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RATINGS: 59   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2015
can - Pours pale yellow and smells of tart apples. The flavor is lightly sweet and tart. Soft carbonation. As with the other Vander Mill cider I’ve had it avoids the overly sweet character of so many ciders. That’s generally a good thing. I’m just puzzled by pecans and cinnamon they say it was made with. I had a hard time smelling or tasting those ingredients. It’s a good cider, but maybe some batches are too light on the added ingredients.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Yellow with no head. Fizzy body. Candied pecans, roasted nuts, tart acidic apple notes. Finishes sour and lightly nutty. Real enjoyable and interesting cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
2015-02-06. Pale yellow body, headless. Aroma is sweet, with vanilla like notes, sweet mealy nuts, pecans. Sweet fruity apple core. Flavour is tartly acidic up front, sweet lightly earthy nutty accents. Average to thin bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very interesting. Can shared by mds.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pale yellow pour with no head. Aroma is faint apple, little pecans. Taste is apple and cinnamon up front with a little pecan in the finish. Semi-sweet, light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2945) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Hazy pale pear & straw colored body, light trace of bone white foam around the edges. Aroma of sharp apple skins, light honey, cinnamon, a hint of nuttiness. Flavor is mostly sharp & crisp apple juice, little bit of cinnamon lingers toward the finish. Not much nut. Sweet up front with a semi dry finish. Alright.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3431) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
16 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a crystal clear, pale gold with a lot of carbonation bubbles flowing through the cider. The head dissipated really quickly. The aroma has apple, cinnamon, cardamom. In the taste, I pick up on the vanilla and some of the nuts. They come across like candied nuts like you would get at a carnival. Mostly a sweet cider. High carbonation and a fizzy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - DEC 26, 2014
Pours a clear light yellow color. Aroma and taste are apples, nutty, and some vanilla.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft - Smells just like apple pie. Clear pale yellow. Light sweet and tart apples with the cinnamon bringing up the finish. Smells very nice, but tartness and acidity take out the warmth of roast and spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
(draft @ Vander Mill - Spring Hill, MI) Light gold with a fizzy head and good carbonation. Apples and good amount of cinnamon in the aroma and flavor as well. Nice cinnamon and a hint of vanilla that don’t kill the apple flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at VM. Clear light gold with little carbonation and aromas of cider and candied pecans. Flavor is heavy with candied pecans and apple. It is good but the nuts are a bit heavy handed.


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