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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of Will and Mike, thank you gentlemen! Bright golden color. Tons of apple, lemon in the nose. Lots of apple flavor, clean and bright taste, a great palate cleanser. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours gold. Aroma is apple with a hint of cinnamon. Med body or nearly. Flavor is fairly sweet. apple. Small touch of cinnamon, and could be maple. Gets a little tart. But the finish is rather sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured clear copper color with a minimal white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate aroma of tart apple and spice. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet apple flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
500 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy pale orange color with no head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy apples with a bit of a tart note, much like apple juice. Taste is tart apples, cinnamon, maple and vanilla that shows up more as the cider warms. Very well spiced and very tasty. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Good pour. Delicious. Apples, spices, maple, honey. Like a nice liquid apple pie. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Tasted from a 22oz bottle purchase at FreshCraft in Denver, Colorado. Pretty hazy light golden orange appearance. Spicy apple aroma- hints of nutmeg, vanilla, and definitely cinnamon. I could smell the beer from three feet away and it smells like fresh apple pie. Cinnamon and almost a roasty apple flavored body. A little wine-like as other ciders usually are but it is less pronounced than others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
500mL. Pours a low haze darker peach. Soda white foam. Nose is tangerine, apple pie, a quick waft of funky acetic. Moving to more and more acetic. Taste is apple pie, cinnamon, some oil, tangerine, mild acetic sourness. Yummy, funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8798) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2015
Tap at Marciero. Glowing orange-amber with lace. nose of apple, some cinnamon, a bit of citrus. Huge juicy apple flavor, sweet and sour, lusciously balanced between them. Lightly but well spiced. Full and silky. This is really delicious, yet although it is not cloying, it is a bit too sweet to drink in quantity. These guys make great cider, though I prefer the tarter one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber brown without much of a head. A touch vinous, with a bit of cinnamon, and some old apple aromas. Medium bodied, very little carbonation. Earthy cinnamon and some sweet vanilla. Lightly sweet finish with more vanilla and warmed apple pie.

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