Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Campbellford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (823) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Church Key Brewing Barley in Cider Very orange pour with almost no head. What an odd scent. This is not a beer. Well I could have guessed from the name. Its more cider than anything. I had to look it up and I guess its a barley wine mixed with cider. Regardless its really damn good. Not too sweet with just a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5124-20130210] Bottle. Apple juice aroma has a bit of kibble cereal. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet apple crisp flavour has an underlying light malt. Medium body. Really interesting. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(Rhino Winter Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2013
On tap at Volo
Aroma grainy, sour grape with muted backing. Mineral light hop feel.
Appearance poured as clean amber gold with plus sized creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : Front was fairly, red apple, sugars. Sour tartness of grape with tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2013-02-10. Crisp dark golden amber, small off white froth. 3+ Fruity aroma, apples and apple cider, very light character of apple must. 7+ Flavour is quite cidery (which makes sense...), fruity with some tannic acidity. 7++ Average bodied palate suits it. 3+ Quite nice. Bottle at Rhino Winter Festival, Toronto

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
On [email protected] - Looks clear burnished gold in the glass, smallish white cap doesnt last but will lace the glass a bit. Aroma of grains and apple, some sourness and grassiness. Medium body, not as dry as you would like in a cider drink. Flavour follows aroma - light maltiness with apple cider tatse, some tartness lightly sweet in the finish - very much like a cider Shandy. Great hybrid drink but I would not drink more than one in a sitting - too sweet and acidic for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at Volo. Pours a clear orange with average white head. Aroma is interestingly grainy malt and appley with hints of other tropical fruit. Flavour has chewy grains and sweet apple with some other less sweet fruit. More body than the average cider. Active carbonation. Interesting hybrid - certainly elements of both beer and cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle at Rhino Winter Beer Festival, Feb. 10. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of cider and beer, basically apples and sweet malt. Flavour: Cider & beer? Hmmm, yes, I like this. Average bodied. Almost oily mouthfeel. An interesting Cider, I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Deep amber. Bright sweet apple aroma. A touch of citrusy hops and a bit of light tartness. Fresh and appley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 The Rhino Winter Fest. Barrelled and taking in a substantive cider taste and aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Light orange bodied, with some head. Not bad drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
On tap, Stinking Rose. Medium to dark yellow, small head. Apple aroma, some malt sweetness as well. Taste is good an interesting - not the light tingly carbonation from a usual cider, but certainly the strong apple taste (not dry) - but mixed with the body of a nice ale. Very interesting and it works! Very drinkable, but not quenching. This is a solid beer-cider hybrid and it works. Good job again on the creativity and skill to pull it off folks.

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