Okanagan Cider Company (Labatt - AB InBev) Reviews




mattenns
1.2
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
Brutal. Iíve never had an allergic reaction like this. I had a coughing fit and stuffed nose after having only 3 of them. Since Iíd bought a case, I tried them several nights on several occasions. This is filthy stuff (tastes OK and very sweet for a ídryí cider. If anyone has paid attention, the ingredients in this ípearí cider are only two: apple cider, and natural flavour. Both ingredients that are, likely, comprised of multiple ingredients. Absolute shit. Will never drink another drop again. I recommend Brickworks Cider 1804 (name might be a little off, but thatís close). Single ingredient is: apples. Delicious. Feel great after drinking it -- no bloating. Less than half the sugar of the Okanagan ídryí ípearí cider. Okanagan is shit and you wonít drink it if you respect yourself. Or alcohol.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

DeanF
2.8
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Nice sweet pear flavour and aroma but no complexity. Clear and refreshing but does not hold a candle to proper European perries.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Radek Kliber
2.7
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
Can 473 ml
Aroma; dry true pear feel. Clean, maybe tad too phenolic.
Look: flat top. No head. Base - clear pale almost clear with slightly greenish gold hue.
Body/Taste: tad oily in the mid. Sugary pear notes with dry walls and finish. Pear is hard fruit to work with and it shows, Decent try.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

bunget
2.2
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
473ml can. Almost colourless very pale yellow clear body. White head with no retention. Aroma of Bosc/Pakenham pears, Golden apples, a touch of lime. Taste of mineral water, Splenda, a touch of apple juice. Felt artificial.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Spab
1.8
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear ultra pale straw colour with virtually no head. Aroma is sugary pear candy and wet newspaper. Flavour follows and is quite cloying. Thin. Nope.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Canmoore
2.5
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
Pours very pale yellow like a white wine. Aroma includes pear, but it is very muted. Tasting notes include pear, and is very sweet. For a ídryí cider, this is rather sweet. Not bad, but not expertly crafted.
Saturday, November 15, 2014

GregClow
1.8
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
Can from the LCBO. Very light yellow-gold pour with a greenish tinge. Aroma of overripe sweet pear, with a bit of apple. Flavour opens candy-ish pear sweetness that is bearable at first, but quickly gets cloying, especially as it warms up. This disappears quickly in the watery middle, and the finish is oddly sharp and almost bitter, but not in a good way. Pretty poor effort all around.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

mcberko
2.4
Fat Chance Cider
Sampled from 500mL can, pours a clear pale yellow with a small head. Nose and flavour are fairly simply sweetened apples with not a whole lot of depth. Drinkable but nothing special.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

DuffMan
1.8
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
4oz sample @ Medicine Hat Beerfest 2014. Extremely pale yellow, fizzy carbo. Thin cider with a flavour more akin to apple than pear, but overall more watery than anything. I suppose it is indeed dry though, Iíll give it that! Didnít finish my sample.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DuffMan
2
Fat Chance Cider
This can states that it is brewed by the Fat Chance Cider Company, but it gives no address other than Vancouver BC. There is no trace of such a place (physically) at the postal code provided, but I did manage to trace this product back to the Mark Anthony group, who owns Okanagan Cider Co. Apparently they are fighting trademark issues with the name Fat Chance? Anyway, on to the cider: medium golden, medium carbo. Syrupy apple aroma and flavour, overly sweet, moderate/high carbonation. Very much a cookie-cutter simplistic HFCS-sweetened cider. Not worth the hassle it took me to find all this stuff out about it.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

robinvboyer
1.6
Okanagan Dry Pear Cider
Very light yellow pour, tiny white head. Aroma of wet paper, light fruit, i cant say i can pick out pear. Lively carb, and mouth feel. The finish is light on the sweetness, and actually a little bitter and watery. More wet paper and very light pear, this isnt great.
Sunday, August 24, 2014

WheatKing
1
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
2L bottle. OK the "New" on the label scares me. Clear, very slight yellow tinge, carbed. You know those fizzy light soda-like drinks they sell in supermarkets in 1L bottles, this smells exactly like the apple flavoured ones. Flavour does have some sweet cider, actually itís much better than the nose. Sugar in there, perfumy, very slight tannin, even. Not really for cider lovers, though, way too sweet and soda-like, the nose absolutely kills this thing.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

bulldogops
1.8
Okanagan Extra Cider
Rating #875 - December 29, 2013 - 341ml bottle from Depot, 7%. Clear, very pale yellow colour, weakly carbonated. Aroma is sweet apples. Taste is bubbly sweet, alcohol very well disguised, this could pass for juice. Super artificially sweet. Not great.
Monday, December 30, 2013

bulldogops
2.2
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Rating #874- December 29, 2013 - 355ml bottle from Coop, 7%. Clear, very pale yellow colour, weakly carbonated. Aroma is sweet pears. Taste is bubbly sweet, alcohol very well disguised, this could pass for juice. Not much to distinguish from other ciders or pear ciders.
Monday, December 30, 2013

bulldogops
2.1
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Rating #873 - December 29, 2013 - 355ml Can from Coop.Clear, very pale yellow colour, weakly carbonated. Aroma is sweet apples. Taste is bubbly sweet, alcohol very well disguised, this could pass for juice. Artificially sweet.
Monday, December 30, 2013

Boutip
2.3
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Can: Poured a dark golden color perry with medium carbonation. Aroma of sweet pears is quite strong with some use of enhancer or non-natural flavors. Taste is overly sweet with some pears notes. This is not a perry I would seek again. It is a bit disappointing tasting all the fake flavors knowing that producing perry is not necessarily the most difficult thing in the world. Still, I would say that this was a notch better then their cider.
Friday, August 16, 2013

Boutip
1.9
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Can: Poured a golden color cider with medium carbonation. Aroma of sweet apples is somewhat fake with definitive use of enhancer or non-natural flavors. Taste is overly sweet with fake apple notes. This is not a cider I would seek again. It is a bit disappointing tasting all the fake flavors knowing that producing cider is not necessarily the most difficult thing in the world.
Friday, August 16, 2013

jasonfraser
0.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
the new cider is awful i drank lots of the old crisp apple and loved it then i lost the bottles that was ok still had the two litters now there gone not only dose it taste bad it is two percent less alcohol its to bad a company can take a perfectly good product and reck it
Saturday, August 03, 2013

michaelak
3.9
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Amazing...the cider base shines through, but you are left with a head FULL of pears...dizzy with pears, and on your ass if not careful.... Lovely colour and a bit of dryness behind the sweet presentation. wow.
Monday, July 22, 2013

Cinctus
2
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Very sweet and light tasting. Like fizzy pear juice. Refreshing and delicious and perfect to drink all day in summer to get wrecked in no time.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

RD400F
1.5
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Aroma: Pear, apple, green apple candy, cinnamon...? Some acidic aromas as well.

Appearance: Pale green/yellow color, lots of bubbles, crystal clear. No head.

Taste: Pears, apples, some spices.

Palate: Alcoholic, artificial and thin. Somewhat bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall: This is fucking greasy. Cheap, gets you wasted and any 15 year old kid could gun it thanks to the artificial alcopop taste. Itís not horrible by any means but I think if I drank a decent perry and did a comparison Iíd be less accepting.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

pintbypint
2.9
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
355ml can. 5% abv as per can. Pours almost clear, just a light greenish tinge to it, no head to speak of but lots of carbonation fizz. Sweet nose of pear and pear skins. Fruity pear taste that sweet up front but dries out at the end with some pear skin notes and some slight tanginess. Light body, carbonation is high. Has some refreshing qualities and doesnít taste overly fake.
Saturday, January 12, 2013

lotsalaughs
3.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
grass, alcohol, pale, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, fizzy, astringent, long finish Pale yellow pour, strong apple smell with some alcohol. Light sweetness with strong sour. Fizzy mouthfeel and light astringency. Long finish is a dry sourness with apples for memory.
Thursday, January 10, 2013

DeanF
2.7
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Okay cider with no real sweetness, but it has no real head (I like head on a cider, often hard to find) and a light gold colour. Good wood-apple flavour with no cloying sugars and a dry finish. Palate could be more firm. Just okay.
Friday, December 28, 2012

northropfrye
2.5
Okanagan Extra Cider
Better than youíd expect from a 2 litre plastic bottle. Sour green apple flavour. More like a green apple pop than a true cider, but it tastes okay.
Monday, August 13, 2012

dawnras1
0.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
LOVE Okanagan Cider!!! Why all the drastic changes...bottling,change of "Apple" in the Apple Cider....yes it is noticeable, I always either had Apple or Peach!! Since canned,...prefer Pear! Why fix something that is not broken??!!
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Cunningham
2
Okanagan Extra Cider
Bottle. Yellow colour with almost no head. Sweeeet nose. Flavour are also very sweet.
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ontbeertaster
2
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Bottle, pours very very light, colour was almost white, aroma was of a nice sweet apple, it did smell ícrispí even. The taste was a little too sweet for my liking. It wasnt hard to drink but it wasnít terribly amazing. It taste of apples with lots of sugar added. reduce the sweetness of this one and it could be a good cider
Saturday, May 07, 2011

DuffMan
1.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Bottle. Extremely pale and fizzy, with sour-candy apple aroma, REALLY candyish. Flavour is more tame, with tart appleskin overburdened by sugary sweetness. Too sweet and artificial for me.
Sunday, December 19, 2010

pcharris
3.9
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
A lot of people have been writing poor reviews about this beverage, but personally I thought it was excellent. I really enjoy dry ciders like strongbow, but I also appreciate the much sweeter taste of this okanagan cider. It seems to be advertised as a sweet cider (and in fact this company makes sweet ciders, not dry ones) It definitely has a lingering taste and is very carbonated, but I donít think those are downsides to the beverage. But if youíre looking for a traditional english cider, it isnít for you at all. If youíre looking for a cool refreshing summer drink, then go for it!
Thursday, July 08, 2010

pintbypint
1.1
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
355 ml can as dry classic apple. Pale yellowish color with no head. Sweet apples. Sugary. Quik sweet apple flavour. Not really dry. One dimensional flavour stays on. Very carbonated light bodied. Lacks crispness, pretty much a sweet profile throughout. Not that good actually.
Friday, January 01, 2010

garthicus
2.3
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Shared by Jerc and Mabel. Appearance: Like a glass of soda water with extra carbonation. Aroma: Sweet with an artificial boiled sweet pear aroma. Flavour: Again like a pear flavoured boiled sweet, tangy with lots of carbonation.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

mabel
2
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
[2290-20090626] 341mL bottle. Fruity melon pear passion fruit aroma. Clear, colourless light green body with no head. More fruity pear and passion fruit in the flavour. Light body is fizzy. Fair, nice enough for a fruit drink.
(From Premier Wine & Spirits, Halifax, NS; w/ garthicus, jerc)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

jercraigs
2.4
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
2009-06-26. Practically clear with light bubbles. Mild sweet aroma of pears, simple. Flavour is similar, simple sugary sweet touches of pears, kiss of alcohol in the finish. Average palate. Okay but simplistic. Bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits, Halifax
Monday, July 06, 2009

tim5900
0.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Smells like carbonated mayonaise. Tastes like carbonation has launched a gattling-gun attack on my mouth, tastes as though said mayonaise was lined inside the can. This is a trainwreck of a cider. I bought a sixpack, could only choke down about 1/4 of the can, and dumped it out. So appalingly bad that for the first time ever I came online to find their website, so I could send an email asking where to send the remaining cans to. They donít even have a website. If you are this company, please post an apology to these users here.
Sunday, January 25, 2009

tiggmtl
1.6
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Bittersweet appleskin and candy-like sugar in the nose. Very pale and watery with no head and no legs. Very sweet candylike apple flavour with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Very industrial. Strong carbonation and watery texture. Sampled in Spring 2007.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

muzzlehatch
1.5
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
341 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits in Halifax, NS (May 2007) sampled out of the fridge from a Corsendonk glass. A big fizzy soda-pop head vanishes instantly leaving a very clear, almost entirely colorless, lightly bubbly body; this could almost be vodka itís that clear....pear aroma is very faint, seems simultaneously artificial and underripe, slight woody character and faint spiciness (cinnamon) but really on the whole its quite weak and boring....thereís a bit more color in the flavor, but just a bit -- light pear/apple juice taste, sugary and simple, with a thin and watery body and moderate carbonation, virtually zero aftertaste except perhaps for a hint of Sprite. No thanks, I donít need anymore.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Oakes
2.3
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
Clearish yellow appearance - kind of dull. Aroma is peary, with hints of brown sugar and wood. Crisp, earthy and natural-tasting pear character again with a hint of brown sugar. I didnít hate this. The winner among macros at this tasting.
Friday, April 20, 2007

CapFlu
1.1
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
(Bottle) CW3 gathering in Victoria. Purchased at the Clear, non-carbonated. Nose is artificially peary. Very fizzy and very bad. Too fake.
Thursday, April 19, 2007

CapFlu
1.3
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
(Bottle) Purchased at the Fort Street BCLS in Victoria. Pours a very clear, non-coloured body with quick acting carbonation. Nose of apple flavoured gum-drops. Unbelievably sweet and intense of apple rind. Very MacIntosh. Very bad.
Sunday, April 08, 2007

Oakes
1.5
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Clear with massive bubbles. Big sugar apple extract nose. Spritzy. Ultra sweet. Nice grain alcohol tastes with apple Jolly Rancher. Totally aritificial. But what can you expect from a cider thatís made at a PO Box? Total ass.
Sunday, April 08, 2007

CanadaCam
2.5
Okanagan Extra Cider
The best cider going ... at least *I* think so. Nice and crisp and sweet, but also a touch dry.
Saturday, August 05, 2006

Crit
2.7
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Pale pink Joe?Itís actually pale yellow, almost white. I think you must have had something else.Medium dry, quite refreshing
Monday, August 15, 2005

OKBeer
1.6
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
341 ml green bottle. Essentially clear with just a hint of pale straw colour. Green apple and light pear aroma. Lightly tart green apple flavour with sweet pear liqueur coming through in the finish, along with an unpleasant rotting fruit bitterness. Medium bodied and fizzy but syrupy mouthfeel.
Friday, July 29, 2005

HazelRah
2.1
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
My homemade pear cider isnít great but at least it has more pear flavour than sugar. This stuff needs to be a lot drier, in my opinion. Poured an almost-clear sparkle with a noticeable pear aroma. Alcohol wasnít too bad but after a couple of glasses the cloying attributes begin to get tiresome. And yet...I do enjoy pears so its not so bad.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CapFlu
1.7
Okanagan Soft Cider
(Bottle) Mildly fizzy cider that is not ONLY soft on alcohol. Lacking much on the taste front. Alco-Pop!
Friday, March 11, 2005

dirkules
2.6
Okanagan Extra Cider
Ah the summers spent getting lambasted on this drink. We used to kid that it was champagne... oh so far from it though. Sort of looks like it under patio lanters though... not a bad cider, but nothing spectaculr either.
Thursday, September 16, 2004

JoeMcPhee
2
Okanagan Premium Crisp Apple Cider
Pale pink colour, fizzy carbonation. Extremely sweet aroma, with cotton candy and raspberry in here. Very candyish taste and although itís actually only semi-sweet, it become cloying rather quickly.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

swiseman
1.4
Okanagan Extra Cider
strong apple taste and extremely sweet. fine if you are into ciders I guess.
Saturday, February 28, 2004

herbstress3
2.1
Okanagan Cider Harvest Pear
This is tasty but not what I was looking for exactly. Fruity tasting water, no color. Drank this in Tofino, British Columbia. Choices are a few here.
Wednesday, March 05, 2003