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RATINGS: 125   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.

tunneler's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The bottle should mention: incredibly sweet. I also thought the "light" spicing was actually rather heavy-handed. Had a hard time finishing my (chilled) 8 oz glass of this. Just too sweet, not what I am personally looking for in a craft cider. On the other had this made a KILLER addition to some pork gravy I was making....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2419) - JAPAN - APR 25, 2016
This is a fantastic, high grade ballistic sweet chop of apples and funk. Rich, bordering on decadent. A nice after dinner drink I would think. A bit like a lighter ice cider.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
Aroma is textbook apple pie filling: cinnamon, sweet baked apple, vanilla. Everything but the crust. Taste is the same, dominated by browned apple caramel. I think a lot of people would call it too sweet but for me it was like a nice brown cider with color to match. Will have again at holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2890) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Geez, I had really high hopes for this one given how good the scrumpy northern gold was. But I’m not picking up the vanilla or maple here at all

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Bottle at BCS. Aroma is great. Apples, light funk, spice. Initially get the cinnamon but it is overwhelmed later. Taste is lovely, firstly apples, then sweetness, vanilla, pfeffernusse, rich and fruity. Little bit of spice but very smooth. Low carbonation. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
bottle .. . pours a dark tan .. no foam .. lots of the sweet sweet scrump! .. . full mouth, nice full finish .. a really great cider!! .. . . sheep really are fascinating..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8246) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 from old notes. Pours a hazy light golden color with a few random bubbles. The aroma and flavor have fresh, sweet apple, mild cinnamon spice, a hint of maple syrup, honey, this is a bit better than many ciders, but....

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2015
Tap at Marciero. Glowing orange-amber with lace. nose of apple, some cinnamon, a bit of citrus. Huge juicy apple flavor, sweet and sour, lusciously balanced between them. Lightly but well spiced. Full and silky. This is really delicious, yet although it is not cloying, it is a bit too sweet to drink in quantity. These guys make great cider, though I prefer the tarter one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4759) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
Muddy Amber brown color. Big sweet nose with notes of stewed apples, vanilla, cinammon, with slight tartness. The mouth has low carbonation, slightly cloying, moderately sweet. Nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Lingeringn stewed apples and cinammon finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with minimal white head. Aroma is tart, apples, vanilla. Taste is sweet, pruney, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, it’s okay.

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