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Pierre Huet – Appellation Cidre Pays D’auge Protegeé

Pierre Huet – Appellation Cidre Pays D’auge Protegeé

Cider Profile:

Name:  Pierre Huet – Appellation Cidre Pays D’auge Protegeé
Sampled October 2018

Brand: Calvados Pierre Huet
Apple – Dry
Location of Brewing:
Cambremer, France
Website Link:
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (Bottle)
France (Special import into Canada)
Rusty orange, light brown
Carbonation: small, frequently streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Extra musty with some earthy notes.  Hints of metallic elements.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation. Sweet, smooth, creamy heritage apples with some crab apple flavour.
After Taste: Becomes a little more Calvados in nature in the aftertaste – less smooth, more sharp apples. Builds in apple flavour, and finishes quite dry.
On ice: Becomes less creamy and thinner in flavour and consistency.

Additional Notes:  A solid example of a Normandy-style cider, this drink has the smooth elements of a sweeter cidre; along with some of the sharpness of a typical calvados spirit.  Very creamy and heavier than many other similar cidres.  You can tell it has been aged, as it tastes and smells cellared/musty in nature. Lots of pressure – as the cork hit the roof when we released the safety latch – but the carbonation is surprisingly still smooth and not overpowering.  

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Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 4
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Theo Capelle – Cotentin Cidre Brut
More Sour – Royer Brut Cidre
More Dry – Le Pere Jules – Cidre de Normandy
More Crisp – County Cider – A Tortured Path

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