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J.K.’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Hard Cider

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Orchard Gate Gold is fermented naturally in small artisanal batches from a proprietary blend of organic apples grown here at our Koan Family Orchards in Michigan. We have produced hard ciders here since the 1860s. This is the same traditional recipe that helped save our farm during the great depression. There will be slight variations from batch to batch, just as nature makes no two apples alike! Enjoy our authentic hand bottled American Farmhouse "Scrumpy" Cider with family, friends & food.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
Tap at Marciero. Cloudy orange-gold with lace. Warm apple nose, almost baked. Lightly acidic. Rather sweet and fruity but with a good acidic balance. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
This pours a murky golden yellow color with a slight bit of carbonation. The aroma is that of fermented apple cider. The taste is sweet, easy with hints of cinnamon and caramel. Sweet and juicy but not as BIG and SWEET as other ciders like Angry Orchard. Worth trying if they sell this in your neck of the woods.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Darker clear orange. Somewhat funky and earthy aroma. Juicy red apple with a lot of sweetness. Some tart apple finish. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz bottle from the Beer Authority.

Deep golden pour. Strong apple nose with almost a pie spice thing going on, flavor is intensely sweet, red apple, caramel. Entirely drinkable but definitely on the juice side, sweeter than I’d like. Limited carbonation further contributes to that impression.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (666) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. 11/8/14. Pours translucent straw with a thin, barely-there white head. Aroma is apples galore, sweet, cider. Taste is really nice; apples for days, subtle hint of funk and sour, some caramel and toffee, hint of spice, touch of syrup; otherwise, apples all day, every day. Mouth feel is oily, medium-full and rich. Medium-low carbonation. Light lacing. No discernible alcohol. Really quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"Upon opening a sour apple blast hits the nose, but immediately fades to a light twang in the background/ Lightly sweet, dry and solid across the board. Was hoping to challenge the barreled ciders, which it did not, but it was nice. Top 5-10 in style. "

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (304) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with no head. Sweet aroma of apples. Sweet flavour of apples, yeast and a light tartness with a dry, mildly acidic finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and flat carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TATE (306) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at Cohill’s. Pours a golden color with no head and fruity flavor. This is a very smooth cider. Cider’s aren’t my favorite but this was very good. Maybe a touch too sweet for my taste but very hard to believe this is 6%, there was no trace of alcohol in it, very refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
The best cider on Earth from my sweet home state. Little barn yard mixed with the freshest tasting apple taste ever. If I had one very mild complaint it would be that it could be a tiny tiny tiny bit less sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
22oz bomber given to me by my Sargent. Pours a hazy pale straw color with a tiny fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet and tart apples, white grapes, and a hint of vinager. Taste is flat and sweet. Lots of sweet apples, pear juice, white grapes, sugar, and a hint of yeast.


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