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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
This was a very different sort of cider for me. I have only had American and English styles before so I was eager to try. My corked green bottle was pop loudly and gave a lot of nice smoke. Very bubblely light yellow color with a head that faded very fast. The nose was a little odd for me. Yes there was tart apple but also a yeasty bread smell. At first I did not like it but it grew on me. The taste was subtle light sweet and tartness. Little thin on the body. A very different animal than I am used to but I think a good start to a new world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2010
This is very apply and fruity cider. Rather vigorous carbonation. Reminds me quite a lot of some English and homebrew ciders I have had, esp. those that are sweetened w/ a bit of apple juice. Some slight earthy and phenolic character but more mild than what one typically finds in a Normand cider. This is a nice tasting cider but perhaps lacking a bit in depth and complexity and is definitely not a great choice if you prefer dry ciders. However, I’d say it’s a great choice if you are looking for a crowd pleaser amongst French ciders.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jds170 (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
From a corked 750 ml. Interesting nose - faint apple backed by some earthiness. Clear golden color, minimal quick-dispersing head with no retention and no lacing. Apple and earth in the mouth, nice complexity for a cider, and certainly better than the majority of ciders made here in the U.S. Light palate due to the lively carbonation, if a little thin. Crisp cider, good for a cool evening. I will say it goes really well with kale, castelvetrano olive, sopresseta and tomato pizza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Candied apple aroma, dark gritty honey. Clear amber gold, short lived head, neverending supply of bubbles. Very sweet, honeycrisp nectar, some soaked oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
The taste is crisp, not too sweet. Really not to much to it. It is well carbonated. The color and clarity is very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11498) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
750 from ? I think Beer Geek. Pours amber gold with a fluffy white head. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is apple skin, cooked apple, pear, light yeast, and something like over-ripe fruit. It has substance and character. Much more so than common commercial ciders. It has a cooked character, but truthfully that’s an improvement over most ciders. In a very mild way it’s like baked cinnamon apple. Really nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 5, 2009
Clear rust/gold color with just a whisper of head. Powerful apple aroma with other fruits in there as well. Medium bodied. Crisp, lightly tart apple flavor. Slightly sweet, but not too much- which is nice. Easy drinking with a mild dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
750mL bottle. Pours a deep golden body with an orange hue. Typical fizzy cider head. Aroma is apple and pear with a lot of musky qualities. As the bottle says its a Brut flavor. Crisp, dry, apples, full of carbonation. medium bodied. Nice. Very drinkable cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheap (4204) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Big green bottle with a cork. Pop the lid and yer greeted with a friendly fruity aroma, almost like some kinda berries. Pour yeilds a pale lager appearance with plenty of sparkling. Taste is very good but it has this background flavor that I can’t really identify, reminds me of salad greens a little. A very decent amount of carbonation sizzles the tongue and I like it. Goes down really easy even tho it has a tad more dryness that I can appreciate. In the background I think I do detect a shade of tartness, but just barely. Overall a good cider tasting experience, does not have that fruity alko pop feel to it that is so common with US ciders.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 6, 2009
This corked and caged bottled cider from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of frothy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated orange colored body. The mild aroma was apple peel. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish then flattened out after a while. The mild flavor contained notes of apple. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

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