Oliver's / Virtue Cider Gold Rush #2 Cider (Bottle)

Brewed by Oliver's Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Available in 750ml bottles only.
Medium Dry Cider. Sparkling.

Gold Rush #2 is the second transatlantic cider making collaboration between Tom Oliver (of Oliver’s Cider and Perry) and Greg Hall of Virtue Cider, Chicago, USA.
A full tasting, sparkling 7% cider with some sweetness, balancing acidity and full-bodied tannins. Carefully selected vintage bittersweet and sharp cider apples from traditional Herefordshire orchards were slow fermented by wild yeasts in old oak barrels, then after a malolactic fermentation in the spring, fruit sugar and lambic yeasts were pitched for a second alcoholic fermentation, adding more complexity and alcohol. A bright, rich cider with an ’apple skins’ nose gives way to a robust taste with a very satisfying finish. Chill and savour this unique cider with family and friends and celebrate the "family of cidermakers" on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.

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Martinus (4786) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2015
Golden colour, no real head. Funky aroma, apple and brett. Flavour apple, apple skins, brett, warm spices. Finish apple, skins and funk.
(from 75cL bottle shared @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)

vyvvy (6988) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Pours clear golden with a light head. The aroma has light sweetness, mild wild yeast, rich apples and some weird chemical. It has a medium body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with rustic / leafiness, dry apples, herbal tea and funk. The finish has lots of rough apples skins. Quite nice.

gregwilsonstl (2743) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Sweet. Tart. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Thx Holly. Side by side with #1.

danlo (3463) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
750ml bottle. Golden coloured with no head, aroma is apple plus some woody oak and funk. Taste is fruity apple, bittersweet with oaky, barnyard notes and drying tannins. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying tannic finish. Nicely drinkable.

tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
this is weird, still wrapping my head around it. insanely dry and tannic. really good flavor. super-weird.

fonefan (53396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 750ml. @ RBESG14 - [ Clerkenwell bottle share. ]

[ As Olivers / Virtue Cider Gold Rush #2 Cider (Bottle) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apples, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, apples, light tart, medium dry. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140810]

yespr (49366) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is apple peel. Citric and smooth yet citric to sulphorish apples fruity. Lingering dry and smooth apples.

mR_fr0g (14405) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is pretty clean apple, but somewhat artificaial, bit of plastic. Clear light golden coloured pour with no head. Flavour is tart fruits, bit of cheese, tart and crisp in the finish. Lingering parmessan cheese. Palate is crisp and tangy on te tongue.

Leighton (23341) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting - Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours clear, pale yellow with a few bubbles. Moderately sweet, lightly dry and musty, with lots of apple skin. Light to medium bodied with fine texture. Musty finish with more tannic apple skins, basement, cobwebs. Novel.

crossovert (14354) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
750ml clear twist off bottle. Gold color, mild forth on top. Scent is earthy apple, tart apple skins, must, medicine. IT is lightly carbed, super tannic. Medicinal apple, earthy skin, mild carbonation. Mouth-drying finish. Lightly tart and funky. Masterful cidre.

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