overall
96
48
style
Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Victot-Pontfol, France
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As a true ice cidre "Cidre de Givre" expresses with intensity the flavors of the apples from Domaine Etienne Dupont. It is derived from E. Dupont Cidre Bouche Brut 2005 by freezing it and then removing the frozen water.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle at Craigs 2016 alldayer. Pours clear amber with no head. Aromas of chief apple and raisins, spice. Taste is sweet, pudding, cloying finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan lacing .. soft toffee malt nose ... dry dusty apple nose ... dry apple .. soft toffee .. sweet apple ... juicy fruit ... very dank apple .. cake like ... odd

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours deep amber, nose is malty, cake, toffee, taste is sweet, fruitcake, apple, rich.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle (2006 vintage). No head. Body is murky light brown. Aroma is notes of caramel, apple juice, apple butter, maple syrup, allspice. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, no carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Hard to get excited about this, even though Im a pretty big fan of this ciderie. The aroma has some fun things but is mostly just sugary apple juice. In the mouth, its drinkable, but again mostly sweetness. Pretty underwhelming overall.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KennethArd (526) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Millesime 2006. Aroma of old apples & fudge. Clear amber/brown with no head. Intense sweetness & intense dryness at the same time. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation & a very long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
La robe est celle dun jus de pommes lancienne. Le nez offre des parfums de raisins et de pommes avec une richesse trs modre. Le got montre des saveurs de pommes vieilles, acidules et sucres. Le liquide manque de stature. La finale est simplement sucre. Pas une rvlation mais agrable en fin de soire.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
Sample. Pours hazy brown with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of browned apples, brown sugar, thawed ice cubes. Taste is of lots of brown sugar, "authentic" brown apple juice, sugar, alcohol, slight acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Sweet. Not feeling nice. Sticky. Overall: Not really well integrated. A bit messy. Sweet. Not bad but leagues away from the best stuff. Not really raffin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
sample. hazy if not cloudy dark amber pour with some legs stickin around. spicy and sweet caramel, maple syrup-based taffee, strawberries, baked spiced apple pie - cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.; caramelized almonds, woodsy if not woody character, citrus peel with its welcoming tartness, clean yeast, flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily; lightly tart and woodsy-spicy finish. very spicy ice cider - unique.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Sample, 2 oz. Lightly hazy amber copper pour. Aroma is fruity, light brown sugar, light spice, definitely farmy, funky manure aromas, very wild, old hay, rotten apple. Taste is tart and sweet, nice balance, a bit hevy on the tartness for the style, could use some more residual sugar, nice wild farmy flavors, nice complexity. Palate is med-light bodied, light alcohol warmth, rather dry for the style. Interesting take on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3868) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with good legs. Nose is of apples of course but with a slight spiciness to it this time. Taste is pretty acidic and not that sweet, offers some pretty tart apples with light brown sugar. Body is medium and mouthfeel sticky. Overall a fun cryocentrated cider but far from being best in style. Glad to have tried it, though.


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