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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5558) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
750 ml to oversized snifter. Looks good; a transparent copper with good carbonation and thin white lacing. Smells solid; tart apple cider. Tastes decent; fairly well-balanced with an average mouthfeel. I prefer my ciders a bit drier, but this is still good - especially for the price.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Refrigerated green 75 cl bottle which is corked and caged poured into a white wine glass. Pours deep golden/caramel, well carbonated, smooth texture, and light apple aroma. Taste starts off slightly tart/slightly sweet apple and finishes dry apple. Pretty good, but too simple to be one of the better ciders.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
750mL c&c. Quick soda fizz atop caramel color added clear amber. Apple juice box nose. Taste is apple juice box with red apple skin. Not bad- but no complexity. Very poor for Normandie cidre standards. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Appearance is translucent gold/copper with a quickly dissipating white head of foam. It never really had a head of any sort, but the foam that appeared as I poured was gathered around the edges and appeared where the cider was pouring into the glass. Aroma was reminiscent of a tart Honeycrisp or Riku apple. I wouldn’t say this is sour, just tart. Taste is essentially the same as the aroma. Slightly tart and sweet. Mouthfeel is light and smooth, as the alcohol content would indicate. Definitely a thirst quenching cider. I can definitely see myself giving this one another go.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle from leesburg vintner. Apple vinegar notes on the nose. Pours appleish. Dry without being sour or bitter. Nice apple flavor. Finishes clean. Not a big fan of dry cider but this is pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle - Leesburg Vintner - pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma is of sweet apples like apple sauce with a sour finish. Taste is a touch sour with a dry finish. Overall, a nice refreshing cider

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2011
750, corked and baled. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with a loose and bubbly white head. Mild red apple skin nose. Fizzy medium body, very light and refreshing. Great tangy red apple mid palate, a bit on the subdued side with great balance and approachability. This is a cider you could buy by the case for any crowd at an outdoor party. Mild finish. Great stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours relatively clear with aggressive carbonation. Apple and some vinegar in both the aroma and flavor. Not really a cider guy but this seems pretty average to me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
drank from the big bottle in boston. jealous? tastes smells like vinegar, apples, and dried herbs. pretty dry, but sweet finish. enjoyable. not enough to drink the whole bottle, but i’m going to anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 19, 2010
750ml bottle. Clear light orange with a small fizzy head and visible carbonation. Aroma of sweet apples, brown sugar and some oak. The flavor is semi-sweet apples and little else, I don’t really get any tart or sour flavors. Light body with lively carbonation and a crisp finish. Pretty good cider, I like them a bit more dry and tart though.


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