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Domaine Pinnacle Cidre de Glace Petillant

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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our bountiful apple orchard located on the southern slopes of Pinnacle Mountain provides the essential ingredient for this outstanding Ice Cider. Over 80 hand-picked apples go into every bottle, creating an intense, richly-flavoured cider that will complement many foods or can be enjoyed on its own to celebrate any occasion.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle shared at RBAG 2015 by Ferris. Tawny gold, medium to high viscosity...and some bubbles! Cool. The palate has all the character that I love in a well made Quebecois ice cider: baked apples, vanilla cookie, honey. The carbonation adds an interesting texture to the palate. I don’t think it detracts from the complexity here, but does lend a different mouthfeel. I don’t think I’ve ever had a carbonated ice cider before-- are there any others in existence? Tasty and cool.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2953) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
RBAG 2015. From a clear 375ml bottle with a cork. Colour - golden. Clear and no head. Nose has apple and alcohol. Taste is sweet apple and caramel. Finishes sweet and sticky. Lighter carbonation than expected, but still enough there to work well with the viscous body. Interesting cider, glad to have tried this. Something I would not have picked up on my own.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Lots of apple peel. Clear gold. Acidic and lots of peel with bubbly bright notes on the tongue. Decent, but not what I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle @ Mondial des Cidres de Glace 2015. Light carbonation on a light amber colored pour. Fruity, bright apple aroma. Lightly floral and some honey. Plenty of vanilla, apple pie, and maybe a touch of crisp pear. Good sweetness of caramel, honey, and stewed apple. Crisp acidity and fruit on the back end. Maybe a touch of lemon zest. The carbonation helps to lighten it up a little bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
pours unclear bright gold with a disappearing bubbly white head. fresh and almost juicy red apples, apple and pear sauce/purée, some brown sugar and caramel, hint of tartness, very few spices. average carboantion - slightly prickly, light to medium body - kind of oily, sweet and fruity finish. as most sparkling ice ciders, the experience turns out to be less complex and enjoyable when compared to flat - regular - ice ciders. still interesting offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). 2009 harvest. Deep golden/copper with a small quickly dissipating bubbly white head. Aroma is of apple sauce, caramel notes, honey and light acidic presence. Taste is also of apple sauce and honey with a moderate acidic presence and moderate sweetness. Medium body. A tad oily. Soft carbonation, but it tickles the tongue in the finish. It’s certainly interesting to try, but the bubbles are disturbing the oily mouthfeel I think.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3062) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
2007 bottle from my Mom. 12% served with dessert, bottle from my Mom. A great looking copper gold that reminds me of maple syrup.  Wonderful full bready apple aroma, sweet and lovely. Really sweet apple sauce, bready, a bit tart really delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle sampled at Mondial des Cidres de Glace 2014 with Linh, Minh and Angela. Pours a clear golden body with light, tight bubbled lacing. Aroma is fresh apple slices, juice and light honey. Mouthfeel really showcases an alternative to the thick syrupy feel typical to most ice ciders. Flavors seem much brighter; notes of apple champagne, fresh juice, fruit slices and light honey. Light white whine feel, but no surprise the apple character really dominates here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2009 Bottle from a long ago trade. Pours with a clear deep golden hued body with less carbonation than expected. The bubbles slowly fizz away leaving little head but solid legs. Aromas are of intense apples, lightly cheesy, huge tannins, brown sugar, zesty acidity, lots of sweetness. Intense. Mild plum character. Flavors are zesty and slightly musty. Massive acidity balances the massive sweetness. Slightly oxidized flavors. Carbonation is prickly but not intense at all. Very well balanced for the amount of sweetness. Tons of brown sugar. Full bodied and decadent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 9, 2013
Poured from bottle into wine glass. Whoa boy, my first ice cider and it didn't disappoint. Intense apple sweetness. Instead of being cloying and overbearing, it's well complemented by a deep, warming funk. Like a moldy brown liquor. I mean that in a good way too. Really changes my understanding of what a cider can be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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