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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: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3292) - 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 (1247) - 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 (5414) - 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 (7638) - 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 (2994) - 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 (2452) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 Sampled at Mondial 2006. Dark gold body that sticks to the glass. The aroma is massive with tart and fresh apples. There is also a hint of soapy character, but not in a bad way. The taste is very sweet almost to the point of tasting like apple juice. The body is very thick. This is very intense.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 Even when imbibed alongside their regular Cidre de Glace, this one is a mammoth...Just more of everything : 16 pounds of apples instead of 12, a decadent and luscious body for the hungriest amongst us, a little apple peel tartness to make it all glide effortlessly, a fine multi-layered aftertaste that adds to the complexity, and the story of a mysterious apple genus which has been thriving endemically on their land forever, of which they cannot find the origin...All euphoria aside, if you are not into apple pie sweetness, you will probably not appreciate this for what it is, but if you are open to tongueboggling precision and huge mouthfulls of flavor, you must try this...Probably one of the top 2 ice ciders in my book right now, awaiting a fantastic showdown with Frimas...My wallet will not appreciate the showdown though, which is the only downfall of these 2 majestic ciders, but it is to be expected from a tiny 375ml bottle which harbors 16 pounds of apples which were harvested from the tree itself in the coldest days of winter, all expertly transformed into marvelous cider...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Small sample from 375 ml bottle at the Mondial. Light medium gold with nice legs, quite viscous and thick...alcoholic, slightly herbal crisp/sweet apple nose (Ambrosia or Pink Lady perhaps)...body very sweet, with loads of vanilla and oaky woodiness, those beautiful varietal apples and ripe peaches as a complement...another stellar Quebec ice cider.


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