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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


dankman's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a clear orange with a huge white head that clears up as fast as it appears. Sweet noes with some funk. Borderline between nectar and brut, finishes clean, not horribly acidic considering it’s a cider.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whodeytink (3) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2016 does not count
On tap at White Oak Tavern in Ellicott City. Crystal clear light amber color. Thin head. Aroma of apples and funky barnyard smells. Taste is tart and full of apples. Nice carbonation. This was a very pleasant surprise. Very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4620) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
375 ml. Vintage 2014. Petite mousse pétillante qui s’efface rapidement sur un corps doré finement embrouillé. Au nez, pommes rustiques et cuir, fleurs poivrées et parfum animal. Sur les papilles, des levures sauvages accrochées sur les pelures de pommes qui me conduisent à une finale musquée. Belle présentation en bouche. Huileuse et pétillante. Un art maîtrisé.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Now here’s a higher priced cider that might be worth the trouble. A little dusty on the nose, which isn’t something I like, but also some light funk, which I do. Apples of course, and a little floral note in the nose. Flavor is a touch tart and lively, as is the carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1917) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pictured bottle, 2014 vintage from Louisville Beer Store; shared with my Boo. Aroma: Light bittersweet juice with some farmhouse notes (feet and funky cheese) taking a more prominent role; some lighter wildflower notes. Appearance: Copperish gold body with lively carbonation holding up a patchy white head. Flavor: Funky apple peel up front and throughout; bittersweet juice takes a peek towards the finish, which is dry and funky. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: Delicious, funky farmhouse cider that has a definite moreish quality. A bit of a revelation with the last of my Blue Stilton.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Vintage 2014 Bottle from the Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is musty, with lots of hints of fermented cow corn and barnyard funk present. Light metallic, and some stale urine is also present. Transparent yellow body with a fizzy, white, bubbly, quickly dissipating head. Starts with a pleasant apple sweetness, but not too sweet. Becomes a little more tart in the middle with some drying and dusty yeast character. Bright and bubbly with some cereal like sweetness to finish. This is pretty damn tasty. The aroma is kind of too urine-like for me, but thankfully it drinks much much better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear bright golden color with a lasting white head. Really nice appearance. Aroma has crisp apple, barnyard, bread, and floral notes. The flavor is really nice. Sweet yet not overly so, slightly acidic, very fresh. The palate is crisp and effervescent with a nice mild astringency. Medium body. A really nice cider! One of the best of the few I’ve ticked.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at Villain & Saint. Nice golden body with no head at all. Nose is sweet with apples and a bit funky. Taste is apples for sure, quite alcy, with sweet and some spicier notes in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2863) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Fantastic aroma that starts spice and perfume then quickly changes to funk, must, apples, bit of leather. Appearance has a nice medium amber with lots of bubble trails. Flavor is a weird blend of tasty cider and band aids. Body is great and made better by the strong carbonation. Great drinking. Would very much like to try it on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a moderately hazy golden with a thin foam on top that leaves foamy lacing. Nose is of barnyard-y brett, leathery. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly funky and spicy too. Body is light to medium and carbonation high. Really nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
750 ml. bottle. It pours very clear yellow with a fizzy, disappearing white head. The aroma jumps out as rather funky, with a touch of sulfur, yeast, white grape, hay and apples. It kind of reminds me of a brett beer by the smell of it due to my relative ignorance of ciders. The flavor is more apple forward, but still has some toasty hay-like funk and bready yeast. There’s definitely a distinct "farmhouse" character here that balances the sweetness from the apples perfectly. The mouthfeel is light, but the sweet apples make it feel bigger. Ok, now I think I’ll be getting into ciders a bit more. Delicious.


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