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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Pours a straw-colored yellow with considerable cloudiness. Aroma is primarily of maple syrup and secondarily of apples--definitely sweet. Taste is, first and foremost, sweet. The flavor of the apple is evenly matched by the additions of vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup, each of which is discernible. Alcohol is noticeable and becomes more so as the cider warms. But even when cool to cold, the cider is extremely flavorful. In spite of this sweetness, there’s a certain dryness where the cider itself is concerned--quite crisp. Mouthfeel is lively, with tingly carbonation--just about what you’d expect for a cider. In sum, this may be the best cider I’ve tried. Now, I know that the additions of the vanilla, cinnamon, and syrup don’t make for the most "authentic" cider. Whatever. This is seriously flavorful, and while some may find the sweetness too cloying (entirely possible), you’d be missing out on something special if you passed this one by.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (333) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2619) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4165) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10935) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3710) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (676) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Pale bubbly pale yellow, no head. Aroma warm apple pie, cinnamon. Taste is home,are apple pie, sweet, spicy. Lingering sweetness. Maple and vanilla adds some mystery and depth to it. Yum

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 26, 2014
Pours hazy golden straw. No head, minimal carbonation. Aromas of apples, caramel, cinnamon Flavor is like a warm roasted apple. Nice spicy finish with a strong taste of vanilla and alcohol warming the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Rated on 6-08-2010 (Bottle) This cider’s appearance is a small fizzy head, hazy pale body, and fizzy carbonation. The aroma is sweet, maple, cinnamon, apples, vanilla, and tart. The taste is sweet, maple, vanilla, tart, apples, and slightly sour. The palate is smooth and this cider is medium bodied. Overall, this has a very different flavor for a cider and one that I cannot drink a whole lot of at one sitting. It is worth trying.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6199) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is notes of decaying apple peels, apple juice, brown sugar, raisin. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation. The apple scent is sadly a bit rotten, and while I don’t really get the impression of cinnamon or vanilla, there’s definitely something adjuncty in it...seems more sugary than anything though. Mediocre and a bit novelty-ish.


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