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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Distinct aroma of apple juice. Dark gold in color with a thin bit of white fizz that dissipates quickly. Extremely dry, a bit tart, but definitely low on sweetness. Short and trashy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750 ml bottle
I haven’t tried many French ciders. This one is much sweeter than almost any I had over the summer. Fairly accessible in comparison though it makes me want to try a few more from the local stores.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent coppery body is light but has a stiff white head. Sweet and savory the fresh scent of crisp apples brightens the air. As dry as they come this is almost like the cider equivalent of a dry brut champagne.

Flavor / Palate - Sweet cider fills the mouth like sugary apples. Refreshing and light it sweeps across the palate. A tangy finish is not vinegary but it is definitely acidic. I could easily finish a bottle myself. This would be perfect for something like New Year’s or Valentine’s Day as a substitute for champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear and sparkling gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is sweet apples, light straw notes and honey. Flavor is lightly sweet apples, honey and straw with a dry finish. Light body and effervescent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21409) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle courtedy of BeersndBlues2, thanks! Crystal clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty dried apple skins. Taste is sweet applesauce. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, 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 (16053) - Dublin, 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 (345) - San Diego, 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 (7317) - 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 (3328) - 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 (9671) - 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

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