LATE RUN is all about the last week of harvest; it is stronger, darker, birchier and tangy - not as sweet, and highest in minerals and nutrients. I am often asked to describe the flavor ... it can vary from year to year. Most years there is a citrus or cherry-like fruitiness; some years more reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee. Most chefs and beer brewers using our syrup in their recipes use late run. We also use it as an ingredient in all of our birch products. So if you are cooking, baking, or brewing with it - or using in a cleansing diet or other nutritional application - late run will work well for you; it is a step beyond mid run!