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Brewed by Clos Saragnat
Style: Ice Cider/Perry
Frelighsburg, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We invented ice cider in 1989. 2004 vintage is our 15th edition. <br /> Format 200 ml, 10,0% alc. : 25.50 $ <br /> 2002 was 10.5% <br /> 2003 was 8% <br /> 2004 was 10%


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice and sweet with apples and concentrated honey. This was good, but not as good as the first ice cider of the day.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO ThrowdownThis cider rocks!… Clear amber cider with no head, but fantastic legs. Apples, clean ethanol and butter provide the framework of the ambrosia-like aroma. Full-bodied and very oily with no carbonation. Mega-sweet apple and apple blossom honey flavor. Finishes appley, sweet, and then tart and dry. Bottle of world class cider provided by Dickinsonbeer! Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
2006 vintage. Very dark, rich golden appearance. Burnt caramel. The nose has an intense dried apple skin character. Light and fruity with tropical fruit, light oxidation and an almost sherryish sweetness. Fruit leather and heavy complex sweet/savoury caramel flavours. Dried leather and a bit of vineous sherry flavour. Incredible stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Peach and apple honey diffused into a succulently thick mouthfeel...Alcohol warming is ingeniously linked to the sweetness, making you fall even deeper into your comfort zone...Possibly a new contender to the highest ranks of the Quebec ice cider kingdom, this is tooth-sucking and soul-warming greatness...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-19. Lightly syrupy caramel/amber body. Aroma has smooth caramelized wood notes? Not sure if its actually wood or my imagination, mild tart and sweet apples. Flavour is similar with tart highlights over a sweet base. Sweet notes, light earthy apple skins. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. (4+) Very nice. <i>2005 Vintage Bottle c/o Quevillon</i>

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle of the 2008 vintage shared with my wife for Valentine’s Day. Pours a clear tawny amber with golden ruby highlights. Umami on the nose, rich and smooth caramel, some oxidization and age. Quite different from most ice cider aromas, reminds me of a really good koshu we had at the 2010 RBSG, and also a bit like some old Madeira. Velvety and smooth, big juicy apples, but there’s also a hint of smoke. Chewy and thick, mouth puckering acidity, but not in a harsh way, but more of a tart green apple way. Long lingering acidity. Lovely and remarkably complex. The tartness sticks around for ages. So incredibly good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Dark honey hue, still and oily looking though the legs are not as pronounced as many other ice ciders. Original aroma does not betray the extreme sweetness, rather hinting at orange tea, bee wax, concentrated strong apples to the point of feeling plasticy (more so because it takes into account the peel and a lot of derived alcohol than as an off-flavour). Complex in mouth if not one of the leaders in that department, it possesses enough acidity to balance the concentrated sugars, shaping into syrupy peachy, lip-smacking sweet kiss of growing apparent alcohol level. Phew, thanks Martin, a nice closure to a rough session. You will like this Todd!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de liège, achetée au Mondial des Cidres de Glace du Québec 2008 (Rougemont, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Saveur: Goût de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de pommes en arrière goût. (Rating #1889)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle. These guys rock! Pours a dark honey body with thick honey legs. Hints of sherry, loads of maple and honey. Thicker and dryer honey tones then other ciders. Gram cracker and crystallized honey, sucrose. Finish is crisp and thinner then expected. Low acidity. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
[1906-20081219] 200mL bottle. Slightly burnt maple wood aroma with mild marshmallow -- ambrosia should smell like this. Clear, amber gold body with no head. Slightly tart apples in the flavour with sweet woody maple hints. Medium body is super sweet. Thick, sweet and lovely.
(Vintage 2005; w/ jerc, tupalev)


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