Furnace Brook Winery French Cidre Special Reserve
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of butter, band-aid, and apple. Flavor of buttered popcorn, apple, brown sugar, florals, and earth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle of the 2008, shared with my wife. Pours a clear straw gold with a vigorous white head that deflates instantly. Soft lean apples on the nose, warm wood, a touch of straw, and a hint of acid. Medium bodied, sweet and lively at the start, nicely carbonated. Nice long tart apple sourness comes through on a long lived lingering finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
750 ml bottle (2008) courtesy of a TheEpeeist trade. Thanks, Chris! You’ve given me a nice cider rate and you’ve made the Mrs. Happy. Pours a light golden hue, light maybe a touch of haze. Light carbonated dancing life. Aromas are dry crisp apples, some champagne yeast, light dry with touches of apple juice, sparkling with a touch of tannic and wet oak. Mellow sweet with some light tartness. Initial is lighter bodied, gentle sweet crisp apples, faint honey, dry champagne and a touch of tartness. The dry backend, light prickly carbonation, and touch of tartness on the backend win me over. Lighter sweetness up front, lingers, honeycrisp apples, really nice tartness here, a true cider that feels natural, tart, dry and champagney. Light oak, faint vanilla. Very nice. Quite tart, grows on the palate, dry and honeycrisp. This is quite lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6511) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
(750ml bottle 2006 vintage thanks to swalden28) clear very light yellow with nice legs. Nose of tart apples, alcohol, very sweet. Taste of tart apples, wood, huge apple flavor duration on the palate with nice carbonation that’s appropriate for the beer. Nice cider!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and swalden28. poured yellow with no head. nose is vanilla, apples, wood, and tartness. nice on the palate, flavor is tart apples, lemon, vanilla, and a clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and swalden28. The look is clear, no head, and no color. The smell is wood, apples, smooth good, and sweet. The taste is good, apples, smooth, and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Very pale yellow with a small amount of white fiz. Aroma is of honey, apple, butter and light booze. Taste is of apple butter, booze and light caramel.

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