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Furnace Brook Winery French Cidre Special Reserve
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Made from a blend of Golden Russet and New England apple varieties, Furnace Brook French Cidre’ Special Reserve is slowly fermented on the skins and aged in French oak barrels. Elegantly dry, remarkably complex, a real treat! Serve well chilled.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2305) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and swalden28. Pours a pale yellow color with no head. Notes of berries, powdered sugar, and banaides. Fairly sweet mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
bottle, thanks to eric and stephen, clear polished golden color with a nice bubbly foam, aromas of clover and sweet apples, flavors of sweet apple juice, spice, honey, oaked finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2006 bottle thanks to ericandersnavy/swalden28. Pours with a clear golden body. Aroma of apple, sugary, musty, sweet, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, cotton candy, brown sugar, light must and light oak. Lively bubbles. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
750ml bottle from 2006, courtesy TheEpeeist. Pours absolutely crystal clear, light golden-straw color. Scattered micro-bubbles build at the bottom of the glass and rocket towards the surface, though the surface is completely void of any sort of foam. The nose shows sweet red and tart green apples, with a heap of perfumy French oak and vanilla. Flavors are equally simple, yet well executed. There’s a light mustiness to the zesty-sweet apples, with a good deal of oaky vanilla. It’s relatively full bodied for a carbonated cider, lightly syrupy and sticky on the finish. Pretty solid. I prefer a drier carbonated cider, but this one has good flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3380) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
750 ml, 2006. Clear pale straw with tiny streaming bubbles. Nose is oak, light chardonnay and mild green apple. Nicely sharp and crisp with lingering juiciness. Delicious blend of the different apple sweetnesses but limited tartness. Notes of pear and champagne vinegar with a dry oaky finish. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Unlike their other cider, this one comes in 750s. Pours yellow and fizzy. Smells of tarte apples, french oak, touches of cinnamon. Tastes of tarte dry apples with a peppery bite and a nice dry oakiness on the finish. Both of these ciders really impressed me.


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