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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Newton Pippin apples give structure to this crisp and aromatic dry sparkling cider. Blended with Island grown apples such as Winter Bananas and Sunsets, the result is an aromatic medley of apricot, marzipan and candied orange peel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
Light yellow. Quite fizzy. Big aroma - lots of apple and lots of nuance. I actually do get the marzipan and apricot, also canteloupe, muscovado and spicy accents. Sweetish flavour, some white sugar and fresh apple. A slight leather and brown sugar accent both softens the finish and adds complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle @ Sea Cider. Clear golden pour. Awesome baked apple pie and vanilla nose. Nutmeg, mild cinnamon, and juicy apple. Some peach and orange zest as well. Quite sweet on the nose, but the flavor is well balanced. Nice acidity to go with only mild-moderate sugar. Apple pie, light spices, and baked fruit. Hint of golden raisin. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
NV (check that: marked July 25 2012-07) 9.5% ABV bottle (I have a feeling these entries need to be merged). Pours with a pale straw yellow body, great clarity, medium white ring with evident carbonation. Some legs. Sweet, fragrant and floral aroma, dates and marzipan, bitter orange peel and rum cakes. Bready and a bit yeasty. Brown sugar and biscuits. A very interesting and fragrant cider. Unique. Orgeat. Flavors of almonds, citrus peel and bright apple. Slight fruit cake like and maderarized. Pretty dry, citrusy, bright. Very unique, great natural balance of sweetness, tannin and acidity. Medium carbonation. Great flavor and complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle, shared with my dad. Pale clear straw yellow, fine, brisk carbonation. Aroma of musty apples. Flavour profile is medium sweet, leaning toward sweet, with heaps of genuine musty apple and some lighter tart notes that make me think of plums for some reason. Crisp, snappy mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
Sampled at Dunbar Liquor Boutique, pours a pale golden yellow. Dry apples, apricot and oranges dominate this one with a slight sweetness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2012
750, capped with a swingtop. Pours a brilliantly crystal clear pale gold with tons of steadily rising carb, even half an hour or more after pouring. No head, lace, or legs. Big rich crisp green apple nose--I don’t know that I wholly buy the "apricot, marzipan, and candied orange peel" that Sea Cider suggests, but on the other hand I don’t know that I can do better. "Green apples" certainly isn’t a description that does justice to what’s going on here. There’s a lot of layering here, within a complex and balanced whole, both aromatically and on the palate. Crisp light dancingly carbonated mid palate. Bright sharp acidic green apple notes on the mid palate, or maybe that’s apricot, marzipan, and candied orange peel--that actually might be a pretty decent anchor descriptor. The finish has acid and crispness to it, but a bit of sugar too. This is a pleasure to drink, with real depth and complexity. First bottle I have had, so it might or might not always be like this, but this one’s worth hitting again and again, and would work really well with food, too. Kind of a sweet spot in terms of ABV--can work well in a variety of settings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2009
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de céramique, de 500 ml dégustée avec Goldorak et de amis. Arôme: Odeur de pommes avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Saveur: Goût de pommes avec une pointe d’épices et de pêches. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #2371)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2008
Sample at Sea Cider. Chemical rubbery aroma - diaper gets better I’m the air Wood Pale green Sparkly mouthfeel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
750ml bottle. 9%. Crisp bright gold colour. Strong funky nose more cheesy than apple. Big flavour of fresh apples and bitter fruit edge and something I attribute to a yeast edge. Alcohol is almost not noticeable. A much more aggressive flavour than most ciders.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
(500ml bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Wine Merchant for $12. Pours a light and clear body. Nose of tart and sweet white wine, more subdued yeast than the Kings & Spies. Grape skin flavour. Very mild carbonation. Sweet and tart mixutre. KIn my opinion, pretty plain for this exceptional ciderhouse.


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