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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Recolte D’Hiver

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Brewed by La Face Cachée de la Pomme
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Produced since 1994, Neige is the leading inspiration of La Face Cachée de la Pomme. It is the very first ice cider (also known as apple ice wine) to be commercialized in Québec and throughout the world. Neige Récolte d’hiver – produced from a variety of apples that do not fall during the autumn season – is available in a limited edition series of 5866 bottles for the 2007 harvest. Edition 2008 is limited at 10 560 bottles. Picked between December and January, while the temperature was approximately -15°C, the fruits still hanging on trees were dehydrated by the sun and literally cooked by the cold and wind. Sugars were concentrated through natural cryoextraction. Frozen apples were then pressed in order to extract the precious nectar. The extracted must was then placed in stainless steel tanks where it fermented for a period of approximately eight months, at low temperatures, before being bottled. Previously 11% abv. Current vintage (2009) is 8% abv.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma starts off with a little oak, then a few alcoholic fumes, but not overpowering at all, then comes the fruit salad: lychee, passion fruit, mangoes, and then finishes off with a smell of freshly chopped mushrooms. Insane. This elixir tastes like liquid apple pie. Soft notes of caramel, it feels powerful in your mouth but comes down smoother than silk. It has a residual sweetness that cancels out any apparent acidity and doesn’t give you that "too much sugar in my bloodstream" feeling a lot of dessert wines can give you.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Dark gold. Super thick. Nose is apricot and pear. Taste is awesome. Viscous thick. Totally strawberry nose. Some cinnamon and sweet finish. So good 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Thanks Tommy for aquiring this for me. Clear copper body with light elegant sediment or bubbles in the body. Aroma of ripe apples vanilla syrup cinnamon. Taste is very sweet but elegant. Definitely a dessert cider. I'm not as huge a sweet lover as others but I can appreciate the firn craftsmanship of this beverage.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (1805) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Thanks northopfrye. Pours a beautiful copper color with nice legs and sediment. This smells like apple heaven. Aromas of Macintosh apples and fresh baked apple pie. Candy apples and over ripe apples. Flavors are sweet buttery apple, some fall spice, apple pie. This is simply amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
2007 vintage. Bottle, pours a clear dark orange with no head. Nose is insanely complex, with loads of apple butterscotch, caramel, sugar and alcohol – wow is this elegant smelling. Flavour is unbelievably complex, with amazing butterscotch, caramel, and candied sugar. Wow, this is magic – on a whole other level of ice ciders that I’ve experienced. This is the pinnacle. Phenomenal stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2009 vintage. Clear light brown. Aroma is baked apple, cinnamon, currants, custard. Full bodied, very sweet on the palate. Taste is apples, cinnamon, currants. So tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the DSH tasting thanks to sic1314. Pours clear ber with no head. Aroma of sweet red apples, overripe apple peel, toffee apple, apricot and light woody notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
bottle courtesy of Sic1314 @THT July. No head or carbonation. Clear golden amber pour. Sweet but very smooth. Awesome!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Poured deep amber with no head. Aroma of sweet concentrated apple. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth, slightly woody.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by b3shine - thanks, Beau, for destroying this long-time want of mine! Pours a clear gold with some small white bubbles that don’t amount to much. Nice legs. So sweet and smooth - apple, vanilla, honey. Medium-bodied, with a coating, sweet mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. The 12% ABV is hidden in this. Drinks so easy. Man, I could sip one of these all evening. The ice ciders from LFCDLP are incredible.


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