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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We invite you to celebrate a collaboration of a few passionate American and Canadian farmers. The fruits of their labor are presented in this bottle, a family reunion of sorts. This delightful cider is made from Michigan apples and a unique Canadian prairie apple, the Saskatoon. Gathered by J.K. from family orchards in Michigan and Saskatchewan, this natural cider has been carefully fermented here at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods. We hope you enjoy sharing this cider that knows no borders with friends, family, and neighbors.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber. Poured a lovely shade of pinkish orange with not much head. The aroma picked up tangy apple skins, pear, and a pinch of sweet tart.. seemed sweeter as it warmed up. The flavor found tart apple, pear, and lesser cherry skins on the front, with fairly sweet, crisp apple meat following.. finished with good balance between sweet and tangy. Light-medium bodied and engaging on the palate.. a bit skewed toward the sweet stuff, but still very tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (659) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle. 11/16/14. Pours translucent red with a very thin red-white head. Aroma is apple, cherry, honey, caramel, banana, bread, alcohol, champagne (?). Taste is pleasantly dry and tart, but still sweet; apple, cherry, bitter apple rind, some warmth, toffee, caramel; richly flavored. Nice lacing! Surprising. Medium carbonation. Very slick, wet mouth feel; medium bodied. Really quite nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Sample courtesy of BiiruBierBeer, thanks Charles. It has a clear copper body. The aroma is nice with apple sweetness, nectar sweetness, apple slices and a touch of earthy apple notes. The taste is smooth and sweet and has a nectar richness to the apple thatís going on with this experience. Well off in the background is a thin murmur of earthy sort of fruity apple. Solid.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (221) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Sweet apple smell. Perfect apple cider texture. Nice sweet baked apple taste that I really enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Gold color, white head. Delicious. Great sweet-tart flavor. Nice body, absolutely an apple lovers cider.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1449) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Tasty stuff. Itís a deep hazy amber with a smallish white head. Pretty good staying power to those bubbles. Sweet floral apple aroma. Some lemon. A mild spice note - seems holiday-ish, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc., but itís quite faint and nowhere near overwhelming the fruit. The taste is fairly sweet but stays away from cloying territory. Interesting sour, acerbic twang towards the end, which I donít entirely love, but it gives some extra character. Light, sweet, floral apples. Creamy carbonation. Light on the palate. Finishes a bit drier, though sugar persists. Iím really enjoying this stuff. Itís light but flavorful and packs a fun and interesting character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7737) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
HAha a Saskatoon cidre, seems these little ambiguious fruits are all the rage in the easter part of michigan. It definitely adds a bright acidity to the cidre that is really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (390) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 25, 2014
This does a great job with foam and lacing, The smell is enticing with the apples and some mild spicing, cinnamon me thinks.. Tasting proved worthy. An abundance of apple, light cinnamon spicy. So drinkable and tasty .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Dark copper color. No fizz, just juice. Aroma of crabapples. Tart, full of rich apple blossom aromas. Some scent of bruised apples. Very syrupy texture. Tart apple skins flavor, rich tastes of well ripened apple meat. Very rich. Very flavorful. (4003)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1050) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Rating #923 - January 18, 2014 - 2 oz sample from Horizon. Clear, pale, fleshy pinky-yellow colour, fairly carbonated, bubbly foam dissipates rapidly. Aroma is caramelized apple, brown sugar, Palate is more of the same sweet notes, balanced by the dryness provided by the ripened fruit, mild saskatoon berry note and alcohol. Not boozy in the slightest though, very drinkable. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Had this at a monthly beer club meeting - my buddies all gave the guy a hard time for bringing a cider to beer club, but personally my eyes lit up when I saw it and got to drink most the bottle myself as most found it not to their liking. Poured a nice amber color with small fizzy whitish head. Aroma a bit like a sweet balsamic vinegar - definite apple aroma but sweet and tangy. Flavor likewise similar. Get the sweet apples up front but then blends and balances nicely with the sour vinegary bacteria barnyard essence on the backend. Overall, great cider.


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