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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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In Normandy, France, cider has been made on the farm for over a thousand years. Apples were carried from orchard to barn by cart, drawn by a big, grey horse--a percheron. The apples were milled and pressed into juice through straw--driven by that same horse--then fermented with wild yeast in used wine barrels. The resulting farm cider, or cidre fermier, was rustic and complex, with notes of both the farm and barrel.

Percheron Cidre Fermier is dedicated to the big, beautiful horse of Normandy. Like its French cousin, it bares the unmistakable scent of the farm, a strong body, and a gentle finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine.

Very light pour, clear with a short-lived white head and an ample supply of rising bubbles. Lovely nose, delicate and almost perfume-like, like rose-colored apples. It’s really something special. Not a lot of funk. Flavor is delightful as well. Just the right balance of tartness to a hint of sweet, gentle apple flavors, mellow rustic elements. This is a great cider, and I have to admit that I prefer it to any of the Norman ciders I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with one finger light head. Tart apple with a very dry champagne-like finish. Good depth of flavor and moderate complexity. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and immediately. Aroma has a nice little tart apple note with some sweetness and a touch of musty dryness. Flavor has a nice combination of tart apples with a bit of sweetness and a finish of musty earthiness that works with the tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Draught at Capitol Cider, Seattle
Pale yellow color. Delicate aroma, hints of apple, wax, flowers, pear. Quite dry, and weak mouthfeel; light fruity flavor, a bit peachy; short final.
Delicate cider, nice, but could dare more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a medium golden color with good clarity and a finger of gaseous white bubbles. Lots of sweet apple juice on the nose with traces of honey and a hint of wet wood. The palate follows with less complexity than expected. Nice apple essence and some very subtle wood flavors. Sweet front end with a lingering tannic driven acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Draft at Moriartys. Crisp sour red apples. Meyer lemons. Green grapes. Plums. Medium body. Juicy, sour and dry. Oaky white wine notes smooth out the finish. Had this a few tiimes from the same keg. Early pours were hazy, very carbonated and had some funk up front. Later pours were clear, bubble-free and missing most of the funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s. Earthy apple with some backing straw. Light carbonation but crisp flavor. Mild acidity and light funk. Dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle (2012). Pours with a clear pale hued body with a white head that fizzes away. Aromas are of oak, funk, diaper, medium-low sulfur, tannins, strong oak lactones and light fruit. Vanillin. Flavors are medium dry with moderate acidity and fruit tannin, but a pretty strong oak contribution that works well with a mild and rustic brett character. Lightly vinous, with moderate carbonation (could be higher). Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Tasty. Very tangy apple, sliht farmhouse, decently sweet. Virtue seems o be making some nice cidre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
750 ml bottle - pours a medium straw/gold. Nice barnyard aromas. Round sweetness leads to a mild funky finish. Excellent , very drinkable.

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