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

bottled
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RATINGS: 336   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (426) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
I took the metal guard off the top, and the cork popped out on its own - now that’s impresive carbonation. Pours a slightly hazy gold with no head - not particularly attractive to be honest. Aroma is nice - sour apples, celery, white wine. Taste is apples, white wine, maybe a touch of citrus too. Dry finish of sour apples. Palate is extremely bubbly - it expands inside the mouth, more than I’d like in fact. It also leaves me belching every five minuets. I’d like this better with less carbonation. Still, this is very good. Drinkable and enjoyable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2010
750 ml bottle @ Pikkulintu. Warm, rests directly from the bottle. Tasted and smelled like a mixture of dishwasher detergent and apple. Blaah.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2008
From bottle Vintage 2005 : Pours a hazy amber color with a small white fizzy head that dies out after a minute or two. Nose is sweet, with sour apples. First impression is that the body is thick, quite thick. Has a sweet taste, some sour apples toward the end, and ends very dry....very dry indeed. Some apple lingers in the aftertaste, and the dry tartness. Not to bad, it is my first real cider, so i dont have much to compare it with though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (381) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
sweet, dry, champagne-like carbonation with a bit of rubber/earthy funk in the nose and taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a light clear gold. Loads of fresh tart apples on the nose. Maybe just a hint of cinnamon or other spices. The flavor is as close to a granny smith apple as I can imagine cider getting: sweet, tart, and delicious. Drier than some ciders but still refreshing enough to wet a thirsty throat. This is definitely one of the best ciders on the market.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2004
A straw/golden yellow color, slightly lighter than apple juice; head immediately disappeared, leaving only a small ring of foam on the sides of the glass. Constant bubble streams. Sweet and tart apple smells, along with something kinda weird, like wet hay and plastic (but not unpleasant). Taste of tart apples, sweetness, spices. Lots of bubbles tickling the tongue with a dry finish. The first "good" cider I’ve had.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2002 bottle. This cider is off the charts, but I can’t tell which direction. Aroma is a barnyard containing a small apple orchard, many horses, some male cats, and a substantial wildflower stand at the shoulder of the gravel road. The flavor adds haybarn, tackroom, and root cellar earthiness. My mind is blown. This is Rurual Memory in a Bottle. I really can’t drink more than a few sips, as this is so sensually, mnemonically, and possibly microbially pungent. Damn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (306) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours a light golden with some very bubbly, effervescent white head. Nose is really funky and musty. Flavor is much the same, with some apple tartness, some yeasty notes. Why can’t all cider be this complex and intersting?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Decent pour with a bitter smell. Pours a cloudy yellow, with a nasty looking scum within the bottle I lost my drinking partner on this one. All the better for me. as it was a granny smith taste with a metallic taste to finish it up. @003 vintage. By the way my friend said he should of tried this one but couldn’t get past the scum in the bottle.


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