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

bottled
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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.1
   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 (1913) - 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 (7956) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
pours a hazed orange tinted yellow with a thin line of white atop. Aroma glazed w/ funk, a strong underlying cheesiness, and there’s cork-infused wildness & bretty undertones though more on the cheesy side than the sour side. Soft carbination, wish it could be fizzier..but the flavors are uniquely earthy, somewhat solventy..but in a fermenting apple kind of way. Very good & cheesey cider

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Boy am I’m smitten! I love this stuff! <P> Rerate on the ’05. Cider pours a hazy, medium bright gold color with a small, fizzy, diminishing head. Head fades into a white ring around the glass; fed by trails of lively stars of carbonation. Looks like Champagne.<P>The aroma is sweet and wild with moderate-to-heavy yeast notes of horseblanket and barnyard, band-aid, light notes of bread dough and B Vitamin. Vinous with moderate fruit notes of red apple, white grape.<P>The flavor is heavily-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a longer-than-average, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightlybitter finish. Pleasant genuine apple aftertaste.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carboanation is fizzy. Simply beautiful!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY: 2002 vintage) Hazy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is full of tart apples, sugar, earth notes, barnyard, and random dryness. Smells very earthy and warm. Taste is dry and tart with hints of apples and champagne. The finish is dry and semi-sweet. Tastes like a mix of champagne and a very good saison. One awesome cider and I’m glad I was able to have it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2006
2002 Vintage Rated March 2006. Bottle courtesy of Probiere I believe. Slightly hazy pastel yello, big frothing white head diminishes leaving a champagne like appearance in the glass. (3+) Aroma is unexpectedly different, barnyard, wood chips, musty church basement. (7+) Flavour is intriguingly different, musty/yesaty character over a tart apple base. Lingering farmhouse character long into the aftertaste. Light funky citrus notes? (7+) Light effervescent palate. (3+) Very interesting beverage. Fans of funky saisons and biere de gardes will find much to love here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2004 vintage. Pours a hazy dull gold with zero head. Funky, sour, wet wood aroma. Oaky in flavor with smoke, leather and lightly tart apple. Nice body with a sweetness that counter balances the tartness. Quite still on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2006
(2004 vintage) pours golden with a head that forms as fast as it dissipates. aroma of fermented apples, grape, and organic funk. very nice. palate is very refreshing with fresh apple taste. much better than any american cider i have ever had, though i would like to go back and try them now and maybe to a vertical of ciders. good carbonation. funky! i like. my first cider rating!


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