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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that quickly fades. The aroma is of apples and decomposing vegitation/ripening cheese. In the mouth, it’s very dry, with a subtle apple flavor and again a hint of funkiness. Good, though drier than I prefer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2004 vintage bottle. Poured with extreme carbonation settling to nothing. Small lively bubbles continuously came from the bottom of the glass. Brilliant yellow-orange color. I don’t normally drink cider’s however, this one has been back to my fridge numerous times. Great for when you had too much beer the night before. Delicious and delicate apples and sugar in the taste. Most refreshing! I love Bouche

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 2002 vintage -- Nice golden cider body with minimal head, though it did look like the bottle was going to explode. Excellent aroma, tart with some nice grassy funk. Outstanding flavor, apple with a bit of sourness, light malts with some grass. Very nice and musky. Tart, springy ending.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2002 Bottle. Clear yellow body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of sour apples. Mild funky apple flavor, some earthiness in the background.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 2004 vintage: Not a bad cider, but nothing spectacular. Aroma is nice, but nothing really wowed me. Palate is smoother than other ciders. Flavor is good but mild. Nothiing really blew me away.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 2003 vintage. Deep golden colour, low carbonation. Spicy apple aroma, cinnamon, soft baked apples, light barnyardy funkiness as well. Malic acid aroma. Flavour is sweet and spicy up front with some earthy dusty notes in the middle. Soft malic acidity and some apple skin derived tannins. Lingering soft tannins on the back of the palate that accentuate the lovely dryness. Funky and earthy. Really tasty... this won’t be my last bottle. 8/4/9/4/17 2000 vintage Cloudy golden yellow with a beautiful explosion of fine-laced bubbles quickly falling back to leave a fine white lace. Thick fruity apple aroma, malic tartness, rich sweet baked apple aroma. Light wild yeastiness, some leather and funk. Flavour is very fruity, lightly bready, sweet baked apples up front with some leathery wet hay funkiness. Quite tart in the finish with light vanilla oakiness over the whole thing. Gorgeous stuff. Ar 9 Ap 5 Fl 8 Pa 4 Ov 16

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Pours a cloudy, almost milky amber. Very thick, & semi-sweet. Has no head & no distinguishable carbonation.<!-- br --><!-- br --> The taste is oaky, apple-y & a bit yeast-y.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2000 vintage. Hazy dirty yellow with tiny carbonation bubbles for head, looks like champaign. Huge sour/tart aroma up front with sweet sugared apples and cork/woodiness in the background. Flavor again has a huge sour kick initially, with the sweet apples coming through in the middle. Finishes very dry, carbonation cleans your palate completely. No alcohol detectable whatsoever. Resembles a mild geueze IMO. Very nice surprise. Will have to cellar some considering how well this has aged. May have a new breakfast beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 2004 bottle. Light golden color with no head. Aroma is sourish apple and pear. The flavor is on the sweet side. Definitely not dry in any way. Bubbly on the tongue but not sharp. This is definitely a sweet cider. 6/2/7/3/15

2004 Bottle Consumed November 2007. This smells more like pear cider than apply. Tastes like it too. Sweet and slightly tart, not really that good. Overly sweet and very boring. 5/3/5/3/11

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8580) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Sour apple aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color. Slight sweet-sour apple flavor - moderate acidity and carbonation. Very nice, well blended and dry cider.


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