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


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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

Tonkun's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2012
2010 bottle. hazy orange gold pour with bubbly but quickly disappearing head. When a bit chilled - sweaty leather, wet wood, egg, apple. When warmer - apple, caramel, brown sugar. Much nicer when warmer. A nice picnic drink on a warm day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8205) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2016
(Kiev 2016). 375 ml. bottle. 2012 Vintage. Shared by 4. Loud pop upon opening. Pours an insanely lively sparkling golden, more lively than Champagne, huge white head that instantly fizzes way, lemon golden, crazily lively brew. Nose is very raw barnyard & funk, brett, fermenting apples, mineral apples, raw apple skin funk, brett, wowza didn’t see this much funk coming from a cider. Taste is raw barnyard funk, insanely lively beer, apple skins, fermenting apples, rotting lemon, brett, hay, barnyard. So much carbonation & so much funk. Very unusual for me at first & quite challenging. Almost admired it more than I liked but it grew on me and I started appreciating a bit. Dry beyond the massive carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whodeytink (4) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5130) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (2006) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4183) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5768) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3374) - 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!

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