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

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1056) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a very fizzy light golden body with a huge fizzy head that’s unusually long-lived for a cider. Due to the extraordinary high carbonation the it takes quite some time before the white head disappears. The aroma is strong, complex and, to a cider novice like myself, quite demanding. Sure, there are notes of fermented apples, but even stronger are pungent notes of barnyard, leather and horse. I sort of like horses, but this is almost too much. Also some very vague sulphuric notes in the back. The taste is light sweet with a moderate dry finish. The flavours follow the aroma: a sweaty horse in front, followed by a barnyard with fermented apples and leather. A bit fuller body than most ciders I’ve had. A nice one, but I get this "I’m not worthy" feeling while drinking it, I’m sure this one is better than my simple palate manages to appreciate.
[37.5 cl bottle, 2010 vintage, shared with my cider loving wife, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
0.375l corked bottle. POOF! That’s a proper cork pop indeed! Almost made it to the roof. It’s fizzing like I’ve never seen before this. Almost like pouring soda on top of soda-pop-tablets Pale blurry and golden in the looks, and it’s packed with small floaters. The fizzing white top quickly fades. The nose is really oozing of cellared cork-wood. Dry floury yellow apples and some farm-like notes. Smells quite nice. Yeah, it’s really aggressive on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is light and almost watery. More dry and flour-like green apples with cellar, cork and wood, salty butter, some earth and dust. Quite dry in the mouth, and it has an dry apply tartness in the finish. Actually quite a nice cider this. 28.12.2012

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mages64 (36) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Big blue cheese nose that is overwhelming. Moldy, funky, and rotten smells as I’d expect. Tasted really nice for a normandy style cider but I bet i drank it too fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2932) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Green bottle, 375 ml, from Luc Bourbonnière, drunk with Louise and Luc, savoured August 25 2012; eye: straw, hazy, average effervescence; nose: Brettanomyces yeast, slight apple, slight medicinal; mouth: aerial, light sour apple, sweet apple, Epsom salt, finale in lightly sour apple, refreshing, light body, quite carbonated, lightly sweet, light texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, de Luc Bourbonnière, bue avec Louise et Luc, savourée le 25 août 2012; œil : paille, voilée, effervescence moyenne; nez : levure Brettanomyces, très léger pomme, très léger médicinal; bouche : aérien, pomme légèrement aigre, pomme sucrée, sel d’Epsom, finale en pomme légèrement aigre, rafraîchissant, corps léger, très carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, texture légère; en résumé : très bon

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (703) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle split with Erica at Spuyten Duyvil on 11/24/2012. Color is a medium to dark gold, solid and glassy with no head. Darker color than expected for a cider which was cool. Never had a cider like this before - extremely yeasty and higher carbonation than I have had within the style. Almost effervescent. Aroma and flavor are yeasty, barnyardy, and light citrus. Really great sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. Vintage 2010. It’s an almost clear one, golden in color and with some bubbles on top. The aroma is both cellar-ish and apple-ish, with apple cores and orchard. It’s full-bodied, tart and quite effervescent, having your cheeks clinging to your teeth. It’s very tasteful, with cellar, orchard and lots of apples and apple cores, really balanced and pleasant. Lasting finish. A superb cider I’ll certainly hunt down again. 121110

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10800) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle 2010, 5.5% @ FOneFan. Hazy yellow with big fully diminishing white head. Aroma is apples, barnyard and tart. Flavour is apples, high carbonation, tart, barnyard, leather and very dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of sour apples, yeast and sugar. Taste is light sweet and light sour with a dry fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is fizzy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10611) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, apples, barnyard and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 101112

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle with Ann. Pours a fizzy pale gold with lots of short lived head. Aroma has a lot of horsey brett character. Taste is a great balance of sweet apple flavors and a funky brett influence. Very carbonated, couldn’t drink more than one. Really good.


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