Brewed by Cidrerie Duché de Longueville (CSR - CCLF)
Style: Cider
Anneville-sur-Scie, France


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
The Clos Normand range of ciders is made in the heart of the Normandy region from the choicest apples grown on trees. This cider owes its rich, full flavor to the quality of the fruit we use as well as to the care we take at each stage of the cider-making process. The result is a subtle alliance of sweet and sour taste, that is the trademark of Clos Normand.

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DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Code on back says "LT2348BB06:58". Nutrition facts indicate 9% of my daily requirement of Potassium per 240ml, thank you cider! Clear golden color. Little white head, pretty nice for a cider. No lace. Pretty woody, lightly musty aroma. Some wet sock, lambic-like aromas. Exceedingly dry. Very dry finish. Moderately sweet in the taste, though (I don’t understand when people say dry = lack of sweetness... the sweetness is just a merely muted in the finish). Lighter body. More soft carbonation, of moderate strength. Apple flavor here tastes kind of like the bruised variety. I’ve never had a cider that outright tasted old, and I don’t know how they taste when they do get old... But is this one, maybe? It’s fresh from the distributor... Overall, I’m not really big on this one, despite it being pretty interesting... but I feel like I know some cider heads that might be enamored by it

DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
750 cc bottle from Wegman’s shared at Craft Ale Tuesday Beer Share. This one gushed hard. Poured clear light gold with minimal head after the gush, some large carb bubbles. Nose was funky yeasty earthy apple, tart lactose. Tasted rich, complex, not quite as rrich as the great eisciders, but with a gigantic complexity; funky yeasty earthy apple, tartness, and a crisp finish. Even world class beer connoisseurs were blown away by this one.

LePistoir (10) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Excellent French apples and balance. Not the candy sweet b.s. you get from American producers. Could drink it with anything over and over.

jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear light caramel. Aroma of motta apple juice. Taste is light sweet and light tart. Light bodied with a thin slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Not really special but not bad.

auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks, Sarah. Weak apple juice and cooked applesauce aroma. Flavors play soft, easy and cheap. A corky mushy apple juice segues into a tannic, fake-tasting caramel notion. This feels like the Woodchuck of French cidre. Sweet, cooked, and bland. Lacking the proper depth given by the right apples and the right production process.

wlajwl (6750) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Aroma is complex apples, a hint of fruit and a slight mustiness. The flavor is a mix of green and red apples and a mild sweetness in the finish.

b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
750 ml to oversized snifter. Looks good; a transparent copper with good carbonation and thin white lacing. Smells solid; tart apple cider. Tastes decent; fairly well-balanced with an average mouthfeel. I prefer my ciders a bit drier, but this is still good - especially for the price.

weihenweizen (3751) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Refrigerated green 75 cl bottle which is corked and caged poured into a white wine glass. Pours deep golden/caramel, well carbonated, smooth texture, and light apple aroma. Taste starts off slightly tart/slightly sweet apple and finishes dry apple. Pretty good, but too simple to be one of the better ciders.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
750mL c&c. Quick soda fizz atop caramel color added clear amber. Apple juice box nose. Taste is apple juice box with red apple skin. Not bad- but no complexity. Very poor for Normandie cidre standards. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JStax (6365) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Appearance is translucent gold/copper with a quickly dissipating white head of foam. It never really had a head of any sort, but the foam that appeared as I poured was gathered around the edges and appeared where the cider was pouring into the glass. Aroma was reminiscent of a tart Honeycrisp or Riku apple. I wouldn’t say this is sour, just tart. Taste is essentially the same as the aroma. Slightly tart and sweet. Mouthfeel is light and smooth, as the alcohol content would indicate. Definitely a thirst quenching cider. I can definitely see myself giving this one another go.

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