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Rock Creek – Dry Apple

Rock Creek – Dry Apple

Cider Profile:

Name: Rock Creek – Dry Apple
Sampled December 2017 (Updated June 2020)

Brand: Big Rock Brewery
Type:
Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Calgary, AB
ABV:
5.5%
Website Link:
bigrockbeer.com
Ingredients:
Hard Apple Cider, Ginger, Cinnamon, Vanilla extract, Sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 24g/lSize(s) available: 355ml Can 4 pack, 473ml Can
Availability:
Alberta and BC liquor stores, Big Rock Retail Store(s) & LCBO (2020)
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:
Transparent, rustic golden yellow
Carbonation
: Medium still sized bubbles – with small streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Very minimal. Sweet and tart apple aromas
Initial Taste: livht bite from carbonation. A single semi-dry apple flavour that becomes very prevalent.
After Taste: Carbonation and flavour dissipate quickly. Some elements of tangieness and earthiness.  Sugary residue that lingers.  Very short aftertaste, slight cinnamon notes if you know its in the drink.
On ice: Less flavour and carbonation.

Additional Notes:  Rock Creek Dry Apple Cider is one of the most crisp ciders we have come across.  It’s a single apple flavour, that dissipates extra quick. A more minimalist cider that would also refresh when in need of hydration.  Not a lot to it overall, simple but refreshing.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2
Crisp – 4.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Pommies Apple Cider
More Sour – Brickworks Batch 1904
More Dry – Fraser Valley Bone Dry
More Crisp – Okanagan Apple Cider

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