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

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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Aroma sweet and appley after pouring a rich golden color. Very sparkly, with lots of effervescent bubbles and a clean white head. Taste is a whole different story. Although the apple flavor is there, a little dry, but there, it then blossoms into a melting plastic type taste that is not pleasant at all. Maybe a bad bottle?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
A pleasant surprise. Pale yellow with brief, fizzy, champagne head. Aroma was of sweet apples. Nice carbonation and a refreshing apple taste. Quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2004 Bottle @ the weekly RB Poker Gathering
Golden plate color, no retentiveness in the head, but very fizzy and carbonated (like champagne). The nose is funky with some bretty and dry dusty hay mixed with apples. The flavor is a touch sweeter with a bit more crisp tart apple taste. The fail is funky and barny. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that quickly fades. The aroma is of apples and decomposing vegitation/ripening cheese. In the mouth, itís very dry, with a subtle apple flavor and again a hint of funkiness. Good, though drier than I prefer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, pale golden with a white head. Very tart, almost vinegary in the nose. The body is medium with sweet apple flavours. Again this odd composition of a tart aroma and a sweet flavour. But nice indeed. 151206

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2007
2004 bottle. Ive had this one for about two years. Pours a golden orange, no signs of much head. Carbonation pretty much gone. The nose is still sharp, quite citric, with some acidic sourness. Definitely a 3 year old bottle as the taste had extremely mellowed out . A lot of orange peel and fruits, but no semblances of carbonation kind of killed it somewhat. Aftertaste was kid of funked out as well. This one was probably better a year earlier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2007 vintage 750 ML from Malt & Vine. 5.5% ABV. Peaty farm aroma. Bubbles all the way through to the bottom of the glass. Light honey color. Fresh, tart taste of Granny Smith apples, lemon zest, and pecan. A somewhat sweet finish that stays in your cheeks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle, 2009 ed. Pour is bright yellow, decent head which quick dissipates and a few floaties. Aroma is apple juice, earth, spicy/funky yeast. Taste is quite acidic, apple skins, apple juice, yeasty funk. Pretty easy drinking cider but Iíd rather have a beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1406) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a very fizzy light golden body with a huge fizzy head thatís unusually long-lived for a cider. Due to the extraordinary high carbonation the it takes quite some time before the white head disappears. The aroma is strong, complex and, to a cider novice like myself, quite demanding. Sure, there are notes of fermented apples, but even stronger are pungent notes of barnyard, leather and horse. I sort of like horses, but this is almost too much. Also some very vague sulphuric notes in the back. The taste is light sweet with a moderate dry finish. The flavours follow the aroma: a sweaty horse in front, followed by a barnyard with fermented apples and leather. A bit fuller body than most ciders Iíve had. A nice one, but I get this "Iím not worthy" feeling while drinking it, Iím sure this one is better than my simple palate manages to appreciate.
[37.5 cl bottle, 2010 vintage, shared with my cider loving wife, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2192) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Refrigerated green 375 mL 2011 bottle obtained through trade with JStax corked and caged poured into a white wine glass. Pours clear pale golden with fluffy carbonation which dies down. Aroma is simple dry apple, extreme carbonation (the cork went airborne and landed 15 feet away. Taste is dry apple, oak, and a hint of skunk (quite using green bottles). If you like dry ciders this is good.


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