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


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2002 Vintage sampled on 8/31/05: Pours a clear, bright golden with a fizzy ring of off-white head. Aroma is fresh and appley with some tartness and wild yeasty funk. Body has a nice, sweet fruitiness and good tart balance. Finishes slightly puckering and well-balanced. A very nice, drinkable cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Poured a hazy gold color with a thin off-white head and lots of fizzy bubbles. Aroma of crap apples, crisp red apples, horesy funk, and just a hint of plastic. Flavorof sweet apples with a short semi-sweet finish. Lightly acidic and crisp. Lively mouthfeel. The leather and horse really comes out as this warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 Sampler from bottle at Binny’s, Orland Park. Hey, French farmhouse cider. First thing I notice is that it’s really cheesy, like some Belgian beers I have known. Then an applejack character comes around to remind you what this stuff is. Pours light and peer-colored, with just a little cloudiness. Still getting my sea legs on ciders, but this is pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2002 Vintage. 375ml bottle. Apple gold color, slightly hazy. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is apples, pears, with a touch of must and leather. Medium bodied cider. Apples are semi sweet, with touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a lot of guezze /lambic qualities here as well. Leather, must and funk complement the fruit sweetness. A touch tart and perhaps a little lactic (but in a good way). Nice very complex cider. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2005
this was like drinking apple pie filling, with baking apples, cinnamon, ginger, and some nutmeg. some light birch flavors. pretty carbonated and light buttery crumbs. flavors became more apparent as it warmed. claoudy maize color that was headless like a horseman. thanks b for bringin this over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Vintage 2002: This is some nasty looking, cloudy stuff, albeit it is the first cider I’ve had that sported such a large, fizzy head... however briefly. The aroma actually reminds me of that of a funkier gueuze. The apple in the aroma seems almost incidental to the overall sourness. It also carries a barnyard, old hay scent with sweated leather and cobwebs. The flavor is close to vinegar but definitetly apple. The lively carbonation also brings with it tastes of lemon, bleu cheese, raw grain, and apple skins & stems. An interesting beverage.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Decent pour with a bitter smell. Pours a cloudy yellow, with a nasty looking scum within the bottle I lost my drinking partner on this one. All the better for me. as it was a granny smith taste with a metallic taste to finish it up. @003 vintage. By the way my friend said he should of tried this one but couldn’t get past the scum in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Wow, I’m excited about this one. Found the 2002 vintage at Total Wine in Cary, NC. Pours hazy canary with a rapidly fading fizzy head. Huge Brett, Belgian candi sugar, and a sour hopcit aroma. This one smells like the Cantillons. The taste is of initial apples, with a slightly soapy, candi sugar, horse blanket element at mid-palate. Finishes with apples, some Bretty yeast, dusty cobwebs, hops, citrus, and more of the soaped up horse taint element. Very unique, very complex, and I am amazed that a cider can be this good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Aroma:smell like a geuze,sour and acid aroma... Appearance:Hazy gold,good withe head... Flavor:apple and sugar.The sugar lloks like a 7up....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
2002 vintage. Murky gold body is moderately sparkling, yet doesn’t produce too big a white head. Appealing farmyard aroma, highly hay reminiscent, oldish and musty, yet bright and fresh apple undertones. Is this yeasty or what? Cheesy, earthy suggestions add a bit of complexity. Gentle yet active carbonation renders a palate cleansing mouthfeel. The apples come out more than in the nose, sweeter than I expected, citrusy almost and unfortunately hinting at 7-up a bit more than I’d hope. Excellent refreshing acid touch bring forth the juicy aspects. Impressive, I’d dig similar ciders a lot, I need to kick Normandy up my must-go list now.

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