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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Note: 2003 vintage bottles are 6% ABV.

Unfiltered, unpasterized cider

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4.2
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 2002 vintage -- Nice golden cider body with minimal head, though it did look like the bottle was going to explode. Excellent aroma, tart with some nice grassy funk. Outstanding flavor, apple with a bit of sourness, light malts with some grass. Very nice and musky. Tart, springy ending.

4.2
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle purchased and shared at Liars Club in Alpine. Very nice crisp smells and flavors of Apple Pie, Cinnamon, and sweetness. Very tasty.

3.6
asedzie (832) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with lots of carbonation. Aroma is fresh green apples, with some dust and mediciney herb aromas in the background. Flavor has a rush of light sweetness upfront, and dry green apple flavors, some other misc earthy-planty flavors. Finish has more of the herbal medciney stale taste as well as some dryness and tartness. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated.

3.5
Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a medium yellow/amber color, with a smallish white head. Strong notes of leather and funky barnyard notes come through in the aroma, illustrating the array of brettanomyces-based compounds. The palate shows a strong farmhouse/barnyard character up front and through the middle, before transitioning to a more traditional apple/cider character. The finish is an interesting combination of the two, with the final note tending more toward leather than malic character. Carbonation is assertive without being over-the-top. Overall, the brett character adds tremendous complexity, but borders on being almost unpleasant at times. True to the assertion of being a farmhouse cider.

3.7
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2000. Poured a light pumpkin color. Enjoyed the "sparkling cider" type carbonation, which apparently is not typical of many in this style. Murky with chunks of thick, delicious, sticky pulp. Seemed to have a light flavor of sage in addition to fermented apple.

3.9
S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2011 vintage. Explodes out of the bottle - get out your mop. Otherwise, pours clear and gold with a gigantic white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma is funky sharp barnyard, seltzer water, and faint lemony vinegar. Taste is sweet apples fading to a oaky brettanomyces medicinal-like finish.

3.5
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Golden with little head. Aroma is apple juice and a little funk. Flavor is sweet with a little sour.

3.5
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2007
[Bottle, I believe from a Cellar’s Tasting] Pours cloudy golden with dark particles floating about and a good white head. Tart apple aroma and taste with a good amount of spice. A little thin. Decent finish. A decent cider, definitely didn’t blow me away.

4.1
jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
What a great cider. Pours with a fizzy, medium-sized white head. Aroma of apples fresh off the tree and a lightly tart barnyard funk. Moderately sweet natural apple flavor perfectly paired with a nice acidic tartness. Smooth, tasty and refreshing. Dry and slightly tart finish.

3.2
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2008
bottle pours a hazzy golden apple juice colour with a lasting bubbly white head. aroma is a musty apple pulp aroma, some bright tart areas and some sweeter fresh pressed apple juice underneath, honey and some perfumy notes. the flavour is very tart and fades in to a lazy apple flavour that is not to powerful, some yeast and some sweetness finds its way in somewhere. finishes quick and dry with some must character. not overly impressed but very drinkable.


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