KyotoLefty (6828) - Kyoto, - NOV 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle at home with apple pie. Lovely orange amber, clear but oily and slick. No head or bubbles. Nose of apple, honey, light spice, sherbert,, light tannic skin. Got better as it warmed, but the flavor was another level. Sweet apple, light acid, honey, orange, with a spicy, lightly peppery, alcohol finish. Full, velvety body with soft, slightly prickly carbonation. Perfect balance of sweet apple and green tartness with alcohol. Absolutely wonderful.
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Vintage bottle. Pours with a clear deep golden hued body with a small white ring of foam, some legs and light yeast floaties. Aromas are amazing La Face ice cider (its been too long since I’ve had one of these). Lightly cheesy, with intense vibrant apple, strong acidity, tannin, warming baking spices. Incredibly vibrant! Flavors are sweet and strongly acidic. Both are extremely strong and would be completely unbalanced without the other. Carbonation is petilant, and doesn’t add much to this already unbelievable beverage. Huge acidity, lemony, vibrant apple. An absolutely wonderful dessert wine. As with any La Face Cachee product, this is a complete gem!
77ships (4400) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 ml. bottle shared with Kraddel during the (Ice) Cider/Perry tasting @ Barely Legal Tasting Room. 2009 Vintage. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Thank you! Drank almost half of the bottle. Pours very dark caramel amber, has this spend time on barrels? Nose is warming spirit-like, boozy, syrupy apple, Sirop de Liège, La Face Cachée de la Pomme-style but tad more overtly spirit-like. Warming sirop de Liège, spirit apple, warming, boozy, thick caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, red apple. Carbonation is only light, I was hopping secretly for a Champagne-type of deal but that is just me. Absolutely awesome but not mind-blowing like Recolte D’Hiver unfortunately.
kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thnx to ships for this one .
Pours clear , amberblonde . Small ring of foam .
Smell is sweet , full .
Taste is sweet, full, booze, sharp , oaky almost. Perfect carbo . Very intense , carbo lightens it all up .
Easy drinkable. too damn easy !
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle care of a trade with TimE. Orange, rusty, almost pink, effervescent, no head, oily in the glass. Nose is sweet, sugary, syrupy, red apple skins, something like an old plastic bucket, icing sugar, tart tatin (caramelised apple tart), minerals. Taste is sweet apple, some subtle apple bitterness, red flesh apple, some vinous sweet grape, caramel. It’s very much in the sweet wine category. A little bit of that sunshine Sauternes grape sweetness, but with sweet and bitter apple notes. Really very nice. Nose is very sweet caramelly and then on the taste there’s some nice apple sweetness and light acidic.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks to Steve for sending me this. Minimal sparkle on this sparkling cider, but a rich caramel colored pour and good clarity. Smell is fresh apple tart, vanilla, caramel, and tart green apple. Great cinnamon and nutmeg, too. Flavor is liquid apple pie. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and vanilla. Rich caramelized sugar and baked apple. Perfect acidity on the finish. Coats the tongue. Wonderful.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Low to no pop from the cork. Clear, deep tea orange, no foam, huge legs. Nose is insanely rich as always apple pie with melted cheese topping. Taste is super sweet cinnamon apple pie that is never cloying by some evil magic. Finishes with spice and powerful acid that kills the front palate’s sugariness. Low carbonation to zero. Oily, ultra rich mouthfeel. Huge legs. Cheesy oily sugary front palate. Awesome as always from this producer.
popery (1460) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. An explosion of apple flavor. Quite sweet but there’s a ton of depth. Earthy and thick. Viscous. Lingering tart apple aftertaste.
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very apple forward with lots of red apple character. Fairly sweet with some alcohol in the finish.
Pours a clear copper with some ruby and good notes. Light carbonation but no head or lacing. Viscous with moderate sized legs.
Flavor is very sweet with a very nice apple flavor. So sweet and full of overripe red apples. Hints of alcohol in the finish but not hot at all. Lingering sweet red apple qualities.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall this cider is so easy drinking and flavorful. Sweet apple character persists with only hints of the alcohol notes. This is a really nice cider.
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks yespr and Kyotolefty.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of apples and dried apples.
Sweet and fruity flavour of apple juice and dried apples with some acidity and notes of apples.
Fruity finish of apples.
Theis (13876) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Fermentoren - Tasting - Thanks to Kyotolefty. Clear amber/pink - no head. High apples, sweet red apples, red apple zesty, light acid, sweetness, nice acid notes, nice balance, earthy.