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

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2007 bottle. Bottle exploded as I opend this one..wow real barnyard/horseblanket nose. I can’t pick up any apple in the nose. Pale blond frothy loose head. Dry, little sweet..odd flavor on the finish....plastic....this is interesting?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (689) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (688) - - JUL 18, 2014
Light gold, clear, fine and lasting bubbles. Medium body and flavor density, spritzy, low alcohol heat, avg length. Very sweet, balancing acidity, slightly fermented apple taste. Tasty but a bit too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2005 vintage: I would like to say firstly that my experience with ciders is extremely limited, consisting of Woodchuck, Johnny Appleseed and a couple others I can’t remember. With that being said, this is the best cider I have yet to come across. Pours out visibly effervescent clear gold with a fizzy head, reducing to nothing within seconds. The nose is musty, cheesy, and tart green apples with some light acetic acid (vinegar). The flavour is not as tart as the aroma suggests and the finish is all green apples, though the finish is very short. The finish is also characterized by its dryness and a breif sweet lingering. Suggestions of cinnimon are striking me in the mid-palate profile, as well as sweet vanilla custard? I expected more barnyard funk and leather judging by the aroma, but such flavours were absent. Very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Vintage 2011. 7/29/13. Highly pressurized. Mind the cork and cage. Pours a light straw color with incredibly active, rolling carbonation; a thick whitehead that was very fast to fade. Aroma is apple, vinegar, farmyard, funk, grass, some wood, some spice. Taste is dry, vinous, fruity, fresh, refreshing; apple, pear, white wine vinegar, wood (oak), grass; finish is subtle bitterness of apple peel and white grape skins. Taste is reminiscent of breathing in a spring afternoon atop a grassy hill. Light-medium bodied. Mouth feel is crisp and thin. Carbonation is very high and lively. No lacing. This is really something. Highly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Aggressive carbonation, basic cider aroma. Strength of this is just that it’s so balanced. Neither sweet or tart stands out. Refined. High end, perhaps occasionally worth the price, but not so sure I need to have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2010
shared a 750 ml bottle with some family. Nice smoke on the opening. Poured into a wine glass. Deep butter and gold color with quickly subsiding bubbles. Steadu riseing carbination. Aroma is a yeasty funk and paper mill. Taste starts a little sweet but moves to dry right away. No real apple taste but you get a little apple hint on the burp. that cargination fills the mouth and nose very well for the high palate score.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle at Pdx 2013 cider summit - pours a cloudy golden color. Interesting aroma of grass and hay. Taste of sweet apple, slightly boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4.1
   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.


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