Dukes Cider – Tree Brewing (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

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Dukes Cider – Tree Brewing, 5.0% ABV, 355ml, (Kelowna, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft cider*)

printed on the can :

“Live among the old growth orchards of Kelowna, BC. Pick a blend of Okanagan apples begging to be made into DUKES CIDER. Finally make it crisp and clean with a dry finish. Keep it real!”

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  • Style: (dry) Apple Cider
  • Taste: Off-dry tart tangy acidic red apple juice palate rough
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $10.80 CAD – 6x355ml., May 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Pours light straw yellow without a head, big bubbles clinging to the side of the glass, steady average speed streams.

Nose: yeasty acidic pukey, mild fart. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, fruity

Mid-palate: (lvl-2)-off-dry/sweetness, fizzy, medium acidic-tangy (MAIN) filtered red apple juice

Finish: burpy, residual tangy tartness, apple exhale, palate rough finish.

Summary: Basic apple juice flavour without any real depth or length. Lots of acidic-tangy-tartness but leaves the palate rough halfway through the can. Barely acceptable