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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Produced with a selection of bitter apples from Pays dAuge. Unfiltered, unpasteurized.
-2011: 10% ABV.
2012: 11% ABV.
2013: 11% ABV.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Solid amberish gold pour with thickness, sediment, and active carbonation. There is wood, funk, grass, leather, and smoke all in the nose. A slight bit of pukey bile which is forgiveable given the complexity here. Extremely dry on the palate with notes of brandy booze, tire fire, apple pits, and a big brett hit evoking sour citrus and dusty basement. The 11% is definitely felt and this drink will not disappoint the drinker seeking out amped-up versions of the expected Dupont cidre flavors. A 375 is probably best split amongst 2, and a 750 for 4. Really flavorful but will probably be hard to repeat more than once a year.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8318) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2016
pours almost clear bright golden orange with a nice fizzy off-white cap, healthy bubbles. candid heirloom yet picked and sorted apples, some yellow golden apples, crabapples, dried unsweetened apricots, bitter and astringent grassy woodsy notes, salt, natural yeast, salt, mineral and softly tannic supporting alcohol - never boozy. bright almost mousseurx carbonation, light body, dry mineral finish. classic normandie cider apples with a definite farmhouse/terroir character - duponts signature. another refined strong cider from domaine familial dupont. all non-cider geeks appreciated it as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle, shared with Tom. Clear deep gold pour with thin foamy white head. Aroma is quite interesting with lots of caramelized apple, farmy notes, funky, boozy notes. Taste is quite harsh, very dry with tons of alcohol, dry, cidery, boozy finish. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Decent, but way too boozy.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2013 bottle, drunk 11/19 and 11/20/15.
Deep golden liquid looks somewhat viscous, but is otherwise clear with no head and a very small amount of bubbles visible.
The nose dosent smell terribly different than most Dupont ciders. Lots of pepper, dry appleskin and various other phenols, but with significantly less lactic character and a bit more rich honey and light alcohol warmth.
The flavor is certainly an odd one. Sweet, somewhat, up front, but immediately transitioning to an almost grainy, alcohol-heavy dryness featuring vanilla, light applesauce and moderate to moderately light tartness. Theres somewhat more richness/concentration of flavor than in the Bouche, but nowhere near what Id expect/desire for this abv. Its pretty much like the Bouche Brut but with a lot more gratuitous alcohol. I dont get it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
side by side tasting of Cuve Colette with the Triple. Both more refermented and drier than all other available ciders. In general, the longer fermentation makes both the CC and Triple drier and less sweet than the "regular" versions. Nonetheless still outstanding. Cuve Colette really has a champagne touch to it, very dry "zro dos" dry, soft dry sherry notes, pinot meunier alike. The triple plays on the bitterness and tannins (and "non-dgorg"). Cuve Colette: 3.9, Triple: 3.7

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
Vintage 2014 11% dalcool. Liquide dor avec bulles trs fines qui explosent doucement la surface. Au nez, pelures de pommes et aspect bois sec, traces de vin blanc, sucre touff et alcool vaporeux. Au got, alcool blanc et trs sec, pommes en demi-ton, astringence en fin de gorge. Corps champenois. Plus ou moins facile boire. Je naime pas trop cette proposition.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5689) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Split 2-ways. Clear golden with a small ring of white foam and not much lacing. Flavors is farmy forward with loads of booze/alcohol, green apples, white wine, oak, peppery notes, honeyed notes and hints of vanilla. Taste is moderaly sweet with quite an alcohol heat. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Boozy finish with vanilla and green apples. Nice farmy notes but way too boozy for nothing. The lower abv Dupont ciders are masterpiece, this one is overdone.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10767) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Havent had a ton of high abv ciders, as they are generally too expensive for the estimated enjoyment level, and this is a prefect example. Nice enough, surprisingly dry for 11%. Must and yeast, apple flavor and aroma surprisingly one note, but pleasant. Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Bought at the Dupont domain. After the reserve, this was my 2nd favourite of their lineup. A very creative cider inspired by Westmalle Triple. They selected their most bitter varietal to emulate the craft beer world fondness of bitterness and for Normandys usual sweet ciders, thats one dry and bitter beast, by far the most bitter cider Ive had in the region. Darker than most - they sell the 2014 vintage as I write this rating. At 11%, it is a heady beverage, but this is all rather well hidden and contained. The nose in particular is still quite juicy and could be mistaken for a Brut were it not for the gentle alcohol undertone. In mouth, it is explosively tasty, bitter from the entry, tannic, but never harsh. Very balanced and pleasant almost groundbreaking cider going through spontaneous fermentation at first like they all do, but then innoculated with lab yeast and refermented in the bottle for carbonation in the bottle. That should sound familiar to the beer geek and somehow, the bitterness which people are so fond of in beer seems to fall on deaf tastebuds on a site of beer lovers as I notice pretty much all the Dupont lineup is better regarded.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (18386) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 20, 2016
Recht trockener Beginn mit erkennbarem Alkohol. Zurckhaltende Apfelnoten, die sich nur wenig steigern. Trotz der schweren Alkoholigkeit vergleichsweise sffig, leicht herb. Okay. 8/9/8/9/11/8

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Dry tangy Apple nose soft sweetness maybe yeast notes honey. Clear gold pour no foam etc. dry green apple tang no sweetness good carbonation. Some alcohol burn. Cool stuff.


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