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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
auerbrau (3177) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3364) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Clear gold with brief bubbles. Nose is baked apple and yeast. Medium light with a soft sparkle. Taste is watery apple, cinnamon and mineral water. Good table stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4709) - Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2014
750ml bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of ripe apples, earthy and sugar. Taste is ripe apples, tart apple skins with a dry finish, sweet aftertaste
Decent but wasn’t as refreshing and crisp as I had hoped for on this hot day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (103) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Musty apple aroma. Appearance is yellow orange with a sparkling head. Taste has apple notes, but also has a unique flavor almost pear like. Balance is semisweet. Mouthfeel is medium full with sparkling carbonation. Tannins are present. Kind of a chloraseptic after taste. Overall, it's unique. I'm not a fan that they added caramel coloring which gives it a fake color. It is quite drinkable though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Aroma - it has a definite farmhouse yeast quality about it, and of course the apple tartness you’d expect Appearance - body is gold; very clean and clear, a champagne look about it, there is a fair amount of nucleation; the head doesn’t last long and fizzles out fast. Taste - there is an earthy apple quality about this beer, a slight farmhouse yeast Palate - is light; the texture thin; the carbonation and lively; the finish is dry and abrupt

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
r464 (1933) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4101) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - 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.


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