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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7662) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
on draft at the pulled groin pub .. . clear light gold .. foam is fancy free .. . simple apple peel, light dryness, twigs, and juice .. easy going cider, just needs more girth .. . . he did what? nipped in behind the fellow?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Light funk with barnyard, hay, and Chardonnay in the nose. Flavors of Brett, both medium and overripe fruit. Really nice amount of funk. Medium in body with a nice, acidic and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alktrio (9) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
Interesting cider. Clean and crisp. A little thin for me and no real tartness to balance it. Good cider but really expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at FOBAB 2015. Drunken notes written in program note light brett funk still just cider apple...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Gold metal cider. Aromas of ripe apples. Missing the funky notes. Taste is slightly sweet. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (5302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
750 ml. bottle from Beer Revolution. 2011 Harvest. It pours a clear yellow color with a lot of fine bubbles, but no head. The aroma has some good, crisp apple notes, some hints of florals and mild smoky phenols. Overall, not too wild but just enough to keep it interesting. The flavor is very dry with lighter than average apple character that leaves me wanting a little bit more. Slightly watery on the palate. Im picking up some very distant hints of wild fermention, minerals and smoky phenols, but overall this is very subdued in character. Not really any tartness other than the apple flavor. Nothing wrong with it, and it actually drinks quite pleasant, but I prefer a more bold cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Draft to taster at Virtue. Looks solid; a transparent lighter gold with thin white lacing that dissipates quickly and completely. A very small amount of fine dark sediment as well (possibly from the barrel). Smells of a pleasant balance of semi-tart apples and mild oak. Tastes like it smells with a semi-dry medium light-bodied mouthfeel. A good cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Bailey’s, pours a hazy pale yellow / clear. Nose brings out a great mix of brett and medium sweet apples. Flavour is really well-designed and lovely, with lots of brett and apples - about equal parts brett and apples. Very complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (732) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
750 ml bottle...looks like a ginger ale...pungent apple aroma!...slightly sour on the first few sips....like a cider blended with a Flemish sour ale...reminds me of a champagne with all the bubbles that go right to your head!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2310) - 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.

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