milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pink color with no head and thin body. Liked the tart flavor from the cider and raspberries.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at their place in Spring Hill. Pours a light pink with a thin ring of white around the glass. Aroma is apples with slight berries. Flavor is slight berries with more tart apples. Very nice cider.
DrSilverworm (8541) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Taster on tap at Revolution brewpub. Clear kind of pink color. Thin off-white ring of head. Nice floral, and mildly fruity aroma. Moderate sweet taste. Lightly tangy. Light dry finish. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Solid cider. Raspberry addition is subtle but appreciated. 7/3/6/4/13
Re-rate, 6/4/2015: 16oz can from Dutch’s. Shared with Chris R. Can is labeled 6.9%, like all the other Vander Mill cans... Not sure if this recipe differs a bit from the draft version or not (but I’d bet that it probably does). Clear pinkish orange color. No head. Yellow apple flavor, mostly. Raspberry is subtle to me, but sort of noticeable. Not sure that apple + raspberry is a perfect combo. Moderate-plus sweet taste, kind of mild tart. Sort of dry taste, but sort of slick texture overall, too. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Just really sugary overall, too sugary for me. 2/3 of a can was plenty for me... A full 16oz would have been an endeavor. Hard for me to remember exactly, but I feel like the draft version was better, and the 16oz cans just taste like, well... the same as the other vander mill ciders (too sweet for me)
crossovert (9179) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. HAs a suprising amount of berry tartness which I would say for the most part dominates the apple, not terirble.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Spring Lake, MI). Pours a nice copper orange hue, gentle haze with healthy campfire glow. A decent offwhite bubbly head dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are sweeter apple juice, touches of seedy raspberry and gentle tannic skin. Some earthiness, more raspberry puree as we settle. Initial is nice and bubbly, nice raspberry skin mshows some tannic dryness with tart and sweet apple blend. Touches of yeast, more seedy pulpy middle shows some firm raspberry life. Nice fresh, raspberry presence with seedy elements, nice dry balance makes this not just about sweetness or fruit. The tart, dry cider blend does the work there as the flavorful raspberry elements work really well here. Finish is a bit tart, seedy raspberry lingers on with tart green apples, some dry yeast. Lovely.
rumproasts (4130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. pink with very small head. very tart cider with big raspberry flavor. lambic-ish.
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber poured in a wine glass. Pours cloudy pink. Flavor is carbonated and very tart. Almost more like a fruit lambic beer than a cider. Good, but the flavor becomes a bit assaulting and tiresome after half a glass.
SpongeRuiner (912) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A huge carbonation on the pour from the bottle then fades quick. Not as big of a smell as I was expecting. Big carbonation also on the mouthfeel. Almost a bit overpowering. A nice tartness in the end.