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Vander Mill Dirty Jim
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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True to English style guidelines, this cider was fermented with wild yeast. The nose is unmistakably that of a barnyard, with a more complex mouthfeel than other American ciders. The apples used provide more tannin to the pallet. The funk on this one is an acquired taste. A limited release wild yeast-fermented English-style cider.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with light, white head / Fat nose of candied apple & pear, with some barnyard funk / Medium to full body, mostly fat with modeest fine-bubbled carbonation, moderately sweet, trace of sourness / Steely, young flavors of red apple, pear, some Jolly Rancher, with quirkier straw, old sweater, bologna, cheese / A very successful whimsy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely. Aroma has a strong funky barnyard note with underlying tart but dry apples. Flavor starts with a touch of acid and tart apples with a strong funky barnyard backbone and a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Vander Mill Dirty Jim - on tap at Bangers & Lace. Aroma is manure aka "barnyard". Flavor is acidic and tart and very representative of the dry english style. Very "funky" as the brewer’s description indicates, and I think this limits its appeal. Good, but unexceptional.


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