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

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gscratch (8) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Golden pour with a slight haze (if you don’t unsettle the sediment). Vibrant white head that dissipates rapidly to a champagne effervescence. Nose of cork, leather, funk, fresh fruit. Bright on the palate with strong notes of sour green apple, peach, grass and earth funk - the sourness is quick though leaving a slightly sweet green apple flavour and aroma. This is a really nice treat. Not a daily driver...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Great cider . I am not big expert but this is very good . Pale golden color , champagne head. Tart apple aroma . Light sweetness and light sourness in taste with oaks notes . Good balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (581) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Aggressive carbonation, basic cider aroma. Strength of this is just that it’s so balanced. Neither sweet or tart stands out. Refined. High end, perhaps occasionally worth the price, but not so sure I need to have it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
Draft sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma of apples, toffee, some barnyard and vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Pours a clear gold. Tart and funky apple nose. Some caramel notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (424) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2011 vintage. Explodes out of the bottle - get out your mop. Otherwise, pours clear and gold with a gigantic white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is funky sharp barnyard, seltzer water, and faint lemony vinegar. Taste is sweet apples fading to a oaky brettanomyces medicinal-like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. 7/29/13. Highly pressurized. Mind the cork and cage. Pours a light straw color with incredibly active, rolling carbonation; a thick whitehead that was very fast to fade. Aroma is apple, vinegar, farmyard, funk, grass, some wood, some spice. Taste is dry, vinous, fruity, fresh, refreshing; apple, pear, white wine vinegar, wood (oak), grass; finish is subtle bitterness of apple peel and white grape skins. Taste is reminiscent of breathing in a spring afternoon atop a grassy hill. Light-medium bodied. Mouth feel is crisp and thin. Carbonation is very high and lively. No lacing. This is really something. Highly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle from Stearns. Golden pour with a huge white head and tons of fizz. Whew, this is funky. Smoke, blue cheese, apple, and yeast. A bit of peach, barnyard, and herbs. The flavor is pretty funky as well. Lots of barnyard, some leather, and earth. Herbs, apple, blue cheese, and peach. Light sweetness, but a very drying, almost tannic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Holy cow, one of the craziest beers I tasted today, thanks to WomenCantSail, very unique taste, cow patty, unpasteurized, insane taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
375ml (2011 vintage - 12124) - I’m so glad I read Phaleslu’s rating before opening this bottle; as soon as the wire is unscrewed, the cork just took off (into my cupped hand). Pours like champagne with vigorous bubblage. Pale straw color with super quickly diminishing white head. Nose is cork and apples. Flavor adds duh funk indeed. sweet and sour. I would prefer the calvados from this "producteur". A very fizzy cider. Refreshing after spending three hours moving rock. Long apple aftertaste. Gets better as the carbonation settles down.


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