Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France


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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle at Villain & Saint. Nice golden body with no head at all. Nose is sweet with apples and a bit funky. Taste is apples for sure, quite alcy, with sweet and some spicier notes in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3444) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Fantastic aroma that starts spice and perfume then quickly changes to funk, must, apples, bit of leather. Appearance has a nice medium amber with lots of bubble trails. Flavor is a weird blend of tasty cider and band aids. Body is great and made better by the strong carbonation. Great drinking. Would very much like to try it on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3859) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a moderately hazy golden with a thin foam on top that leaves foamy lacing. Nose is of barnyard-y brett, leathery. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly funky and spicy too. Body is light to medium and carbonation high. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (6314) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
750 ml. bottle. It pours very clear yellow with a fizzy, disappearing white head. The aroma jumps out as rather funky, with a touch of sulfur, yeast, white grape, hay and apples. It kind of reminds me of a brett beer by the smell of it due to my relative ignorance of ciders. The flavor is more apple forward, but still has some toasty hay-like funk and bready yeast. There’s definitely a distinct "farmhouse" character here that balances the sweetness from the apples perfectly. The mouthfeel is light, but the sweet apples make it feel bigger. Ok, now I think I’ll be getting into ciders a bit more. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1755) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2013 bottle. Faint aroma of sour funk, apples and Chardonnay. Champagne effervescence. Very dry, and surprisingly unflavorful. Glad the funk doesn’t build. Smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle 750ml. [2013] Pours golden with low off-white head. Aroma is of apples, juice, sugar, some sulphur. Taste is of apples, sugar, acidity, something off. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good, but nothing really outstanding. Still a nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5895) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle (750 ml). 2013 vintage. Thanks to kcherney for this one! Split with the Québec & Trois-Rivières crew.

Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small bubbly white head, low retention and little lacing.

Aroma: Quite a bit of sulfur along apples, light brettanomyces and mineral notes.

Taste: Sulfur notes again, but way less than in the aroma. Light brettanomyces and tartness. Aplles, light caramel, strong mineral presence and dusty notes.

Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Mineral finish.

Overall: Pretty good cider, but a tad too much sulfur in the aroma and not nearly as good as the "organic" version I tried a few months ago. Still, it’s tasty and easy drinking stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8812) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
pours almost clear bright gold with a small bubbly white cap. SO2-plenty; floral honey, brown sugar, hint of sweetness - honey; bretts and other bugs. average carbonation, light body, semi-sweet and very chalky finish. o-k.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5759) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle,shared. Clear deep gold pour with white head. Aroma is really funky, mineral notes, tons of wet grass, sulphur. Taste is very mineral, apple juice with quite a bit of funk. Palate is light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
it’s so delicious. complex, dry, funky. definitely different than what you might think of when you think "cider" (but this is what real cider can taste like--not sugary apple water). world-class.

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