GoufCustom (2126) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2017 highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another entry in a crowded field of brewery-produced ciders. It’s obviously very fashionable for breweries in Australia to add a cider to their line-up at present, but I’ve yet to find any as good as those produced by specialist cideries like Thorogoods. Nothing much wrong with this, but nor is there any real reason to come back to it. A boisterous pour produces a thick, rolling head that quickly fizzles out. Very lively, champagne-like appearance with several bubble streams. Translucent pale gold. Inevitable whiff of sulphur in the nose - seems impossible to avoid with cider. Underneath there is nice green apple acidity and some obvious yeast. Perhaps a hint of funk. Big, effervescent and mouth-filling. Bit too spritzy for my taste. No funk on the tongue, just a clean, dry cider. Good sugar balance but the overall package lacks character. (355ml can. BB: 22/01/14)
danlo (3185) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2017
375 ml can at 5% abv bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear, very pale golden yellow colour; Near zero head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Almost no lacing with very slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of apple wine, with strong yoghurt, white wine, apple flesh, sugar, light barrels and tannin; Mid to light sweet taste of apple wine, with strong yoghurt tartness, light barrels, fair sugar, carbo, and fair tannic; Light body. Watery and fairly dry palate; Mouth feel is full of yoghurt tartness, and half way between winey and juicy. Alcohol is not that evident. Notable fair sweetness for balance with traces of barrels and tannin to round. Pretty good!... Fairly dry after taste. Very yoghurty and fruity to mouth.
Comments: This one seems to draw a line between higher-up wineyness and accessible apple juicyness. The sweet and tart taste balance is quite good at the expense of barrels and tannin. Middle of the road, steadily and not drinkable but not spectacular.
355ml can from Craft Beer Market. Very pale yellow colour with a white foam head. Nose of grainy apple, straw, sulphur. Taste is sweet, apple, sugary, with some straw notes. Light bodied, foamy carbonation, dry finish. OK. colui72 (1085) - HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2017
Very pale straw colour, no head, fizzy. Aroma of apple and white wine. Taste is crisp and simple, apple flesh, not too sweet so no sugary after taste, very light and drinkable. Not bad! mcberko (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at the Australian Brewery, pours a hazy yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out medium sweetness and green apples. Flavour is medium sweet and fairly monolithic, with not a very complex apple character. Reasonably nice but not a very impressive one. mkel07 (6243) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar. For a cider this is quite good. Clean and refreshing in the mouth with a strong green apple bite to it.