Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Cider
Dunedin, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PictouRx (163) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Direct on tap at Speights Brewery in Dunedin NZ after main tour. This poured a golden color, with a good head, maybe from the tap wouldn’t think from a bottle. Anyway, gives a flora citrus smell. Taste get apple some bitter and sweet, overall somewhat also dry, little sour on finish. Compared to other ciders I have had this is ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8364-20160527] Tap. Apple saucy aroma. Clear, dark yellow body with no lasting head. Almost sickly sweet apple and light barrel flavour. Medium body. Fair. (5/2/4/2/10) 2.3
(@ Cafe Cortado, Picton, NZ)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-27. Very lightly hazy golden body, headless. Aroma has very mild musky wood overtones, muted apple. Flavour of macro cider, lightly tart apple, light woody undertone. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation inoffensive but not great. 5/3/6/3/11 On tap at Cafe Cortado, Picton, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1531) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui.

Clear pale dull golden colour; No head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Small lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very tart aroma of light apple wine, with strong yoghurt, wood barrel, tannic and light funk; Light sweet and strong tart taste of dry apple wine, with light yoghurt, light tannic and faint alcohol; Close to light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is dry light apple-wine in a thicker, strong tart body. However the yoghurt taste is rather light, with no sweetness, and moderate tannic and hint of booze to puff up the palate. Not bad…Fairly dry after taste. Very easy and light tart to mouth.

Comments: I was expecting crap, and it turns out to be exceedingly good - strong and neat tart yoghurty aroma and taste, no apple juice, just winey with no virtually no sweetness with fair amount woody tannic characters. A solid go-to Cider for easy quaffing. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
The body is blond. It smells sweet, sugary, apple. The taste is sweet, apple, bit sugary, bit stale, cheap. 11/8/9/8/-/8

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
was surprised by the tartness, was expecting that sickly sweet apple juice flavour. nothing interesting at all beyond the dryness, but that alone makes it a cut above many others.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Clear straw yellow colour with no head. Sweet mouthfeel with slight sour aftertaste. Crisp dry finish. (granny smith apples)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YAFB (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
Faint cheesy off notes on opening the bottle, the cider is a golden colour. Draught cider carbonation, it’s both sour and dry. Sour granny smiths and old barrels. A palatable, but unremarkable cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Smells a touch tangy with sweetness up front. Not much going on here. Just an easy drinking, dryish and slightly tangy cider. Pretty average

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CiderAdmirer (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2012 does not count
I happen to be a huge fan of Speights new apple cider. It is not common to come across a delicious kiwi cider but this one takes the cake! I enjoy my cider not so sweet as many other labels are which is why i consistantly buy SPEIGHTS APPLE Cider. To say that there is no market for cider is absolute nonsense! A comapany as prestigious as this one would not spend a substantial amount of money on a product they think will not sell or to an unexisting market. I recently helped organise a 21st birthday and to help us in our celebrations we brought 3 kegs of this delicious drop! The only problem was that it ran out all too quickly. I congratulate Speights on this product and hope different flavours are in the works. Good work!

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