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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle at Hair of the dog, Bangkok. Clear light golden with a very short lived white head. Aroma of tart green apples with a very light funk. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and sour. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (4438) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
330ml bottle from Clink, Birmingham. Pours clear gold, sparkling. Aroma is sweet apple juice. Taste is lightly slick with a commercially sweet character. A bit sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe, as Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider. Clear golden colour, fizzy white foam head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of tangy apple with some oak & vanilla. Flavour is tart apple, green apple, fruity and bittersweet. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry fruity finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Draught. Yellow colour. Moderate nice apple aroma. Powerfull apple flavor but not many barnyard notes. Average finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity crisp apple aroma. Fruity spicy crisp dry apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy slightly dry apple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear yellow colored with a fast disappearing white head. Fruity aroma of apples and apple peel. Fruity flavor of apples with notes of apple peel. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14678) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle at Capitol Cider, pours a clear pale yellow with a tiny white head. Nose is very dry, with a light champagne-like effervescence. Flavour is quite dry and sparkling, with very dry apples, with a light spritziness. Well-constructed, with a light crisp finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (1654) - 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 (315) - 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 (5838) - 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.

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