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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Inspiration 2005

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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Since its first harvest in 1994, La Face Cachée de la Pomme has been redefining the apple ice wine experience. Every year offers its own surprises! Inspiration, from our 2005 harvest, expresses our thirst for refinement and whets the appetite of the imagination. This golden liquid has hints of roasted hazel nut. It will delight all your senses. Enjoy it on its own as an aperitif, or with fois gras, cheese or dessert. Serve cold. Limited edition of 3540 bottles.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle from a Faustian deal with Asmodeus (actually, from PUB’N). Pours dark straw toward copper but more toward brown so that I cannot call it deep gold. Has little lacing that goes away quickly. The nose is huge honey meady, with earthy notes, and also big Granny Smith and macintosh apply notes. Also, some white grape and Niagara wine wafts in there too, underneath all the honey and earthy and apply notes. The palate is very rich, very dense, with a heft that is very sweet but never gets cloying. the alcohol is there, you can feel it and taste it, but it does not overpower the apples, honey, and earthy notes. Stays fruity and sweet throughout. This is what bees drink (and humans) when they go to Heaven.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle Shared by Glouglouburp, thanks Danny. What an awesome beer. A beautiful light golden body with a whit head. Sweet apples with a nice tart pucker to it. Lots of sweet sugars and honey. Some other sweet fruits show up and some caramelized sugars. What a beautiful creation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Thanks to Glouglouburp for sharing this bottle at the after ebf hotel party. Pours a very viscous syrupy light coppery amber- still. Aroma is very intensely sweet complex with tons of fruits- some tropical- pineapple, thick orange marmalade- almost bordering on a sharpy acidic and sweet kumquat, mango, and a thickly reduced apple must. Flavor is intensely rich - almost syrupy - tons of fruit and various sweetness- different sugars, honey, and apple, with hints of raspberries, and lots more of the tropical mango, and starfruit zestyness- in the middle there is a slight doughy almost nutty yeastiness but the fruits quickly come back to the focus. Even with the acidity of the fruit nothing can cut through this viscous syrup of an ice cider. Unlike any i have had and just outstanding. I loved it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
Clear golden yellow in colour, no head but had some great alcoholic legs around the glass. The aroma is very rich, lightly spicy, lots of baked apple pie, light alcohol considering the 12%. The flavour is where this one shines. Its packed with fresh and baked apples, some vanilla, spice and the warming alcohol. Warm and sweet mouthfeel, light body, little to no carbonation. The finishes seems to last for quite some time with the sweetness picking up.

This is an incredibly good ice cider. Loads of flavour and the aroma is incredible. The perfect cider for those cold nights.

From a bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 29, 2008.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Big thanks to DaCheeseMan. Viscous and vibrant copper color, no head. Crisp tart aroma, definite alcohol presence on the nose, but it is low-key enough that it adds to the crispness, and the aroma is clean and crisp. Very, very sweet taste, the tartness comes in the middle, moderate acidity. Perhaps the most unabashedly sweet of this cidery’s offerings, but of supreme quality nonetheless. Thanks, Dan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours a clear golden color. Very appealing aroma of baked apples, some sweetness, it’s also kind of nutty. Very good flavor of baked apples, pears, some nuts, some sweetness. This is yet another solid product from La Face Cachée de la Pomme.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Well, what can I say? This is another fantastic cider from the king of the genre, La Face Cachée. Like the rest, this one pours a dark golden color with a still, dense body. A tilt of the glass reveals thick, leggy sheeting that slowly glides its way back towards the body. Like all Cachée ciders, the nose just pops. Aromas of tart green apples and sweet, musty, aged red ones are intertwined with hints of vanilla and toasty oak. Flavors, too, are simply outstanding. An intensely sweet reduction of apples is further deepened with a light vanilla crème glaze and hints of acidic, tart wood. Slick and full on the palate, the interplay between sweet and tart is nearly unparalleled. If I had to sum this up into two words, it would be "simply awesome." Nobody else does ciders like these guys, plain and simple.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a glowing copper orange. Aroma is everything that is so great with ice cider, sweet stewed apples, some vanilla and spice, a slight toasted aroma. The flavor is intensely sweet, with the sweet apples leading the charge, there are some interesting tropical notes as well. Another masterpiece.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
[1399-20080530] Bottle. Aroma of dried apple barrel slats sprinkled with sugar. Light amber yellow body with no head. Sweetened baked apple flavour. Medium body. Quite nice.
(3/5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
amazing aroma of thick syrupy apples, with loads of honey, and some floral notes. The flavour is much of the same. so sweet, and a touch sour, and exceptional cider


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