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Vander Mill Chapmanís Blend



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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
John Chapman was an American pioneer that was credited with bringing apple trees to the Midwest in the early 1800s. He was regarded as a kind and generous nurseryman whose apples were often used to make hard cider. Today he is better known as Johnny Appleseed. Chapmanís Blend is made from a variety of American heritage apples that all come from Michigan and have over 200 years of history in the US. Varieties include: Winesap, Baldwin, Northern Spy and Jonathan. It is a semi-dry cider with a clean fruit flavor and slight carbonation. These apples offer subtleties to cider that are not possible with more dessert-like varieties. They are often more acidic and carry more tannin through to the juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate apple cider, apple skins, and spice. It pours a a dull white gold what quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a fine ring. The flavor starts with some tart apple skins. The finish has light white wine. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Pours clear blanc with no head. Aroma of tart apple and sweetness. Tart apple flavor with a bit of sweetness before a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Had on tap at their place in Spring Hill. Light golden pour with slight white head. Aroma of tart apples. Flavor is tart apple, but very smooth and clean. A very nice cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
750ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Clear golden color. Virtually no head. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sweet, kind of tart and tangy. Yellow apple flavor, not much to it for me. Solid cider over all, though. Just not really my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear yellow color with a minimal white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy aroma of tart green apple. Medium body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart apple flavor with a medium tart finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8266) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a very pale yellow color with zero head. The aroma and flavor have sweet, moderately tangy apple, mild tart character like Granny Smith apples, just a hint of skins. This has enough character to keep things interesting, but it is still just a cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7756) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good; a transparent light gold with thin white head that quickly dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells of good apples with a nose on the dryer side. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Semi-sweet. A good cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2075) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at cidery pours a clear pale straw with a thin white head. Aroma is dry and musky apples, light honey. Taste is very dry almost sourly tart. Dry and refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Draft. Clear gold pour. Smell is light apple some tartness. Flavor is a rich and tart though still sweet cider. It is more acidic and bright rather than rotten and musty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
tap. pale golden with minimal head. tart apple with very light sweetness. very mild carbonation. very solid cider. you canít go wrong with vander mill.

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