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


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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Pours clear, light yellow with a fluffy, light head. Aroma is corky and apple. Flavor is excellent. Very corky and oaky with a delicate apple flavor. Light on the tongue with a pleasant carbonation. Rather dry. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This corked and caged bottled brew marked 2005 with D518 on the cork from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of frothy medium sized clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing to nothing and left behind a hazy body with floating yeast chunks in a typically carbonated transparent yet hazy yellow-white colored body.The carbonation lasted a very long time. The red apple aroma was very nice. The mouth feel was very tingly and bubbly at the start and at the finish with a bubbly aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of apple. A wonderful best in class brew. A wonderfully nice all-around cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Sampled from bottle at State Line, 2006 vintage. The pour was hazy golden in color, ample carbonation to display. The aroma was farhouse funky apples, musty cellar elements, some cinnamon too. The flavor was excellent, about as impressive as a straight cider could be. Funky musty apples with an earthy softness and woody presence. Mouthfeel was effervescent, finishes semi-dry. Thanks, Robert, good stuff, my go-to cider now (not that I ever "go-to" such things, but when I have the urge....)!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Served up in a Champagne flute at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia. Appearance: Lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a very thin, very fizzy layer of white bubbles. Constant effervescence. Smell: Aromatic assortment of sweetish apple-based notes: apple cores, apple peelings, sliced apple wedges, apple juice. There’s also some background funkiness present. Taste: Apples, baby! Providing some tartness, some fruitiness, some juicy sweetness, but there’s also some barnyard funkiness to it. So, it’s not just a farm-fresh apple, but a farm-fresh apple served up right on the farm. Finishes fairly dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: Enjoyable! After so many cheap, inferior mass-produced ciders, this is a pleasant change of pace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kchampagne (67) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Had a bottle from Redlight Redlight. The vintage was 2008. Light and cloudy appearance, with very fine bubbles. The mouth feel was equatable to that of a champagne with the very light and refreshing bubbles. Amazing taste. One of my favorite ciders. Cant wait to crack open my 2010 bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
From 2007 750mL bottle. Beautiful funky Normandy cider aroma, big apple and sweet musk notes. Takes me back to living in Reims. Medium amber hazy with thin white head. Medium watery body with medium to light carbonation. Starts much sweeter than I would have expected for a Brut. Great juicy apple flavors with just a hint of funk to it. A very nice cider and one I wish I could find more easily on this side of the state. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Cork comes out with very little effort and a start to see the bubble rise up towards the neck, quick! glass before this thing overflows everywhere. I get wafts of farmhouse and bret as I pour this out. Wonderfully carbonated and full of vigor and spirit. The nose is a nice mix of old farm, funk, and green tart apple. Light mouthfeel. Cobweb, slighlty woody, sweet apple, and caramel. Surprised at how caramel tasting this is. Ends with a lingering funkiness. Overall, pretty impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Been wanting to try this forever and finally am. Pours super fizzy bright light gold. Nose of earthy apples, including seeds and dirty skins. A bit funky. Some pleasant Band-Aid. Taste adds sweetness and a light tart kick. Lively palate. Dry. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
What a great cider. Pours with a fizzy, medium-sized white head. Aroma of apples fresh off the tree and a lightly tart barnyard funk. Moderately sweet natural apple flavor perfectly paired with a nice acidic tartness. Smooth, tasty and refreshing. Dry and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - 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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