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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Stampion (160) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wow. Great Cider. Sweat and slightly tart apple flavor. Then the vanilla hots you balanced with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Wonderfully balanced and tastes great. Only negative would be the price, at $6 or 7 a 22 oz bottle, it's not an every day cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours a medium golden color with a finger of fizzy bubbles that gasses out quickly. The nose is sweet apple pie, vanilla, hints of seasoning and some more sweet candy apple. The palate follows with a light carbonation and a big cloyingly sweet palate that is much akin to actual unfermented apple cider. lots of sweet apple, traces of bitter peels, vanilla stick and mulling spices. Pretty tasty but a bit too sweet for me to fall in love with.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
acaffar2 (42) - - DEC 24, 2013
Almost no head. Golden colored. Rich taste. Heavily cider flavored, but light on the alcohol. This is a real crowd pleaser.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
oconnors111 (3) - - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
I am not sure why anyone would rate this above a 2. No apple taste, way too sweet, nothing good about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1608) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours slightly hazy golden. Aroma is strong in apples, tart and a little funky, apple pie aroma with the cinnamon and vanilla, appealing. The taste is again apples of course, apple pie spices, the maple syrup adds a depth that I really like, i think it creates a fuller cider, nice. Body is medium and the finish lingers leaving a nice spiced apple taste long after the swallow. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaven_to (2) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Spectacular cider! Used to be called "J.K.’s Solstice" and has now been cleverly renamed "Winterruption" but is the same tasty beverage in a different package. Huge mouthfeel, lots of character and balanced spices. The apple still shines through on this seasonal twist on the original. Try it mulled (warm) while toasting by the fire...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22 oz bottle shared. Pale and clear with minimal head. Aroma and flavor of apples, cinnamon, vanilla and other spices. Similar flavor with ample carbonation. Similar to Northern Neighbor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Well, this was a really nice cider. Pours hazy orange with not much of a head to it. The aroma has mushy apples with a peach hint. There is also vanilla, light caramel and some spices - quite nice and inviting. It has a medium smooth body that’s lush with light carbonation. The flavor starts off with smooth apple, caramel, spices and vanilla. The finish is lush and has some toffee and brown sugar aspects. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Nice light nose of warm apples and cinnamon. Clear light gold. Light carbonation. Rich, round palate for a cider, fruit flavor drives a perception of sweetness, but fairly dry. Nice spice on the finish. Really nice fall sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Gold pour with a spotty ring of bubbles on the surface. Not too different from the color of apple juice. Aroma is apple juice with light cinnamon notes and baked apple pie. Taste is apple juice, apple jam, light cinnamon and baked apple pie. Body is light with faint carbonation and plenty of sugary stickiness. Ends with more apple pie notes, apple juice, candied apple and cinnamon.

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