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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Orchard Gate Gold is fermented naturally in small artisanal batches from a proprietary blend of organic apples grown here at our Koan Family Orchards in Michigan. We have produced hard ciders here since the 1860s. This is the same traditional recipe that helped save our farm during the great depression. There will be slight variations from batch to batch, just as nature makes no two apples alike! Enjoy our authentic hand bottled American Farmhouse "Scrumpy" Cider with family, friends & food.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a pale straw golden with a hint of blush and numerous tiny white bubbles forming the thinnest white ring around the edge of the glass. Nose involves a sharp crisp apple note, zesty and spiciness Iím guessing from the yeast, some pie crust, floral notes, a waxy quality, and other difficult to describe esters. Fairly sweet flavor with a fair tartness, well balanced. Light to medium bodied, fairly actively carbed, waxy, with a clean, crisp tart finish. Excellent, incredibly well constructed and enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rotisserie (10) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Light and slightly sweet apple cider type flavor with a fairly tart dry finish. Alcohol is not very noticeable though. Very smooth and drinkable. Quite enjoyable. This is the best hard cider I have tried thus far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Lately I have been reminiscing about my days on the family fruit farm in Michigan, as us old folks are wont to do, so I am rating some good ciders noted in Kenís weekly column. This one pours cloudy amber and actually has a beige head that goes away quickly. There is a nice apple flavor with a tangy fermented finish. Tastes a lot like the cider I used to press by hand, although J. K.ís apple variety is unknown to me..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1135) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Dense, steady haze with thinnest ringed head. Firm carbonation visible but didnít sweep through. Good and honest mulched Apple core nose, not too gassy. Smoothly sweet initial taste, almost winey blended white groggy with a slight nutty casing. Slickest juicy burn, heaped in fruit and clean fresh near sherry wink. Very sumptuous, would love this fresh off the farmhouse steps.

Bottle, Beer Hive, Edinburgh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Not what I expected!!!! Light crisp and awesome. Can't taste the alcohol. :). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Looks like I took notes on this one in December of last year, but neglected to enter the notes, good thing that Winterruption cider reminded me to go back and look for notes.
Pours a golden color with a small white head that fizzles out, the cider has lots of tiny bubbles.

The aroma is mostly red apples, some soft spice, & some nice floral notes. Mostly itís sorta apple-juice like.

The flavor is a tad on the sweet side for what I normally dig on, but itís got lots of red apple flavor, some mild floral bitterness, bright acidity and a nice level of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Hazy golden orange pour. Nose has an interesting spice to it...cinnamon? Kind of apple pie-like. Sweet fruit, yeast, apple, and a light tartness and acidity. The flavor has a nice sweet apple character, some spice, yeast, and mild acidity on the finish. Actually a little bit dry on the back end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
pours cloudy yellow. apple, vinegar, barnyard, slight grape, pear. very sweet, slight tart. medium body, smooth feel. no carbonation. excellent stuff. less cloyingly sweet than other ciders iíve had and extremely smooth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mac95860 (17) - - JUN 20, 2013
This is the best hard cider I have ever had. The flavor is incredible and it is amazingly smooth.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Do you like farm stand apple cider, but always wish it got you drunk? Then this ciderís for you! Good luck drinking more than one though. It gets sweeter, the more you drink and itís unfiltered so you fill up fast. Big points for being made out of nothing but organic apples and yeast.


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