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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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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
375 ml bottle, via TheCheeseMan. Pours a viscous looking clear amber body with zero head. Looks like a dessert wine. The nose is hearty baked apples, honey, apple skins, a touch of alcohol. The flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar-like with a soft baked apple fruitiness, some light spiciness. Mouthfeel is still, fairly thick, but not approaching most ice wines in their syrupiness. I’m really starting to like these Ciders from Dupont. Excellent again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
The color is dark, golden-red-brown and the mouthfeel is almost oily and smooth and pleasant. The aroma makes me think of apples with syrup, baked in the oven, it’s alluring. The flavour has sweetness, and again it’s like drinking the delicious sap from apples without kernels with filling and syrup, baked in the oven, it’s vinous and it also has hints of raisins. The flavours is quite unexpected, and I really, really like it. My husband does not like cider, but even he thinks it’s delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
2005 375ml bottle from pepsican; Nose is like a caramelized apple (sweet apples with a light caramel note); color is a caramel brown (about halfway between a light and a dark caramel); flavor is apples, sweetness, and a definate toffee flavor. Finish has a tiny bit of tartness but not much. A very much different ice cider than all the others I have had!

3.7
   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.

3.6
   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.

2.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Funknmilla (673) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11812) - 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.

3.3
   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.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbill (3272) - 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.


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