Virtue Cider Reviews




ads135
3.8
Virtue Michigan Harvest
Another really nice cider from Virtue. This one a little less dry than Lapinette, but no less refreshing. Granny Smith throughout. Tried with Jess at Boulevardia in 2017.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

ads135
4
Virtue Lapinette
Really liked this cider. Exceptionally dry, very champagne like. On the brutally hot day that was Boulevardia 2017, this was a necessary change of pace.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

DrnkMcDermott
3.8
Virtue Michigan Brut
Tasted at a Goose island brewery office bottle share. I needed a sweet cider to rinse out a particularly smoky beer before this. This is a clean, yellow cider color. Apples in the nose. The taste starts with a bit of sugar, but then becomes quite dry. Despite the dry finish, it still has a bit of sweetness in its apple flavor.
Monday, January 8, 2018

mcberko
3.2
Virtue Lapinette
750mL bottle, pours a clear dull blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out light sweetness, some champagne effervescence and bone dry apples. Flavour is bone dry, with light champagne, bone dry apples, and light wild yeast. Not the most complex brut, but it’s very pleasant.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

rumproasts
3.7
Virtue Michigan Cherry
bottle. golden pink with small head. tart cherry with sweet apple. the cherry flavor is complex and well integrated. finishes sweet.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

tmoreau
3.5
Virtue Michigan Harvest
On tap at Ellyn's Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., and snifter served showing a clear & bright, golden hue, with a quickly dissipating, thin ring of foam, and no lacing to speak of. The nose was fruity perfume of slightly ripened apple, and subtle spice. The taste was similar notes, medium bodied, with light sting from the carbonation, some tartness & tanginess, dryness, and modest earthy & tannic bitterness. Tasty and pleasantly drinkable.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

crossovert
3.1
Virtue Michigan Honey
355ml bottle. Pale pour. Sweet honey component, more mature than pretty much any other entry into the style.
Friday, November 10, 2017

crossovert
3.7
Virtue Michigan Harvest
355ml bottle. Pale pour. Nice earthy and tart apples, this is a reaally nice cider.
Friday, November 10, 2017

crossovert
2.9
Virtue Michigan Cherry
355ml bottle. Pinkish pour. Decent interplay of tart cherries and apples, only a tiny hint of sweetness.
Friday, November 10, 2017

rumproasts
3.6
Virtue Michigan Honey
bottle. Pale straw with small head. Big sweet apple with light carbonation, and nice honey backbone. Good balance of tart and sweet flavors. Very good cider.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

rumproasts
1.9
Virtue Michigan Harvest
bottle. Pale straw with small head. My first bad experience with Virtue, but this is a band-aid party. Seems like it might be promising without the band-aid, but alas I can't get past it.
Sunday, November 5, 2017

deyholla
3.8
Virtue BCS Mitten
Sampled from the tap at GTMW 2017. Pours a crystal clear yellow gold with a bubbly white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dry apple with a bit of a sweet bourbon note baking. Flavor has dry apple throughout with a bit of a BCS bourbon and a bit of sweetness.
Friday, September 29, 2017

svandyke
3.8
Virtue Michigan Brut
12oz bottle- almost colorless and almost without carbonation. Not much nose. Super dry with huge apple flavor.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

KyotoLefty
3.6
Virtue Michigan Harvest
Bottle from AJ's. green apples, sharp nose, touch od toffee and cheese. Pale gold with bubbles. Sweet / sharp flavor quite a bit of tannin for an American cider too. Minerals, green apple, prickly tannic finish. Good traditional cider.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

magsinva
3.7
Virtue The Mitten
Draft @ Barleys Overland Park - Clear, pale yellow green, still. Some funk on the nose, the barrel aging comes through, green apple. Solid.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

randy1969
3.5
Virtue The Mitten
Has a strong ripe, apple aroma. Appears golden and slightly sparkling with a white head of minimal proportion. There is a sweet apple taste, with a bit of tartness. Unfortunately, I couldn�t tell it was bourbon barrel aged, this would have given a nice depth to the flavor I think. Pretty good for a cider
Friday, August 11, 2017

superspak
3
Virtue Michigan Brut

Monday, August 7, 2017

dnstone
3.9
Virtue The Mitten
Pours a clean clear golden with now head or visible carbonation. Light musty apple aroma. Light green apple tart and sweet followed by a light woody dryness, booze is light if noticeable. Notes: Bottle from Cosentinos, Aug ’17
Friday, August 4, 2017

flatmatt
3.7
Virtue Michigan Brut
On tap. Clear straw-colored pour. White grape and green apple aroma, tart. Flavor is a tart juicy green and red apple, white grape, and a very slight oak finish. Not bad.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Frank
3.3
Virtue Michigan Brut
So this is pretty much what straight-up fermented apple juice w/o much of any wild character, back sweetening or spices added tastes like if anyone was wondering. I’ve never found this type of thing particularly compelling but certainly it makes for a more adult experience than soda-pop like Woodchuck or Angry Orchard. Think very slightly sweet and half-carbonated champagne w/ a distinct floral apple note and a touch of tannin than lingers on the tongue. It’s a pretty refreshing beverage overall if not particularly rich or complex.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ungstrup
2.8
Virtue Ledbury
Draft. A yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples. The flavor is a bit acidic with notes of apples, and a bit of lemon, leading to a dry finish.
Monday, July 3, 2017

DocLock
2.4
Virtue Michigan Brut
Bottle from Wegman’s. Pale golden pour with no head. Apple in the nose, very dry flavor, apples, mild yeasty notes.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

oh6gdx
3.2
Virtue Percheron
[email protected] Yellow colour with no head. Aroa is green apples, some mild yeasty and slight white wine like notes. Flavour is green apple skins, some wood, mild tartness and ends quite tart and dry.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Palme
3.6
Virtue The Mitten
On tap @ Tørst. This is a clear looking apple pale yellowish one. No head what so ever. Smells really good. Lots of tart and almost musky apples. Canned pears, a mellow sweetness from yellow apples. What stands most out is the woodies. Really nice aroma. Tastes quite good also this. Its really low in the carbonation, near flat and it has a gliding oily texture in the mouth. Mild tartish and wood dry, yet shining with apple, apple juices and a little vanilla? Ah, a really good cider this. 15.06.2015
Friday, June 2, 2017

MGH1580
5
Virtue Michigan Brut
Proper Cider at it's best. Not made from concentrate. 0g sugar. 5.7g carbs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 26, 2017

Klimaet
3.6
Virtue The Mitten
Tap. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head. Aromas of sweet apples, vanilla, light oak, pear. Taste is sweet, some vanilla oaky notes, mostly just apples and a bit of pear like sweetness. Dries out.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.4
Virtue The Mitten
Draught. Clear yellow colour. Powerfull nice apple aroma. Week barnyard and barrel just present. MOderate nice apple flavor. Very dry. Barrel just present. Average finish. Oily palate. NIce.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

mike67
3.5
Virtue Michigan Brut
12 oz bottle. Pours golden, almost still. Aroma is of apples and white wine. Body is medium bitter-sharp. Taste is very sour (reminds me of Spanish cider) and tart with some fruity notes. Finish is long and sour. Good overall.
Monday, May 15, 2017

DroolYeast
3.4
Virtue The Mitten
Tap. Aroma of apple, oak, light vanilla. Clear straw with no head. Taste is dry, apple, light sour. Light body, dry feel and dry apple finish.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

luttonm
3.2
Virtue Michigan Brut
Burgundian, Seattle. A few bubbles for a head, very light Chardonnay yellow. White wine yeastiness with a fairly strong apple tartness. Dry finish. Fruity apple nose. Quite tangy. I quite like it.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Msdrbeat
1.8
Virtue Michigan Brut
Bottled. Quite thin taste and not particularly dry and crisp in after taste.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Feuerbach
2
Virtue Lapinette

Friday, April 14, 2017

60minuteman
4
Virtue The Mitten
TW bottle. Looks like liquid gold. Plastic smell, apples, candy, white wine, bourbon and soap. Highly carbonated and bubbly. The bourbon kicks. It’s sweet finish deducts from the booze, which makes it more wine than bourbon. Simply a good cider.
Monday, March 20, 2017

wlajwl
3.8
Virtue Michigan Harvest
Aroma is apples, mild fruit and a hint of bandaid. The flavor is fruit, apples, mild sweetness in the middle and a dry/tart finish.
Monday, March 20, 2017

mathuaerknedam
3
Virtue The Mitten

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Prufrockstar
4.1
Virtue The Mitten
As much as I prefer to avoid AB-InBev, it’s hard to turn down 750ml bottles of a delicious barrel-aged cider for $8.99. Pours clear and quite pale. Leans to the sweet side, with nice oak and vanilla overtones. Medium body (feels like it’s both light and airy, but with some rounded weightiness behind it), average carbonation. Overall: I enjoyed this immensely.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

FROTHINGSLOSH
2
Virtue Michigan Brut
Sampled on draft this cider poured a hazy yellow color with a trace soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet and yeasty with an apple juice note. The flavor was sour and tart with chalk and band aid. Very long finish. Light body. Not good.
Monday, February 27, 2017

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.9
Virtue Lapinette
Sampled on draft this cider poured a pale yellow color with a trace soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sourish yet sweet with notes of apple flesh and champagne. The flavor was dryish and sour with champagne and apple flesh notes. Medium length finish. Light body. Ok.
Monday, February 27, 2017

MicroGrog
2.7
Virtue Michigan Brut
12oz bottle from City Swiggers. Clear, pale straw-colored, sizzling cider. Bottled on Jun 29 2016. Smell is dominated by clovey/plastic/Play Doh-like esters. Something corky. Turning somewhat floral as it opens up. Taste is sharp, tannic, dry & lingering. Winey finish. Very classic flavors. Yeasty banana esters come through at the end. Not fond of that. Just okay. Not something I’d really want to revisit.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

sawbuck
2.8
Virtue Michigan Brut
Aroma of tart apples with some barnyard funk. Pale gold color....no head. Tart sweetness up front. Faint apples, followed quickly by dry bitterness. Minimal carbonation. Finish is dry and tart. O.k.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

tmoreau
3.7
Virtue The Mitten
On tap at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL. and dispensed to a large snifter, displaying a clear & bright, golden tone, with a modest layer of white foam that reduced to a persistent ring and light spots of lacing. The nose was apple & skins, subtle spice, and light hints of barrel & vanilla. Medium bodied, the taste was similar notes, with seltzer-like effervescence, a bit of funk, tartness & dryness, and a touch of apple core toward the finish. Tasty, with better than average complexity for a Cider.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ungstrup
3
Virtue Lapinette
Draft. A light yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples, while the flavor is a bit acidic with notes of apples and lemons, leading to a dry finish.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ungstrup
3.1
Virtue Neukoln
Draft. A light yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples and straw. The flavor is acidic with notes of apples and lemons, leading to a tart finish.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ungstrup
2.9
Virtue Orchard on the Lake
Draft. A yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples and some funk, leading to a dry finish.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

djd07
3.6
Virtue Sidra De Nava
Bottle at WTF 3. Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is rubber, oak, citrus. Thin body, apple,oak, nice tartness, very good.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

djd07
3.1
Virtue Percheron
Bottle at WTF 3. Pours a clear gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is apple, pear, diaper. Medium body, light oak, apple, light tartness, good.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.4
Virtue The Mitten
Sampled on draft at Tapped this cider poured a bright yellow color with a trace white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was wood, apple juice and an earthy note. The flavor was flat, dry and tart with wood, earthiness and faint watered down apple juice. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

cowrecked
5
Virtue Lapinette

Saturday, December 17, 2016

NikkTwist
3.6
Virtue The Mitten
Draft at Bru Craft. Crystal clear very pale yellow gold pour. No head but some fizz. The Bourbon barrel flavor is faint but the process certainly smoothed out the finish of what starts as a sharp tart lemon-apple cider. Good oak notes. Chardonnay grapes. More complex honey floral notes come out as it warms. Easy drinking but nice for sipping.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

rumproasts
3.6
Virtue Michigan Brut
Bottle. Pale golden with small head. Tart green apple. Very dry and wine like, not a hint of sweetness. Very good. Glad they’re putting something out in 12oz format.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016