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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Standard Cider and Perry - French Cider

BJCP 27C

AROMA

Fruity character/aroma. This may come from slow or arrested fermentation (in the French technique of défécation) or approximated by back sweetening with juice. Tends to a rich fullness.

APPEARANCE

Clear to brilliant, medium to deep gold color.

FLAVOR

Fruity character/aroma. This may come from slow or arrested fermentation (in the French technique of défécation) or approximated by back sweetening with juice. Tends to a rich fullness.

MOUTH FEEL

Medium to full, mouth filling. Moderate tannin apparent mainly as astringency. Carbonation moderate to champagne-like, but at higher levels it must not gush or foam.

IMPRESSION

Medium to sweet, full-bodied, rich.

COMMENTS

Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (petillant or full). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (medium, sweet). Entrants MAY specify variety of apple for a single varietal cider; if specified, varietal character will be expected.

EXAMPLES

[US] West County Reine de Pomme (MA), Rhyne Cider (CA); [France] Eric Bordelet (various), Etienne Dupont, Etienne Dupont Organic, Bellot

VITAL

OG:1.050-1.065 FG:1.010-1.020 IBU:- SRM:- ABV:3.0-6.0%

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