PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond cider, no head.
NOSE: apples, sweet, caramel, oak.
TASTE: apples, sweet, perfect ice cider? Little sour, subtle and balanced.
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
200 ml. bottle shared with Kraddel during the (Ice) Cider/Perry tasting @ Barely Legal Tasting Room. 2010 Vintage. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Thank you! Sampled. Tasted as “Verger St-Denis Pomme de Glace”. Lighter golden. Sweet light apple nose, candy. Taste is warming, lightly boozy, syrupy, you can almost taste other fruit in this one, light raisin, faint canned pineapple, cinnamon. Syrupy, warming, boozy in a good way. Incredible, one of the best ice ciders I have had so far. Favourite of 7 ice cider/perry tasted @ the tasting.
kraddel (3554) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thnx to ships, side by side with the fine pomme de glace . 2010 vintage .
Pours light yellow . Smell is sweet, not super intense .
Taste is sweet, bit boozy , very full . Power in the taste. Applesauce . Very balanced . Love it once again !
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks to Steve for this bottle. Clear golden pour. Nice legs. Caramelized pear, baked apple, brown sugar, and a hint of wax. Subtle blue cheese. Light acidity. Flavor is good one the brown sugar and baked fruit. Lots of apple pie, some pear tart, and a subtle, balancing acidity on the finish.
GT2 (8683) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Updated bottle logo showing POMME de Glace Verger St Denis red and white modern label. 2010 vintage. Clear gold pour with excellent legs. Nose is awesome sweet cinnamon apple pie with cheese on top. Taste is quite waxy, tannic, salty, more dry than other ice ciders, flambeed pears. Really good, salty, really mouthwatering. In a way better than the La Face Cachée we had side by side.
callmemickey (2967) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark golden body, syrupy coating of the glass. Sweet apples and light honey. Just a touch of caramel. Medium bodied with moderate sweetness. A little simple, and the finish is just a touch short and constrained.
Minderbinder (1964) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blond with no head. Aroma is of sugar, apples. Taste is of apples, sugar, slight nuts, very faint acidity, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Sticky texture. Overall: Good. Not really complex but quite enjoyable.
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml). 2010 vintage. Thanks Alex! Clear yellow golden. Aroma is alcohol, apples, light cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet with bright apples, brown sugar, spices and light acidic touch. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste, especially considering how present it is in the aroma. Medium body. Sirupy, but way less than those from La Face Cachée (Neige series). Interesting Ice Cider. Different than what I have tried so far. The difference between aroma and taste is important. Good!
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber. Aroma of cooked apples and caramel. Taste: spice, apple, pineapple, acidic. Sticky sweet. Nice ice cider!
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light yellow gold, still, with nice viscous legs. Aroma is honeyed apples, sweet. Sticky palate, sweet honey and fresh apples with just a bit of tartness. Not quite the depth or complexity of the Pinnacle we had at the same sitting, but extremely good nonetheless.