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Brewed by Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery
Style: Cider
Niagara On The Lake, Canada

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted in Niagara-on-the-Lake, in the heart of Niagara’s fruit belt. Ironwood Hard Cider is made traditionally with exclusively Ontario apples.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
On tap at the Merchant Ale House. Pours a clear straw yellow, closer to water with a hint of yellow than to yellow. No head. Big sweet apple aromas a touch of champagne yeast. On the thin side of medium, but with loads of very fine carbonation. Ascetic acid, little bit of apple, lots of tartness. Finishes with more tangy acid. Not bad, just rather empty and one dimensional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle from the winery. Very pale colour - almost clear, really, with just a faint gold tinge. Aroma is mild with tart apple essence and a hint of off-dry white wine. Crisp, well-carbonated body. Flavour is nice and tart, Granny Smith and Ginger Gold apples, a bit of sweetness in the middle, a hint of the wine suggested by the aroma, dryish finish. Fairly simple, but refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 28, 2009
With thanks to GregClow. Appearance: Straw yellow with lots of visible carbonation and and zero head. Aroma: fermented apples, tart, malt. Flavour:Woah, super dry, tart, bitter apple with a long dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1545-20080720] 341mL bottle. Mild apple powder aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with no head. Sweet initially, flavour is very apple throughout with a tart finish. Light body has bubblies on the tongue. Nice.
(@ Sunnybrook Farm Estate; Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2007
no head. pale yellow. very clear. constantly bubbles from the bottom. looks nice. allple aroma and flavour. i didnt really like the feel of the carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear fizzy white-coloured body. Sugary apple aroma along with some grape soda. The flavour is of a similar dynamic with some alcohol warmth coming through. Balanced apple tartness. Effervescent carbonation. A respectable cider all around.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Bottled sample. Pale yellow in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of apple blossom, a bit of caramel, and some spice. Very mellow rounded apple flavor, with a bit of white grape. Could have been a bit more crisp.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hyde, thanks Derek for this rare treat! Pale straw pour, very slight white fizzy ring of head. Looks of slight carbonation. Apples and white grapes in the nose, with sweet apples, grapes, and sugars in the mouth. Nice legging, with a crisp, fizzy finish. Enjoy like a wine. Would drink again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the Woolwich Arms & Arrow in Guelph, ON. Came headless with a clear, lightly carbonated, golden body. Nose of apple juice with slight nail polish. The flavour was crisp and balanced - fairly sweet. I would love to have this on tap in Ottawa as well...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
Clear yellow with foamy white head. Tart apple and grapeskins. Very sweet, like an apple nectar/pop, not acidic. Light bodied. Thanks Mike H.


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