Dukes Cider from Tree Brewing Company in Kelowna, British Columbia pours a clear golden colour with a high amount of visible carbonation after a small head quickly burns off. Bubbles range from tiny champagne-like ones to larger, soda-like ones. It’s quite appealing really, sporting more colour than a lot of ciders (and some of the beers I’ve reviewed).
Dukes Cider has a fairly mild, warm aroma of freshly-cut apples with a subtle honey-like sweetness. It’s very clean and natural in both smell and taste compared to other canned ciders, with no odd chemical or overly syrupy qualities.
The taste of Dukes Cider is quite crisp and tart. The flavour reminds me of not-quite-ripe Royal Gala apples and skin from the Empire variety, though I could be way off. Point being it tastes like real apples and not much else. The finish is mostly dry with a mild sourness and a subdued, lingering apple tone in the otherwise clean aftertaste.