Virtue Cider’s Michigan Harvest is an entry-level cider, “made from all sorts of Michigan-grown apples, fermented deep in our cool cellar and aged in French oak, then blended with this year’s fresh-pressed juice.” (The similar-sounding Michigan Apple, not reviewed here, is also a semi-dry cider but is made from different types of apples.)
The cider is lightly sweet but quite tangy, with fresh apple notes underpinned with a slight but present dusky, earthy note. Quite fresh, with some herbal elements and a zippy but not heavy carbonation, it’s an amalgam of pretty much everything Virtue does. The finish sees just a hint of vanilla and spice. If you’re at all a fan of cider, it’s hard not to find some level of pleasure in it.
B+ / $10 per four-pack / virtuecider.com