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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

LinusStick's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
I’m a sucker for cider, I must admit. I’m not knowledgeable enough about the genre to know good from bad, so to me, they are all delicious and this is no exception. Aroma was a little weak. Slight ginger and applesauce. Pour was a beautiful orange/pink color with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was bright fresh apple. Not overly sweet and not too dry. Somewhat thick for a cider. Light spritzy carbonation. Glad I picked this up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1235) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
Clear copper. Big apple juice aroma. No alcohol to be found, very sweet apple juice, I dont think there is an apple called a Saskatoon, but i dont really taste Saskatoon berry...not sure. Very good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 Wow! It’s really amazing just how good a few ciders can be from this cidery. The scrumpy was unbelievibley good, and so is this. i dont care to correct the spelling for unbelievelbly., just too unintersted in that right now. This cider pours deep amber but with very opaque aura. The aroma is natural apple. The flavor is the best apple juice... alcohol is nowhere to be found, save for a slight tingy bite late in the finish. It’s just fantastic. Its just so sweet though, it’s liable to upset your stomach, unless ur one of those sugar fiends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle from App Vintner - pours clear Amber, still. This cider leans sweet, which I quite like. It has a baked apple pie with hints of cinnamon thing, that I’m enjoying in the finish. Im also getting some mineralogy, presumably from the water? Very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015

Pours a surprisingly rich red-tinted copper. Nice nose of apple and butter toffee. Pretty sweet, apple juice and a hint of vinegar. Ample flavor and body for the ABV. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22oz bottle shared at the bottle share
Clear golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma and flavors of ripe apples, sugar and some light herbal notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours a dark brown/reddish color with no head. The aroma is apples (duh) and malt. The taste is half sweet, half sour. It’s like a big malty slightly sour apple juice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. Love nose berries (blueberry, strawberry) and juicy, sweet apples. Quite jammy, just a bit of tartness. Deep reddish-orange-brown color with a touch of lace. Interesting color for a cider. Juicy, jammy, and sweet apple and berry flavor. There are blueberries on the label…sure there are none in here? Lovely nose and flavor, but it is just too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours amber in color. Big berry and apple notes. There is a light caramel apple and a juice concentrate quality to this cider. Sweet and dessert like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2014
JK Scrumpy Saskatoon Cuvée on tap at Marciero. 750 yen. It pours a glowing copper verging on reddish. Very full fruity rich Apple & light berry aroma. Wonderful. Medium bodied with a silky mouthfeel. The flavor is a really tasty juicy apple, a bit bready with a dash of berry. Not the most complex cider around but eminently satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - 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!

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