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Brewed by Cidrerie Michel Jodoin
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Rougemont, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Geneva variety of apple gives this exclusive ice cider its natural blazing color and lively acidity. Grâce à la pomme Geneva, ce cidre de glace exclusif acquiert naturellement sa couleur flamboyante et ses acides vivifiants. From www.cidrerie-michel-jodoin.qc.ca


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
375 ml bottle. Pours a nice clear violet ruby red/pink with nice sappy legs. Aroma is slight vege, big tart apple skins and flesh, fresh pressed cider, floral, rose hips, hibiscus, sugary sweet. Flavor is more floral notes, big rose hip flavor with the biting acidity- fresh apple juice, tart apples, big bracing mineral acidity cutting through the medium thick honey apple sweetness- very tart and acidic in the finish- inducing heartburn. I love the tart/sweet balance here- it is like they are fighting for power throughout, but then in the end the tartness wins. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle ... Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” ThrowdownThis ice cider rocks!… Clear amber cider with rosy highlights. The bouquet is a marriage of fresh apple juice and hard cider. Full-bodied with a lightly buttery mouthfeel. The flavor is of fresh apple juice with very nice, sharp acidity. Sweet-tart finish that dries out completely. Delicious. Big-time thanks go out to jcwattsrugger for providing the bottle of this world class ice cider!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9292) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2010
Bouteille (Le Moissonier, Cologne): Clear, deep pinkish-amber coloured, no head; solid sweet-sour aromas of apples and almonds (apple seeds); solid sweet flavour with a light bitterness underneath; apples, almonds and apple-skin in the slightly lingering sweet-fruity finish, balanced by a good dash of malic acid. Superb digestif.......

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear sticky orange, still, no head. Huge drippy apples, honey, caramel. Tart and sweet, great acid moving into a long warming apple brandy alcohol and a long lingering tart acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
375ml bottle. 8% 2007 version. Pours red amber. Nose of light tart/sour apples. Taste is sweet red apples and a bit tart. Finish is a bit tart and quite sweet. Quite easy drinking and quite refreshing in the summer. Very original and very tasty. Less complex than other ice ciders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours copper and still. Smells of sweet aple pie apples, some honey, some hints of grape. Tastes sweet and spicy with a nice appley finish. I wish I had better descriptors for these gems as I enjoy them quite a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light amber red body with no carbonation. Apples honey sweet. Apple skins, lightly salty and chewy apple caramel. A bit vinous. This is great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Pours a lovely orange red with some extremely fine carbonation that lines the bottom of the glass. This is not a carbonated cider, though, nor does it taste it. The strength of this cider is no doubt in its absolutely wonderful tartness: that aspect of the flavor is so dead on that it is hard not to love this drink. However, there is not too much else going on. There is a lack of complexity, and a lack of oomph, and the finish is actually quite short and doesn’t leave a never-ending sweetness on the tongue like some of the best ice ciders. It’s almost wheaty in the finish, and it is a bit watery as well. However, the tart in this from the Geneva apples is simply so wonderful that I can’t give this any lower than a 4.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Poured a gorgeous hazy red, with some strong orange notes. Aroma is very acidic, green apple like. There are some tantalizing spice notes as well. The flavor is so unique, with a bracing acidity that is razor sharp, cutting the sweetness nicely. Very good cider...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Relabeled as "Cidre de glace rose." Poured a perfectly clear red-orange with no head. The aroma was full of apples and sweetness. Since this was my first Ice cider I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but it was great. Flavor was full of sweet and sour apples, one of my favorite flavors in general, and the cider didn’t disappoint. The finish was very dry and prickly and even more tart. I definitely need to take a trip to Quebec to get more of this, and I may even have to give Geneva apples a try. This is certainly the "Michael Jordan" of ciders, as far as I can tell.


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