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Verger du Minot Domaine du Minot

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Formerly brewed at Cidrerie du Minot
Style: Cider
Hemmingford, Canada

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A semi-dry cider with aromas of ripe fruit, vanilla and fresh bread. Full-bodied and unctuous on the palate, with a refreshing, gentle effervescence.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
(750ml bottle) Ah, the effervescence! I definitely like the sparkling ciders more than the still-ciders. The cork popped on this du Minot bottle and a mild, apple aroma filled the room. Nose of very sweet McIntosh apples. Amazingly no sugar is added to this cider during fermentation. Absolutely beautiful, fresh and refreshing flavour. Highly carbonated with a sweet and dry finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
I’m with Todd on that one. Gentle champaign body. Extremely fresh apple aroma thrones over just baked bread undertones. It is very sweet, but doesn’t feel agressive, somehow as if the carbonation played the role of a balancing dryness at the beginning. Gets drier toward the ends, but leaves an apple skin kiss. Charming rustic character accompanies all along, but is at its best in mid-mouth where you can almost taste hay like flavors, maybe leather and branches even. Fitting palate. Refreshing, farmy, easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a clear and sparkling pale yellow color. Excellent aroma of bread and apples, there’s also a mild sweetness that can be smelled. Very flavor of apples with bread, there’s a nice balance between sweetness and dryness. Very good and refreshing, excellent cider !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2006
750ml green bottle, corked. Poured noisily into a flute glass. Very pale straw shade, clear. Aroma is sweet apple, slightly dusty, very slight vinegar note in the background. Flavour plays between sweet and tart apples, the sweet ones showing themselves jsut a bit more. A light note of vanilla can be found midway through with some bready notes. Dry finish with some lingering tart apple skin notes. Body is full, persistant fine carbonation. Very fresh overall, and very apetizing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
Very light nose of green apples, yeast and a hint of vinegar. Pale yellow with a touch of chartreuse, the carbonation is lively and fluffy as the bubbles race to dissipate. Slightly oversweet and sticky, but a dryish finish coats the palate along with its apple-skin tartness. The carbonation is totally unlike the typically harsh cider found in most products. This is incredibly soft and smooth. Better-tasting than any apple you’ll ever have.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle from LCBO. Shared with the usual suspects. Pours a very light yellow-gold with lots of carbonation. Aroma of tart green apples with a very, very slight funkiness behind it. Flavour of fresh, crisp, tart apples, with a dry, slightly dusty finish. Very nice stuff that I could drink a lot of, and I don’t feel that way about ciders very often.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
750 ml bottle- Spills pale sparkling golden with lots of champagne carbonation. Aromas of fresh fruit, apples, gummi bears, grass. Tastes of fresh apples, other fruit, candy. Sharp, delicate finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle (750ml). Shared with GregClow, tupalev, DougShoemaker, mds, Radek and others - GregClow’s bottle. Pretty nice cider - clear pale yellow, some bubbling, wisp of white on top. Simple aroma of fresh apple, fairly sweet with a hint of tartness lingering behind, a hint of cobwebby yeast. Taste follows, fresh sweet apple, a bit yeasty, some sparkling white wine character; thinnish body, but very refreshing on a hot day, lightly syrupy and sticky, lightly carbonated, finishes crisp and not overly sweet - quick off the tongue, but a nice delicate treat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Light clear pour, lots of bubbles. Lovely apple aroma, sweet. Nice apple taste, tart finish, well carbonated - feels really nice in the mouth. A lovely cider. Fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle. Light yellow with sparkly carbonation and a small fizzy head. The aroma is sweet, sort-of...with some alcohol and fruity champagne-like properties. Refreshing flavour - fruity, dusty apples with a good balance of tartness. Quite nice.


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