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Brewed by Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Style: Cider
Central Saanich, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Flagship is a first for North America - a commercial cider free of added sulphites. Fermented slowly with Champagne yeast, this German-style ultra dry still cider offers a nose of anise and cinnamon framed by soft tannins and lively acidity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pale, white wine color, mild carbonation, and a mild aroma of green apples. Flavor is light and dry, though only mild tart. There is very little sweet in this. Clean and crisp, but very simple, and far to pricey for what you get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mages64 (37) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Fairly still golden cider. bone dry and tannic with apple stem, apple skin, white wine, sauvignon, wood, and pears. Incredibly fun cider to drink a bottle of myself. went great with salmon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
750, capped, with a swingtop for later. Pours a pale gold with a very brief sizzle of bubbles on top. Mild green apple nose with very soft spice accents. Creamy medium still body. Nice green apple mid palate, slightly more to the tart side but still showing plenty of sugar. A bit of pucker there but fairly subdued. Mild finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Very lightly straw tinted, still. Bright light acidic nose, slight smoke, bit of musty mold. Watery body, on the drier side, oak tannins, light apple and a hint of lemon. Hard to say a lot about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (641) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
lemongrass on the nose. 0-dry and crisp. The flavour is a bit on the light side, though provides easy drinking and pairs nicely with that too salty mushroom risotto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Nice gold color. Aroma is a apple sweetness, balanced by a mild tartness, honey, light oak, a bit dry in the aroma. Taste is a light bitterness, mixed with a golden delicious type sweetness. Pretty mild for 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
Very dry and wine-like nose has some apples and floral honey. Clear and still deep golden coloured body. Very dry and quite tart in flavour although I would not say it is sour. Certainly quite wine-like although it does at times verge on puckering. Some woody character in the aftertaste. Wine glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-07).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2007
Brewery Creek
Light yellow/straw colour. Still. Appley nose with slight apricot and mellow floral honey notes. Very dry...puckering apple flavour with light tannin. Clean tartness is almost lactic, though certainly not as complex as Im used to in beers this sour. Obviously they achieved their objective, but Im not sold on this as a standalone drink. It gets more enjoyable as it warms but IMO it needs some sort of bloomy rind or chevre to provide a foil for the acidic assault. Not unlike Tantalus Old Vine Reisling, this is clearly meant to accompany food, so a bit of a tactical error on my part taking it on its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4615) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
(750ml bottle) Purchased at the cidery for $17. Pours a clear light yellow hued body. Nose of dry white wine and sour grape. Flavour is unbearably sour, dry and... well, more cider. I cannot imagine that they wanted it to turn out like this, its near vinegar? Very little note of the yeast or any other flavours for that matter. Disappointing.

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