Broken Ladder Cider – BC Tree Fruits Cider Co (Kelowna, BC, Canada)


Broken Ladder – BC Tree Fruits Cider Co, 5.2% ABV, 473ml, (Kelowna, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft cider*)

printed on the can :

“After nearly eight decades of growing the finest fruit on earth, it was only a matter of time before we turned our hand to making a truly extraordinary cider. At the BC Tree Fruits Cider Company, our cider is hand crafted from 100% fresh crushed BC apples. Broken Ladder honours the growers who have harvested our Okanagan Valley orchards from the tops of the rickety sixteen-foot ladders and serves as a toast to their sure-footed pursuit of perfection.


  • Style: Apple Cider
  • Taste: Fruity red apple acidic tart tangy cloying
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $12.65 CAD – 4x473ml., Summer 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Visual: Pours almost colourless/very pale yellow with no head, many clustered fast streams, big bubbles.

Nose: red apple, fart, tangy-tartness. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: tart-fruity, fizzy bubbles

Mid-palate: (MAIN) tangy red apple juice + (lvl-6)-sweetness -> fizzy, acidic

Finish: tart cloying sugar-fruity finish.

Summary: Decent structure and flavour but not a whole lot of complexity – pretty basic red apple flavour upheld with plenty of acidity and sugar. Not dry at all (as advertised on the can). It doesn’t go well with food at all; the weak apple flavour can’t hold up to any external influence.