Manoir de Grandouet (Famille Grandval)

Brut Cidre Fermier

9.113 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
France
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Bree Dusbiber

Lo! Bretty Normandy!! Butterscotch n'almond skins. Lingers heavy, and so glad for it.

Lo! Bretty Normandy!! Butterscotch n'almond skins. Lingers heavy, and so glad for it.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2015
Sean Genn

Loaded with Brett but not like a Hipster sour beer brewer purposely adding Brett but a 3rd generation Normandy cider making family using the same old barrels Brett. Pretty interesting and funky. I'm liking it more and more as I drink it.

Loaded with Brett but not like a Hipster sour beer brewer purposely adding Brett but a 3rd generation Normandy cider making family using the same old barrels Brett. Pretty interesting and funky. I'm liking it more and more as I drink it.

Feb 16th, 2017
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

8.7

hydrogen sulfide in abundance

hydrogen sulfide in abundance

Jun 12th, 2015
Lindsay Green-Barber

Cheesy, barnyard, delicious

Cheesy, barnyard, delicious

Dec 31st, 2017
Adam Shaylor

The winner in a small, informal cider tasting against four other (mostly) French ciders. A bit musty. Brings to mind French cider makers using hay between layers of apples in their presses. Lots of peel aromatics and a moderate amount of residual sugar. That semi-sweetness may be due to keeving, which while traditional to Normandy, is just a guess. Still, it doesn’t taste anything like most back-sweetened ciders. Curious to see how this compares to Eric Bordelet.

The winner in a small, informal cider tasting against four other (mostly) French ciders. A bit musty. Brings to mind French cider makers using hay between layers of apples in their presses. Lots of peel aromatics and a moderate amount of residual sugar. That semi-sweetness may be due to keeving, which while traditional to Normandy, is just a guess. Still, it doesn’t taste anything like most back-sweetened ciders. Curious to see how this compares to Eric Bordelet.

Sep 24th, 2016
Betsy Mikel

Fizzy, dry, low acid, high tanin.

Fizzy, dry, low acid, high tanin.

Apr 23rd, 2016
Thad Parsons

Pours golden with plenty of bubbles and a lovely Brett notes in the nose. Good sour apple flavor with the right balance of sweet/tart/funk. Pretty subtle cider for those that love their Normandies.

Pours golden with plenty of bubbles and a lovely Brett notes in the nose. Good sour apple flavor with the right balance of sweet/tart/funk. Pretty subtle cider for those that love their Normandies.

Nov 28th, 2015
Noah Raizman

Overwhelmed by baby poo that matures to band-aids. This is a Brett monster.

Overwhelmed by baby poo that matures to band-aids. This is a Brett monster.

Jul 18th, 2015
Chand Harlow

Great Cider. Really nice earthiness.

Great Cider. Really nice earthiness.

Jul 11th, 2015
Matt Leader

It's what I've been searching for my whole life.. heading to Vegas and getting hitched!

It's what I've been searching for my whole life.. heading to Vegas and getting hitched!

Jun 20th, 2015