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Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser

Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   ABV: -
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Cider fermented in Michigan wildflower honey and aged in New Holland Brewing Company Dragonís Milk Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear, bright gold with a small bubbly head. Aroma is apple cider with tons of oak and a hint of vanilla. Big oak-y barrel taste as well with some moderate sweet apple cider and honey. A touch of bourbon shows up in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and itís pretty smooth. Really liking these Vander Mill barrel aged ciders. I need to try some more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft. Not really tasting hte sum of its parts. It smells lie cherry bubblegum or those packs with the zebras on it. Flavor is sweet with light furits, cherry, and not a huge tart apple bite. The barrel is more evident in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Mildly sweet and mildly tart. Vary darn good. Not getting a whole lot of barrel character nut Iím digging it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5412) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at FoBAB í13. Pours a clear golden color with no head. The aroma and flavor have sweet honey, apples, wood, some mild bourbon notes. I keep trying to like ciders, but they all become too much of the same thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5438) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft to tulip at HopCat in Grand Rapids. Looks solid; a transparent copperish gold with very thin eggshell lacing and soft carbonation. Smells and tastes of oak and apples with a touch of honey. Solid on the palate with a somewhat tart mouthfeel. A nice take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft at crunchy's. Amber with no head. Spice and apple. Crisp apple and spicy. Dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Draft at Loganís Alley - pours a transparent gold . Soft sour oak aromas . Taste is tart apples , faint honey and oak . Not bad .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at Global Brew OíFallon. This was clear and some gold amber hues. I was very curious as to what this would be. Aromas of apple and honey. Those are tasted, as well. I hoped the mead would bring complexity and interesting aspects but that really did not happen. In the end it was honey and cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1058) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft sample at FoBAB 2013 pours dark gold. Nose apples, some bourbon. Taste apple, spice, with honey in mid palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jayzz (331) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Exceptional. Like a rich cider wine. Not to tart and not to sweet and not bitter at all. I love cyser and dragons milk and will have this seconds.

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