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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Sampled at Lagunitas Beer Circus. I think I caught more of the vanilla and cinnamon than pecan in this, but I am not usually one to enjoy nut flavors. Definitely a spicy little cider, and there is a bit of more solid texture like it had picked up some firm pecan flesh. Just enough to set it pleasantly apart from most any other cider.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Not sure why, but was expecting a darker cider. Maybe since the can was dark maroon. Poured like a white wine. So I normally don’t give ciders a rating over a 4, but this one was darn good. Probably the best cider I’ve had. Nice fruity aroma, but the taste was something else. Loved the slight sweet nuttiness of the pecan. Also, a nice touch of vanilla as well. Really enjoyable stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with no head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, apple peel, nice tart lemon, some caramel, nutty notes with a hint of candied fruit, some spice. Taste was a mix of apple, earth, spice into a bit of vanilla, almost a honey note with some candied nuts, finishing slightly tart. Pretty nice, but wish the non-apple flavors were brought out more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
[7046-20150206] 16floz can. Mild apple aroma with a hint of vanilla. Clear, pale yellow white head with a quick bubbly head. Tart apple flavour. Medium body. Good, simple. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o mds)
Overheard: "He pinched me... Well, that’s just adorable too."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3727) - 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 (2307) - 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 (8485) - 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 (1778) - 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 (3118) - 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 (3772) - 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.


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