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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: 134   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiiruBierBeer (246) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Huge butterscotch caramel smell. Insane butterscotch, caramel, and toffee flavors with cooked apples. One of the most delicious beverages I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3365) - 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.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2684) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours darker, unclear amber with a smaller white head, almost no head really. Aroma brings some sweet caramel and apples, wow. The flavor is even better! It brings apples, butterscotch, and toffee. It is not overly sweet by any means, and no booze at all. The apples settle with a decent sweetness so nicely on the palate. Basically, it is a liquefied caramel apple, like at Halloween.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4502) - 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 I’ve 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 Thanks to joebrew for sharing. Excellent apple nose with a distinctly iced characteristic to it. Cloudy cider brown body with no head. Slightly sweet with the alcohol properly hidden, leaving only an excellent cider taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Le Givre pours a lusciously opal amber-copper with hints of foam. It is somehow much lighter on top than on bottom, almost a straw. The aroma is thick, mostly fresh apples and cider, with some caramel and a hint of smoke. A rich, almost syrupy beer. Strongly sweet but not at all cloying. I get a whole fruit apple sweetness with a strong alcohol warming. There is a dance of flavors: spices like clove and cinnamon, some smokiness, and a strong, lingering, pleasant cider flavor. This cider is intense yet muted. It is strongly sweet and alcoholic, but remains elusively subtle. A joy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Appearance: Set down before me an opaque, still, dark amber body. Let’s dive right in. Smell: A dense, delightfully sweet-scented aroma of baked apples, spices, and dark caramel sauce. Would make for a great scented candle. Taste: Holds a rich, striking taste of apple butter, it’s strongly sweet (but not unacceptably so), and presents some complex, complimentary spicy tastes of allspice, cloves, and ground cinnamon. Small hint of acidity. Sweet, silken finish of considerable length. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Near-chewy mouthfeel. Drinkability: As the Bible says, it’s better to Givre than to receive-re. An impressive, inviting beverage, that’d likely pair well with a wide variety of desserts. Like a hearty liqueur or port wine, it’s best kept in somewhat small-sized portions. Too much of a good thing and all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2006 Bottle, compliments of Matt, shared with some heads. Pours a clearish copper color with zero head and lacing. Aromas of apple skins, toffee, apple pie. Taste is sweet apple pie crust, with honey, cinnamon, and raisins also present. Mouthfeel was soft and chewy. Medium to fuller bodied cider. This one blew us away.

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.


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