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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Characteristics
- Unparelled richness
- Inimitable complexity... made from a blend of many apple varieties, including rare heritage apples
- Warm caramel and baked apple flavour
- Made in limited quantities... each bottle is uniquely numbered and hand-signed
- A naturally made ice cider... without added sugar or alcohol

Serving Suggestions
Due to its richness and concentration of flavours, we recommend serving Signature on its own, as a digestif. It also pairs exceptionally well with blue-veined or aged cheese and orchard fruit or nut-based desserts.

375 ml 11% alc./vol


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle 1425, 2005 vintage. Golden amber pour. Delicious nose, rich apple, but quite typical. It does it very well though. Juicy, rich, super sweet apple flavor, a touch of spice, brown sugar. Tough to call this complex but it is a perfect example of cryo-extracted ice cider. As good as Neige.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle No. 2872 - 2006 vintage.... This cider rocks!... Pours clear and deeply golden. Thick, creamy legwork reminiscent of a gallon of paint that has been splashed against a wall and begins to cascade its way toward the floor in a dense sheet. Nice apple, brown sugar and cinnamon nose – sweet and fruity with a suggestion of acidity and spice. Full-bodied with a mildly syrupy mouthfeel. Huge, sweet apple flavor up front that envelopes my palate, then slowly makes the transition toward gentle acidity on the sides of my tongue and back of my throat. Sweet and warming in the end. Thanks go out to TheCheeseMan for saving the last of the bottle for me and giving me the empty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2667) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
2006 vintage, bottle #2872 of 5000. Cheeseman hooketh up. Pours a clear dark orange. Nice straight apple aroma, not too sweet not tart, but little bits of both peeking through. Crisp clean sweet apple taste with hints of spices. Complex and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3383) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
375 ml bottle, 2006. Clear dark straw with a few tiny bubbles. Nose is almost apple cider vinegar with hints of vanilla and pear nectar. A touch syrupy. Taste is apple preserves with a bit of woodiness and apple skins. Very close to a mead with minimal contrasting tartness. Not La Face Cachée but still good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
The Cheeseman coming through with some clutch Ice Cider hitting. 2006 bottle, #2872. A clear brandy color tastes of concentrated apple juice, white wine, cane sugar and a little honey. Pucker up, there’s a little tartness, too. Has a strong sweet flavor and a lot of complexity. Fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
2006 vintage, bottle #2872 of 5000. A dense, still, clear body is dark golden in color, clearly very concentrated. Sugary sheeting slowly slides down the curve of the glass. The aroma is straightforward, but supremely executed. Massively sweet notes of reduced, fresh-pressed cider comes along with just the right touch of tangy green apple acidity, as well as hints of cinnamon and caramel. Flavors follow suit exactly, ultra-concentrated, sweet-tart apples taking top billing. It seems like there’s about 50 apples pressed into this small bottle. Mild baking spices lends just a touch of welcomed complexity. The mouthfeel is dense, sugary, smooth and sweet, just like an ice cider should be. This is fantastic stuff, rivaling the La Face Cachée lineup.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
[1475-20080601] Bottle. Boozy apples and lots of wood barrel in the aroma. Clear, amber orange body with no head. Sweet applesauce flavour is a little tart and quite juicy. Medium body has hidden alcohol. Sweet with a nice tart finish.
(6T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
2008-06-01. Third day at Mondial and going strong... well, going anyways! Starting off with a cider seemed like a good way to kick start the senses. Dark golden yellow body (3+). Surprisingly mild aroma, light musty over-ripe apples, sweet. (7+) Sweet apples up front in the flavour, light sugar, quick tart apples in the finish have occasional touches of musty skins, lingering tart apples in the finish and aftertaste. Smooth, medium bodied palate has a nice weight to it without being too heavy. Pretty nice. 2006 Vintage Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 6T

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
much darker than the normal iced cider, i was told they use double the amount of apples for this one. Its much moe intense, bigger notes of honey, and brown sugar. and so sweet, and also a touch sour, excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2539) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
Échantillon au salon des Métiers d’Arts 06. Jaune foncé. Arome peu sucré de pomme, soupson d’érable. Bon goût de tarte au pomme avec une arrière goût d’érable.


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