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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Re-rate 6/7/10: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Vintage 2007. 7.5%. Tasted about a week or two after the bottle was opened. According to other raters it tasted pretty much the same as on the day it was opened. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

Bottle. Vintage 2006. 7%. Clear golden-brown color. Aroma of apples, some apple liqueur, some candies and notes of other fruits. Very sweet, a bit vinous, sugary flavor full of ripe apples, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Thick, viscous, mouthfeel which is slightly sticky. Feels more than 7%. A bit too sweet for me, but still a nice sipper. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3292) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
Thanks to maniac for this one at the Richmond Gathering. Clear amber with great legs, liquor appearance. Huge apple aroma, just a concentrated shot of it that was wonderful. Flavor was much more complex, with raisins, apple, tawny port and caramel coming through. I really enjoyed this one, for me it was one of the highlights of the evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2009
Bottle, 7%. Sweet apple aroma, also reminds me of liquorice powder... tyrkisk peber. Hazy amber colour. Brown powder sugar flavour. Quite sweet flavour, and not very appley. Good in small doses.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle from Once Upon A Vine - South on 03/14/2009. Vintage 2007. My final style left on ratebeer. Very clear caramel body with no head and some light legs. Huge apple aroma, very much like apple juice with some faint caramel and vanilla. Big apple flavor with some Very sweet vanilla and faint caramel flavor. Full body with no carbonation and a very smooth silky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2007 bottle from Maniac. Great apple aroma with a smooth sweet candied apple flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours yellow/gold. Smells of fresh apple pie and spicy. Tastes sweet and dry with some underlying funkiness and a touch of honey on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Caramel and apple and light sulhporish aroma. Sweet apple distinct flavoured with a solid caramelish base note. Citric and apple fruity flavoured with a distinct citric and applefruity touch lasyting into the finish. Ends mild bitter. Stunning!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2007 Big thanks to maniac for sharing this last needed style. Huge thick aroma, with a nice apple basis. Ruby body with minimal head if any. Thick body with a hint of honey and apple. Almost like a nice apple pie drink. Sweet ending with a hint of cinnamon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2007 bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a dark yellowish copper color. Very dark, heavy apple aroma. Earthy, herbal quality. Tart apple aroma with dark caramel notes. Thick bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5251) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle. 2007 Vintage. ABV is listed on the label as 6.9%. Rusty amber pour. Very dark colored. No head at all. Not a single bubble. Aroma is strong apple and very sweet. There is almost a liqueur type aroma with this. Nothing much else in the nose except for apple. Taste is very concentrated apple, sweet apple juice, light spices, soft alcohol and some tartness. Body is almost syrupy with no carbonation and sugary stickiness throughout. Ends with more sugary apples, some green apple tartness, apple juice, light spice and soft alcohol. My first ice cider was a tasty one but I do not think it was worth the $25 I spent on it.


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