Brewed by Zeffer Brewing Company
Style: Cider
Matakana, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our Apple cider is a crisp, refreshing drop with a light sparkle and a dry finish. Because it is made in what is known as summer country, every single mouthful is slowly sun-soaked and probably a little bit windswept which tends to create something that is mighty refreshing. Also known as Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (949) - HONG KONG - MAR 10, 2015

330 ml bottle as "Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider" bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Clear very pale golden yellow colour; Razor thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Very small lacing with active, very small carbonation; Aroma of apple wine, with apple peels, strong yoghurt tartness, light wood and strong tannic; Very light sweet taste of apple wine, with very strong yoghurt tartness, moderate carbo, light earth, light wood, light alcohol and fairly light tannic; Light body. Thin and fairly dry palate; Mouth feel is close to a dry cider but not quite - almost devoid of sweetness and strong tart impression, yet it still have some wetness and not at all boozy. Light touch of earth and barrel, but tannin isn’t strong at all. Okay… Fairly dry after taste. Tart and easy to mouth.

Comments: Not as exciting as the fresh-tasting Red Apple Cider, this one’s forte is tartness, near-zero sweetness and fair dryness. East to go down with fair amount of feel good factor here. Fair enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (179) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2015
Clean Apple aroma. Balanced tart and sweetness in the flavor. Semi dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4257) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Aroma is apples, mild sweetness and a hint of band-aid. The flavor is apples, tropical fruit, fruit mild sweetness and a very tart/dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is a light note of apple, hint of ammonia. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Surprisingly poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
330ml green bottle. Clearish gold pour, fizzy white quickly dissipating head. Tart apple nose, relatively clean, some earthy notes. Falvor is light, slight vinousness, slight rotten, not ultra dry. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is a refreshing beverage but not the most flavorful thing in the world. It looks like glass of carbonated apple juice which is basically what it tastes like. To it’s credit, it is not all sweet and gross like some sort of apple flavored soda and it doesn’t have any of the strange phenolic notes that can be a problem in some ciders. It is just a little bit tart and vigorously carbonated, which makes for a nice and drinkable beverage. It’s a good drink, I just wish it packed a little more punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
Keg - Pomeroy’s, Christchurch. A clear, pale gold with minimal head but an obvious effervescence. Aromas of both red and green apples with a sour/sweet balance. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation and a modest intensity though somewhat lingering tart finish. Firm, crisp and refreshing if on the predictable side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
turnermj (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
Some fruit on the nose but not overly expressive in any way. Clean, crisp golden colour and nice acid through the palate. Really like the dry finish on this cider. The fruit comes through without the need for large quantities of residual sugar, even though the acid is quite high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Wonderfully light with slight Apple and citrus without being too sweet. Carbonated and great really cold for a refreshing drink on a hot afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciderpro (5) - - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Golden colour. Crisp apple flavour, medium bodied with a dry, lengthy finish. Great drop.

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