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Brewed by La Face Cachée de la Pomme
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cidre de glace mousseux - Sparkling ice cider.


KyotoLefty's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, - NOV 10, 2012
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (9381) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours clear deep amber with a quickly dissipating head. The nose is rich, juicy, unctuous, sweet apple pie, pear, toasted sugars and candy. The taste is crisp, bitter- sweet, oily, apple pie, candied stuff, cinnamon, alcohol warmth, nice fruity tartness and some Golden Delicious apple with a slick finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Brilliant balance and high drinkability. Damn tasty I say.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Neige pom prem Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Ice cider wow best aroma today. Apple going brown apple skins. Bruised caramel apple skin flavour. Amazing. Toffee sweet. Apple. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (14378) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear orange/amber beer with a small head. Fruity overripe apple aroma, syrup, caramel, grapes, pear notes, some nice sweetness. Fruity overripe apple flavor, overripe pears, raisins, sugary, caramel, warming alcohol, overripe pears, yeast notes, sugary, some grapes. Absolutely wonderful!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s, corked bottle, vintage 2012, 3+ years old
Bright dark golden color. Deep aroma, harmonious, ripe fruits. Sweet, sour, a bit astringent, with just a soft carbonation; not much caramel, but stewed apples yes.
Wonderful, again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (8056) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle - Cooked apples, dark caramel, light vinegar and brown sugar. Clear copper. Very mellow, refined brown sugars Nd wonderful over ripe Apple. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
2012 vintage. 375mL bottle, pours a hazy vibrant orange with bubbles due to the sparkling. Nose is complex as hell, with toffee, caramel, butterscotch, that kind of thing, with syrupy apples, and lots of residual sugars. Flavour is similar, with complex butterscotch, caramel, syrupy apples, and a hint of acidity. The carbonation isn’t even really noticeable -- maybe a hint of the bubbles. Another sublime product from the masters.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4018) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). As "Neige Méthode Traditionnelle". Split 4-ways,

Appearance: Clear bright golden/copper, leaving some nice legs on the glass.

Aroma: Yellow fruits (pears, tropical fruits), burnt caramel, freshly harvested red apples and light sweetness notes.

Taste: Burnt caramel, freshly harvested red apples, yellow fruits, light acidity and light to moderate residual sugars. Alcohol is well hidden.

Palate: Medium body. Sparkling (soft) carbonation. The bubbles clean the sticky sweetness that is usually present is La Face Cachée ice ciders so the finish is a lot less sweeteer than in their other products.

Overall: The bubbles makes this Ice Cider a bit more drinkable than the usual La Face Cachée products, but it also hinder the complexity, the juicy apples mouthfeel and the sticky sweet finish, It also make the product tast a bit "cheaper". Not bad, but 9 times out of 10 I will choose the regular Neige Premiere over this one.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Thanks Tommy for sharing.

A - Very dark golden bronze color. still but a nice cork pop

S - Nose has a bit of cherry, pear and nectarine with a lot of residual sweetness.

T - Interesting taste, has a bit less sweetness than regular Premiere. Sharp granny smith apple, I get some old citrus. bubbles detract from the taste a bit.

M - Nice bubbly mouth feel, residual sugar finish. tart at the finish as well.

O - This is a nice cider, tart finish, sweet up front, a bit more child-like, like a welch’s carbonated apple juice. tasty but not worth revisiting for the cost.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle sampled at Mondial 2015 in Montreal with Linh, Ken and Nica. Pours a thick golden body with light bubbles. The pour alone reveals this to be different than many of the other sparkling ciders and it seems to truly be a hybrid of the sparkling and ice cider styles. Mouthfeel is a amalgamation of bubbly, thick sweet apple syrup with notes of rich sweet honey, apple pie, sweet sugar, light oak, earthy character and maybe even some cheese. Not sure why I didn’t pick up a bottle of this. Really good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
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!


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