J.K.'s Northern Neighbour Farmhouse Cider Saskatoon Cuvee



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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
We invite you to celebrate a collaboration of a few passionate American and Canadian farmers. The fruits of their labor are presented in this bottle, a family reunion of sorts. This delightful cider is made from Michigan apples and a unique Canadian prairie apple, the Saskatoon. Gathered by J.K. from family orchards in Michigan and Saskatchewan, this natural cider has been carefully fermented here at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods. We hope you enjoy sharing this cider that knows no borders with friends, family, and neighbors.

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patrick767 (5344) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2021 Pours hazy deep orange with a ripe apple and caramel aroma. The flavor is sweet with ripe apples, caramel, and tart berries that aren’t strong but are in there. This is a really tasty cider.

bigbish (758) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2018 This may be my favorite cider I've had. Great apple flavor, just a touch of tartness, not too dry. Great drink.

Spab (7333) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2018
650 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is juicy red apple, earthy skins, toffee and light spice. Flavour has fresh, juicy apple, lots of earthy skin character, honey, caramel and light spiciness. A little slicker than most ciders. Well done.

robinvboyer (6212) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2018 Bottle from the lcbo. Murky brown pour, with a small white head. Aroma is fresh cut apples, cinnamon, honey and light yeast. Perfect mouth feel, carb is very soft. Finish is sweet apples, apple juice, freshly cut apple skins, light cinnamon and nutmeg. Wow this is impressive.

ametras (2844) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 650ml bottle. Slightly hazy reddish copper with a thin ring of white foam. Flavors are apple brandy, sweet apples, apple skin, toffee and spices with dusty notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

xenotropic (1) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
Pint can. Pour is medium red-orange, darker than most cider and orange-er, but not unpleasantly colored. The aroma and flavor are dark and complex, with a molasses/caramel leaning, but also deeply apple. Unfortunately, it was also cloyingly sweet, seemingly more so even than most straight apple juice, like Zima-level sweet, which dominated and distorted all the other flavors. If you are making an alcoholic beverage with as much sugar as this stuff has, you need to indicate that on the label somehow. Europeans all label their cider as "doux", "demi-sec", and "brut", I don’t understand why North American cider brewers cannot do this. For Angry Orchard or whatever I’d expect cloying; this looked more artisinal. I guess I have to assume "cloyingly sweet" as the default for US/Canada cider from now on unless otherwise labeled.

tsd08460 (1838) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: apples, caramel Appearance: hazy amber with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate: light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish Tasty

callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Dark amber-red body and a thin but bubbly off-white head that quickly recedes. Juicy cider apples, caramel, some fleshy stonefruits, and more orachard-fresh pressed cider. Medium bodied, light sweetness, moderate carbonation. Some qualities are reminiscent of a good ice cider. Lovely.

sulawang (1586) - - DEC 17, 2016
Visual: Pours orange-red with large suspended bits of sediment, no activity and no head, just a few bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.

Nose: woody apple juice with a some sweet acidity, hint of yeastiness, deep flavour. (lvl-10)-pungency

Attack: incoming dense apple sweetness, thicker mouthfeel, tangy-zingy

Mid-palate: woody apple juice, mild apple cider vinegar tang mixed with hidden alcohol, (lvl-6-sweetness)

Finish: slightly cloying sugars, juicy apple exhale

Summary: Quite an approachable sweet cider with bit woody apple flavour and a bit of tang and sourness to round it out. The sugars become a bit cloying after several sips so this goes best with a savoury meal.

Aquilo (669) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Clear dark amber color. Apple and cinnamon aroma. Sweet. If you don’t like sweet beverages, then you will hate this. Needs more carbonation. Otherwise, very good. This is pretty much what I expect apple cider to taste like.

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