It’s another video review! Today it’s the return of #CiderSunday with an apple cider flavored with paw paws from one of my favorite Michigan cider makers. Enjoy!
Maker: Almar Orchards, Flushing, Michigan, USA
Apples: Propietary blend of unspecified organic apples.
Place of origin: Koan Family Orchards, Flushing, Michigan, USA
Style: Semi-dry Farmhouse cider
Purchased for $13/4 pint cans
Appearance: Dark gold, slightly hazy. Lightly bubbly.
Nose: Apple juice, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch.
Palate: Tart apple, sweetened apple sauce, touch of tannin.
Finish: Tart and a little sweet.
Parting words: This is the flagship cider of JK’s Scrumpy and the easiest one to find. It’s got big apple flavors, is semi-dry to semi-sweet (depending on who you ask) with no additives, food friendly and accessible to newbies. There’s nothing not to like here unless you’re a dry cider diehard. I would appreciate a little more tannic grip on the back end of the palate and in the finish, but that’s a minor complaint. An excellent example of a middle of the road organic cider, JK’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold is recommended.
Look for more JK’s reviews to come!