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

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Musty horseblanket, very brett-like, and light fruity aroma. Clear effervescent golden. Brett-like horseblanket, sweet apple, tart, light spice flavor. Light fizzy body, dry finish. My first French cider, and I’m duly impressed. Not disappointed that I chose this for my 1000th rating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 2011. Golden orange body. Large fizzy head disappears as quickly as it forms. No lacing or residue. Nose is lightly funky, with bright apples and must. Flavor is juicy semi-sweet apples with some light must. Medium to light bodied. Assertive carbonation. Semi-sweet finish. A wonderful cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle - Huge pop of the cork on this one, right as I loosened the cage. Pours light clear amber with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is plastic and leather funk, dry apple, and real light baking spice. Taste is a bit sweeter, with the plastic/leather character that recedes through the finish, letting a semi-sweet apple peek through. Smooth, light and effervescent, with big-time carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
2008 vintage: A blonde cider with a thin collapsing white head. In aroma, a beautiful gueuze-like horseblanket, epsom salts, dirt cave, Brett notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet apple with skins, Brett, salts, funk, complex, sweet and refreshing. Tasted with GRM on August 28, 2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
What a great cider. Pours with a fizzy, medium-sized white head. Aroma of apples fresh off the tree and a lightly tart barnyard funk. Moderately sweet natural apple flavor perfectly paired with a nice acidic tartness. Smooth, tasty and refreshing. Dry and slightly tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonpolet Stovner. Golden color, some immediate foam- then flattens out. Good fruit/ apple intensity . Good carbonation, soft bubbles. Long aftertaste Well balanced and enjoyable

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with flakes and stems floating with paperthin head. The aroma is apple and funk. Medium mouthfeel with a funkytart and bandaids. A decent cider from Domaine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
2008 bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear yellow with a small white head
Aroma: Tart and apple peel <br Taste: Tart apples, sugar and pear
Nice and smooth, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Soft apple, sweet apple juice, pear, fruity, apple skin. A nice apple flavor with red apple skin. Nice refreshing beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Been wanting to try this forever and finally am. Pours super fizzy bright light gold. Nose of earthy apples, including seeds and dirty skins. A bit funky. Some pleasant Band-Aid. Taste adds sweetness and a light tart kick. Lively palate. Dry. Lovely.


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