Rock Creek Spiced Dry Cider – Big Rock Brewery (Calgary, AB, Canada)


  • My Rating: C

Rock Creek Spiced Dry Cider – Big Rock Brewery, 5.5% ABV – 473ml, (Calgary, AB, Canada)

On the side of the can:

“Springing from a mountain of BC (Okanagan) apples, this crisp, dry cider ripples with VANILLA, CINNAMON, and bubbles with the extra-fine effervescence of champagne yeast. Picnic time!

Ingredients: Dry Cider, Natural Flavours, Spices”

  • Style: (spiced) Apple Cider
  • Taste Profile: semi-sweet apple fruit -> red apple juice/very mild vanilla/light sour-> light tart tangy finish.
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $3 (after 10% off), April 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Almost the same label as their regular canned dry cider except with the word “spiced” on it. Looking at the ingredients it appears they added spices to the cider (?) as opposed to during fermentation. Pours clear golden yellow with no head and some activity.

Nose: filtered apple juice and not much else

Attack: 5/10-dense fruity sweetness

Mid-palate: (MAIN) red apple juice, (HINT) vanilla, cinnamon

Finish: semi-sweet light tartness, mild burpy tingly-tangy finish.

Summary: Basic flavours and very weakly spiced. It’s pretty much dominated only apple juice flavour with spices being a distant afterthought.