mrbluesky (1) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2016 does not count PictouRx (180) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Direct on tap at Speights Brewery in Dunedin NZ after main tour. This poured a golden color, with a good head, maybe from the tap wouldn’t think from a bottle. Anyway, gives a flora citrus smell. Taste get apple some bitter and sweet, overall somewhat also dry, little sour on finish. Compared to other ciders I have had this is ok.
A dry cider as I am so tired of sickly sweet ones. First found this at a Speight’s Ale House and since then keep the local Liquorland funded with my regular purchases. Very drinkable. Well complements a pork belly or spare ribs. Highly recommended. mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle from Tappoo Liquor in Sigatoka 110816. Pretty much just another cider in an ever expanding market. Nothing to distinguish this cider from most others out there. Not a lot of substance to it and quite sweet and dry. Worth a try when you are surrounded by Fiji Bitter. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8364-20160527] Tap. Apple saucy aroma. Clear, dark yellow body with no lasting head. Almost sickly sweet apple and light barrel flavour. Medium body. Fair. (5/2/4/2/10) 2.3
jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
(@ Cafe Cortado, Picton, NZ)
2016-05-27. Very lightly hazy golden body, headless. Aroma has very mild musky wood overtones, muted apple. Flavour of macro cider, lightly tart apple, light woody undertone. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation inoffensive but not great. 5/3/6/3/11 On tap at Cafe Cortado, Picton, NZ. GoufCustom (1998) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2014
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
330 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui.
Clear pale dull golden colour; No head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Small lacing with fizzy carbonation; Very tart aroma of light apple wine, with strong yoghurt, wood barrel, tannic and light funk; Light sweet and strong tart taste of dry apple wine, with light yoghurt, light tannic and faint alcohol; Close to light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is dry light apple-wine in a thicker, strong tart body. However the yoghurt taste is rather light, with no sweetness, and moderate tannic and hint of booze to puff up the palate. Not bad…Fairly dry after taste. Very easy and light tart to mouth.
Comments: I was expecting crap, and it turns out to be exceedingly good - strong and neat tart yoghurty aroma and taste, no apple juice, just winey with no virtually no sweetness with fair amount woody tannic characters. A solid go-to Cider for easy quaffing. Drinkable.
The body is blond. It smells sweet, sugary, apple. The taste is sweet, apple, bit sugary, bit stale, cheap. 11/8/9/8/-/8 lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
was surprised by the tartness, was expecting that sickly sweet apple juice flavour. nothing interesting at all beyond the dryness, but that alone makes it a cut above many others. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Clear straw yellow colour with no head. Sweet mouthfeel with slight sour aftertaste. Crisp dry finish. (granny smith apples) YAFB (18) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
Faint cheesy off notes on opening the bottle, the cider is a golden colour. Draught cider carbonation, it’s both sour and dry. Sour granny smiths and old barrels. A palatable, but unremarkable cider. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Smells a touch tangy with sweetness up front. Not much going on here. Just an easy drinking, dryish and slightly tangy cider. Pretty average