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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Cider
Marlborough, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Weka Apple Cider is made from 100% Nelson grown apples. Fermented with French Oak at cool temperatures to preserve the fruit flavours and crispness on the palate. Weka Apple Cider has a typical green apple aroma and the clean refreshing taste is finished nicely with medium sweetness.

Tasting Notes
Crafted in a medium, dry style, Weka Apple Cider is a very easy and enjoyable drink at any time. Typical Granny Smith aromas and subtle honeycomb characters make Weka Apple Cider a very sociable and refreshing cider with a good long finish.

Awards
Gold – Brew NZ Awards
Silver - Asia Beer Awards
2 x Bronze Medals – NZ Fruit Winemaker Awards


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1481) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2015
light yellow, sparkling, thin body. virtually none lacing. fully diminishing. white frothy very small head. aroma: apple and moderate yeasty. initial flavor: moderate sweet. final flavor: moderate sweet and light bitter; average duration. palate: lively carbonation, watery/oily texture, light medium body and astringent finish. 10s USD1.9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Light Apple notes, sweet, thin crisp body. Not a lot going on but a serviceable summer refresher. I’d have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
A simple but clean semi-sweet cider, the apple character is juicy and pure but lacks depth. Lively carbonation with prickly malic acid washing away the light body, leaving faint notes of minerals / calcium carbonate to go with the requisite apple juice flavor. No oak distinguishable. What it lacks in depth and distinctness it partially makes up for in quaffability. Clear amber with a short head. From draft, sampled at Moa Brewing in Blenheim.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
The body is blond. It smells sweet, apple. The taste is sweet, apple, aromatic-apple, nice! At least not to sugary, nice natural taste. Ok 12/11/10/10/./10

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Lounge cider, at the Air New Zealand lounge at AKL. Bottle. Clear golden color, coca-cola head with champagne bubbles. Aroma is fresh apple flesh, pear, subtle vanilla. Taste is fleshy apples. Very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Aroma: Heavy pear aroma. Appearance: Pale golden straw, no head, no visible carbonation, clear liquid. Taste: Sweet pear flavours dulled by dry apple taste, very complimentary creating a flat tasting dry cider. Palate: Medium carbonation, reasonably light body with an almost non-existent finish. Overall: A very drinkable cider for someone who prefers a sweeter cider taste, but with a drier body.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
much, much, much too sweet. there’s perhaps a little more apple character in there than the worst ciders, but it’s just too sickly for me.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. I think the pears in this help override the mass amount of sweetness which comes through. Still too sweet and not much of a finish. Average

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciderhack (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Lovely complex aroma of ripe apple, soft vanilla oak and some residual yeastiness. Good structure and weight on the palate but not quite as much apple flavour concentration as I would of like. Overall a thoughtfull and enjoyable cider

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shiny (8) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2010 does not count
delicious. strong apple flavour, without the sickly sweetness in many ciders. thick, not watery. crisp.


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