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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pours a golden color with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Notes of red candied apples, cinnamon apple chips, caramel, and vanilla. Semi sparkling mouthfeel and sweetness on the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Aroma from the neck: Fruit, floral/roses, cinnamon & other spices. Pours slightly cloudy golden with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking, with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of a pucker on the end. Very well balanced with not much alcohol note. This is a sweet, aromatic, and VERY enjoyable cider. Kind of a cross between Martinelli’s and a spiced cider. Nice and full bodied, and I would guess welcomed by nearly everyone as a good afternoon Winter warmer. Goes really nice with pumpkin pie! Tasted @ 50F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5531) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours clear gold into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Apple and cinnamon aromas. Soft with sweet apple, cinnamon and maple front to back. Little to no apparent alcohol other than in the warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ninjaskier (2) - - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
JK’s is wonderful....... If you are only having a bit of it. Let me explain. This cider looks, tastes and feels like freshly pressed cider. However, it is so sweet that the sweetness becomes overpowering towards the end of a 10 oz pour, nevermind the whole bottle. Two of us shared this as dessert after some great bbq and neither one one of us finished his glass. Overall, I like it despite that it is not very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours a clear pale yellow, aroma of apples. Tastes like apple juice, with some vanilla smoothness and spice. A nice winter drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Very sweet in a good way. Not syrupy. Tastes like nonalcoholic cider. Thick and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Above average cider, rich apple juice golden in color. Fruity and spicy nose, easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Pours a nice brownish yellow. Apple and cinnamon on the nose. Carries over into the flavor. No hint of alcohol at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2294) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with no head. Has a nice aroma of apples and cinnamon. Smells like wintertime. Has a fantastic spiced flavor. Highly carbonated. Best cider I’ve ever had by far. Makes me look forward to colder days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Sweet, spicy, and no boozy flavor at all. Hands down my favorite cider. Great stuff for a non cider lover. I try and keep a bottle or 2 on hand to share when rarely drinking friends come over. It’s always a big hit and has livened up more than one evening.

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