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Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider



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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Hard apple cider blended with Michigan Raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8051) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Draft to mini-snifter at New Holland. Looks solid; a transparent pale peach with a very light pink hue to it and white lacing. Smells and tastes of tart apples with some mild but well-balanced raspberry in the background. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly tart, and on the drier side. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought apple skins, white wine, touch of grass, very slight raspberry notes, hints of apple flesh. Taste was green apple, apple juice, some grass, touch of raspberry but really hidden, finishing fairly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Can courtesy of Strykzone. Pour clear and light pink. No head. Light in body. Flavor is apple and light raspberry., Actually quire drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6640) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Can I came back from GTMW with. Very clear and light in color with a little pink. Pretty much no foam. Raspberry in the aroma with some apples under that. That is also the flavor. some maltiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ahuth (297) - - JUL 31, 2015
Can, poured cleanish pink, carbonated good. Has a dry taste with hint of sweet raspberry. Tickles your lips and tongue with the bubbles. Light. Overall, not the worst but also not the best. Would drink again but not my first choice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Clear pink color with no head and thin body. Liked the tart flavor from the cider and raspberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Draft. HAs a suprising amount of berry tartness which I would say for the most part dominates the apple, not terirble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6935) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
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.

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