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Archibald Orchards Spiced Winter Apple

Archibald Orchards Spiced Winter Apple
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Brewed by Archibald Orchards and Estate Winery
Style: Ice Cider/Perry
Bowmanville, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 4.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (977) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from winery. Pours clear amber. Aroma of pure apple pie. Taste is sweet cooked apples, with cinnamon, etc. In other words, as the label says, "apple pie in a glass". Acidic finish. Thick and sticky body. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). From TheJester, huge thanks! Clear amber/orange with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of cinnamon, apples, brown sugar and sweetness. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet (but not cloying and right on style) with cinnamon, apples, brown sugar and butter. Pleasant alcohol/spices warming. Full bodied. Flat carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Wow! This cider is rich and luscious! It taste exactly like an apple crisp. Delicious sipper!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle at home. Thanks a bunch TheJester for this treat! It pours reddish amber leaving nice curtains in the glass. Huge sweet concentrated apples with light spicy notes. Berries and some ripe fruit. Super intense flavour of sweet apples, sweet ripe fruit, light peach, some spices and it has and long long sweet spicy finish. Extremely thick and oily texture. This is extremely good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a clear amber orange. Sweet apple skins and a faint spice. Soft toffee, apples and caramel. Slow burnt sugar and gentle cinnamon. Picks up pace and tanginess. Tart acid, apples skins and caramel. Beautiful stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Kramer’s Campdown Brewdown 2012. Pours an amber body with no lacing. Aroma is incredible, and probably the best cider I’ve ever encountered - notes of vanilla spiced apple pie, fresh apple crisp, apple skins, cinnamon, and sugar. Mouthfeel is thick, indulgent and luscious with notes of warm apple cinnamon crisp, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, spice, and a light warming in the finish. Not only one of the best ciders out there, but probably one of the best beverages, hands down, through the ground.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
375mL shared at Campdown Brewdown. Holy monkey. Poured a deeper tea amber. Flat. Thick legs. Unreal nose- like vanilla whipped cream atop mulled cider. Wow. More complexities then I want to list off here- I’ll just say 10/10 on the nose. Taste is gorgeous- thick apple pie, oily crust, butter, thick sugar dessert, spicy cinnamon and vanilla mousse. Buttery dessert. Small tannins and acid to balance. Dense but refreshing and bright. Easy masterpiece. So delicious- had everyone dumbfounded at the tasting. An experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Unfortunately I may have forgotten who sent me this - I believe it was The Jester - I apologize if I am wrong. Poured a nice copper orange liquid, slick and slow on the glass leaves creeping legs. McIntosh skins, dry and a bit earthy.. just a bit. Lightly spiced thankfully. Pretty much smells like apple crisp. Pretty tasty and once again thankfully underspiced. Tart apples, light spice, plenty of tang and acidity. Thick and slick and leaves a solid mouth coating. The warmer the better. Lingerings sweetness and acidity finish off most the sips after the half way point of the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Sampled at the winery, for a cider this stuff was pretty awesome. It tasted like an apple pie in a glass. it was very spicy and it was really easy to drink. it had a good sweetness to it. Very yummy stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Thanks to The Jester for this one. Pours a good looking copper. Aroma of strong honey and apple with a bit of clove and cinnamon. Flavor was very good. I tasted a lot of apples and honey with some brown sugar and cinnamon. I liked this cider a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2010
Deep clear golden amber in colour with no head and alcohol legs. The aroma is nicely spiced with cinnamon, light cloves and nutmeg, lots of apples, pie crust and some alcohol. The flavour is very smooth, lots of apple pie spices, cinnamon rolls, pie crust, quite sweet with a hint of alcohol. Warming mouthfeel, silky body, some prickly carbonation. FInishes long, warming with some excellent sweet and spice balance.

Um, yep, this one is fantastic. The spice adds a very nice twist to the cider. Its never to hot, perfect for this cold winter night.

375ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheJester, thanks Andy.

Opened on January 6, 2010.

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