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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: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12637) - - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle., 2009. Clear amber with no head. Aroma is apples, fruit and a little sugar. Flavour is apples, medium sweet, intense, fruit, sugar, wood and a little dry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5697) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
sample. hazy if not cloudy dark amber pour with some legs stickin’ around. spicy and sweet caramel, maple syrup-based taffee, strawberries, baked spiced apple pie - cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.; caramelized almonds, woodsy if not woody character, citrus peel with its welcoming tartness, clean yeast, flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily; lightly tart and woodsy-spicy finish. very spicy ice cider - unique.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Sample, 2 oz. Lightly hazy amber copper pour. Aroma is fruity, light brown sugar, light spice, definitely farmy, funky manure aromas, very wild, old hay, rotten apple. Taste is tart and sweet, nice balance, a bit hevy on the tartness for the style, could use some more residual sugar, nice wild farmy flavors, nice complexity. Palate is med-light bodied, light alcohol warmth, rather dry for the style. Interesting take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with good legs. Nose is of apples of course but with a slight spiciness to it this time. Taste is pretty acidic and not that sweet, offers some pretty tart apples with light brown sugar. Body is medium and mouthfeel sticky. Overall a fun cryocentrated cider but far from being best in style. Glad to have tried it, though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1669) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours dark amber with no real head. Smells and tastes figs, raisins, syrup and a bit candy and some alcohol with a similar finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3903) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
2 oz sample from bottle (375 ml). Thanks to kcherney for the bottle!

Appearance: Hazy amber orange with almost no legs.

Aroma: Cooked apples, nice concentrated farmhouse notes like their Bouché Brut, caramel and peaches notes. Mild spiciness as well.

Taste: Medium sweetness and medium acidity... they balance each other quite well. Cooked apples, caramel, nice farmhouse notes again and mild bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Caramel-ish finish. Not much alcohol warmth compared to other ice cider, but this isn’t that surprising considering it’s listed at only 6.9% abv.

Overall: It’s a pretty good product that is unique because of the farmhouse character of their Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie and also because of the rather low abv for the style. Well balanced. Tasty stuff. I prefer their regular cider though and this one isn’t on the same level as the best ice ciders on the market.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted during Nepenthia. Bottle. Clear orange color. Little ring of head. Few bits of lace. Fantastic sweet yellow fermented apple in the nose. Some vanilla, brown sugar. Bigger sweet taste, but not cloying. Very mild tart. Medium to bigger body. Lightly slick. My sample was very small, but very enjoyable and interesting.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
Thanks to Kraddel. Sampled 375 ml. bottle. 2006 Vintage. So this is an ice bock of the famous Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut if I understand the description correctly? Interesting. Pours surprisingly murky for an ice cider, murky dark peach, amber, orange,… Smell is frangipane, apricot, fruity at first surprisingly followed by sticky ice cider apple smell. Taste is huge sweetness upfront, clear oxidation, honey, agave sweetness, lightly warming more typical ice cider taste in the back. Thick fruity body, thick than usual. Interesting & very delicious variation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
2006 vintage . Pours unclear, amber-like. Smell is very , very fleshy , some apples. Taste is sweet, very full, bit boozy. Some sweet, spiced coockie flavors in the back. Walnuts build up quite damn intense in the aftertate . Very , very nice !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
2007 vintage. 375mL bottle, pours a cloudy opaque dark reddish brown with a tiny white head. Aroma is earthy, with dark apple skins, toffee and caramel. Flavour is strange -- very viscous and earthy, with toffee and brown sugar. Quite muffled and confused, but also quite nice. Not overly complex for an ice cider, but quite enjoyable. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (7669) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2007 - Overipe apples. Cloudy copper brown. Sweet Overipe apples, nice sweetness and a long finish. Not the rich syrup sweetness of Canada, but very pleasant.


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