Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just A Dash Of Liquid Courage: #10

Usually a brewery sticks to one particular group of drinks and that's that. However, recently there's been a trend where the local beer breweries decide to make ciders as well. So, here's one.

Monteith's Crushed Apple Cider
330mL bottle at 4.5% ABV
Appearance: 6.5/10 (C)
A pale and light cider, with an exceptional clarity to it, common to most commercial beers.
Aroma/Nose: 4/10 (E+)
Although it has a nice scent of apples to it, it is particularly vinegary for a cider and not the least bit yeasty. Not so appealing.
Mouthfeel: 7/10 (C+)
A surprisingly bubbly finish, though despite this it isn't a painful experience, and follows down smoothly.
Flavor: 5.5/10 (D+)
Though mildly sweet, this cider comes off as dry compared to most, with a tartness to it, that while pleasing, is not terribly refreshing, and seems rather weak at that.
Overview: 6/10 (C-)
Though not bad for something that's mass-produced, it's not as good as I would have expected from Monteith's. Their rival's cider is better.

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