2010 Cider – Storm Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: [FAIL]

Cider (Aged, 2010) – Storm Brewing, 7% ABV – 1L., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

-Something very different this time, and a non-beer apple cider at that. This one I didn’t sample before filling so… I like turtles?

  • Style: (aged) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Overpowering acidic apple cider vinegar woody flat
  • How much: $16 – 1L, bring your own bottle (May 2015)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not much to like

Visual: (growler fill) Pours slight hazy yellow amber without any head, a few tiny bubble streams here and there, not much.

Nose: lots of sour woodiness, apple cider vinegar. (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: powerful vinegar-acidity, puckery

Mid-palate: light tart, continued aggressive acidity, medium sour, (MAIN) apple cider vinegar, oak, lemon curd, barnyard, -> (lvl-2)-sweetness

Finish: woody exhale, more apple cider vinegar finish.

Summary: Way too acidic, no texture and no sweetness to balance. I have to be honest, this one is hard to enjoy. In fact, it’s making my stomach feel a little funny. Although I’m a believer in trying new things, in the end I stay true to my palate and not the brand; TLDR: FAIL