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Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider



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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This cider was specially made for a draft customer in Grand Rapids, MI.. We are using over 4 lbs. of homemade cinnamon roasted pecans in a 30 gallon batch of this limited edition cider to bring you Totally Roasted. You will notice that soaking pecans in cider brings a unique texture and taste to the drink. We use cinnamon and vanilla during the roasting process and follow that up by adding whole cut vanilla beans to the cider. These subtle tastes certainly make this a cider all it’s own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Can. Clear, very light yellow pour with a small fizzy head that collects to a thin ring. Aromas are sugary apples with cinnamon and light pecans. Tastes apple pie with pecans. Pretty nice but a little sugary sweet. Vanilla lingers in the finish with some tart apples too. Pretty nice cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Aroma is apples/apple juice and hints of cinnamon and earthy/nuttiness. The flavor is apples, mild nutty notes, very slight cinnamon heat and a tart/earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1642) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Had on tap at their place in Spring Lake MI. Pours a clear yellow. Nice clean cider. Slight vanilla slight spicyness but not overwhelming. Super nice cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (729) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours from the can into a pale pale transparent yellow color with light bubbles rising to the top. A small apple smell with just a hint of a nutty background. Maybe even a slight alcohol aroma. A bubbly tingly feel right upfront. It does have a nice roasty feel to it. Not a ton of cinnamon but the blend does put off a decent apple pie vibe with a dry finish. Best at just below room temperature for me. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fakebeersnob (152) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Don’t usually drink cider, but thought I would have this while relaxing outside. Got a growler without expecting much. It tastes like a good cider. I don’t really get pecans or anything. Maybe there are hints of stuff in it, but I am not experienced enough to pick it out. It is sweet but also tart. Tastes like apple, like you would expect it to. Enjoyable. Can only drink a glass at at time though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (4056) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Yes, good overall cider experience, spices are not in yer face, goes over well. Aroma is mildly volatile apple. Decent co2 for a warmer brew. Yes, each end to a slug is not bad. Written in memory of cider tramp. At times the spices do try to come forward in the pecan or cinny. Over, hides the alky well, you’d never know this was 8%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Location: 16 oz can at Three Acres, 6/9/14

Aroma: The nose is right on what they describe, pie-like: full of cinnamon, pecans, and apple
Appearance: The beverage pours a clear golden color without much head or lace to it
Flavor: It isn’t nearly as sweet as you’d expect, nicely balanced, sweet, spice, and dryness
Palate: It has a decent feel, with a plus carbonation, minimal stickiness, and a light dryness
Overall Impression: I’ve never found anything in the cider category that I have enjoyed nearly this much. Honestly, I went into super skeptical. The combination sounds great, but I couldn’t believe it. Bottom line, Totally Roasted totally works for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1042) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours clear straw golden with an aggressive white fizzy head that immediately settles to nothing after the pour. Nose involves tart apple skin, light cinnamon spice, and some buttery nutty pie crust. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Lighter body, crisp, active, with a drying tart finish. Nice, tasty cider. Very quenching and drinkable, with nice subtlety.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
svandyke (71) - USA - MAY 6, 2014
16 Oz Can- Quickly dissipating head. Very clear color- straw. Subtle nose with a hint of the cinnamon in the apple. Somewhat sweet beginning with the hint of cinnamon warmth at the end. Oddly displeasing... I’d like to taste more vanilla, but the nutty -something- gets in the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a chilly spring Saturday afternoon. Appearance is like any other cider, pale gold with no head. Aroma is pretty great with pecan, vanilla, roast, apple, and cinnamon notes. Taste is surprisingly sweet, really hits you first thing out of the gate, light carbonation, still getting pecan and vanilla notes which sets this apart from other ciders I’ve had.

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