HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
At a restaurant in Québec City, decanted into a carafe - I assume it was from a bottle. Very pale gold with zero head, no bubbles either. Nice dry aroma - slightly tart apple, sugar, a nice dustiness to prevent it from being cloying. Taste was refreshing, but pretty standard - fresh apples, sweet, a little tartness and a hint of alcohol - it finished almost candy-sweet as it warmed, but still hit the spot. Very thin body, only moderate carbonation even for a "real" cider, crisp and no aftertaste. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
Pours light side of gold. Light carbonation present. Aromas are, quele suprise, apples, butter and sugar melting in a fryer. Taste is apples (faux) with a buttery, caramel-esque finish. SLightly cloying. Nothing mystique about this one. beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 pretty clear with light carbonation. no foam. taste is dominated by, not surprisingly, apples. nice amount of tartness. refreshing. Quevillon (3089) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
En fut au pub de L’Île Noire (Montreal) (10oz). Ça l’air de l’eau extrèmement couleuré jaune, très efferversant. Arome de pomme pétillant. Son est rafréchiant, moût de pomme délicieux. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Bought this at a bottle shop in Montreal. Very pale yellow colored body with a few fast moving bubbles. Tart apple and floral aroma. There is also some other tart frui like cherry. The taste is tart and crisp apple. However, there is also a fake taste. Like aspartame. That throws off the package. Something is not right. It is light, but the off artificial taste detracts.
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Draft... Crystal clear, colorless cider with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Smells like freshly sliced Red Delicious apple with touches of oak and vanilla. The flavor starts off fairly sweet and fruity, but quickly becomes tart and dries out. Medium-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. I’m not a big cider guy, but this one wasn’t bad at all. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
I believe this is the cider that I had on tap at the Wit’s End in Hemmingford, PQ. Clear pale barely yellow color. Apple, musty aroma. Tart, smooth, good apple flavor. i would guess low alcohol content, almost like drinking old apple juice. Pleasant, yet not memorable. turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle 341ml. Appearance: clear pale ale yellow color with small head. Aroma: apple. Flavor: apple, acidic. Refreashing. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Well, I am rating this as the cider I had on tap at the Whit’s End in Hemmingford, PQ. The tap just said "Cidre Du Minot". Seeing that virtually all the taps there were McAuslan and that this is the most rated cider, I am pretty confident that this was the beverage. Obvious apple aroma with some fermented corn silage in the nose as well. A little barnyard funkiness. Very pale pale transparent yellow hue with a small bubbled white head that is quickly dissipating. Spritzy, appley start with mild sourness. Turns thin-bodied and very watery to finish. Pretty bland, boring, and uninspired. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Extreme straw in color almost clear with a small white head. Aroma is tart,dry,acidic. Flavor of apples,champagne -like,semi-dry.