Vander Mill Reviews




phaleslu
3.5
Vander Mill Besieged
Draft at The Brass Tap-U Square, served in a flight. Pours a clear gold color with no head. Tart, tangy, sharp red apple skins have the slight edge over the honey sweetness, earthy florals, and oaky bourbon notes. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation. I need to try more cysers.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

mcberko
3
Vander Mill Nunica Pine
On tap at Bushwhacker Woodlawn, pours a clear blonde with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out perfumey floral hops upfront, along with pine and dry apples. Flavour is fairly acidic, with quite restrained dry hopping and bone dry apple skins. Medium acidity on the finish. Itís okay - there are much better examples of hopped ciders.
Monday, June 27, 2016

jtclockwork
3.4
Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser
Bottle - pours yellow - nose/taste of cider, apple, honey, milk chocolate and light barrel - medium body.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

vtafro
3.7
Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser
Bottle. Orange pour with no head. Light honey, mild fruit, sweet aromas. Flavors are honey, fruit and oak notes.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.3
Vander Mill Nunica Pine
On tap at bushwhacker Portland. Pours out a pale golden. Nose is greenapple tart and a little pine note. Taste is more of the green apple a little sweetness and some light pine.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

islay
2.8
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
16 oz. can, consumed on 6-10-16. Pours a very pale straw to greenish yellow. Highly translucent liquid. Very small amount of short-lasting, beige head. Highly bubbly. Itís hard for me to judge the appearance of ciders. Floral, juicy, honey smell. Light aroma; I wish it were stronger. Lightly tart flavor, like watered down white vinegar. Definitely apple. Light body. Not very substantial in the palate. Overall, not a bad cider, but, like most ciders, it doesnít exactly exude substance or complexity.
Friday, June 17, 2016

RocknSkol
3.6
Vander Mill Apple Blueberry Cider
Amber with a hint of violet. White head that quickly disapates. Nice fruit aroma that is more complex than apples and blueberries. Medium bodied with carbonation similar to beer. Orchard fruit flavor that is well balanced with a lingering, dry, apple and blueberry finish.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

bigtaster
3.7
Vander Mill Chapmanís Blend
On tap at the Vander Mill. Nice dry cider, lotís of different deep apple flavors, pear, apple skins, some funk. Really quite nice.
Sunday, June 05, 2016

crossovert
3.5
Vander Mill Besieged
750ml bottle. Much deeper hue than the average cider on the pour. Its a touch metallic but nice coconut and vanilla oak flavors, tannic apple, only a hint of beeriness and fairly dry.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lemke10
3.5
Vander Mill Nunica Pine
This pours a clear, yellowish color with a touch of carbonation. The aroma is mild with sweet apples and hints of pine. This one has a rather interesting taste as you know itís a cider but it doesnít come off with a normal cider taste. Strong, but not overpowering taste of pine. Very interesting!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lemke10
3.8
Vander Mill Blue Gold
This pours a deep orange/pinkish copper color with a little bit of carbonation. Mild aroma of apples. The taste is light and sweet with a good presence of blueberries in the flavor. An interesting blend of blueberries and apple resulting in a nice flavor profile.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Lemke10
3.5
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
This pours a very pale yellow color with a decent amount of carbonation. The aroma is full of apple and a very small amount of cinnamon and vanilla. The taste has a nice apple base with a tasty spice flavor. A very interesting cider.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Lemke10
3.5
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
This pours a pale yellow color with a slight head. The aroma is slightly sweet with hints of ginger and peach. The taste is mildly sweet with decent flavor from the ginger and peach. Itís an interesting flavor but it does take a little getting use to.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Pailhead
3.7
Vander Mill Chapmanís Blend
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate apple cider, apple skins, and spice. It pours a a dull white gold what quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a fine ring. The flavor starts with some tart apple skins. The finish has light white wine. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

rumproasts
3.9
Vander Mill Green Mill
Tap. Coppery with minimal head. Lots of barrel and bourbon notes. Light honey, tart apple. Really enjoyable.
Monday, April 18, 2016

markducommun
3.6
Vander Mill Blue Gold
Clear blue purple orange, white head. Berry, honey. Sweet, some light tang. Medium body, oily, a bit of carb. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

unclefrito62
2.8
Vander Mill Nunica Pine
This has a wine smell to this beer. This is light yellow in color and you can taste the apple in this beverage. Very drinkable and would be awesome on a hot summer day. Overall I would buy and drink this beer again!
Saturday, April 02, 2016

JStax
3.6
Vander Mill Green Mill
Draft pour. Clear gold with no head. The aroma is sweet and apply withsome woody notes and some booze. Medium body and medium carbonation. Good!
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rudzud
3.6
Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser
Shared with JLindros. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear honey hue with no head. Aromas of nice honey, faint apples, light chocolate. The taste is similar to the nose. Like chocolate covered apples. Nice honey sweetness. Rather tasty with a good finish.
Thursday, February 18, 2016

JaBier
3.3
Vander Mill Green Mill
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Clear amber pour with no head. Aroma of apple and slight alcohol. Dry apple juice and booze flavor with a dry and tart finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

JaBier
3.2
Vander Mill Anchoís Mamaís Cider
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Clear gold pour with no head. Aroma of hard apple cider and light pepper. Apple flavor with a slight pepper finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

JaBier
3.5
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Clear blanc pour with no head, but bubbly and effervescent from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of apple juice and ginger; not much peach. Ginger and apple flavor with a tart, dry finish. Once again, not much peach.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

JaBier
3.4
Vander Mill Besieged
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Clear gold pour with no head. Aroma of apple, honey, malt and bourbon. Apple and malt flavor with some booziness before a tart finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

JaBier
3
Vander Mill Crandaddy
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Clear red pour with no head. Aroma of apple and cranberry. Apple juice flavor with a dry cranberry finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

JaBier
3.4
Vander Mill Chapmanís Blend
Sample at Vander Mill on 1/30/16. Pours clear blanc with no head. Aroma of tart apple and sweetness. Tart apple flavor with a bit of sweetness before a dry finish.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

charule
3.9
Vander Mill Loving Cup
On tap at Links. Poured cask hazy dirty orange pink with no head. Aroma sweet fruity berry pink peppercorns. Light carb med bod. Taste little peppery steak berry floral.
Friday, January 29, 2016

charule
3.4
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider
On tap at Local Option. Poured clear yellow no head. Aroma sweet apple juice, some dust. Light carb med bod. Taste very dry vomit tart apples.
Friday, January 22, 2016

ajnepple
3.2
Vander Mill Blue Gold
On tap at Sheffieldís in Chicago. Clear purplish appearance. A good juicy cider with notes of apples, pears, vanilla and light blueberries.
Monday, January 04, 2016

charule
3.4
Vander Mill Besieged
On tap at Three Aces. Poured clear gold orange with no head. Aroma sweet crab apple oak perfume. Light carb med bod. Taste dry almost sour apple min vanilla
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ahuth
3
Vander Mill Besieged
Bottled. A dry cider upfront taste. A light taste. Has a light bourbon after taste. I find this cider very good. Only downfall is how light and lack of flavor. All the flavor is light.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

arminjewell
3.1
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought apple skins, white wine, touch of grass, very slight raspberry notes, hints of apple flesh. Taste was green apple, apple juice, some grass, touch of raspberry but really hidden, finishing fairly dry.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

patrick767
3.2
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
can - Pours clear light yellow. The aroma is of ginger and apples. The flavor is more ginger, tart apples, and as ciders go itís on the dry side just like the other Vander Mill ciders Iíve had. Iím not getting any peach.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

patrick767
3.2
Vander Mill Blue Gold
can - Pours light amber with minimal head and a tart apple aroma. The flavor is on the dry side for ciders. The green apple is nice. Any blueberries in there were undetectable to me. Tart and pretty good. Itís very similar to the other ciders Iíve had from Vander Mill.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

deyholla
3.7
Vander Mill Besieged
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a clear bright gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines sweet honey and apple well with a touch of bourbon supporting. Flavor begins with sweet apple and has a growing honey that is supported by a light bourbon.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

hayduke
3.1
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Can from Strykzone. Poured yellow with a thin white head. Gone quickly. Nose of ginger peach and apple as befits the name. Medium body. Flavor is as aroma and the finish is dry. Quite good actually.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

hayduke
2.9
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Can courtesy of Strykzone. Pour clear and light pink. No head. Light in body. Flavor is apple and light raspberry., Actually quire drinkable.
Friday, November 06, 2015

hayduke
2.7
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider
Can courtesy of Strykzone. Poured clear yellow. Little or no head. Nose of apple. Light body .Flavor is apple. Finish is apple. Nothing wrong here but tasted like apple. Did I say apple?
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

hayduke
3.3
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
Can courtesy of Strykzone. Poured gold. White foam. Nose of apple and cinnamon. Light body .Flavor is apples, and cinnamon spice. Dry finish. Refreshing and good
Thursday, October 29, 2015

arminjewell
3.1
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Pour out of 16 oz can, clear straw yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of ginger, apple peel, white wine, hints of spice notes with a touch of yeast. Taste was a mix of very slight peach, more ginger, spice, touch of apple, bitter peel, some white grape, finishing dry.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Strykzone
3
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
12 oz. can I came back from GTMW with. Very clear yellowish. A little carbonation floats up but no foam. A nice spice effect here. Light cinnamon and nuts along with something buttery. Apples are almost in the background and are semi sweet. Just a hint of vanilla. Alcohol is not tasted.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Strykzone
2.9
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Can I came back from GTMW with. Very clear and light in color with a little pink. Pretty much no foam. Raspberry in the aroma with some apples under that. That is also the flavor. some maltiness.
Friday, October 16, 2015

Strykzone
2.3
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider
16 ounce can I came back with from GTMW. Poured into an Oktoberfest liter dimpled mug, because why not? VERY clear and just a little yellow tint. No foam. This smells like apple juice with very soft malts. The semi sweet deScription is accurate. I am not a fan of ciders and this is a reason for not wanting to become one.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Strykzone
3.1
Vander Mill Blue Gold
16 ounce can I came back from GTMW with. Mid tart apples lead. Yellow ones? A hint of spice. That is the flavor, too. Blueberries? I didnít notice any.
Friday, October 09, 2015

miyauchi38
3
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
アップルパイの香り、スッキリした味
Monday, October 05, 2015

FlandersNed
3.9
Vander Mill Too Gold
25.4 oz bottle. Clear, pale yellow hue. Nice oakey apple nose and flavor. Lightly tart/dry & lightly sweet. Medium bodied & same carbonation.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

ebone1988
4.2
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
My first cider. Aroma is cinnamon, apple, vanilla. Appearance is like apple juice, white head, pale yellow. Taste is cinnamon and apple, light vanilla and pecans. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, really nice. Overall, this is perfect for an Autumn day.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Frank
3.5
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
This stuff is a cut above most spiced ciders, which have tended to be chemically tasting messes in my experience. This has a nice subtle vanilla and cinnamon character which brings to mild apple pie w/o beating you over the head w/ it. It is lightly sweet but not cloying or sticky w/ just enough tartness to balance w/o clashing w/ the spice. Definitely, if you are inclined to like this sort of thing, check it out.
Monday, September 28, 2015

Dogbrick
3.3
Vander Mill Dry Hopped
Sample at Winking Lizard. This Cider pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing. Fruity aroma of apples and citrus. Medium body with flavors of mildly tart apples, mild spice and a bit of malt. The finish is champagne-like with an apple cider aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

bpar73
3.7
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
Sample at MBG U.P. Fall Festival. gold color with a small white head. Apples, cinnamon and spice in the aroma and taste. Semi-sweet, dry finish.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Pailhead
3.7
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate cinnamon apples. Itís a transparent pale white gold with a minimal white head that is really just a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts a quick dose of lightly tart apple. The finish has light-moderate cinnamon and a hint of toasted of. Itís light bodied with mild carbonation.
Monday, September 07, 2015