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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2143) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1589) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Binnyís. Earthy apple with some backing straw. Light carbonation but crisp flavor. Mild acidity and light funk. Dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Tasty. Very tangy apple, sliht farmhouse, decently sweet. Virtue seems o be making some nice cidre.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (641) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. This is 5.5 ABV, not the 9 ABV shown above. Pours a white wine color, crystal clear, with a light aroma of apple, straw, and wood. Taste leans well to the dry side, but without much tartness. Taste is wood, light apple, lemon and a noticeable amount of brett funk. Overall this is balanced and refined, and would go well with food. Not one I would select just for sipping, but nice with a meal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On Draught at that South Loop Binnyís
The cider pours a nice pale color with that light pale yellowish gold color with lots of rising bubbles, it in essence looks like a glass of champagne, which is just grate.

The aroma has a nice apple and damp limestone character, itís not sweet smelling but itís got some fruity and floral notes to it that kind of balance the nice earthiness.

The flavor is tart with a dry finish; itís got some good apple flavor and light apple rind bitterness. The sweetness is present up front but overall the cider is primarily dry. Itís got some floral notes and a touch of earthy minerallity & woodiness.


I most defiantly saw bottles of this on the shelf, so itís a shelf cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice near transparent golden straw hue. Faint haze, loose offwhite head atop dies to a filmy ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle apple, juice, farmhouse, funk, mellow oak. Gentle apple, touches of funk, barrel, straw. Initial is a bit fuzzy, gentle brett, apple, some touches of oak, mellow bandaid element. Middle is a bit more fuzzy, dry, and mellow apple. Some straw! Brett,some bandaid, apple juice sweetness and tartness. Backend is a bit dry, some straw, bandaid and funk. Odd. Finish is dry, a bit tart and sweet, some funk. Odd, a weird note at times. Gentle tartness, cidery feel. Ok. While I understand the time and effort put into this one, the brett presence just feels off to me/doesnít agree with my palate. Itís certainly an interesting and complex project, but doesnít quite work for me. Ok.


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