Makers: Greenbush, Sawyer, Michigan/Vandermill, Spring Lake, Michigan, USA
Style: Tripel brewed with cider.
Purchased for $13/4 pack
Appearance: Like cloudy cider with a big foamy head.
Nose: Sweet malt, hot cereal, hot cider.
Palate: Effervescent with hops, apple juice, and sourdough swimming around.
Finish: Bizarre. Big bitter hops clashing with a slightly sweet, apple flavor. Like chewing on cotton or accidently swallowing a bug.
Parting words: I have had lots of great beers from Greenbush and lots of great ciders from Vandermill. I have nothing but love and respect for both producers. That said, this is a terrible product. The nose and palate are decent, but nothing special. The finish is what kills it. It’s just gross. If a cider-beer from two great craft producers tastes this bad, I shudder to think what the corporate versions taste like. Vanderbush is not recommended.