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

bottled
common

on tap
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle from Au Verger de la Madeleine‎, Paris, 375ml, expensive (16€)
Vintage 2007, 2 years old, 7.2% ABV

It pours a dark amber color, hazy, flat. Aroma of apples, nuts, caramel. Strong body, even if less thick than other Ice Ciders, very sweet, with a distinctive late wood astringency and late acidity; flavor of overripe apples, caramel and some honey.
The caramel presence makes me think of a concentration obtained by boiling the cider, more than by freezing the apples; decent but not as fresh and fruity as the Canadian samples; nor it is as complex, but at least the astringency is original..

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2010
2007 Vintage, waxed. Ripe, slightly overripe apple aroma, a little buttery. Opaque burnt orange. Medium bodied apple flavor with mounds of brown sugar that grow in intensity to a wonderfully complimentary climax. Musty undercurrents add to the intrigue. Nice lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Not excessively sweet or tart. Relatively low acidity for the style, which I find especially refreshing.This is so much better than my homemade ice cider. Very good and worth the premium price.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10767) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle, bought @ HJ Hansen, Odense.
Pours a rather un-appetizing muddy pale brown. No head. Aroma has sweet, red apples and sweet caramel. No carbonation, good fat mouthfeel. Flavour is initially extremely sweet and cloying. Vinious, applejuice and very sweet. The aftertaste levels things out a bit, and is actually quite delicious. Red apple and a hint of liqourice. Interesting, but damn, that is sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours flat with a lovely amber hue. Nose is brandy, wood and of course apples. Flavor is apple brandy with a little complexity from the apples but its lacking depth. Woody flavor with some light tartness up front. Finishes very sweet and with a full viscous body. A decent iced cider but there is definitely better out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MPA (778) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 25, 2009
2006 vintage. Amber with off white head. Apple aroma with pie and paestry. Interesting. Sweet flavour of sugar, honey and apple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3901) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle and the ABV on the label is 7.2%. Medium sized head and a transparent/slightly hazy orange brown body. The aroma is apples and caramel. The flavor is sweet, bitter, sour, tart, apples, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, syrupy, sticky, dry and this is a medium bodied ice cider. Overall, easy to drink, not overly apple tasting IMO, not too sweet tasting, worthy of a try, and I would drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a murky orange/brown with no head. Aroma of buttery apples, general sweetness. Flavor of sweet apples, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and oak. Very nice and sweet, easy drinking (for an ice cider). Excellent! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
This is fantastic- certainly the thickest, darkest, most opaque cider I have ever had. It smells like a an apple brandy and tastes like apple butter. Thick as a nectar and very cloudy, like a hot caramel- apple cider color. Fantastic vintage 2006 bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Legato (15) - USA - OCT 4, 2009
Felt like drinking apple sauce. It had a velvet texture and the flavor did not last long on palate. Overall the experience was excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 24, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of ivory colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a slightly hazy brown orange colored body. The strong aroma was of old red apples. The mouth feel was thick initially with a smooth dry vinous aftertaste. The sweet dry flavor contained notes of old red apples. A decent one that I would consider buying again. Although the flavor came off to me as old, it was still quite good and not at all bad.


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