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Etienne Dupont Cidre Triple

Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Produced with a selection of bitter apples from Pays díAuge. Unfiltered, unpasteurized.
-2011: 10% ABV.
2012: 11% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
pours hazy golden with no head or lacing. crisp fruit aroma with barnyard notes. taste is rich with hay, apple, corn and grass notes. finish is tart and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to my Jutland connect. 2013. Pours clear golden with bubbles. Barnyard, cow web, dry and tart apples. Late warmth. Very sippable. Woody and Dry finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danyel (862) - Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear bright yellow with minimal white head. Aroma is wild yeast, apples, earthy. Taste is very brett, apples, very carbonated, light bodied. Overall, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1274) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Sample at the cidery. Very bitter and dry. Took a little to get used to and only a small sample. Nicely sparkling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7141) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Champagne bottle at YNWA Bottleshop. No head. Clear yellow golden body. Pretty bitter and dry apple aroma with some alcohol. Dry acidic vnegar apple alcohol flavor. High carbonation. Long bytter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle - Pours clear amber with no head. Nose is plasticy, dry bitter apple with a bit of boozy warmth. A touch of oakiness too. Taste has the same plastic notes with real bitter pungent apples, dry and tannic, with a little oakiness. Warm, but not boozy at all, surprising for 11%. Medium thin with minimal carbonation. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with my wife on our 18th anniversary (for which the classic gift is porcelain, in case any of you were wondering). This bottle is the 2011 vintage. It pours a deep and vibrant golden, crystal clear, with medium carbo, and no yeast sediment at all (surprising, given that is supposedly unfiltered). Aroma features musty apples with dry woody undertones and a petroleum note. The palate is really quite restrained in the apple department, with funk and dry wood and latex all in greater prominence. Itís like someone took the base cider, strained it through a barn blanket, and then let it sit on a cobwebby old sun-bleached deck before scooping it up with a latex ladle and pouring it into the bottle. Really really dry. Both of us enjoyed it, but I would have liked the apple character to pop a little more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1478) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2013 bottle.
Appearance: Crystal clear golden body with a quickly dissipating head that forms a thin ring around the edges.
Aroma: The aroma smells pretty distinctly of Brett, notably very barnyard and dare I say horse blanket? I hate that term but....Rubber and leather arenít far behind.
Taste: This is like Brett gone too far. Thereís no flavor other than leather and a hint of rubber. Itís not really too bad, but thereís no substance to back it. The finish is super dry and oaky.
Palate: Light and highly carbonated.
Overall: I was expecting something much different this is just Brett hiding everything else. If you REALLY love Brett flavors and aromas try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Poured in tulip glass a pale yellow. Some carbonation, no head. Aroma was of sour apples, it reminded me of the apples left laying around a crabapple tree when chopped with a mower. Some aroma of brett maybe from the 3rd and last fermentation with Champange yeast. Winey, sour and bitter but alcohol seems to hide well in this. Taste was of sour apple and yeast. Very light in the mouth and very dry. Enjoyed but not a favorite it was fun to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2014
750ml Bottle says 2011
Pours a deep gold color, almost still, with a light haziness.

The aroma is apple flesh, a touch of calvados, mild basement and funky notes.... some really nice floral aromas are in there as well.

The flavor is very dry and floral, nicely tart & earthy with a great minerallity. Itís got some apple flavor, itís more of a fleshy apple flavor than a apple-skin flavor and has some hints of calvados, but it does not come across as overly boozy or anywhere near 10% abv.

Reading through ratings there must be bottle/batch variation at play here,
I went into this expecting to genuinely not enjoy this very much, or at least enjoy it as a novelty at best, but the bottle I got was absolutely fantastic cider.

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