Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Victot-Pontfol, France
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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As a true ice cidre "Cidre de Givre" expresses with intensity the flavors of the apples from Domaine Etienne Dupont. It is derived from E. Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2005 by freezing it and then removing the frozen water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Amber color. Aroma is sweet red apples, with light alcohol. Taste is apple, butterscotch, toffee. Pretty interesting Ice cider, very differant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle/2005: Golden amber, smells like applesauce...which has to be good right? I have to admit this is my first ice cider so I’m not quite sure how to rate this. It’s good. Sweet, tart, delicious. I really dig this...yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2008
This was radically different from anything I had tried in the past, and I was expecting it to be sweet, but it was actually quite dry and bittter. very sticky on the palate and somewhat vinous. Just not a pleasant experience at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2008
2005 vintage bottle...Quite a task to enter the thing..golden amber color...aroma---sour apple sauce, but not a bad sour...sour is from fermentation, thats ok with me...viscous body...no carbonation (normal)...this is my first ice cider, although I’ve had quite a few ice wines....this one is unique in its apple based flavor, sweet yet tasty with the apple presence...damn good dessert stuff here...its like an apple cider on steroids

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
Murky caramelized apple colour. Sugary and really spicy. Soft, sweet, with some mapley notes, splashes of brown sugar and caramel. Not as rich as most of the Canadian examples I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a lightly hazy, medium-golden color. The still body looks light for an Ice Cider. The nose shows sweet, musty apples, vanilla, and some light but fumy vinegar notes. Smells nice, but just nowhere near the nose of a high end ice cider. Likewise, flavors are nice enough, but not special, with pungent, musty apples dominating, and not much else shining through. Not particularly broad in any particular spectrum. The medium-full body feels a bit artificial and overly sugary. Overall, this just feels like a cheap attempt at a style that simply demands top quality ingredients and processes. Poor value too, considering the premium pricetag. A disappointment, considring the mastery that is their Cuvee Colette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbill (3384) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
Vintage 2005. 375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head. I’ll begin by saying the thick yelllow wax on the top of this bottle is a royal pain in the ass. I hate picking flecks of wax out of my glass. Second, I noticed a lot of sediment on the bottom of the bottle, so when I poured, I left about 2 inches in the bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Pleasant aroma of apples along with a few whisps of alcohol. The flavor is over-ripe apples and is excessively sweet to the point of almost making me sick. Thick, cloying, almost viscous mouthfeel makes you feel like you’re drinking the juice of rotting apples. I ended up leaving most of it in the glass. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Orange pour, small bits of foam. Not aggressively tart, almost smoky aroma, a bit peppery. Apple juice texture. Rich but basic taste, the lack of tartness makes the taste seem balnd and uneventful, even though what is present is tasty. Just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
I have wanted to try this one for quite some time, and Pepsican hooked me up. Pours a deep amber color. The aroma is of ripe, red apples, perhaps applesauce as well. The flavor is flabby, and not balanced, there is no discernible acidity to balance this cider. The mouthfeel really suffers from the lack of alcohol, it is just not working for me. Given the fact that this is on the level as Neige in terms of price, this one simply does not measure up for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
Courtesy of TheCheeseman. Pours a lightly hazy amber, with no head at all. Smells of syrup and apples, with some sweet malts as well. The flavor is of monster apples and a touch of some pear and malt. Had alot of apple juice qualitites to it, almost like alcoholic juice. Kind of cool. Pretty well rounded for a cider, not many noticeable flaws to be pointed out. Pretty tasty.

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