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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is our flagship product, now in its fifth vintage. We’ve changed the name from ’Calville’ to Heirloom to reflect more clearly the heritage and complexity of the the blend. In addition to MacIntosh and Empire, Russets provide full-bodied sweetness, Calville Blanc and Esopus Spitzenburg provide acidity and citrus notes for balance, and Ashmead’s Kernel provides natural tannins for structure. Serve it with artisanal cheeses, game or dessert.

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4.3
beerplace (2040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
Leftovers from 375ml bottle (thx, Alex C. that you were thinking about me :-)). Pours a clear golden with no hear. Aroma is tart apples with some alcohol notes. Taste is sweet and sour apples, woody, moderately dry with some apple stone notes. Tart, fermented apples aftertaste. Very good stuff.

3.8
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2017
375ml bottle @ at the office(Thank you Alex). Pours a clear dark copper colour. Nose has a slight acidic apple note with apple skins and sugars. Flavour is sweet and boozy apples, with an apple skin semi astringent finish.

3.7
Ferris (16498) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle - Crisp green and cooked Apple. Clear gold. Sharp apple skin, sweet and a hit of acidity with green apple. Some bitter and almost tannic peel. Not bad, but I like the QC stuff better.

3.9
Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Amber. Deep brown sugars, light tannins, nice bit of apple. On the palate, this has acidity, complex, with a touch of brown sugar. Tannins. Tart. Really nice, complex.

4.2
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2017
At ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar. Poured a clear, still, dark apple juice color. Aroma was apple, brandy. Some light pie notes. Flavor was really rich and smooth - there’s alcohol here, but it goes down without any burn. Really easy to sip - finish had some light sweet white wine notes, light fruit.

4.2
stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle share courtesy of Steve. Looks like apple juice, tastes like apple juice.. incredibly smooth, easy to drink. Gentle heat creeps in. Awesome.

4.3
nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2016
3oz pour at Anxo is a dark gold with no head and light legs. Nose is quite enjoyable, heavy apple juice, some apple sauce, mild pie spices, light booze, heavy honey comb, compote. Flavor is apples, pears, some canned stone fruit, caramel, a little bubblegum, mild cake/caramel, some riesling. Full bodied, oily, sticky finish. A real treat.

4.1
popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2016
375 ml bottle. 2013 tag. Nice, fancy bottle. Bright amber, quite clear. Rich apple flavor with big caramel sweetness. Some oak in it. Mild brandy, more of a deep grape-iness. Light hit of cinnamon, some vanilla, honey, a little peach. Quite sweet. It’s not really a negative but there’s more sharpness than expected, a barrel-ish oaky brandy flavor with some wine-like acidity. Some decent viscosity to it. Long finish with a lingering oak bitterness. It’s a very rich flavor, though still lacks the depth of the top tier ice ciders.

4.5
BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Very nice apple smell with a very cidery taste. It is hard to describe this one but it is a bunch of apple goodness. Less alcohol taste than the Honeycrisp one.

4
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle @ Maple Leaf Motel. Pours a nice clear copper color. Has a pretty nice acidity here. A whole lot of caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla. Plenty of apple pie filling and apple sauce flavors. It’s got a pretty decent mouthfeel, but perhaps not quite the viscosity I might want. Actually a little bit heavy on the acid, maybe, but I kind of like that as this is quite a sweet ice cider.


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