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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6200) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7309) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2832) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, 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.

3.1
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6608) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a clear pale yellow with white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has notes of hay and apple with a bit of mustiness. Flavor has a big musty apple note with a bit of sweetness coming through in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear, light straw hued body with a somewhat retentive, fizzy white head. Aromas are of apples, surprisingly, but actually surprisingly, some tropical fruit (terroir it seems works with grapes, hops and apples). Musty, soil, sauvignon blanc, suntan lotion, light sulfur. Flavors are off dry (some medium sweetness), with good acidity, but low tannin. A very low chlorophenol in the background is slightly distracting (bandaid/smoke/burnt plastic...all very light). Some tropical fruit as well in the character. Slightly mineral. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. Not half bad for what seems to be a generic NZ cider.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. A very simple cider but does its job well. Clean and crisp, light tang on the finish. Very easy drinking. Nice, enjoyed it


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