Full Review

Le Brun

Le Brun
French Brut Cidre de Bretagne

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Le Brun
French Brut Cidre de Bretagne

Category: French Cider

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 5.5%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Bright, musty aromas and flavors of baked apples, apples on the tree, root cellar, and suede with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish imparting nuances of birch bark, lemon grass, chalk, and marinated golden beets finish. A complex, savory cider that will triumph at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour, tart & crisp & light
Aroma Aroma: baked apples, apples on the tree, root cellar, and suede
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of birch bark, lemon grass, chalk, and marinated golden beets
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Gruyere, Duck Reuben Sandwich, Baked Ham
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, savory cider that will triumph at the table.

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French Cider

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Serve in a Pokal
French-style ciders range in alcohol from 3-10% and are typically full-bodied with lively carbonation and subtle sweetness. This category includes all French-produced and inspired ciders including Normandy-style ciders. These ciders are often available in larger format bottles enclosed with a cork and cage. French-style ciders are more wine-like than most styles, and can be incredibly complex with lively acidity making them a perfect pair for a wide array of cuisines.