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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Light orange hued, golden, and a thin white ring. Aroma is spiced, mulled cider, freshly pressed cider, but dulled. Taste is more cinnamon, clove, fleshy cider, sweet candy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2010
This is a fantastic sweet cider. I got a darker caramel sweetness with hints of spices (cinnamon).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Even mix of apples and cinnamon on the nose. Clear amber. Sweet fresh apple flavor, a little body, and cinnamon toward the end. Very much like liquid apple pie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of Will and Mike, thank you gentlemen! Bright golden color. Tons of apple, lemon in the nose. Lots of apple flavor, clean and bright taste, a great palate cleanser. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottles from Whole Foods. Consumed in between the holidays from pint glasses. Disturbed sediment, out the cider came a hazy(though vibrant) gold. Thin, skim milk head. Chalky cinnamon, mild bulk cider(edging towards sweet), small hint of maple syrup, citric acid, & a hearty amount of doughy yeast round out the smell. Taste-wise, spices aren’t intense, though you could say the amount of vanilla used is a bit much. Mushy golden delicious apples(apple complexity is mostly lost in this blend), caramelized without the added body(thankfully). Sweet & not much acidity. The alcohol is more then noticeable on the finish. Mouthfeel is powdery with a slight heft to it. Decent beaded carbonation that could take to being a bit stronger even. A nice change of pace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Nice, crisp, sweet, slightly buttery apple aroma. Good bottle, mostly clear honey gold. Very sweet dessert cider, muted spiciness. Heavy body, lights up your tongue. Very well done, this is a slow-sippin’ affair. Thanks to LuckyDog for hauling this back from someplace in central or northeast Florida.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear orange amber color. Vanilla, cinnamon, apple pie aromas. medium bodied. Nice vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, ripe apple flavors---pretty sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
22 oz bottle shared with Lynn. Pours a light honey color of orange and gold. Nose is sugary cinnamon apple pie. Medium body with just a bit of carbonation. Taste is leaning towards the sweet apples with a bit of tartness, some spicy cinnamon, and a little maple syrup underneath it all. Finish is sweet and sticky. Very nice cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, golden-toned body. Smell: An opening aroma of apple, lightly tart and lightly sweet, followed by vanilla and cinnamon spice. A long sniffing session finally yields a hint of the rumored maple. Taste: Sugary sweet taste of apple juice spiced lightly with cinnamon. A faint, fleeting earthiness precludes the vanilla and maple which is punctuated by a bit of alcohol and apple tartness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: It’s tasty, sweet, and reasonably spiced. A nice seasonal offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
22oz bottle, split with a friend, sweet aroma, apples, a bit of vanilla, cinnamon, I can’t get much of a honey or syrup flavor, drinkable and delicious.

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