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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
As the sun arcs low in the mid day sky, this year’s harvest is slowly fermenting in its winter slumber.

Everyone here at the Orchard enjoys a few halcyon days to remember the hard work in the last year’s harvest. We look forward to next year’s crop of apples.

To warm ourselves in the cold northern solstice we enjoy our winter cider. Lightly spiced with ethically traded cinnamon, vanilla and a wee drop of syrup from our old Maple trees on our farm.

Enjoy this wonderful cider cool or gently warmed, savor a tipple to reflect on your last year and bountiful new year beginning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8969) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bomber from Capone’s. Hay dark straw pour with minimal head. Nose is tart apple, cinnamon, grainy. Tastes very tart, with an intense apple flavor, notes of cinnamon, and a smooth finish. This one is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Sample courtesy of BiiruBierBeer, thanks Charles. It has a slightly hazy gold body. The aroma offers up straight up apple and a dash of earthiness. The taste is smooth sweet rich apple that again has an ever so slight sort of earthiness going on at the perceptible edges of the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Sweet apple smell. Apple cinammon taste which I thought was good, but I like their Northern Neighbour cider better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Good pour. Delicious. Apples, spices, maple, honey. Like a nice liquid apple pie. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (943) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Tastes like apples, cinnamon, vanilla and spices. Not usually a big cider fan but this is really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Really nice mixture of spice and apple, with a very nice vanilla touch with backing cinnamon. Really nice campfire drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
From an old note: bottle shared at Proof. Sweet apple. Maple, spice, honey, cinnamon. Not a big cider fan, so grain of salt... 6.4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
22oz bottle. Copper color, flat. Bold character at first taste. Smells of spiced cider. Strong. Tastes of over-ripened/cooked apples. It’s alright. (4004)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours gold. Aroma is apple with a hint of cinnamon. Med body or nearly. Flavor is fairly sweet. apple. Small touch of cinnamon, and could be maple. Gets a little tart. But the finish is rather sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
From bottle at Naps. Pale straw golden clear with visible carbonation, topped with white foamy dissipating head. Terrific cider funky nose, fresh and macerated apples. A little sour, a little spicy with dry cider funk. Medium carbonation and body. Wonderful flavor. Tart, bright, and juicy with a hint of cinnamon. Mild funky finish with lingering sweetness. Very nice semi-dry cider, reminding me of a Normandy cider.

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