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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: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Sampled at the DC Local Gathering. 2nd Ice Cider ever. Nose is earthy with apples and a distinct vegetal aroma. Flavor is more apples, sweet caramel. Thicker and sweeter than the Neige. A little salty on the lips, legs like a scotch with a distinct alcohol burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, big thanks to ygtbsm94) – Clear still gold with thick syrupy legs. Deep candy apple aromas lay on strong foundation of honeyed peach. Concentrated warm sugary apple tones mingle with a soft subtle tartness and just hint of spice. Medium bodied and ultra slick. Absolutely fantastic…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11823) - 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 (6142) - 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 (2755) - 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 (1532) - 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 (8184) - 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!

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