Virtue Cider Reviews




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

Prufrockstar
4.1
Virtue The Mitten
As much as I prefer to avoid AB-InBev, itís 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 itís 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 Iíd 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 Ellynís 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

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 theyíre putting something out in 12oz format.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Borup
3
Virtue Orchard on the Lake
From tap at CBC 2016. Clear golden colour with a very small white head. Aroma and flavour of wood, funk, apples and crispy.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Borup
3.5
Virtue Neukoln
From tap at CBC 2016. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of crispy apples and tartness.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Borup
3.5
Virtue The Mitten
From tap at CBC 2016. Hazy yellow colour with a very small white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, wood, apples, vanilla and sweetness.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Borup
3.2
Virtue Percheron
From tap at CBC 2016. Yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of apples and with a tart finish.
Monday, December 5, 2016

wlajwl
3.5
Virtue Michigan Brut
Aroma is apples slightly perfumed fruit. The flavor is apples, fruit, a hint of bitterness in the middle and a tart/warming alcohol finish.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

zvikar
3.5
Virtue Lapinette
CBC2015, Pours yellow clear with a small head, aroma of apples, fruits, brett, flavor is sour with apples, brett, dry, medium bodied
Saturday, October 29, 2016

zvikar
3.2
Virtue Ledbury
CBC2015, Pours yellow with no head, aroma of apples, fresh, flavor of apples, fresh, medium bodied
Saturday, October 29, 2016

DuffMan
3.4
Virtue Percheron
On tap @ Jake Melnikís. Very pale, fine carbo. Tart apple softened by oak and rustic yeast, spicy nuances. Nice.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

nimbleprop
2.5
Virtue Michigan Brut
On tap at Haymeker NYC pours a totally clear gold with no head. Nose has... You guessed it, green apples. Flavor is apple juice and tart green apple. Merciful dry finish.
Friday, October 21, 2016

unclemike
3.5
Virtue Lapinette
clear yellow colored with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of barnyard, apples and apple peel. Fruity and light acidic flavor of apple peel. Tart finish.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TheAlum
3.5
Virtue Michigan Brut
12 oz bottle courtesy of a 4-pack picked up during the grocery shopping at Jewel (Aurora, IL). Was fun to finally see this start showing up in wider circulation. Pours a champagne tinged white grape allure, touch of shiny bright sun kissed apples, sunshine, and mellow haziness. Some lively bubbles cascade through the body with some bubbly white loose head atop. Mellow ringer laces small overall. Aromas are funky, a bit of appleskin, must and tart apple nectar appeal. A bit punchy, subtle brut like appeal, earthy and tart on the nose. Initial is lighter bodied, more mellow carbonic appeal overall with some tartness, appleskin, tartness and earthy appeal. Mellow yeasty dry appeal, subtle lingering apple nectar. Tart, dry, but not as fizzy and effervescent as I remember the Redstreak or Lapinette offerings. Backend is slick, subtle pie crust and tart apple liveliness. A mellow dryness, brut appeal, earthy. A touch flabby at times but nice flavor overall. Solid house cider brand.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

djd07
3.5
Virtue Ledbury
Bottle at Jester King. Pours a clear gold with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak and apple skin. Thin body, apple, pear, strong oak, light dry finish, very good.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dogbrick
3.3
Virtue Prince Hal
Sample at The Green Lady. Clear pale golden color with an effervescent white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of apples, vine fruit and spice. Light to medium body with flavors of apple cider, white grape and spice. The finish is dry with an apple aftertaste. Decent overall.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Iznogud
3.9
Virtue The Mitten
On tap at CBC 2016, yellow session. pours clear light golden yellow, no head. Apples. citrus, some vanilla, light sweetness, moderate tartness. Medium bodied. Nice stuff.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Iznogud
3.3
Virtue Lapinette
On tap at CBC 2016, yellow session. Pours cloudy pale yellow, no head. Mostly apples in aroma and flavor. Sweetish and bit acidic. Too thin for my taste lacking in flavor and aroma.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Troupis
5
Virtue The Mitten
This is perfection. Pure perfection. The bourbon is front-facing but combined with the cider taste creates a caramel and vanilla blend of a complex palate! Takes the edge off the cider but still a clear cider. Perfect. Had at Morton Arboretum craft beer fest and now again in a bottle. Same outcome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 9, 2016

crossovert
3
Virtue Michigan Brut
355ml bottle. DEcent cider, didnít htink it was 6.7 it is fairly dry, basic juicy apple, decent.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

oh6gdx
3.5
Virtue The Mitten
[email protected] Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is apple, vanilla, some dry wooden notes as well as mild yeast. Flavour is dry apple, green apple skins, some mild sweetness to it. Very balanced, and very dry palate.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

jsporrer
3.2
Virtue Percheron
Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with no noticeable head. Nice crisp and clean apple cider flavor. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Desverger
3
Virtue Percheron
[email protected] Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - yellow golden pour with small white bubbly head. Aroma and taste is sweet apple, sweet fruity, slightly watery and subdued aroma and taste overall.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

unclemike
4
Virtue The Mitten
Cloudy gold pour with a ton of fizzy white head. Dry and tart acidic aroma with some light fruit and sweet notes. Flavor is extremely tart at the beginning with a dry chardonnay and apple-like quality coming up at the end. Some subtle wood notes throughout.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Camons
3.1
Virtue The Mitten
Draught @ CBC 2016. Pours clear pale yellow, no head. Aroma of apple, applecore, vanilla, oak, lightl bourbon. Flavor is light sweet, sweet and light tart apples, applecore, oak, little vanilla, light bourbon. Medium body, average carbonation. 130516
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nische
3.1
Virtue Lapinette
Sample at CBC Blue Session. Clear yellow with fizzy, disappearing, minimal white head. Sweetish apple aroma and taste, with oak, grapes and minerals. Some tartness to it.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ungstrup
2.6
Virtue Percheron
Draft. A yellow cider with a white head. The aroma has notes of apples. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, leading to a tart finish.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

hackobock
3.7
Virtue The Mitten
September 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Hazy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet apples, star fruit, some vanilla, bourbon and oak. Taste is light tart and sweet fruity. Finish is slightly dry, tart apple skins, some sweet notes of baked apples, vanilla, bourbon and a light papery note. Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.
Nice!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Palme
3.9
Virtue Sidra De Nava
On tap @ Proletariat. A blurry paleish looking one with a quickly sidesticking bright white head. Smells really good. Lots of dryness in the nose. Wood, dust, small yellow sourish apples. Like it. Yeah, tastes lovely. It has a really tasty acidity this! Also some sweetness for balance, but itís definitely on the acidic sour path this cider. Good small prickling bubbles in a near oily texture. Lots of nice apply acidic flavors in this. Cork and musk. Super dry finish. Nice and really refreshing. 19.06.2015
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

chrisv10
3.1
Virtue The Mitten
CBC. Clear pale yellow with no head. Aroma is apples, oak, fruit and a little vanilla. Flavour is apples, oak, wood, fruit, little vanilla, little tart and medium sweet.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.2
Virtue Percheron
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a hazy moonstone color with a trace soapy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was leather, earthy, musty and pear. The flavor was sourish pear with leather, must, earth and was in general off and odd. Long leathery and earthy finish. Medium body. Not good.
Monday, June 27, 2016

yespr
3.1
Virtue Orchard on the Lake
Pours clear and golden yellow with no head. Sroma is dry apples zesty. Dry, crisp apples zesty. Citric, dry and apples finish.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

yespr
3.3
Virtue Neukoln
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is bretty and zesty. Smooth fruity, crisp zesty. Dry apples. Lingering zesty fruity finish.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

unclemike
3.2
Virtue Percheron
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric, smooth fruity, crisp apples. Smooth fruity, zesty. Medium dry snd smooth fruity finish.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

RasmusOtt
3.7
Virtue Percheron
Tap @ Mikkeller Barrel Room. Pours clear yellow with no head. Aroma of ripe apples, slight pear, oak, slight rural notes, grains and weak honey. The taste has lots of sweet apples, applejuice, fruity white wine, oak, pear, rural notes and slight champagne-like tartness. A nice cider!
Friday, June 24, 2016

fonefan
3.5
Virtue The Mitten

Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Virtue The Mitten ].
Clear light to medium orange yellow color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, sweet apples, tart apples, wood, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, sweet apples, vanilla, tart apples, fruity apples, wood, barrel, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20160519]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016