Vander Mill Reviews




crossovert
3.8
Vander Mill MSG: Mango Simcoe Goodness
Draft. This is seriously good stuff, apple, mango, and ipa-level simcoe hops, what more could you ask for? Super refreshing even in the winter.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

crossovert
4
Vander Mill Barrel Aged Totally Roasted
Draft. This is awesome, love the base cider, adding to it is a bit more vanilla nd bourbon, tasty.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

ContemplateBeer
2.3
Vander Mill Blue Gold
Danish pint from a pint can; from Keg Liquors. Aroma: Semi-sweet apple juice with a touch of blueberries; virtually nothing in the way of tartness. Appearance: Transparent, still berry tinted gold with no head. Flavor: Semi-sweet juice up front; blueberry comes in more halfway through, but doesnít add any tartness or additional complexities; the finish lingers. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: On the dull side of things all around.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

wlajwl
3.5
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Aroma is ginger, peach and slightly medicinal. The flavor is peach, apples, ginger and a tart/slightly medicinal finish.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

nuplastikk
3.8
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
16oz can. A pretty cool Cider. Dry, medium bodied. Pale yellow body. No real head. The aroma is quite unique...cinnamon, vanilla, pecan. Not in line with an Ice Cider or something of that magnitude, but quite an enjoyable beverage.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

blackflag321
4
Vander Mill Puff the Magic Cyser
Shared bomber. Clean, shiney light gold. This is the best "cider" I have experienced. Granted, Iíve had few because Iíve been of the opinion that they pretty much taste the same-- like hard cider. Not this one. Oak character. Hints, just hints of bourbon. Apple and honey, but not the tart fruity character of apple nor the sweet stickiness of honey. Everything balanced nicely. Definitely a "buy again."
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

crossovert
3.8
Vander Mill LL Cool Bayes
Draft. Clear light cider pour. This is good stuff, very dank and hoppy but nice tart tannic apple. Good shit.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

DuffMan
3.4
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Can. Pale yellow-orange-pink, fine carbonation. Tart apples and fresh seedy raspberries. Finish is dry. Good.
Monday, October 24, 2016

DuffMan
3.7
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
On tap @ Eataly Chicago. Very pale yellow, fine carbo. Spicy tart apple with sweet toasted pecan undertones, nuances of vanilla and spices. Finish is bone dry. Quite delicious!
Monday, October 24, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.7
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
Sampled from a 16oz can this cider poured a yellow-gold color with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was apple flesh and a hint of vague spices. The flavor was vanilla and cinnamon followed by apple flesh. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok
Thursday, October 13, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.3
Vander Mill Nunica Pine
Sampled from a 16 oz can this cider poured a yellow gold with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was musty with a dryish apple note. The flavor was musty with dryish apple and a touch of medicine. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
1.8
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider
Sampled from a 16oz can this cider poured a pale yellow color with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was dryish and musty with egg white and a hint of coder vinegar. The flavor was very dry with phenol and a bit of apple. Medium length finish. Medium body. Not good.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

rumproasts
3.6
Vander Mill MSG: Mango Simcoe Goodness
Tap. Lightly hazy straw with small head. Lightly tart. Apple is mild, letting the mango and simcoe flavors come through. Nice balance of all three. Grew on me with each taste.
Friday, September 23, 2016

rumproasts
3.4
Vander Mill Anchoís Mamaís Cider
Tap. Deep golden orange with small head. Tart apple with light pepper spice notes. Not actually hot at all. Pepper is subtle. Good, but just doesnít go anywhere interesting.
Friday, September 23, 2016

rumproasts
3.6
Vander Mill Barrel Fermented Mango Citra
Tap. Lightly hazy pale golden yellow. Tart with lemony citrus. Sour green apple. Light oak.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.9
Vander Mill Rose
Tap. Golden pink with minimal head. Very winelike. Light honey notes. Plenty of sour apple. Very complex. A bit hot alcohol wise.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.4
Vander Mill Pigeon Mill IPA
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Medium body with earthy dank hops. Not my favorite hops, but well constructed.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.4
Vander Mill Ashmeadís Kernel
Tap. Golden yellow with minimal head. Very light sweetness. Tart lemon, mild apple.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.7
Vander Mill Barrel Fermented Hard Cider
Tap. Golden with minimal head. Tart apple. Light oak. Definitely less sweet than the standard. Very good.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.5
Vander Mill Rhode Island Greening
Bottle. Very pale golden yellow with minimal head. Very tart green apple. Sourness lingers. Flavor is a bit thin, but otherwise tasty.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3.7
Vander Mill Barrel Fermented Raspberry
Tap. Near ruby with minimal head. Tart raspberry and light apple. Hint of woodiness. A lot drier than the standard raspberry cider.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rumproasts
3
Vander Mill Brown
Tap. Deep brown with one finger head. Oddly tart. Thereís got to be some apple in here. Light roast and mild nutty notes. Maybe a hint of smoke. The sourness doesnít entirely work for me, but itís interesting.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

justkoehn
3.1
Vander Mill Anchoís Mamaís Cider
Resembles beer in appearance. Muddled aroma between Apple and ancho. Spice at first then Apple finishes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 15, 2016

justkoehn
3.6
Vander Mill Ginger Peach Cider
Appearance resembles more ginger. Ginger overwhelms aroma. Ginger sits in the mouth, then peach then hint of apple finishes. Very good cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 15, 2016

justkoehn
3.7
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Blush color with no head or lacing. Apple overwhelms the raspberry in aroma. Light carbonation for cider. Tartness of raspberry leaves smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 15, 2016

chucklemation
3.7
Vander Mill Totally Roasted Cider
Pours a yellow color with no head. Aroma is apple, cinnamon, and some vanilla. Flavor is cinnamon and tart apple. Has a dry, soft mouthfeel. I donít really get much from the pecans, but I have no doubt they add something to this tasty cider. Nicely done.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Maakun
3.4
Vander Mill MSG: Mango Simcoe Goodness
Tap at Pyramid Scheme. Clear golden with lots of bubbles. Dry apple juice, light grassy, soft lime and maybe some mango but not a lot, light sweet apple juice underneath but mostly this is on the dry side. Light bodied with dry feel and soda like carbonation.
Monday, August 15, 2016

Campy877
3.6
Vander Mill Blue Gold
On tap at Howells & Hood in Chicago. Very good sweet and tart cider. Golden color on the orange side (duh, gold). Palate lingers with a nice Apple taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, August 5, 2016

b3shine
3.5
Vander Mill Apple Raspberry Cider
Draft to mini-snifter at New Holland. Looks solid; a transparent pale peach with a very light pink hue to it and white lacing. Smells and tastes of tart apples with some mild but well-balanced raspberry in the background. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly tart, and on the drier side. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Maakun
3.4
Vander Mill Hard Apple Cider
Can shared. Clear very light straw with no head but quite some bubbles. Lots of sweet apple juice with a nice amount of tartness, some apple skins dry white wine and mineral notes, but mostly just apple. Light bodied and medium dry. Nice alcoholic apple juice.
Friday, July 29, 2016

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 9, 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 5, 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 3, 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 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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