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


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2425) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8801) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17713) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maneliquor (3479) - 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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2010
330ml bottle on a really hot day. Clear light golden hue, more colour than the other ciders I have had lately, thin white ring, fair lacing - first cider I have had with noticeable lacing. Aromas of green apple, pear, nuttiness, woodiness, spiciness, some apple cider vinegar. Taste is medium sweet, with faint sourness, acetic, acidic flavours in the mix. Medium body, long warming finish, carbonation was soft and by the end was flat so it was like having a sweetish Chardonnay. Unfortunately it lacked crisp refreshing attributes. On the plus side it seemed a bit more complex and interesting with more substance than the ciders I have been having lately.

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