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J.K.ís Farmhouse Summer Hard Cider



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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The Koan family invites you to taste their seasonal offering, Grandfatherís Summer Cider. Served to toiling farm hands for a job well done in the Michigan summer, this refreshing beverage with a zest of orange and the richness of plump raisins aims to quench your thirst. Discover our ciders, our farm, our history.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5495) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2015
22oz bottle pours out a golden topped with no head. Nose is honey sweetness apple juice and a little spice. Taste is more of the honey sweetness along with a heavy apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Bomber from Schilling Cider House

Clear golden pour, green apple nose. Sweet like most JKís ciders, a combination of Martinelliís, golden raisins, and 7-up. Really big flavor for the 4.5%, and very easy drinking. Basically, sparkling cider for the craft beer set. Maybe that sounds like a dis, but Iíve never gone through a bomber of cider this quickly. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours an orange golden color with a small bubbly white head. Notes of lemon lime soda, green raisins, and something sweet and medicinal. Overall nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7207) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is notes of caramel apples, light notes of honey and alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. Yet another caramel soda pop beer from this place.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13732) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark gold. Aroma seems raisin/grapey. Med body or nearly. Itís sweet raisin. Reminds of Sunkist snack boxes. Finishes far from dry, but itís pretty interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is strong raisins, butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is sweet citrus, raisins, very sweet, vanilla, itís good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bomber. Not my favorite of the Scrumpyís lineup, but still one damn tasty cider. Orange are raisin are hinted at, but very lightly, other than that itís a medium bodied sweet cider like they do so well. Itís good, but itís not a need to try brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2014
Aroma is apples and a mix of astringency/bad mead-like qualities. The flavor is apples, tangy fruit, slightly off funk and a sour/tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle split with my wife. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Spicy and vibrant on the nose, yeast with a bit of funky apple and a sweet orange note. Medium-bodied, a bit on the sweet side but itís balanced beautifully by the orange zest tones and bright acidity. Bright orange acidity into the finish, lingering sweet apple. Really interesting stuff, quite enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavż in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013

Bottle from Whole Foods Bowery. Pint glass. Neighborhood kids cleared me out of candy, & Iím desperate for something sweet.

Clear, but muddled, dull gold, active body. Lingering sliver of whitewash head.
Smell is bright & strong, like a screwdriver made with Minute Maid-ish orange juice concentrate. Just barely a hint of apple juice & scorched sugar in the background.
Taste is sweet upfront, but more so tart(& even sour), with lots of orange juice/oil. Lingering orange/apple juice box blend. A lot like a mimosa. Feels bigger then 4.5%. Spiked punch. Not super sweet. Subtle tannic thing right at the end. Moderately strong, supple carbonation. Heavy citric acid burn.

Probably overdid it with the orange peel. Just. A. Bit.

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