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


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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mages64 (48) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3332) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (778) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15566) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14027) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a clear orange with a huge white head that clears up as fast as it appears. Sweet noes with some funk. Borderline between nectar and brut, finishes clean, not horribly acidic considering it’s a cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3516) - 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.

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