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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.

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4.3
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours a deep hazy darker golden with a thin eggshell ring of "head." Nose is like baked apple pie with cinnamon, dusty pie crust, and bold apple. Nicely sweet, quite tart. Fuller bodied, syrupy, slick, softer carb, with a long tangy and spicy apple finish. Simply awesome. On another level.

4.2
bulldogops (2701) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Rating #878 - January 2, 2014 - 2nd review from Coop Beer Discovery Bag for January - My first cider review that I would consider craft-made. Clear, pale, fleshy pinky-yellow colour, fairly carbonated, bubbly foam dissipates rapidly. Aroma is caramelized apple, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon. Palate is more of the same sweet notes, balanced by the dryness provided by the ripened fruit and alcohol fermentation. Not boozy in the slightest though, very drinkable. Delicious.

4.3
Stampion (275) - 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

3.6
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, 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.

4.7
acaffar2 (40) - - DEC 24, 2013
Almost no head. Golden colored. Rich taste. Heavily cider flavored, but light on the alcohol. This is a real crowd pleaser.

0.9
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.

3.9
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - 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.

4.7
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...

3.8
ajnepple (6698) - Denver, 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.

3.8
vyvvy (6517) - 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.


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