The Cider Crate

Cidre Le Costaud

Cidre Le Costaud

Cider Profile:

Name: Cidre Le Costaud
Sampled July 2019

Brand: Domaine Pacory
Apple – French Cidre
Location of Brewing:
Mantilly, France
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/ASize(s) available: 750mL (glass)
Special Import (Chalk, Slate, Gravel – Toronto)
Flavour: Apple
Hazy rusty-orange
Fine, frequently streaming. Mild foam.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium-strong aroma. Sulphur notes and earthy apples with a syrupy essence.
Initial Taste: Light bite. Quickly smooth with sweet, caramelized apple flavours.  Crisp with minimal sour/tart/bitter notes.
After Taste: Remains sweet with some syrupy notes. Smooth and easy throughout. Calvados aging comes though at the completion of the flavour journey.
On ice: Carbonation removed almost completely, somewhat more metallic.

Additional Notes:  A rustic Normandy cider, the Cidre le Coutard is smoother than many other Normandy-styles we have tried.  It’s lighter, not as thick but still very smooth and within the Normandy classification.  Aged in Calvados barrels, it only picks up mild hints and means it’s easy to consume.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Kings Mill – Ice Cider
More Sour – Le Pere Jules – Cidre de Normandie
More Dry – Eric Bordelet – Sidre Brut Tendre
More Crisp – Dupont – Cidre Reserve

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