Funknmilla (676) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage bottle...Quite a task to enter the thing..golden amber color...aroma---sour apple sauce, but not a bad sour...sour is from fermentation, thats ok with me...viscous body...no carbonation (normal)...this is my first ice cider, although I’ve had quite a few ice wines....this one is unique in its apple based flavor, sweet yet tasty with the apple presence...damn good dessert stuff here...its like an apple cider on steroids
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky caramelized apple colour. Sugary and really spicy. Soft, sweet, with some mapley notes, splashes of brown sugar and caramel. Not as rich as most of the Canadian examples I’ve had.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a lightly hazy, medium-golden color. The still body looks light for an Ice Cider. The nose shows sweet, musty apples, vanilla, and some light but fumy vinegar notes. Smells nice, but just nowhere near the nose of a high end ice cider. Likewise, flavors are nice enough, but not special, with pungent, musty apples dominating, and not much else shining through. Not particularly broad in any particular spectrum. The medium-full body feels a bit artificial and overly sugary. Overall, this just feels like a cheap attempt at a style that simply demands top quality ingredients and processes. Poor value too, considering the premium pricetag. A disappointment, considring the mastery that is their Cuvee Colette.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Vintage 2005. 375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head. I’ll begin by saying the thick yelllow wax on the top of this bottle is a royal pain in the ass. I hate picking flecks of wax out of my glass. Second, I noticed a lot of sediment on the bottom of the bottle, so when I poured, I left about 2 inches in the bottle. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Pleasant aroma of apples along with a few whisps of alcohol. The flavor is over-ripe apples and is excessively sweet to the point of almost making me sick. Thick, cloying, almost viscous mouthfeel makes you feel like you’re drinking the juice of rotting apples. I ended up leaving most of it in the glass. Drain pour.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Orange pour, small bits of foam. Not aggressively tart, almost smoky aroma, a bit peppery. Apple juice texture. Rich but basic taste, the lack of tartness makes the taste seem balnd and uneventful, even though what is present is tasty. Just okay.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have wanted to try this one for quite some time, and Pepsican hooked me up. Pours a deep amber color. The aroma is of ripe, red apples, perhaps applesauce as well. The flavor is flabby, and not balanced, there is no discernible acidity to balance this cider. The mouthfeel really suffers from the lack of alcohol, it is just not working for me. Given the fact that this is on the level as Neige in terms of price, this one simply does not measure up for me.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of TheCheeseman. Pours a lightly hazy amber, with no head at all. Smells of syrup and apples, with some sweet malts as well. The flavor is of monster apples and a touch of some pear and malt. Had alot of apple juice qualitites to it, almost like alcoholic juice. Kind of cool. Pretty well rounded for a cider, not many noticeable flaws to be pointed out. Pretty tasty.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Merritt Island Throwdown ’08: Bottle, courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours an orange color, with no head or lacing. Aroma is essentially just apple cider vinegar. Tart and not too pleasant. Flavor, however, is very sweet and great to drink. Apple is big and thick, while grapefruit balances it out a bit. Tart to the touch, but finishes rich and sweet.
wondrtim (19) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really hopeing/expecting from a $23 375 ml bottle 2006. No head. Dirty brown color. Smell of good fresh apples with a touch of alchohol. Not that easy to drink. I like sweet beverages, but this is a little to sweet. I’ll probably never that much on a bottle again.All in all though, i’m glad i tried it!
eaglefan538 (2853) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Rich orangey to brownish color, no head, no lacing (duh!). The aroma was full apples, cidery, with a little bit of a spicey wood type touch to it. The flavor followed the aroma, along with some caramel-like notes. The downfall of the flavor was too much sweetness, which didn’t get mellowed by this cider’s other qualities. Alcohol didn’t play a strong role in the flavor. A nice little treat, but certainly not worth the dollars, nor does it come close to the Face Cachee ice cider that boboski so generously shared with me back in March.