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Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2479) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear and yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma of apples, funk and wood. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry andtart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carb. A.very nice and crisp Cider.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (278) - - JUL 18, 2014
Light gold, clear, fine and lasting bubbles. Medium body and flavor density, spritzy, low alcohol heat, avg length. Very sweet, balancing acidity, slightly fermented apple taste. Tasty but a bit too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2012, 375 ml into a tulip. Crystal clear light amber with tons of rising carbonation. Nose is blue cheese. Musky, funky, and a little smoked meats. Light apples but the nose rivals some lambic in the level of musk. Taste is musk, hay, and and some meat. Savory transforms to sweet aged apples with a lingering oaky/oxidation earthiness. Dry and bubbly. Takes a bit to get used to the musk but once you do it’s actually quite good and very unique.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Opens with a gigantic pop. Pours a hazy straw gold with a big bubbled white head champagne-like cap that settles quickly to nothing, leaving an actively carbed body behind. Nose involves tart apple skin, a distinctive farm quality with deep complexity, maybe a hint of rubber, quite a challenging nose. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Light, very active, refreshing yet soft, with a lengthy farmy yeast and bone-dry finish. Excellent cider, so much to take in, very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a Oslo transparent lighter gold with ample off-white head that dissipates entirely fairly quickly. Smells of tart apples. A bit of sweetness, but not to the point that I’d call it a sweet cider. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could definitely be dryer. A decent cider, but forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle @ Pizzeria Paradise, Georgetown, Washington DC. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Yeast, tart, vinegar, apples, fruit, dry, acetic, fizzy carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6010) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Pours with a bigger head, that soon fades to minimal. My pour is one of the first from the keg. Half hazy golden color, with chunky stringy particles visible in the body -- not sure if that’s pieces of apple or yeast, but it doesn’t bother me either way. Light to medium body. Super smooth and crisp lighter carbonation. Very lightly slick finish, minimal stickiness. Intensely drinkable and refreshing, even on the full stomach I have right now. Fantastic golden apple aroma, pretty clean. Moderate sweet taste. Awesome surprisingly poundable refreshing easy-drinking cidre.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (988) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
750ml bottle, at 5% ABV, but I’m pretty certain it is this cider. Pours a hazy pale gold, with fine trailing bubbles. Smoky notes, leather and dusty apple skin make up the aroma. A little lemon up front is soon overcome by charry wood and tart apple. Smoke and cured meats give it a nicely savoury finish. A high quality dry Normandy cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3923) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange body with loads of visible bubbles. Nose is wood, sawdust, apple cores, yellow apple peel, hints of floral honey tones. Taste is apple cores, yellow apple peel, sawdust, oak and hints of straw and dry leaves. Smooth, bubbly mouthfeel, semi-dry finish. Very nice cider in the Normandie tradition.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (312) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a light golden with some very bubbly, effervescent white head. Nose is really funky and musty. Flavor is much the same, with some apple tartness, some yeasty notes. Why can’t all cider be this complex and intersting?


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