Big Rock Rock Creek Premium Dry Cider

Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Cider
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Rock Creek Dry Cider is a premium Okanagan Cider consisting of a unique blend of Okanagan and European apple varieties grown in the Central Okanagan. Brewed with a combination of premium ingredients, the end result is an all natural refreshing dry cider that is richly condensed, perfectly balanced and full of character. Rock Creek was voted overall best beverage at the 1999 Fest of Ale in Pentiction B.C.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14383) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
Draft - Sweet green apple. Clear gold with no head. Sweet apple and a sweet dry finish. Pretty sweet but nice and dry in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Draught at Big Rock, Vancouver, on June 18, 2015
Clear pale golden color, no head really. Apple, tart taste. Apple aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, tart finish. Apple, sort of tart scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Not the worst thing ever. Crisp and dry with a light spice blend. Sweet and syrupy. A fairly good cider overall. Wish it was a more complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (16616) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Railway Club, pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. This is basically long Strongbow -- cheap sweetened artificial apples on the nose and palate. Not overly offensive, just cheap and weak. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LarryBeast (616) - - MAY 21, 2013
355ml can. Boozy apple juice; dry, bubbly, light and tart. Ive never been a cider man and this did nothing to change my mind.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Big Rock in Seoul. Pours a gold but is quite sour. meh. Actually, I was served this by accident when Id ordered the Scottish Wee Heavy...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lotsalaughs (172) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
citrus, cooked vegetables, alcohol, orange, red, sparkling, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, fizzy Nice pour with a sparkling orange/red colour. Definite sour apple aromas and some alcohol dryness on the nose. Mild bitterness with some sweet and more pronounced sourness. Enjoyed the fizzy carbonation on the tongue and the lightly sour, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
June 17, 2011 - draught at The Queen & Beaver. Clear and extremely bubbly deep gold, no head. Smells like ... apple (duh), well more like cheap apple juice, a little sweet. Taste is better - apple juice with seltzer - refreshing, weak alcohol (6-). Stingingly carbonated, light bodied, sweet - not too sweet, but a fairly weak example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1329) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - AUG 21, 2012
Someone said they believe this was brewed stronger and watered down... it certainly does seem that way. Im no expert on ciders, though.

Quite a quencher for a "dry" cider... I love the look of this, with its high carbonation. The spices really round out the apples. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
(Previously Tasted, Home, New 341mL Bottle, Lager Glass, 5.5% ABV, Chilled, 31/05/12. #41.)

Appearance (3/5): Pours a perfectly clear, pale honey-amber, with a minimal, fizzy, diminishing head.
Aroma (5/10): Quite yeasty, with rich apples, citrus, and grass, with subtle notes of spice and alcohol.
Taste (6/10): Muted sweetness, and little tart at the beginning. Crisp apples with spice. I get some champagne like yeast flavors in the finish.
Palate (2/5): Light body, lively carbonation, slightly dry/sticky texture, and a lingering finish. Has a weak body, but ok for a cider.
Overall (11/20): Quite sophisticated for a local cider. The champagne yeast makes it rather unique, and it isnt too sweet or too tart. Not my favorite, because it feels a little heavy and lingering rather then being light and refreshing, but that is simply my personal taste. Very good.
Drinkability: 5/5. Character: 3/5. Buy Again: Probably Yes.

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