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

bottled
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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andregoncalves (1386) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2013
375ml bottle from madeincalvados.com. 2011 vintage. Dark golden color with thin head. Carbonation is very high but still is nice. Taste is very balanced but tends to be sweet. Aroma is very balanced. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6343) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2013
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. 2010 vintage. The cork blasts off when the cage is loosened, with a champagne-like initial gush that settles quickly. Pours a hazy dull gold with an initially fizzy, lively head that fizzes out quickly and settles with no head. Some floaters settle at the bottom of the glass. Very earthy, oaky aroma, with barnyard funk and apples. The flavor follows suit; the apples are backed by lots of earthy funk, oak, and leather. Light-medium bodied, with a funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. More complex than a typical cider; my wife didn’t like it as much because she likes a more straightforward tart apple character, but I liked this traditional take on the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1679) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Refrigerated green 375 mL 2011 bottle obtained through trade with JStax corked and caged poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear pale golden with fluffy carbonation which dies down. Aroma is simple dry apple, extreme carbonation (the cork went airborne and landed 15 feet away. Taste is dry apple, oak, and a hint of skunk (quite using green bottles). If you like dry ciders this is good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1200) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2011 bottle. Poured into a tulip. Pours hay with good carbonation. Aroma is funky apple cider. Taste is very funky and tart, a bit of wet dog, horse blanket. Lots of carbonation on the tongue. Definitely a cider for fans of funky and sour beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2013
First time rating a cider on here. Thought I’d make it a good one. 750ml bottle (2011 vintage) in a flute. Pours the color of apple juice with a quickly dissipating, white head. Aroma of apple juice with light spices and some herbal notes. Flavor the same with a little alcohol. Texture like champagne. A good cider.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6580) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a clear pale gold with a bubbly white head that starts at the edges and dissipates completely, visible carbonation. Aroma has musty apple with a combination of sweet and tart notes. Flavor is quite musty with more tart apples and a bit of funkiness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuamVice (68) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
From bottle. This thing is crazy carbonated...barely unwound the metal wire when the cork flew off and bottle started overflowing. Looks between straw and gold. Thick head that is very volatile and quickly reduces to a thin film. Smells just like a fresh cut green apple with a slight bit if spice. Taste is same as smell with a pleasant dry finish. Definitely more yeast in this than most ciders used to, but is nice. Incredibly refreshing, this would be perfect on a picnic with some cheese. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10426) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Golden - orange colour with some bubbles. Aroma is cellar, sourness, apple, wood. Flavour is cellar, sourness, smoked, apple, wood. Very nice cider.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours slightly cloudy without much head, medium carbonation. Aroma of tart apple and straw. Smells like an orchard! Tast is beautiful, full bodied, balanced: tart apple with the slightest bit of honey. Really a fantastic cider.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a slightly cloudy, light golden color with an almost gray-green hue to it, very cider like (go figure). Aroma was really apples with some serious funk notes to it. Flavor was some woody funk, mellowed apples. Interesting to say the least.


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