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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
750mL. Andy and I obviously have similar tastes. It poured a cloudy light yellow with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma right out front I thought: geuze! And then the lemony tartness, horsey notes started to give way to apple skins, leather, sour green apples. Taste is sour green apples skins, red delicious apples. Pretty yummy and one of the better ciders that I’ve tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 2003 vintage. Deep golden colour, low carbonation. Spicy apple aroma, cinnamon, soft baked apples, light barnyardy funkiness as well. Malic acid aroma. Flavour is sweet and spicy up front with some earthy dusty notes in the middle. Soft malic acidity and some apple skin derived tannins. Lingering soft tannins on the back of the palate that accentuate the lovely dryness. Funky and earthy. Really tasty... this won’t be my last bottle. 8/4/9/4/17 2000 vintage Cloudy golden yellow with a beautiful explosion of fine-laced bubbles quickly falling back to leave a fine white lace. Thick fruity apple aroma, malic tartness, rich sweet baked apple aroma. Light wild yeastiness, some leather and funk. Flavour is very fruity, lightly bready, sweet baked apples up front with some leathery wet hay funkiness. Quite tart in the finish with light vanilla oakiness over the whole thing. Gorgeous stuff. Ar 9 Ap 5 Fl 8 Pa 4 Ov 16

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8266) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2006
2002 Vintage Rated March 2006. Bottle courtesy of Probiere I believe. Slightly hazy pastel yello, big frothing white head diminishes leaving a champagne like appearance in the glass. (3+) Aroma is unexpectedly different, barnyard, wood chips, musty church basement. (7+) Flavour is intriguingly different, musty/yesaty character over a tart apple base. Lingering farmhouse character long into the aftertaste. Light funky citrus notes? (7+) Light effervescent palate. (3+) Very interesting beverage. Fans of funky saisons and biere de gardes will find much to love here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Wow, I’m excited about this one. Found the 2002 vintage at Total Wine in Cary, NC. Pours hazy canary with a rapidly fading fizzy head. Huge Brett, Belgian candi sugar, and a sour hopcit aroma. This one smells like the Cantillons. The taste is of initial apples, with a slightly soapy, candi sugar, horse blanket element at mid-palate. Finishes with apples, some Bretty yeast, dusty cobwebs, hops, citrus, and more of the soaped up horse taint element. Very unique, very complex, and I am amazed that a cider can be this good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle. Sour apple aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color. Slight sweet-sour apple flavor - moderate acidity and carbonation. Very nice, well blended and dry cider.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Green Lady. REally phenominal normandie cidre, some dustiness, tannic skins, some decent acidity, oxidized but crisp and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
2004 Bottle. Nearly lost my eye on this bottle. I gave the cage one twist of the wires and the cork and cage assembly exploded in my hand. Violent gushing for a couple of seconds (lost about an eighth of the bottle first pour is violently carbonated, like champagne, nearly all foam, and then the bubbles appear violent in the glass. Golden yellow, chill hazed body. Second pour yeilds a white head that stays for the duration of the drink. Nose of apples, lemon citrus, horseblanket and earthiness. Taste is pretty darn dry (not Austrian Trocken, but still pretty dry). Taste is overrippened apples, earthiness, and a bit of plastic-funkiness in the finish. Sharp champagne like carbonation, and a dry mouthfeel. Gets better the more I drink it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Champagne bottle at YNWA Beershop. No head. Clear yellow golden body. Mild dusty aplle plastic aroma. High carbonated fresh apples with notes of lemon and lime. A bit agressive and acidic. Long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
375mL bottle, 2010 vintage. Poured cleared, bright golden with a short-lived, fizzy white head. The aroma picked up champagne-like vinous notes paired with apple essence.. meatier apples as it warmed up.. seemed like it was going to be on the tart/sour side. The flavor found tart apple skins and white vinous notes throughout.. more sour and almost gueuze-lite-ish on the finish.. tasty stuff. Very dry on the palate with prickly carbonation.. tart, refreshing, and engaging.. really good stuff!


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