callmemickey (3760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden-orange body. Fizzy white head quickly receded after forming. Nose is bright funky apples. The maturation in the Calvados barrels adds miscellaneous fruity notes and oak. Flavor carries a nice semi-sweet apple component, light acidity and oak. Medium to light bodied, effervescent carbonation, refreshing finish. Complex and enjoyable.
Staffan47 (894) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delar en flaska med Isabel en torsdag. Från ett släpp på sb nyligen.
Jäklar! Här har vi en delikat cider. Doften är stiltypiskt fransk med övermogna äpplen som dominerar. Men här finns så mycket mer jag sällan upplevt i en cider tidigare, även från franska premiumgrejer. Kunde inte pricka in att den legat på calvadosfat, men nu när man vet om det var det lättare att känna. Perfekt ton med subtil calvados lyfter ytterligare en nivå. Jag är imponerad. Bästa cider jag någonsin har druckit. (Glöm för helsike inte att köpa fler!!)
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this probably at my first ratebeer tasting, which was hosted by Paul. Drove from Staten Island to Jersey before Paul got upscale and moved on up to the Hoboken side. Or maybe it was a different Paul tasting. A Jersey RBian, who did not stay active long, shared this cider. At that time, it was pretty damn cool. Back then an upper teens cost of something was big money. I think we all appreciated the expenditure. Nowadays, its almost commonplace. I feel like this cider was much less available, definitely around but not overly common. I remember constantly seeing it at New Beer but never wanting to spend "that much" on a cider, even if it is barrel aged.
Recently, I moved to Seattle and cider is big there, way bigger than anywhere else in the states. Maybe that is why I kept seeing this bottle for sale; much stronger visibility than I had been used to. I have been tempted to pick up a bottle especially given that the $20 price tag isn’t really that large by contemporary standards. Fortunately, my uncle just brought this to a family gathering just for me. Hooray!.
I like Dupont cider, its the way I imagine cider should be done, effervescent, wild, not too apply, and not too sweet. However. these rules do not stand for ice ciders. This cider seems to be not wild, not effervescent but good, Why? because they make it a bit ice cider like with the calvados barrel. A bit of that heft from alcohol, sweet but worth sipping. Fun stuff but as an ice cider substitute as opposed to the regular Dupont lineup. See you again in 10 years cider.
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #1141 - 28.06.2014 - Bottle from Coop - Pours a bubbly light yellow with little head. Aroma is mild soapy funk, oak. Palate is tart, notes of calvados and apple sweetness Medium-high carbonation. Very refreshing.
mjs (5458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at laiti’s, 20150613, thanks) The cider poured pale golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had apples, wood and tartness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were apples, sweetness, wood and tarntess. Aftertaste had apples. A balanced and tasty cider.
linusb (155) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of baked apple on the nose! Hint of tropical fruit like mango. Very creamy mouthfeel with small bubbles. Sweeter than expected. Very nice!
FatPhil (11501) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (Stockmann, Riga) (6:3+:7:3+:14=3.3++)
Slightly thin, and even slightly farty, aroma. Slightly leathery funkiness, but does have a lovely sophisticated apple flesh taste. Pleasant carbonation. Just a pleasant hint of the calvados barrel ageing. A very sophisticated cidre, with no sign of alcohol at all, but lacking the balls that I prefer in ciders. I imagine those who can appreciate champagne appreciating this more than me.
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @Laiti’s thanks. Clear golden yellow color. Farmhouse dust, rotten apples, fruity and yeasty aroma. Apples, sweet, leather, juicy notes in taste. Smoky leather in aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel. Nice fruity aftertaste. At first smells and tastes bit weird, but really opens up later. Nice one!
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.75l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Thanks to FatPhil! Colour is deep golden with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, apples and some sweetness. Very juicy.
laiti (7701) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle (7,5%) @ home Thanks FatPhil!
Récolte 2012, Passage en fût 2013. PASSÉ SIX MOIS EN FÛT DE CALVADOS
Aroma has apple peel, sweet apples, flour and green apples. Flavour is slightly sweet with apple peel, floury apples, some green apple vibes. Also mild milky notes. Feels leathery both in nose and mouth. Nicely balanced, could be less floury though.
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks FatPhil!
Pours clear yellowish with a tiny head.
Aroma of oak, tartish apples, wood, fruits and hints of leathery notes.
Taste is smooth, crisp and tartish with loads of apples, oak, wood, hints of calvados and farmyardy notes.
Finish is smooth, tartish and fruity with loads of apples and oak. Pretty nice.