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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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - NOV 20, 2009 does not count
Wow, this cider left me with a huge smile on my face. The higher alcohol is not apparent at all. It has a great cloudy color that reminds me of an unfiltered wheat beer. Has a nice head like beer too. Then the taste is a softly sweet apple with that creamy vanilla undertone that sets it apart from any other cider I’ve had. I tried this one cold but I’ve heard it is great warmed up with a cinnamon stick and some orange zest. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaven_to (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Spectacular cider! Used to be called "J.K.’s Solstice" and has now been cleverly renamed "Winterruption" but is the same tasty beverage in a different package. Huge mouthfeel, lots of character and balanced spices. The apple still shines through on this seasonal twist on the original. Try it mulled (warm) while toasting by the fire...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
acaffar2 (40) - - DEC 24, 2013
Almost no head. Golden colored. Rich taste. Heavily cider flavored, but light on the alcohol. This is a real crowd pleaser.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cidertron (33) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
I found this today at a local grocery store in the mountains and couldn’t believe there was a JK there! The cider runs very sweet similar to an Angry Orchard Muse or Iceman but retains much of the flavors like some of the unfiltered Finnriver or deluxe Crispin. The maple is very distinct in it where it almost has a caramel flavor to it. I highly recommend this if you’d like to try a naturally sweet cider that isn’t as processed as many of the ones on the general market and is organic :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stampion (239) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wow. Great Cider. Sweat and slightly tart apple flavor. Then the vanilla hots you balanced with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Wonderfully balanced and tastes great. Only negative would be the price, at $6 or 7 a 22 oz bottle, it's not an every day cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours a deep hazy darker golden with a thin eggshell ring of "head." Nose is like baked apple pie with cinnamon, dusty pie crust, and bold apple. Nicely sweet, quite tart. Fuller bodied, syrupy, slick, softer carb, with a long tangy and spicy apple finish. Simply awesome. On another level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2009
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours a dark reddish gold to amber color with a rapidly disseminating effervescent head. The aroma is fairly standard apple cider with little indication of the treat awaiting. The four-part flavor blast runs from apples to sweetness to vanilla to tartness. Jumping around in there is a jangle of cinnamon, but only a bit. This is like an apple pie in a bottle. Just incredible. My only knock on it is the unnecessary marketing scheme of having it be "organic." All that does for the beer is raise its price. I think that this was the best holiday treat of 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Delicious must-taste cider and winter beer. Amazing flavor profile brings out the vanilla and spice while remaining a true apple cider. Aroma is just as lovely, with apples cinnamon and vanilla weaving together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2010
Smells like pie, tastes like pie. Crust, Granny Smith apples, baked ’till they’re soft with a tiny crunch and caramelized sugar, little sticky, cinnamon all warm out of the oven. It tastes like food. I don’t drink this WITH dessert, I drink it FOR dessert.

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