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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
375mL bottle, Vintage 2005. Clear light copper amber with some legs appearing after a good rousing. Smells very much like apple juice, spiced apples, and some light dry white wine-like characteristics--though overall very sweet. Flavor was very much the same--lots of sweetness that tricks you into thinking this is fuller bodied than it is, as this is very light bodied. Didnít really notice much white wine in the flavor. Kinda like drinking concentrated apple juice (light spice and a tinge of ETOH) without the heaviness. The Neige cider was $20 too, and it was much better. No reason why this should cost that much for as good as it was--which was pretty good, just not $20 good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Pours out a cloudy dark brown color. Aroma was that of apples. Flavor was very sweet. Like spiked apple juice. Not to bad, but something i wouldnt care to have again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle sampled at the Carolina tasting, thanks Todd. Pours out a dark brown color without much of a head. Smell is full of apples and thats really about it. Taste is sweet and like drinking a bottle of apple juice. Interesting, but not really my thing. Thanks for the sample.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Beautiful amber color. Wonderful notes of cinnamon, apple and caramel on the nose. Oily and complex on the palate. Quite sweet but balanced nicely by some bitter apple (apple skin?) notes. Fantastic as a dessert wine. Very cool stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Orange colour with a small white head. Aroma has some fresh apple notes along a light spicyness. Very sweet flavor with an apple fruityness and a light dry finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle... Clear amber cider with a nose of cinnamon and warm, fresh, cooked apples. Sweet as hell and lightly salty. Full-bodied and oily with no carbonation. Finishes sweet and salty. Thanks go out to argo0 for the sample!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Thanks to Joebrew for sharing. I really liked this, but I think the Blue Slate Eiswein had the edge. One of the sweetest ciders I have had, but the sweetness seems natural rather than from the addition of sugar. I do taste a hint of caramel and brown sugar. Some spices, cinnamon. Reminds me of sweet baked apples, but perhaps served cold. Amber color. Very sweet overall. An excellent apertif, and works well as a dessert wine. Thanks Joe. Available at Cellarís Roseville 2.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours a dark amber color, with obviously no head. Aroma is overpoweringly sweet in a good way. Dehydrated apples and brownb sugar carry from the nose to the palate. Wonderfully balanced Eiswein like sweetness, and it actually outshone a Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Eiswein at a tasting, so that speaks volumnes for its quality.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Courtesy of Joebrew. Pours a deep amber color. Killer aroma of brown sugar and sweet apples. The taste is like the best apple crisp Iíve ever had, full of sugary sweetness, cinnamon and piles of apples. It is very sweet and i can see where that would be a turn off for many (not to mention the price tag). This is definitely not a "session" cider, more like a port-replacement. Out-freaking-standing!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Sample provided by argo0. Clear amber body, flat. The aroma is hay, apples and very sweet. The flavor is very sweet, lots of apple juice concentrate and cinnamon. Full sticky body, soft.


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