Brewed by Cidrerie Duché de Longueville (CSR - CCLF)
Style: Cider
Anneville-sur-Scie, France


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The Clos Normand range of ciders is made in the heart of the Normandy region from the choicest apples grown on trees. This cider owes its rich, full flavor to the quality of the fruit we use as well as to the care we take at each stage of the cider-making process. The result is a subtle alliance of sweet and sour taste, that is the trademark of Clos Normand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Rated on 8-20-2009 (Corked and caged bottle) This Cider pours a small very fizzy head off-white head that quickly dissipated, transparent gold body, fizzy, and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is sweet, sour, tart, apples, and apple juice. The Taste is sweet, sour, tart, and apple juice. The Palate is tingly and this Cider is medium bodied. Overall, this Cider is easy to drink and the apple equation is not overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle @ home. Orange pour with a short lived white head. Aroma is apple cider, caramel, and a slight spiciness. Kind of watery. Flavor is sweet and a bit watery. Apricot, apple juice, and caramel. A touch of grass and a light tartness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (270) - Vista, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours golden with a fizzy white head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of sweet apples and is somewhat floral. This is an exceptional cider, the sweet and sour are perfectly balanced and it has a richness that I don’t find with American ciders, it may be the yeast they are using. Light to medium body, slick texture, lively carbonation, and long finish. Will get this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6427) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, cobwebs), with notes of sweet apple juice, apple skins, wood, brown sugar, band aid. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. Nice stuff; pleasant and somewhat complex nose (although a little sugary smelling) and very well-balanced/quaffable, rather rustic too. Also only 4% ABV and about $7 for a 750mL bottle...good QPR. Shame that they add caramel coloring (and sulfites), but all in all a solid, easy-to-like cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3278) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
complex semisweet orchard apple cider. nice body. like it @ lower abv. on the sweeterside, but surely not cloying. hint of dry slightly soured apple provides a bit of balance. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Code on back says "LT2348BB06:58". Nutrition facts indicate 9% of my daily requirement of Potassium per 240ml, thank you cider! Clear golden color. Little white head, pretty nice for a cider. No lace. Pretty woody, lightly musty aroma. Some wet sock, lambic-like aromas. Exceedingly dry. Very dry finish. Moderately sweet in the taste, though (I don’t understand when people say dry = lack of sweetness... the sweetness is just a merely muted in the finish). Lighter body. More soft carbonation, of moderate strength. Apple flavor here tastes kind of like the bruised variety. I’ve never had a cider that outright tasted old, and I don’t know how they taste when they do get old... But is this one, maybe? It’s fresh from the distributor... Overall, I’m not really big on this one, despite it being pretty interesting... but I feel like I know some cider heads that might be enamored by it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
750 cc bottle from Wegman’s shared at Craft Ale Tuesday Beer Share. This one gushed hard. Poured clear light gold with minimal head after the gush, some large carb bubbles. Nose was funky yeasty earthy apple, tart lactose. Tasted rich, complex, not quite as rrich as the great eisciders, but with a gigantic complexity; funky yeasty earthy apple, tartness, and a crisp finish. Even world class beer connoisseurs were blown away by this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Excellent French apples and balance. Not the candy sweet b.s. you get from American producers. Could drink it with anything over and over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear light caramel. Aroma of motta apple juice. Taste is light sweet and light tart. Light bodied with a thin slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Not really special but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks, Sarah. Weak apple juice and cooked applesauce aroma. Flavors play soft, easy and cheap. A corky mushy apple juice segues into a tannic, fake-tasting caramel notion. This feels like the Woodchuck of French cidre. Sweet, cooked, and bland. Lacking the proper depth given by the right apples and the right production process.

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