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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Freewheeler is the product in our lineup most like a traditional European cider. This dry graff is a fermented blend of the Midwests best apples with just a touch of lightly hopped cane sorghum to add body and structure. It is light, crisp and despite being crafted from a blend of Haralson, Honeycrisp, Sweetango and Topaz apples, the apple notes are subtle and enjoyable. This product is never too sweet or filling...the perfect start to any night. Go ahead and be a freewheeler!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13304) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Minnesota Trip #185. Keg at the brewery, 5/12/16. Clear copper, thin head. Aroma of sweet apples, tart finish. The taste is sweet and tart apples, mild earthiness. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23637) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at Happy Gnome. Slightly hazy very pale yellow color. Aroma of fruity and floral apple. Taste is dry apple, light citrus. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
A refreshing cider hit the spot near the end of a tasting flight. Getting a chance to see the can art I may have to pick up more. This beer holds up favorably to other Midwestern ciders and even some of the British versions. Dont debate more than a minute if you see it on the shelves or on draft.

Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated golden body shimmers and glows below a thin layer of head. Sweet dried apple chips filter upwards with a champagne like tartness.

Flavor / Palate - Apple slices, champagne, and honey refresh the tongue then the palate. The slow open unfolds to a dry crisp finish. A promising introduction to a new cidery makes me look forward to my next visit to Minnesota.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomashall (902) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at brewery. Aroma is slight tart apple. Taste follows with the dryness coming through at the end. Finishes nice. Good cider beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7137) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Draft on tap at the cidery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a pale golden hue, faint haze but near transparent straw harvest glow with bubbly cascades. A faint whitish ringer atop stays as a mellow skant ring, subtle lacing and retention. Aromas are a bit citric, cidery. Dry apple, touches of earth, fresh pressed apple and a touch of brut dry yeastiness. Initial is light, red fleshy apple with fresh pressed apple juice. A bit of brut yeasty life, gentle bubbly carbonation and earth. Fleshy red apple and dried out sweetness. Residual sugars seem well fermented, clean with a bit of a spritzy brut jab as we round the corner. Light, airy and quite crushable.. This cider remains bubbly, dry with a high drinkability. Never gets too sweet and ends up as a good cider worth sessioning. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5046) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pale golden color. Dry, tart apple aroma. Heavy on the apple skin. Slightly bitter flavor. Dry. Light tart. A bit of yeast. Medium body. Simple but tasty, and a refreshing change from the overly sweet crud.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
From 16 oz can. Just release today. Pours a clear light straw hue with a light head that dissipates fast. A lot of bubbling. Aroma of lemon, grass, sour apple, slight spice. Taste is tart, lemony and tart green apple. And some subtle red apple sweetness, but not really sweet at all. Very crisp on the palate and finish. Finishes dry but tart. Some lively acidity which is actually pleasing. Similar to a nice bubbly white wine that has some acidity. Really enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ginsbure (4) - - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Great cider/beer hybrid. Its got a really clean, crisp bite to it. Great in warm weather. They did a great job of keeping it dry and its not overly sweet; its actually more like drinking an apple than other ciders out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pour on tap, clear straw yellow pour with thin to no head, aroma brought green apple, grass, hints of lemon, some spice into a bit of honey, slight vanilla. Taste is a mix of apple, slight lemon, grass, hints of honey, vanilla, touch of sweet fruit, finishing dry, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap. Pours a clear pale yellow with a bit of visible carbonation but no head whatsoever. Aroma has a nice sweet rich apple with a nice dry bite. Flavor starts with sweet apple that grows in to a dry finish with a touch of bitterness.

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