tainted bottle of blue buck by the end. Started well but fell short of the mark for me.

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