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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22632) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of barnyard, apples and apple peel. Fruity and light acidic flavour of apple peel. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Light yellow.. Thin white lacing... Soft dry apple nose.. Soft sweet fruits.. Zezty dry apple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12055) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8705) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8135) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour on tap at the Republic SC, clear straw yellow pour with no head, aroma brought notes of nice oak, earth, funk into a bit of lemon, tart apple, slight yeasty, touch of a weird fruity notes as well. Taste was a mix of oak, earth, funk into some dusty basement, some tart apple, yeasty notes, finishing tart, funky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Chicago Cider Summit. Pours a clear peach like color with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a farmhouse note with a bit of a wine note and extremely dry wine. Flavor has extremely dry apple but is over all a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Tap at Happy Gnome. Clear pale yellow pour with no head. Tart apple and some oaky dryness. Solid cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Pony Bar. Nice apple and barnyard nose. Pale golden color. Funky, minerally flavor, a bit dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6275) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Draft on tap at Little Goat (Chicago, IL). Finally a chance to get at this with the missus. Cheers! Pours a nice hazy straw hue, champagne colors and haze, gentle carbonation with a frothy white head atop that dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are champagne, gentle white wine, white grape and oak, touches of gentle yeast, dryness. A plethora of white wine and champagne feels keep me into it. Richer dry and yeasty feel, white grape, gentle apple. Initial is bright and vibrant light bodied and well carbonated, the champagne element shines on the palate. Dry, richer white grape, gentle apple, and mellow sweetness meets dry, richer carbonation, yeast, and Champagne feel. Middle is more mellow, gentle apple, white grape, oak, a touch of pear. Mellow, dry, touches of fruit jab a bit. Backend is dry and light, champagne yeast and gentle dryness, a touch of grapeskin and apple sweetness. This cider is very well put together, dry and yeasty, gentle jabs of white wine, grape, and apple. Mellow, dry, and light. Just an impressive beverage. Well done!

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