SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cidre pétillant à la robe saumonée. Au nez, je découvre avec joie des arômes de vin rosé sec, de pelures de pommes et de petits fruits rouge. Les gorgées sont très plaisantes, remplies de fruits du verger et de fruits de fin d’été. Une belle complicité entre les sucres et l’acidité rend aussi l’expérience fort agréable. On parle ici d’un réel équilibre. La bouche est fraîche et vive. La finale est splendide sur des notes asséchantes. Un autre tour de force de cette cidrerie qui m’impressionne toujours. À 2.5%, c’est foutrement bien ficelé. Vivement une autre bouteille!
tom10101 (5068) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) split with family. Clear pinkish golden with a small quickly disappearing white head leaving no lacing. Flavors of Geneva apples, berries (mostly strawberries), floral notes and mineral presence. Taste is gently tart and there’s almost no sweetness. Light body. Soft to moderate carbonation, but with a lot of small slow bubbles. Dry and floral finish with a nice berry touch. This is super tasty for a 2.5% abv Crémant. The Geneva apple really add a nice berry dimension. Heavily drinkable and quenching. Du Minot show once again why they are one of the best cidery out there.
jredmond (7334) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Mondial 2015 with Linh, Ken and Nica. Pours a clear ruby, rose red body due to the use of Geneva apples. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and somewhat thin with notes of sour dry cherries, soft strawberries, somewhat cherry medicinal character, dry spice, floral hibiscus, apples and additional berry fruits.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ Cidrerie du Minot ][ Free ][ Champagne Flute ][ 5/27/14 ]
>> Pink label 750ml c&c, made with Geneva red fleshed apples for color. Rose pour, soda white foam. Medicinal nose- Sucrets, throat lozenge, sticky strawberry, mild cough syrup. Cleans up to cherry ice cream and fleshy apple. Taste is sour patch kids, Kool Aid, cherry, berries, raspberry. Dry, not really sweet even at 2.5% so should taste like a Doux French cider but it doesn’t. Strange, but really good. Wife loved this one. Still, super pricey for a 2.5% abv cider @$11+.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5248-20130425] Bottle. Light apple aroma. Clear, light pink rose body with a quick bubbly head. Tart apple flavour apparently comes from the Geneva variety of apple. Medium body. Really interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
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deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the bottle. Poured a clear pale ruby red with some visible carbonation. Aroma was a combination of tart apple and a dry white wine note. Flavor began with some slightly sweet but tart geneva apples that gave way to a dry white wine finish. Seemed a bit muddled.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 year old bottle. Golden red pour, not much head, only a little fizziness, as expected. Nose is oxidized apple skins, a touch of tart, a bit minerally, with perhaps some clementine. Fairly complx if you sniff it lightly — but breath in too much, and it smells kind of gross. Flavor is really nice, clean, easy drinking, a perfect level of tartness, with a bit of a watery finish. Some very pulpy apple flavors in there, but it is pretty far removed from a normal cider, no doubt due to the Geneva apples used. Quite tasty, extremely easy drinking.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Puzzl. Peach/Red Rose color, thick white head. Aroma is very floral with apple, light candy like character to it. Taste is very interesting, tons of the geneva apple, floral and perfume like notes. Good stuff.
Quevillon (2864) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 75 cl. Belle couleur rosée, assez d’effervecence et un petit collet rose pale.Arome de fromage fruité, un peu sec. Bon petit goût sûrette de pomme et de petit fruit.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 2013-04-25. Nice pinkish colour, bubbly. Pleasant fruity apple in the aroma and flavour, has a lightly "rosey" quality to it, which I didn’t elaborate on in my notes but I think I meant floral/rose petal like notes. Average to light body has pleasant soft carbonation. 7/4/7/3/15 3.6Bottle, sampled at the cidery
2006-11-XX. Pink body with effervescent head that fades quicky. Very cheesy aroma - sharp cheedar gives way to Baby Bel gouda. Bizarre flavour is again cheesy, sweetish in the middle with sharp apple flavours briefly in the finish. Mouth is left quite dry, with a tannic finish. Average effervescent palate. According to the guy who brought it this is not what it normally is like but it was quite unique and a number of people really liked it. Definitely worth trying, not sure if I would want too much of it in a sitting though. 7/3/6/3/15 3.4 Bottle at Brewnosers meeting.