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Brewed by Bilpin Cider Company
Style: Cider
Bilpin, Australia


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
In 1823, nineteen year old Archibald Bell was the first explorer to cross the Blue Mountains through the area now known as Bilpin. The region’s fertile soil, mountain elevation and agreeable climate combine to make it ideal for growing fruit. Bilpin soon developed into one of Australia’s premium apple orchards. It may have taken over 100 years to establish Bilpin Cider Co., but we are certain the wait has been worth it. Bilpin Original is pure, fresh apple cider delivering a perfectly balanced taste with a crisp apple aroma. Contains no artificial flavours or concentrates.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dervock (1541) - - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle - pale almost clear with no heqd. Aroma is sweet bruised apple. Taste is light stewed apple with a sweet finish.

Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2016
[backlog] 20-01-15 / bottle in Ulladulla. Green apples. Boring cider. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 2/5

danlo (3410) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. Pale yellow gold colour, short-lived big foamy white head and aroma of fresh apple, green apples. Taste is fruity apple, syrupy sweetish, with some apple skin, tangy and light tannins. Light to medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry slightly tannic finish. Quite OK.

gnoff (11227) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Apple, sweet, applesauce taste. Apple, a bit tart applepeel aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clear, pale straw yellow color, white head. Sweet, apple scent.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
The Blue Mountains orchard town of Bilpin has been producing apples for more than a century, so it says a lot about the boom in Australian cider that the area suddenly has two new ciderys in the space of about 12 months. This was first on the scene and currently produces this light, sparkling cider. It’s at the restrained end of the scale - crisp, clean and quite elegant. Translucent pale gold with a hubbub of fine bubbles.The aroma is soft and sweet, with none of the sulphurous flaws of so many commercial ciders. Clean on the tongue, with nice Granny Smith acids and just a fraction too much sugar in the finish for my palate. Good balance overall and a million miles from most of the sugar-bombs that pass for cider. Personally I prefer the rugged individuality of Thorogoods but this is a good, easy-drinking cider. (330ml bottle from Carrington Cellars.)

Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2012
330mL bottle Probably should mention the memories of driving through Bilpin as a child, and buying fresh cloudy apple juice direct from the orchards on the way back from the Blue Mountains...First whiff of this reminds me of that very juice - freshly pressed apples, pulpy, almost creamy - maybe not as intense, but certainly there. Very pale, almost verging on water white with a tinge of green. Brilliant clarity, somewhat coarse bead. Light on the body, quite delicate, lively carbonation, length carries on for a good bit with excellent balance. More of that fresh apple character on the body. Granny Smith flesh and skin, acid is cuts through well without being overt or sour/tart. Get some nice subtle floral notes and citrus. Clean finish, no real yeast character apparent. Really liked this cider! Not overly complex but it has proper fresh apple juice flavour to it, where so many other ciders totally fail in that department; a welcome suprise, highly drinkable!

Prender (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2011 does not count
A terrific Cider -great balance - nice apple aroma coming through. Probably the best Cider I have tried.

ComradeK (1279) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a pale shade of yellow, looking like slightly green-tinged champagne - it looks quite a lot like most other commercial ciders. The aroma is mainly fairly simplistic apple, with a touch of musk and a certain sweetly boozy smell. It is quite tart, almost sour, to start, moving into a much sweeter, fruity body, with a touch of cane sugar. The finish has some vaguely artificial lemon notes. Make no mistake, unlike the other main recent Australian cider release, Matilda Bay’s Dirty Granny, this is not aimed at the serious cider drinker, but at the Strongbow drinker. It is very much a fruity, commercial cider. Nevertheless, it does sit at the top end of this market, and is very drinkable, if a touch simple.

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