RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
European-style extra-dry over ice. The champagne of ciders; combining subtlety and sophistication; the epitome of unforced elegance. A crisp fresh apple bouquet with a brisk, refined finish that lingers on the palate.

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3.3
CanIHave4Beers (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours a very pale yellow color, fairly flat without much head or effervescence, which is of course quite forgivable for a cider... but with a name like Brut I guess I wanted more bubbles. The aroma has nice hints of pear and tart green apples with some light notes of non-varietal-specific white wine. The flavor is overall pretty dry with some hints of sweetness up front. Plenty of fruit flavor of pear and tart apple throughout and a lightly spicy note to compliment.

3
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Clear pale yellow; some bubbles but mostly still. Smells like apple champagne. Taste is somewhat sweet, with just a lightly tart champagne complexity. Not as sweet or fruity as Crispin Original, and finishes a little drier. Palate is light and crisp. Fairly high carbonation. The "Brut" touch is nice overall, but really not that different from Crispin Original.

3.2
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Very light, clear yellow with a lot of fine bubbles. The aroma is white wine and some dry apples. The flavor is more of the same. There is a lot of very dry apples notes with a little bit of sugar mixed in. A nice cider.

3.2
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Pours golden with a little white head. Aroma is light apples and sugar. Flavor is sweet apple, light tart notes, and a dry finish.

3.4
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Side by side tasting with Original.
Clear,12oz twist-off bottle. Clear golden yellow color. A touch of fizz. Aroma of pure crisp apples, gently juiced. This is the Brut, as opposed to their regular variety. This has more of a vinous, wine-like character. Nice fresh apple juice flavor minus the sweetness. Leaves the lightest touch of tartness of fresh fruit. Very refreshing. I’d rather sample thier cider as a blend of the Original and the Brut. 6,4,7,3,14

3.2
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear, extremely-pale gold with no head but prominent carbonation. Nose is candied apple, almost overly so; there’s a faint hint of Jolly Rancher or Apple Pucker. It drinks dry, but not as dry as, say, a Basque or Normandy cider; there’s still a little sugar there, balanced well with the malic acidity. The label says both ’brut’ and ’extra-dry’ -- if this was champagne, it would be extra dry, NOT brut. Good, though.

3.2
nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
The aroma is very sweet and not dry at all with nothing but apples and almost no alcohol. The appearance is clear yellow with a small amount of carbonation but it looks almost still. The taste is a bit off dry but still mostly just apples. The palate is way more carbonated than the appearance and watery thin. Overall a nice cider.

2.4
thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Pour is a pee yellow with a short fizzy head. Aroma is apples and white wine. Flavor is sugar some and granny smith apples. Finish is watery and dry. An ok cider and nothing artifical stands out.

3
DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Loose bottle, $1.80 @ Binny’s. Nice fizz when pouring, good apple juice smell. Very clear, no sediment in the clear bottle. Nice apple taste. Not much of a cider, I guess, but I can’t find much to complain about. Certainly not dry enough to be called "brut."

3.4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods - Short Pump on 10/31/2010. Very clear very pale straw body with a small fizzy white head that quickly diminishes. Very light apple aroma with some vanilla notes. Sweet apple flavor with some vanilla notes. Light body with moderately high carbonation.


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