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Etienne Dupont Cidre Cuvee Colette

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Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Variety of apples: 80% of bitter-sweet apples (Mettais, Binet Rouge and Frequin) and 20% of acid apples (Judaines and Petit Jaune) Pressing density: 1065 Fermentation takes place in Inox tank. Wild yeasts are used and fermentation is controlled mainly by settlement extraction. After the traditional fermentation in a barrel, it is the bottle itself that, thanks to a secondary fermentation, the “prise de mousse” takes place. This natural phenomenon requires careful and patient attention to each bottle. During the aging period “sur lattes”, the bottles are rotated daily, manually, gradually from the horizontal to the vertical position, in order that the sediment will accumulate in the neck of the bottle, to await removal. At the time of “degorgement”, the neck of the bottle is frozen and, enclosed in ice, the sediment is then removed.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apickles (214) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Light lemon in colour quite heavily sparkling in the glass, Pours like champagne - big fizz disappearing instantly. A little sweet with honey on the nose. Quite rich, honey and a nice fizz in the mouth. A touch sharp on the finish and overall quite dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from the cidery. Pours clear straw colour with champagne like fizz. Sour apple aroma. The taste is quite sweet with sour apple and a touch of aniseed. High levels of carbonation giving a full mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2015
750ml bottle (Stockholm, Riga)
Aroma quite restrained, just a slight appley hint, but more a woody wineyness. Pale and effervescent. Crisp on the tongue. Initially quite sharp, but as it warms a bit, some sweetness comes through. Nice lip-smacking sourness. Good crisp cidre to have with grilled meat. A champagne of ciders.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear golden color. No head, non expected. Leather, sweetish, cow manure in aroma. Leather, fruity, apples, acidic in taste. Crisp and dry mouthfeel. Fruity caramel in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled. Golden colour with no head. Aroma is apples (green and ripe ones), and mild sweetness. Flavour is earthy, mild sweetish sour apples as well as some yeasty and farmyardy funk to it. Somewhat dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BadAprilia1000 (370) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a decent white head. Aroma is sour, green apple, fuji sweet apple, vinegar. Taste is clean apple juice, slight vinegar bite, weak cinnamon, sweet yet dry at the finish. Palate and drinkability are amazingly smooth. Definitely worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7721) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Champagne bottle at YNWA Beershop. No head. Hazy light green body. Wineous bittersweet aroma and flavor with a high carbonation and a nice acidity. Long dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2478) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
750ml bottle from TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan. Clear pale yellow in colour with no head but lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is fantastic, wood, vanilla, apples, brown sugar with just a hint of alcohol. The flavour follows what the aroma brought, its like an iced cider without all the alcohol and not still. Finishes quite long and bubbly. The best regular cider that I have had, nearing ice cider in terms of flavour and aroma. Fantastic stuff right from the start.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light yellow body with loads of visible bubbles. Nose is apple cores, yellow apple peel, wood, sawdust and hints of cellar mold and raisins. Taste is yellow apples, sawdust, wood, sweet apple cores, mellow cellar mold tones, raisins and hints of straw. Light body, semi-dry finish and high carbonation. A mellow and smooth cider, obviously aged with a rather high degree of success. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Lincoln Park. Very crisp and effervescent. Dry, but lacking in depth. Mild red apple and faint skin.


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