peteraway01 (11) - - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is a clean, straw colour and the bubbles are tight and consistent – not too fizzy when you open it but will last the entire drink.
The lifted primary aromas are inviting and resemble a barrel of fresh granny smith apples complimented by hints of tropical passionfruit and nashi pear.
The palate is complex and well balanced with crisp acidity and a clean finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
M_Sack (598) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear apple juice colour. Pleasant apple aromas. Obvious apple flavours but obviously don't use cider apples because it's fat too sweet and there's no complexity in the flavour and no tannins in the mouthfeel.
hawthorne00 (3362) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Very pale yellow, high bead. Mild aroma of sweet fruit and some skins, little berry hints. A little watery, high carbonation. Plain sweet uncooked apples, a bit of acidity and mustiness creep in towards a clean and fairly dry finish. Basic but OK.
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a real expert on ciders, but I found this one to be a fairly decent and refreshing beverage. Light nose and mouthfeel, some apple notes, nice summer beverage.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Considering the price of these, theres no way you can expect much. With that in mind, this wasn’t actually too bad at all. Slight sweetness, slight tartness. All round solid
highlandlad (1463) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
By no means the worst mass-produced cider out there but still a disappointment. Is this supposed to be all apple? Doesn’t taste like it. Clear lemon colour with fat bubbles, no head and no legs. Smells of apple sauce with some pears and a whiff of semillon but there’s a sulphuric preservative note that undermines the positives for me. Did not smell fresh or inviting. Syrupy body, moderate carbonation. Oversweet and sticky flavours. Apple acids dominated by sugars. Pears? I suspect so. Neither crisp nor refreshing. Blandest of apple juices. (330ml bottle left over from a party)
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting from Jan’ 2009.
Very bright, very clean looking pale gold showing a flurry of medium sized bubbles that pierce the surface with an audible fury. Mild, fruity, cider vinegar sourness on the nose with some spicy, lemon-pepper, a little strawberry candy and pear drops, enticing, interesting. Fruity, juicy and sweet start on the palate, tangy and tart in the back with a residually sweet swallow I could see would get cloying as it warms. Body holds as light with spritzy carbonation that works well to make it a racy cider. Crisp in the peak, all apple in flavour (reds over whites!?) but sadly lacking in character. Very refreshing stuff, just one dimensional. That’s not to say I didn’t mind it though! (33cL, BB 04/06/09, Franklin St. Liquor, Bunbury)
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Kings Head Hotel, Adelaide. Appears white with a yellowish tinge. Sugary apple and pear and earthy notes in aroma and flavour. Very sweet in the mouthfeel which follows through to the finish.
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home
A rather fine and refreshing cider, especially considering its country of origin. It has a refreshing flavour, which fortunately is neither watery nor overly sweet, and a pleasant mouthfeel. Rather enjoyable and is certainly the most enjoyable Australian cider I have tried to date.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 330ml bottle. I have to go against the grain here, and say that this is actually quite a good cider. It is dry, rather than being sweet and cloying, the trap that most commercial ciders fall into. The taste is tart and refreshing, just as a good cider should be. It may come from the wrong end of the world for a cider, but it is a pleasant drink.