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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.


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 (3362) - 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 (11613) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3271) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Potent apple cider juice. Sweet apple pie. Booze hidden. Somewhat sugary. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Had at the 2013 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Smells like fresh apples, pale straw pour, taste is like fresh cider, solid!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Amazingaroma of sweet apple cider. Pours natural yellow. Starts sweet apple, but ends beautifully with a solid sourness. Great cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours pale honey orange with a faint sign of bubbles. Aroma has nice farmhouse cheese funk and of course apples with subtle pear qualities. Taste is sweet apples pears and farmhouse and some wood notes. Palate is thin and drying. Pretty solid.


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