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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Normandy varietal cider made from Gros OEillet apples. The cider results from apples harvested from our own orchards. No added sugar, preservative or yeast, naturally sparking.
Made in the modern French factory manner with added fungal pectin methyl esterase and calcium to induce a keeve, followed by nitrogen flotation, then a slow wild yeast fermentation in refrigerated tanks, followed by centrifugation to remove most of the yeast and a final step in a pressure tank so the natural CO2 can be filled into the bottle with the cider under counterpressure. It's then been pasteurised in the bottle.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2007
Bottled. Clear golden body. Aroma is fruity, acid and clean, very nice. Flavor is also fruity, mostly apple and a decent sourness. Clean and nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Clear, orange-golden cider with some white bubbles on top. The nose has mostly apples, but there’s some burnt notes in it as well. Apples dominates the flavor as well, but has some yeast to follow. Medium to thin mouthfeel. A decent cider, but there’s some strange notes in it. (070430)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Very pale cider with a sparkling and spritzy aroma. The flavour is very fruity and ripe sweet apples. Overall a fairly refreshing drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
Bottle. Very lively; leapt out at me. Darkish golden colour. Aroma of apples and caramel. Nice unusual taste, apples and caramel again. Dry finish. It is overly carbonated, but I can live with that. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2006
Golden with a fast-disappearing white head. The apple and caramel aroma is very faint. The taste is of old apples that have been in the shed a couple of months and one or two have started to go off: sweet with a hint of pear drops in the background. There is the merest suggestion of a bitter aftertaste and no sourness at all.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
Bottled. A greeny brown coloured cider which looks quite still in the glass. The aroma is very sweet and (yes I get it too) rubbery. The taste is like liquid toffee apples. Quite chewy and over sweet. Over half my life ago I would have loved this whilst holidaying in France, but now I really am disappointed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2006
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Golden colour with thin lasting white head. Bit of rubbery apple on the aroma. Quite fresh tasting apple though. Bit over carbonated. Bit too sweet for me too. Good fruit though, you can almost taste the fresh apples. Bit metallic on end. Yeah not bad. Bit of bubble gum from somewhere. Rubber ultimately is too much on this though

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
Bottle (from Sainsburys, Vintage 2004). Moderately sweet with rich rounded apple and caramelised notes. Almost like a french apple dessert. Drys out slightly in the finish. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. 2003 vintage. A typical Normandy cider. Pale gold colour. Gentle fizz. Soft fruity apple and peach aroma with a touch of vanilla. There’s also an edge that’s hard to describe but similar to what I found in a couple of US "ciders" that I bought without realising they were actually unfermented apple juice. A sort of perfumed cosmetic edge (think Department store) mixed with rubber and bubble gum, if that makes any sense at all. The aroma suggests that the flavour will be sweet. In fact, its drier than expected but certainly not dry (despite what the label says) in comparison to UK dry ciders. But because of the apples used, French ciders never are bone dry. Soft, easy drinking and refreshing, but not too challenging.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Pours a depp crystal clear golden colour. Aroma is toffee apples and ripe apples too. Taste is very similar though iv just realised this was ment to be a dry cider its really sweet. Not bad, would have again if i felt the nee for a sweet cider.


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