|Vander Mill's Cidery (and now, Brewery!)|
Apple Cider - Turbid yellow and unfiltered. No head. Served cold as a condensation rapidly accumulates on the sides of the plastic cup. Tart, but still with an undertone of earthy apple fruit and a crisp finish. Not as tart as other hard crafted ciders. The carbonation provides a bite that in a way parallels the crispness that hops would induce on a beer. Light body, crisp, drying and leaving behind a cloying feel on the roof of the mouth.
|THE apple Cider|
Ginger Peach - Another opaque, cloudy looking liquid. The scent perfumes fresh ginger. The flavor again exemplifies ginger, but in more of a faint manner. I find a candy base leaves a sweetness in the foretaste while the ginger and a peach skin taste is left on the tongue.
Half Pint Amber Lager - Just that, a light amber color with a very strong head and lacing to follow. Very clear. Faint hops are present against a brief biscuit malt based. The flavor reminds me definitely of a cream ale. Man, it sure does. Smooth creamy, but with that cream soda flavor. Big malt base and soothing dryness to the finish. Very clean tasting.
Apple Raspberry - Appearance is similar to that of a berry based lemonade. A foamy white ring coats the sides of the glass. Some sour pungence and berry tartness. Aromatics are limited. Still, a similar apple base but with the added addition of fruit.
|A scenic view of the establishment|
To be continued...