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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Inspiration 2005

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11726) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, thanks ygtbsm94) Still apple juice body with small legs. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, some tartness, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, apple juice, some tartness. Sticky full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2009 Bottle (375ml - clear, corked). My bottle, shared with garthicus and gregclow to toast the passing of the King of Pop. Clear slightly amber-gold, oily, no head. Lovely smell - baked alaska, slightly musty, in a good way, moderate alcohol - ripe, tart, slightly acidic. Taste - nearly perfect - tart, light alcohol, a perfect sweet/acidic apple balance, maybe a hint of ... peat? something bitter, very solid, my God their stuff is amazing. Slick, lightly acidic, still, mildly boozy, with a long dry tart ripe apple linger. Very close to the Frimas, certainly a world-class beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 25, 2009
Thanks to HogTownHarry: we toast to Michael Jacksons passing with GregClow & Harrys wife. Aroma. Just super apple and malt. Appearance: pink. No head. Flavour: super ripe, super apple. Super altogether.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a pale straw color with some bubbles against the glass. Smells sweet, tarte, some spicey hints. Tastes sweet and sugary with lots of appley notes. Finishes full bodied and lightly spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle from the ciderie. Pours blonde-orange with a few bubbles for a head. Aroma of rich apple cider and minerals. Flavor is strong and full-bodied, of fresh apples, caramel, apple skin, and cinnamon. Finish is mildly tart, but in a way that only deepens the complexity of this Ice Cider. A more rounded version of their already phenomenal Neige Cider.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8094) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2423) - 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.

   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.

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