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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Potent apple cider juice. Sweet apple pie. Booze hidden. Somewhat sugary. Fine.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2011) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Mostly clear golden yellow color. No head or lace. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly syrupy texture. Lightly dry finish. Apple juice flavor, of course, but itís not dominant here. Some big cinnamon, light brown sugar spicy flavor to it overall, which I kind of like, but it also leaves a bit of a lightly spicy bite in the finish. Sweet taste overall, with a light bite, maybe a light hint of the alcohol - a bit more noticeable alcohol than most ciders Iíve had than the same ABV. Interesting cider, though. Even though the spice seems a bit over the top, I much prefer than than a plain-old apple juice flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This Cider is the BEST HARD CIDER available. Unfiltered Organic and pure clean awesomeness. If you love Ciders...this is the one you have been looking for....Get it TODAY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. golden with minimal head. sweet with huge apple flavor. one of the finest ciders iíve ever had. absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a clear water with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a nice combination of tart and sweet apple that is slightly dry. Aroma has more sweet apple with a bit of dryness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a faintly murky amber orange with a thin white head. Gorgeous aromas, lots of fresh pressed cider, sweet and full of juicy apple. A touch of tannic skins. Medium bodied, sweet and full of lightly oxidized apples, the sort that have set out after being diced up for pie and someone forgot to put some lemon juice on them. That sort of fits with this cider as well as Iíd really like some acid to balance it out. Itís quite tasty, but lacking in depth, being primarilly sweet. Long sweet finish with the faintest touch of yeast. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
From bottle. Sweet macerated apples, light sweet alcohol and acidic vapor. Great aroma reminiscent of Normandy cider. Sweet. Light golden clear with no head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet and tangy with great cider flavors. Juicy with light carbonic tang.

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