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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3532) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
I’m a sucker for cider, I must admit. I’m not knowledgeable enough about the genre to know good from bad, so to me, they are all delicious and this is no exception. Aroma was a little weak. Slight ginger and applesauce. Pour was a beautiful orange/pink color with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was bright fresh apple. Not overly sweet and not too dry. Somewhat thick for a cider. Light spritzy carbonation. Glad I picked this up!

ametras (1788) - 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 (1280) - Marshall, 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 (1210) - - 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 (659) - 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.

SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2016
I drank a 16oz CaN of this, went well with a cigar .. Dark apple juice .. Firm mouth, well balanced .. A rich cider, impressed as always from this cidery .. . . Shot down on safari

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy amber color, small head. Mild apple aroma, sweet, hints of vanilla. Moderate residual sweetness, very pleasant; apple pie flavor (stewed apples without the spices), light acidity level, and very mild astringency in the final.<vr>Very good.

mcberko (19878) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
22 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out medium sweet apples, some treacle and caramel, and brown sugar. Flavour is complex, with lots of treacle, caramel, and medium sweet apples. The treacly quality is unusual for the style and very pleasantly welcomed. Lots of depth and well-balanced. Excellent.

Ferris (17117) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle - Fresh red and green apple. Deep cloudy Amber with a small white head. Light cooked Apple, pleasant sweetness and a long finish. Not acidic or sweet, just flavourful.

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