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Michel Jodoin La Grande Tentation

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Brewed by Cidrerie Michel Jodoin
Style: Cider
Rougemont, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Like Adam and Eve, yield to the temptation of "La Grande Tentation", a light cider made from pure and natural apple juice from Ciderie Michele Jodoin. Steeped in the tradition of four generations of apple growers, Michel jodoin, in 1998m gave in to the temptation of making light cider using traditional methods. Since then, the entire production from his 4500 apple trees has been given over to make ciders of the highest quality. And now, the result of his labor can be yours! La Grande Tentation: sinfully delicious! Savour it cold, with or without ice, on all occasions.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle (330 ml).

Appearance: Clear very pale yellow-straw colow with sparse big bubbles.

Aroma: Muted apples, white wine, light lemony notes and not much else.

Taste: Taste is a bit sharper with tart apples, lemony notes, fruity white wine notes and light sweetness.

Palate: Light body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is really white wine like. Dry and fruity finish.

Overall: Super easy drinking crackling cider with a lot of similarities with white wine. The nose is a bit dull, but the taste and the mouthfeel contributes to make a good quenching cider.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12oz Bottle, purchased at Ferme Guyon - Chambly, QC. Sulfur and earth aroma, nicked with plum and pear. Flavors are okay, but this is a pretty middling cider, with a bit too much sulfur high up and a listless interior. Somewhat coarsely acidic, a nip sweet. Feels a bit denuded and overly clean.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with some soft white bubbles while pouring, that vanish immediately. Crisp, dull apple on the nose. Lightly sweet, but rather empty until a big tart kick comes through. Easy drinking but a little lackluster. Tasty enough though.
Earlier Rating: 7/23/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. Pours a clear light straw yellow. Clean sweet apple aromas, champagne yeast. Starts light and sweet and delicate. Finishes with a lovely tartness and lactic acidity that lingers long afterwards. Really delicious. The guy at Peluso’s where I bought it recommended mixing it half and half with Dieu du Ciel’s Rose Hibiscus. Tried that after having it by itself, and while I really liked the DdC beer, and this cider… I found them better separate. I don’t get the low reviews on this one… it’s quite tasty, and has a really nice acidity that a lot of (especially the slightly more commercial (but still not large)) American ciders just don’t have.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2836) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
330ml clear bottle. Pours out a pale light yellow colour with no head, but with a promising constant steam of carbonation bubbles. Nose has cotton candy and a mix of sweet apple flesh and tart skins. Taste has quick tart and sharp apple skin notes, very minor fleshy sweetness. Dry end, clean, refreshing and basic craft cider.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlovakSniper (3710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
(33 cl) Un liquide jaune pâle très effervescent. Un nez de fromage Oka et de vieilles pommes. Des saveurs très peu prononcées de fruits du verger. Une bouche légère et modérément pétillante. Une texture mince. Une finale qui rappelle les pelures de pommes. Bref, un cidre, qui est pour moi, très peu impressionnant.
Earlier Rating: 11/24/2011 Total Score: 3.1
(33 cl, SAQ) La robe du liquide n’a pratiquement aucune couleur. Le nez est bien frais et offre des parfums de pommes et des effluves de vin blanc qui sont sans prétention. Le goût des fruits est vivant, porté par une belle effervescence, touché peut-être par d’autres fruits. La finale est douce et acidulée : une belle façon d’aborder le repas du soir.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours clear white wine color with sparkling carbonation. Almost a perry like SRM. Very light yellow. Paler than straw. Nose is quite muted...some white wine acidity and mild ash/burning plastic character found in some white wines and champagnes. Taste is prickly, tart, pretty dry with high effervescence. Palate is lactic and phlegmy. Fairly dry and vinous. Small white wine vinegar and moderate saltiness. Gives this some character but still more like white wine than cider.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
[3853-20110802] 330mL bottle. Fresh Macintosh apple flesh aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick bubbly white head. Tart apple juice flavour has a lingering apple skin notes. Light-medium body has a dry finish. Nicer as it warms, more of the apple comes out. (7/2/6/3/12) 3.0
(w/ jerc, others)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
Pale straw colour with a lot of large carbonation. Light apple aroma with a nice dry aroma with a lot of lovely apple character. Soft and a little bit tart as well. Very nice light aroma with a touch of soft apple skin. Soft and tart although as it warms, the tartness fades back and there is a touch more apple sweetness on the back. Pretty solid dry sparkling cider.
Earlier Rating: 4/2/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Very pale straw yellow pour. The aroma is tart and a little bit fruity. There’s lots of fresh malice tartness and a nice apple skin character. Green apple, a bit of lemon and some nice, crisp dryness. Tasty and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
2011-08-02. Crisp pale yellow body. usty dry cider aroma. Flavour is fiarly dry, tart apples, lightly acidic, very carbonated. 6+ Average to light bodied palate. Enjoyable, pretty straight forward cider. Bottle from Dep Peluso, Montreal.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (744) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
Sour, sour cider. Green apple aroma/flavour. Very pale yellow. Fairly sweet, a little syrupy.


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