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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: 19   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A limited-edition, special blend made from apples from the highest orchards, near the summit of Pinnacle Mountain. Marketed in Asia and Russia only.

Editor’s note: since March 2011 it has been seen in Vancouver Airport Duty Free Shop, international departures.


puzzl's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle shared by Paul. Full, rich aroma of apples, clearly the cryo-extracted rather than concentrated (not frozen on the tree), but a very solid example of such. Granny smith, pear, passionfruit, bright and crisp fig, Luxurious body, intensely concentrated, honey and fresh farm cider. Excellent balancing acidity, perfect example of the style.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours clear golden, red tint, showing its very nice legs. peanut butter aroma (!), which is of course odd, red apples, booze, brown sugar, woodsy if not woody, spices. flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky; sweet and lightly tart spicy finish. great sugar/acidity ratio - superb palate/mouthfeel in fact. fortunately, awkward aroma almost disappeared. still an interesting and tasty ice cider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 200ml. Pours golden with no head. Some legs. Looks sweet. Aroma is of tart apples, alcohol. Taste is of tart apples, lots of sugar, some acidity, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Flat. Overall: Very nice apples. Nice sugar. A fine sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4026) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle (200 ml) split with the Québec crew. Thanks to the lady for this bottle!

Appearance: Clear bright deep golden with nice legs.

Aroma: Weird and not so enticing aroma dominated by alcohol (and almost thinner like notes) at first along tart apples and light brown sugar.

Taste: It gets a lot better here. It doesn’t seem to be the same product. Medium sweetness that is perfectly balanced by a great biting acidity. Tart apples, brown sugar notes and light spiciness.

Palate: Medium to full body. Still as it should be. Liquorous and sticky mouthfeel. Bright acidic finish.

Overall: The aroma is disappointing, but the taste and mouthfeel are awesome and exactly what I look for in an Ice Cider. Extremely enjoyable because of the perfect acidity level. With a better aroma, it would be one of the best Ice Ciders I have tried so far. Loved it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2285) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Thanks to tom10101 for sharing that bottle. Pours a clear golden and completely still and leaves some legs on the glass. Nose is of cooked apples and alcohol, not the best aroma ever for an ice cider. Taste is moderately sweet and nicely tart, made of apple and brown sugar and ends on light peppery notes. Body is moderate and mouthfeel sticky and syrupy. It is not too heavy and really drinkable, really. Overall a nice treat, thanks Tom!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4072) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared by James, pours shimmering golden with small ring of head but no lacing. Aromas and taste are clean apples with just the right amount of tartness and caramel. Wasn’t super complex but perfectly balanced to let the dank apples shine. Awesome shit. Thanks for sharing dad

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle from Canada/USA duty free. Pours a clear caramel body with no lacing. Aroma is bright apple juice and sweet honey. Mouthfeel is sweet like candy apple juice; additional notes of honey, light maple and sugar. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Glowing orange body. Bright caramel apple. Fairly straightforward but nice and intense. Moderate sweetness, slightly sticky and juicy. Thanks James.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. ABV: 12.0%. Clear medium orange colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, wood, concentrated apple. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and light bitter with a long long duration, apple, tart, wood, spicy apple, concentrated apple. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120420]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Bright golden, viscous, no head. Intense aroma of red apples. Very sweet, full bodied and intense. Honey and red apples, some citrus and white pepper. Tarter green apples wrapped in honey in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
Bottled. A dark amber cider with a rim of beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe apples and alcohol, as well as light notes of mold. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe apples, and mold, leading to a light tart and alcoholic finish. Very intense. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.


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