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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: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.6
   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 (32344) - 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 (9005) - 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 (5347) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1971) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2006 bottle. Crushed with Jakebra. First cider. Nothing to compare it to, so shooting from the hip. Very sweet, maybe too sweet, brown sugar and lots of caramel. Guess since this is rated so low among ciders, I got a lot to learn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2006 Bottle. Pours with a pumpkin orange body that leaves strong alcohol legs on the glass. Aroma of baked apples, cinnamon, soil, a bit of pepper and a spicey red wine grape. Taste is very sweet with a bit of apple tartness as the taste progresses. There is some light pepper, cumin and a condensed barnyard character similar to the Bouche Brut, only more intensified in quality, but further back in the palate. Syrupy mouthfeel, but much less full than any of the La Face ciders.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A real deep looking cider with a real thick presence the taste of cork is very overwheling. strong but a little tart with a harsh aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
The aroma is super sweet with maple syrup, apples, leaves, yeast, and cork. The appearance is orange brown and so cloudy that you can’t see through it. The flavor is like the aroma and somewhat strong but not overpowering with alcohol. The palate is smooth but non carbonated. Overall I really like it but it’s too acidic and the cork is bothersome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 375 ml, 2006 vintage. Clear, still amber-copper. Hard pour leaves a ring of larger bubbles. Aroma is apples baked in brown sugar, spices and butter. Taste is similar, but earthier with more emphasis on the apple and less on the other sweet flavors. Finish is nicely dried by more acidic apple peel and hints of oak and alcohol. Aftertaste is brown sugar. Light-medium body is alternately watery and syrupy in a drinkable way, and finishes very acidic-dry for all the big sweet flavor. Good, but at $2/oz. not really something I would revisit anytime soon.


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