RateBeer
overall
82
96
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
This truly amazing cider, the only American cider made from just apples. Every other cider is made from concentrate. Scrumpy’s is made from fermented apples natural yeast fermentation. Great flavor a little on the sweet side but better than overly dry.

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ForaThat (10) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Wonderful Cider, The best American cider hands down. Aromas of apples , Amber hue with suspended yeast. Not like the mass produced stuff. will be drinking more of this!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 3, 2009
cloudy juice appearance similiar to natural apple juice .. . super fresh apples in the nose .. . smooth, sweet, clean, and dreamy... pure apple goodness, better than any apple i have ever had!!! .. . i love this cider, truly amazing! .. . i am in love ..

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
messiah (11) - Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2011
The best cider I’ve ever had. I poured it for a few people that I know are hard core cider-heads, and they were floored. Tastes like fresh harvested apples. No alcohol detected. Quite deceptive. Really great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - NOV 20, 2009 does not count
Skrumpy has a tart apple smell up front. Then the flavor brings that sweet apple pie, creamy goodness. This cider pours unfiltered and hazy and is very drinkable even with its sugar. A sampled this both hot and cold and loved them both

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 Five dollar bottle from New Beer. Maybe six months sitting in my fridge. Had this for the first time a couple years back in a Boston bar when Dupont, again, was on the menu but was unavailable. Served in an Ommegang anniversary glass. Still pours settles out a pale & hazed honey wheat color. Try as I might, there’s some chunks in there. It turns a nice orange hue once it gets all nasty. :D Smell is fresh pressed red, lots of soured skin, barely a sense of wood & vanilla, & just a little plastic. Feel is still, slightly greasy, a touch gritty with chewy tannins & notions of leftover pulp. That wasn’t a piece of yeast I felt, that was a piece of skin. Taste is just so juicy. Crisp sweet reds. I taste pineapple juice in here. Subliminal cinnamon, this cries to be mulled. There is NO alcohol in this. Coating & just barely tart. Just a bit of a yeasty bitter edge dragging on the finish. So full. Almost like it’s bottled concentrate. A nice tide over for when trolling the forums for iced cider. Very satisfying. :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
parkos (2) - - MAY 31, 2012 does not count
Bottle at the Caley Sample Room... UK launch of J.K Scrumpy... Hazy red colour, nice fizz on the tongue. Sweet apples with a hint of sour on the long finish. 5* ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 24


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50