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Brewed by Abbaye Cistercienne Notre Dame de Nazareth
Style: Cider
Rougemont, Canada

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translation: Sparkling cider using the Champagne method.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Pale yellow. Wonderfully clean, slightly sweet aroma of apple. A slight astringency in the palate, and an alcohol note. Very clean example of the Norman style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Clear straw with champagne bubbles. Aroma is medium sweet apple, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, crisp/tart apple, finishing with sweet alcohol. I lack the expertise to rate this knowledgeably, yet enjoy it quite a bit nonetheless.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10019) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2004
Bottled. Pale Gold with added carbonation. Sold as a bit of a special in my local posh off licence, how could I resist? In the end a fairly standard Normandy type cider, acidic, green skin but heavier on the alcohol. Overwhelming carbonation for me, but a decent try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 The regal champagne of ciders, king of the Fanciful Orchard of Triumph, displays its dry ambivalence and scrumptious sweet/sour apples, all while abstaining from ostentatiousness...Gorgeous metamorphosis of syrupy sweetness into prosperous acidity, all born on powerful shoulders of alcohol...The reign is meritorious, drenched in hedonistic episodes yet balanced with the utmost class...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Tastes like the apple juice popsicles I used to make with an alcohol undercurrent. Body is crisp and very effervescent. Flavour is pleasanty dry and tart but the aftertaste left something to be desired.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 28, 2003
Very clean, light. fresh apple aroma . Light sugar , fruity notes . Tart apple, dry finish, true.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Pale yellow, clear, huge carbonation foyer in the middle of the glass (which, mind you, was a large snifter that may not have been ideal for a sparkling cider). Big dry apples aroma, light must, elegant and straightforward. Creamy apples strike on the top of the tongue and the passage toward the huge dryness is made in virtuous harmony, white wine like. Drinkable, skinny, clean. Carbonation left my glass a bit fast to my liking, but this was a very enjoyable cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Enjoying this with Argo, PeterA,and Kathy. Well my 1st rating of a cider. Nice fruity component with a tart and sour finish. Nice lively mouthfeel and warming alcohol touch. Mikey likey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, avec bouchon de plastique, achetée directement à l’abbaye. Arôme: Légère odeur de pommes sucrées. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Saveur: Léger goût de pommes et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sec. (Rating #3333)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Golden coloured body with a fast-dying white head. Pleasant aroma of musty apples and not too much else. Super-carbonated; Great finish: dry and bubbly-very nice to try! I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. I owe a large amount of thanks to MartinT for supplying this 750 mL bottle to the party for us all to try!


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