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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
As the sun arcs low in the mid day sky, this year’s harvest is slowly fermenting in its winter slumber.

Everyone here at the Orchard enjoys a few halcyon days to remember the hard work in the last year’s harvest. We look forward to next year’s crop of apples.

To warm ourselves in the cold northern solstice we enjoy our winter cider. Lightly spiced with ethically traded cinnamon, vanilla and a wee drop of syrup from our old Maple trees on our farm.

Enjoy this wonderful cider cool or gently warmed, savor a tipple to reflect on your last year and bountiful new year beginning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
Muddy Amber brown color. Big sweet nose with notes of stewed apples, vanilla, cinammon, with slight tartness. The mouth has low carbonation, slightly cloying, moderately sweet. Nice balance between sweetness and tartness. Lingeringn stewed apples and cinammon finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with minimal white head. Aroma is tart, apples, vanilla. Taste is sweet, pruney, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, it’s okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (3016) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
22 Oz Bomba. hazy gritty murky yellow brown. Almost no carbonation. Deep apple and spice nose. Light vanilla oak and apple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Rich gold pour without much head. Intense apple aroma, hints of cinnamon, very apple-pie. Strong powerful flavors, quite intensely sweet, rich apple, cinnamon, and a late solvent-like off flavor that detracts from the otherwise very nice whole. Moderately carbonated: not effervescent but not flat either. Even with that, though, it’s a gem if one is in the mood for a sweet (and lightly spiced) cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bomber from Capone’s. Hay dark straw pour with minimal head. Nose is tart apple, cinnamon, grainy. Tastes very tart, with an intense apple flavor, notes of cinnamon, and a smooth finish. This one is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Sample courtesy of BiiruBierBeer, thanks Charles. It has a slightly hazy gold body. The aroma offers up straight up apple and a dash of earthiness. The taste is smooth sweet rich apple that again has an ever so slight sort of earthiness going on at the perceptible edges of the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Sweet apple smell. Apple cinammon taste which I thought was good, but I like their Northern Neighbour cider better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Good pour. Delicious. Apples, spices, maple, honey. Like a nice liquid apple pie. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Tastes like apples, cinnamon, vanilla and spices. Not usually a big cider fan but this is really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Really nice mixture of spice and apple, with a very nice vanilla touch with backing cinnamon. Really nice campfire drink.

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