Maker: Virtue, Fennville, Michigan, USA.
Apples: Variety of Michigan-grown apples.
Style: Partially barrel-finished apple cider with Michigan honey added (Not a cyser or mead).
Price: $13/12 12 oz can variety pack (Binny’s)
Appearance: Pale gold, like a lager.
Nose: Honey, sliced golden apples.
Palate: Lightly fizzy, medium bodied. Semi-dry. More balanced than the nose. Honeyed golden apple slices, lemon meringue pie.
Finish: Honey, dry apple slices, tannin.
Parting words: This is another Virtue cider out of the variety pack I bought for my June party. It’s my least favorite of the four included in the pack, but it’s still good. The honey is too strong in the nose but it and the barrel notes add depth and grip to what would otherwise be a pretty mild cider on the palate and in the finish. Good price for a quality cider. Virtue’s Michigan Honey is recommended.