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Bordelet Sydre (Sidre) Argelette

Brewed by Cidriculteur Eric Bordelet
Style: Cider
Charchigne, France


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Le nom "Argelette" a toujours été utilisé par les anciens, définissant la nature du terrain composé de petites et de vieilles pierres où les pommiers poussent avec difficulté, donnant de petites pommes au goût sauvage, beaucoup plus concentré. Cette cuvée Prestige est issue d’un triage rigoureux de 19 variétés de pommes soigneusement sélectionnées (40% amères, 40% douces et 20% acidulées). Ce cidre issu d’une technique de macération prolongée ancestrale, détient une trentaine de g/L de sucre résiduel. On obtient ainsi un cidre de grande qualité, plus vineux et gras, plus long en bouche et surtout très parfumé pouvant ainsi s’associer à de grands plats culinaires (crustacés, plats épicés, fromage de Normandie...) Bouteille ventrue bouchée, muselée champenoise, trempée dans une cire fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped, 2014 bottle poured into a glass. Hazy deep golden with small white head. Aroma is light Apple & wood, medium/light body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is lighter apple, a little wood, and pretty dry. May of been sweeter and better for my tastes fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2016
October 3, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Clear golden with a small white ring around the edge. Aroma is fruity with sweet apple pulp, some tart apple skin, lemon, slight earthy and bitter pith notes. Taste is light sweet, slightly dry, tart and fruity. Finish is soft tart, slight bitter apple skins and pith, a slight earthy leave note, sweet apples. Light to medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1723) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Pieter at a tasting. Pours light golden yellow, no head but very vivid carbonation. Fine apples aroma, a bit mineral, and almost with sweet white wine notes (Quarts de Chaumes). Fine bubbled carbonation in the body, incredible fruit flavours of fresh apple, some peach, elderberry. A bit tart and sour as well. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours clear orange with an off white head. Aroma of sweet red apples, apple peel, light funky notes and light wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and a touch sour with a champaign like mouthfeel. Medium bodied with over moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours golden with very low white head. No lacing. Aroma is of apples, fruits, grapes. Taste is of apples, tannins, grapes. Palate: Medium carbonation. Medium body. Overall: Lots of complexity in the apple selection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks buddy! pours unclear bright gold, amber tint, with a bubbly reviving white cap. sweet caramelized apples, akin to many ice ciders - which is rare if not fortunately odd for a 4.5% cider; cotton-candy, dust, red apple meat, floral honey, yeast. prickly to average carbonation, light body; very lightly astringent, sweetish and woodsy-chalky-apple finish. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Pours a clear golden with some nice bubble streams that produce a white foamy ring on top. Nose is of apples and lightly sweet. Taste is on the contrary lightly tart and loaded with fresh apples. Slight carbonic bite. Body is medium, carbonation high and the 30 g/L sugar is surprisingly not felt that much. Must be the refreshing acidity. Anyway, good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5275) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Split 5-ways.

Appearance: Clear bright golden with a small bubbly ring of white foam and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Caramelized apples, sugary notes, pears, a bit of crème brûlée and light rubber presence.

Taste: Moderately sweet (less than what expected considering the sugary notes) and slightly acidic. Caramelized apples, caramel and CO².

Palate: Medium body. Medium to lively carbonation. Moderately dry finish.

Overall: Decent / good sparkling cider. The CO² taste is a bit too much present for my liking but otherwise it’s a fine drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep gold pour with thin ring of white foam. Aroma is good, nice caramel candied apple. Taste is sweet, a bit old apple, musty. Palate is med bodied, quite sweet, light carb. Good, but a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. 6%. Clear golden colour, white foam head and aroma of juicy apple, caramel, light barnyard. Flavour is sweetish fruity apple, caramel, honey, woody oak, vanilla, tangy with dry tannins, earthy and light barnyard notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine spritzy carbonation, drying tannic finish. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.

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