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

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2004
750ml bottle, 2000 vintage. Very bubbly, cloudy golden color. Light on the palate, crisp, dry, and sour-ish. Has the barnyard-hay aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2002 vintage bottle. Looks like cider, smells like wood. Thin, watery flavor. Pillow-soft carbonation. Watery finish. Not great, not bad. Overpriced at $15 or so.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
An unclear orange cider with a fast disappearing light yellow head. The aroma is powerfully of acidic apples, with notes of wood and berries mixing in. The flavor is sweet combined with an acidic apple note, leading to a dry end with notes of wood and apples. The body is a bit thin.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
Hazy yellow colour with a thin and fast disappearing white head. Fresh apple tart fruity aroma with a vague wood note. Sweet apple fruity flavor with a vague acidic note. Fruity and light sweet finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10724) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
ar: sour, acid, applr. clear yellow, small white head, fl: citrussy acid, with los of sweetness from applers. quite okay, but lacks finesse. tasty but not fantastic.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - cage corked 375 ml bottle. Dark golden pour, little to no head. Fresh apple aroma, golden delicious if I had to peg it, nice and natural. Flavor is smooth and crisp, apples of course, more of a mellow apple flavor, not sour like a Granny Smith, more akin to a Gala variety. Crisp mouthfeel, just the right amount of spritz. Nice change of pace.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
2011 bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of apple wine. Flavor is slightly dry with champagne-like carbonation. Not bad but not my favorite.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a Oslo transparent lighter gold with ample off-white head that dissipates entirely fairly quickly. Smells of tart apples. A bit of sweetness, but not to the point that I’d call it a sweet cider. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could definitely be dryer. A decent cider, but forgettable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2002 bottle - weak and watery, alcoholic, wood laden tart apple juice. Not much to say here unfortunately....

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Vintage 2002: This is some nasty looking, cloudy stuff, albeit it is the first cider I’ve had that sported such a large, fizzy head... however briefly. The aroma actually reminds me of that of a funkier gueuze. The apple in the aroma seems almost incidental to the overall sourness. It also carries a barnyard, old hay scent with sweated leather and cobwebs. The flavor is close to vinegar but definitetly apple. The lively carbonation also brings with it tastes of lemon, bleu cheese, raw grain, and apple skins & stems. An interesting beverage.

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