Furnace Brook Winery French Cidre Special Reserve

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Made from a blend of Golden Russet and New England apple varieties, Furnace Brook French Cidre Special Reserve is slowly fermented on the skins and aged in French oak barrels. Elegantly dry, remarkably complex, a real treat! Serve well chilled.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroGrog (362) - FT: Stale Polotmav in Queens, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2017
2012 vintage we picked up at the orchards in the fall of 2015. Sampled at at their tasting bar & really wanted a bottle. Rounded pint glass. Foamy, sturdy plaster white champagne head. Clear, pale gold body. Smell is sweet, oaky, bitter sharp apples & chardonnay-like tannins. Almost, but not quite fumey. More like aerosol. Taste is floral & very mildly sweet. Minerally, with a hint of gum flavor. Thin, champagne-y body but with a very slick, almost oily texture. Really beautiful mouth feel. I need more points to give to palate. Thin at just the right spots, meaty as it swirls around, acidic middle, but dusty & dry on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Very pale yellow with a small amount of white fiz. Aroma is of honey, apple, butter and light booze. Taste is of apple butter, booze and light caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and swalden28. The look is clear, no head, and no color. The smell is wood, apples, smooth good, and sweet. The taste is good, apples, smooth, and tart.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadyRainicorn (29) - - SEP 11, 2012
아주 연한 네온 같은 노란색에 희미한 향. 탄화되있음 달지만 조금은 쓴 맛도 남. 애플사이더 치곤 매우 맛이 좋음.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (10259) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle of the 2008, shared with my wife. Pours a clear straw gold with a vigorous white head that deflates instantly. Soft lean apples on the nose, warm wood, a touch of straw, and a hint of acid. Medium bodied, sweet and lively at the start, nicely carbonated. Nice long tart apple sourness comes through on a long lived lingering finish. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
750 ml bottle (2008) courtesy of a TheEpeeist trade. Thanks, Chris! Youve given me a nice cider rate and youve made the Mrs. Happy. Pours a light golden hue, light maybe a touch of haze. Light carbonated dancing life. Aromas are dry crisp apples, some champagne yeast, light dry with touches of apple juice, sparkling with a touch of tannic and wet oak. Mellow sweet with some light tartness. Initial is lighter bodied, gentle sweet crisp apples, faint honey, dry champagne and a touch of tartness. The dry backend, light prickly carbonation, and touch of tartness on the backend win me over. Lighter sweetness up front, lingers, honeycrisp apples, really nice tartness here, a true cider that feels natural, tart, dry and champagney. Light oak, faint vanilla. Very nice. Quite tart, grows on the palate, dry and honeycrisp. This is quite lovely

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
(750ml bottle 2006 vintage thanks to swalden28) clear very light yellow with nice legs. Nose of tart apples, alcohol, very sweet. Taste of tart apples, wood, huge apple flavor duration on the palate with nice carbonation thats appropriate for the beer. Nice cider!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle thanks to shared trade with ericandersnavy. Pours a light, clear yellow with short lived white fizzy head. Aroma of apple, vanilla, faint wood as well as possible cinnamon? Flavor is very much the same as well as sweet. Mouth feel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, some very tasty stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, pear, honey, and melon. flavor was pretty much the same as the nose. medium body with high carbonation and slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and swalden28. poured yellow with no head. nose is vanilla, apples, wood, and tartness. nice on the palate, flavor is tart apples, lemon, vanilla, and a clean finish.


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