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

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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6834) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (71) - 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 (11038) - 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 (4924) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
On cask at Churchkey. Nose is musty and dry. A bit phenolic. Flavor has apple skin and is a bit musty. Some phenols. Dry and fairly tart. Light.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Special cask tapping. Lightly carbonated, probably less so than when in bottles. Aroma of apple and straw. Definite ’barnyard’ character as others have noted, and quite tart but not ’sour’. There is a lot of complexity in the acids of this cider and it changed as the glass warmed. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1179) - 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 (3474) - 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 (37) - 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.


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