- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
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.