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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Pours an orange tan with a huge head that fades quickly. Aroma of tart and sweet apples, and a hint of vinegar. Flavor is initially a nice tart apple. The finish was a bit off and had an almost cloriseptic like flavor. Very good up until the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2000 vintage from a 1.5ml bottle. Pours a nice hazy golden. Very sweet apple on the nose almost like processed applesauce. Very carbonated mouthfeel with the sweet red apple coming through prominantly. This might have been a little over the hill, and I will try a more current vintage to re-rate if need be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle from Red, Wine, and Brew somewhere up near Eastlake, OH.
I think I also tried one of these at a tasting courtesy of Darren, but not sure if it was the same one or not.
This is the best cider I’ve had to date. Pours with a lively champagne-like carbonation that instantly creates a large white head. Aroma is dry with notes of sour apple and yeast. Flavor is a nice combination of sour and sweet apples. Finishes dry. Super easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2011 vintage. Explodes out of the bottle - get out your mop. Otherwise, pours clear and gold with a gigantic white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is funky sharp barnyard, seltzer water, and faint lemony vinegar. Taste is sweet apples fading to a oaky brettanomyces medicinal-like finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 9, 2008
After pouring it into a pilsner glass it fizzed right up then faded just as quick. It has cheese and apple on the nose with some funk. the flavor is about the same green apple finish with cheese and vanilla in the begining. Over all it is a nice any time drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Wow, c’est encridible! This is an apple cider that others should strive to emulate. Apples, wood, barnyard, flowers and more apples, with just the right amount of sweetness to pull the flavour through and some peel in the finish to dry it off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Pours clear, light yellow with a fluffy, light head. Aroma is corky and apple. Flavor is excellent. Very corky and oaky with a delicate apple flavor. Light on the tongue with a pleasant carbonation. Rather dry. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (559) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Great cider, carbonated like a chanpiegne. Sharp on the tounge at first taste, interestng on your palate. Well balanced. Airy, Flavor of sour apples. This cider makes origional sin its bitch. Would live to get another bottle. Drank at L’Express in lower manhattan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Considering that my idea of a cider is woodchuck, this was quite an experience. Taste and aroma are mainly apple with some pears, especially in the nose. Fizzy Carbonation. Thick chunks at the bottom. If all you have had is your average cider (hornsby, woodchuck), then definitly give this a shot. You can certainly tell the difference in quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2008 375mL bottle from VBM in Buffalo. I don’t know why but I’ve been craving a good cider lately and this hit the spot! Pours a pale golden yellow body with some tiny apple? pieces floating around. Short lived big, white head. Mild musky, light apple, pear and basement aroma. Flavor is the perfect amount of sweet apples and that typical dry brut characteristic. Fizzy mouthfeel to start which mellowed out very nicely. Thin bodied. Great cider, the best I think I’ve ever tried.

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