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

Posted: July 21, 2015 in Almar Orchards, Cider, Reviews

Val wanted a cider earlier this week, and this had been sitting in the cooler for awhile. I opened it for her and went outside and she came out and actually told me how much she enjoyed it. That is incredibly rare in my house because she normally doesn’t like most things we open. There have been nights that I’ve opened 3 bottles for her to only be able to tolerate one. Let’s see what I thought about it.

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We invite you to celebrate a collaboration of a few passionate American and Canadian farmers. The fruits of their labour 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. This natural cider has been carefully fermented at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods.”

Random: We saw the fox again last night. It keeps trying to go after the fawns on our neighbor’s lawn.

This cider poured a clear copper color with absolutely no head and no crown. There was high carbonation visible. The nose was sweet with ripe, red apples and sweet berries. The taste was very sweet, but not in an overwhelming way. It had a caramel apple/apple pie flavor that was really pleasant. Juicy, red apples were in every single sip. It had honey at the end of the sip. The body was medium thickness with medium to high carbonation. It had a long finish with caramel apples. There is no comment on the price because this was another gift from Massachusetts. I really enjoyed this cider, as did Val, who proceeded to buy a bunch of others from the same company at Half Time this weekend.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Comments
  1. cidersays says:

    I also really liked this one! The unflitered apple juice type flavor without being spiced is great (I don’t like spiced cider). Its pretty rare to find craft cider this sweet, but thankfully I like sweet ciders. This is my favorite of the three varieties I’ve tried from this variety. As a side note, this cider runs about $8 in the Seattle WA area and is a winter seasonal.

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