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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Introducing Lapinette, a Norman-style cidre brut, aged in French oak barrels. Reminiscent of the old days in France, before the great wars, when wine makers of the south shared their used barrels with their northern cousins, the resulting ciders were a little bit rough, unfiltered with a balance of flavors from the fruit, the farm and the barrel. Virtue has recreated this traditional cider by sourcing tart fruit, patiently aging for months in wine barrels, and serving as is, without fine filtration. Lapinette is a window into our past, a very tasty time indeed.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
This was a very nice cider. I don’t have my tasting notes but if you like cider its dry dry dry and delicious

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 750ml bottle. 2013 harvest. Hazed pour with large bubbles. Nose is tart and sour smelling, some tropical and citrus notes. Falvor is great, earthy, some spice, dry oak, tartness, bittersweetness. Very dry and decently tart, really nice one. Edit: dried a draft pour of this beer and it smelled like filled improper diet baby diapers so proceed with caution.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5821) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a mostly transparent light gold with white lacing that steadily dissipates entirely. Smells of cider apples and oak with a nice balance of tartness and a bit of white wine. Tastes like it smells with a light and fairly dry mouthfeel. Pleasntly tart on the palate. A good cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Pony Bar. Nice apple and barnyard nose. Pale golden color. Funky, minerally flavor, a bit dull.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear straw, gold. No head. Musty, earthy, light fruit. Dry upfront, some touch of bitterness, and some sourness. Relatively clean, a little bit of chewy. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
This one’s pale, bright yellow... what an oxymoron. Look for faint white bubbles on the rim of the glass. Bonus points if you can find them. It’s thin like water. The aroma is salt and has a pleasurable complexity. I want to rate the appearance lower for lack of head but it’s cider and the visuality of the texture is complex, therefore unique, therefore intrigueing. The flavor is dry apple pulp but all over a wet palate. Go figure. The apple stock seems of high quality and the dryness will.l make you white wine wimps wail. Enjoy, because why not?

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA. Pours pale yellow. Aroma is cider with an oak note? med minus body. Flavor is dry/tart and a little oaky. Finishes dry, tart, apple, astringent, oak. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Standard Market. Bold apple with mild hay. Light barnyard character. Crisp and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Mash Tun Festival 2013. Pour is translucent peach with no head. Aroma is of oak, candied apples, caramel, and resin. Flavor is white wine, apples, earth, wood, and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (569) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
On tap at Lincoln Hall, Chicago. Dry and a bit tart, but not too heavy handed on the flavor. Good, but still very mild cider. Still way better than the overly sweet ciders that are so common.


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