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Brewed by Merridale Estate Cidery
Style: Cider
Cobble Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Full-bodied still cider fermented to dry, then aged in oak to soften the finish. Perfect with pork, chicken, and rabbit. Winner of commendation at 2003 Northwest Cider Competition.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, - JAN 9, 2013
Sampled at Merridale. Flowery nose. Dark golden. Mellow chewy mouthfeel, not particularly sparkly. Dry sweet dry apple base, light floral notes. Feels substantial.


3.5
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2017
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy yellow color. Funky aroma like true French ciders. Good body strength, good flavors, apple cider, wood, tannins, but the alcohol is too strong and spoils a bit the balance.
Interesting and complex, for a local cider. Boozy but good.

3.5
Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2017
Draft - Funky barnyard and Apple. Clear pale gold with almost no head. Funky apple skin, tannin and a light bitterness and acidity.

3.8
mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear dull yellow with no head. Aroma brings out light champagne yeast, fairly dry apple acidity and a touch of a farmhouse character. Flavour is very complex, with lots of barnyard funk, champagne yeast and minor acidity. Bone dry and hugely funky on the finish. One of the finest Merridale products. Excellent.

3
Oakes (18828) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
Deep gold colour. Still. Really spicy nose with loads of nutmeg and cinammon and sweet apple. Flat body...not just still but dead and oily with no vibrancy at all. Sweet, no trace of those lovely spices, just bland sweet apple must and a hint of tartness at the back. Jeez, that really fell apart.

2.3
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
(Draught) Deep golden body with a strong acidic nose. The flavour was terribly acidic and dry with a somewhat thin and watery finish. Dry overall. My least favourite.

2.4
JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
I had this at the cidery and I have only one complaint... if you are going to try to sell people beer, wine, cider, whatever, wouldn’t you want all of them served in a way that presents them at their very best? All the ciders at the winery were served in thick coloured glass tumblers, so colour and aroma were very hard to assess. Also, most of the ciders were at ~18 degrees C, which is way too warm. Those complaints aside, everything I’ve ever had at home has been wonderful, so here goes. Pale yellow colour, aroma of apples, horseblanket. Very dry flavour with some buttery notes, oaky. Clean finish. Alcohol was also obvious at the high temperature that this was served at.


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