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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Introducing Lapinette, a Norman-style cidre brut, aged in French oak barrels. Reminiscent of the old days in France, before the great wars, when wine makers of the south shared their used barrels with their northern cousins, the resulting ciders were a little bit rough, unfiltered with a balance of flavors from the fruit, the farm and the barrel. Virtue has recreated this traditional cider by sourcing tart fruit, patiently aging for months in wine barrels, and serving as is, without fine filtration. Lapinette is a window into our past, a very tasty time indeed.

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jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with light, fine-bubbled, white head / Elegant, clean nose of oak, cream, resinous, and subtle candied orchard fruit / Medium body, fat from low carbonation, modestly sweet, with good balance and some dryness on the finish / Flavors of candied pear & green apple, dry cheese, straw, and oak / Terrific flavor profile and balance, but think just needs a little more zip to the carbonation.

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NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at FoBAB. Awesome first go with this one. Pours a pale water white with fizz on top. Nose is really nice. Fresh apple with some light vanilla and oak spice. I was afraid that the bareln would overshadow this but it works great here. Moderately sweet and apple forward with a nice tannin structure, both from the oak and the apples themselves. Fresh and floral. Superb stuff, can’t wait to hit it again!

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drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2012 Draft at Haymarket. Pours like hazy water. Aroma cheese, wood, green apple. Flavors are tart green apple, dry oak, minerally, white grape, dirt, long tart finish, very clean and crisp. Body is very light. Refreshing. 3.8 Sampled a few more times and next to Red Streak. I found this to be a lot more refined and the oak aging is brillant. very good stuff and easily above Red Streak.

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tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
this is a really nice american cider. not too funky, not too sweet. i would certainly recommend this.

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hirigalzkar (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Draught @ Öl & Bröd. Lovely barnyard aroma! Crisp and fresh taste with notes of white wine and also some earthiness in the aftertaste.


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