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Christian Drouin – Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie

Cider Profile:

Name:   Christian Drouin – Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie
Sampled November 2021

Brand:  Christian Drouin
Type:
Apple – French
Location of Brewing:
Coudry-Rabut, France
ABV:
4.5%
Website Link:
calvados-drouin.com
Ingredients:
30 Varieties of apples, yeast
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 28g/l

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability:
LCBO + globally available
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Orange/yellow, copper-like
Carbonation:
Small, semi-streaming bubbles. Some foam on ice.

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet, syrupy apple.  Similar to an ice cider.
Initial Taste: Light sensation from carbonation. Semi-strong and sweet syrupy apple. Pulpy and bitter-sweet apples with slight tannic elements. Gritty. Cellared notes.
After Taste: Dissipates quite quickly. There’s a slight tangy moment or two, however it reduced.  Does not linger too long, except for a mouth-coating finish that has mild dank elements.
On ice: carbonation and flavour cut.  Ice removed much of the character.

Additional Notes:  Apple forward, the Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie from Christian Drouin is full bodied experience – semi-earthy and oaky, thick and sweet as expected with offerings from the region. With a slight cellared taste, it’s old world but not overpowering to drink.  At 4.5%, it’s low on the carbonation, natural and lighter than other Normandy’s we have tried, but definitely of the style for the originating area.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3

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