James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider

Brewed by Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: Cider
Sydney, Australia


on tap

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
James Squire Orchard Crush Apple Cider is a truly refreshing and delicious addition to the top quality range from James Squire. After developing this cloudy apple cider for quite some time, James Squire remain dedicated to using only local grown juicing apples to create the unique flavour of a Cornish farmhouse style cider. Unfiltered; Orchard Crush has a crisp and fresh palate with bucket loads of complexity which finishes with a satisfying medium dry aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1762) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2016

345 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Cloudy hazy straw lemonade colour with a crust of yeast sediments; Near zero head with residual white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Fragrant and tart aroma of apple wine, with mashed apples, lemon, grapefruit juice, raw grass, strong yoghurt, tartness, light mustiness, light wood barrel and tannic; Close to medium sweet taste of apple wine, with strong yoghurt tartness, oxidized apples, lemonade, white wine, moderate sugar, light barrel and fair tannin; Mid to light body. Dry and slick palate; Mouth feel is medium sweet apple wine in a thick background. Taste pretty raw and dry, unfiltered with strong white wine, mashed apples, yoghurt, grass and lemonade. Light wood to round. Pretty rustic!... Dry after taste. Fruity winey and tart to mouth.

Comments: This one seems raw at first, as cloudy yeast and mashed apples aroma give a farmhouse feels, but the dry, tart winey taste mixed well with apples and lemonades. A pleasant surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at The Charming Squire, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings medium sweetness, crisp red apples and almost a little funk. Flavour is along the same lines, with medium sweetness, red apples and a touch of wildness. Well-balanced and drinkable. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1992) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
330ml bottle. A turbid pale yellow with a fizzy and fading head. A juicy sweet red apple style of cider. A little sugary feeling but with a fair mid-palate acidity to keep things fresh. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and moderate length and intensity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigbish (697) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
I didnt write down any tasting notes, just an overall score. An ok beer from what I can recall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitterlady (28) - - JAN 1, 2016
Really fresh nose, inviting you to quickly dive in. Cloudy, great balance of sour and sweetness, a fizzy and zesty quencher that enlivens the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (2751) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
345ml bottle from Dan Murphys, Hurstville. Hazy yellow colour, white foam head and aroma of fruity apple, hints of citrus. Taste is mellow apple, sweetish, sugary, fruity and abit sour with some light tannins. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, dry tangy slightly tannic finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1669) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2015
BB 27/04/16. Poured a clouded lemony-yellow colour with a one-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced poorly. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of sweet fresh apples with a possible hint of yeast. Taste initially sweet followed by a green apple tartness. Light body. Crisp and refreshing with a slightly sweet finish but gets a bit sour as it warms. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2015
on tap at the washtub in stockton. clear pale golden with a thin and shortlived head; sweet but fresh aroma of green appleskins, almost a touch of vanilla; very sweet and syruppy, reminiscent of cottees orange cordial, very faint lemon sherbet in the background; so-so

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedE (1106) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
Schooner on tap in Berrima. Sharp acidic nose. Cloudy green/yellow with lasting thin white head. Smooth apple/caramel taste with sour finish. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (2229) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
500mL bottle BB 06/11/14 Hazy pale straw looking thing. A white head flairs up, but doesnt persist. Not much on the nose; some fresh apple juice character, vinous yeasty sort of undertones. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, a decent spike of acidity higher than most mainstream ciders to be sure. Palate starts with a touch of sweetness, fleshy apple follows then it turns a bit sour (literally), and theres a slightly vegetal celery/green herbal sort of note. Finish somewhat abrupt, not what Id regard a "clean" finishing cider. An attempt at making a mainstream farmhouse style cider, bit of an oxymoron. Not terrible, but seemingly geared towards the masses than serious cider aficionados & craft beer drinkers.

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