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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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Really pretty with a very burnt reddish orange color. This mead just smells insane. cinnamon cookies, apple, a little cherry pie. Insane. Cinnamon for days and days. Baked apple, sugar, brown sugar, maple, this is like the best dessert ever in a glass. the sticky oily nature of this lasts for days. Amazing. possibly the best cider ever made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2686) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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
Rciesla (5500) - 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (9999) - 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 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 2005 edition shared graciously at the Pittsburgh tasting 2009 from sir Mr Chopin, thanks Kev! Parafin and purfumy apple cider aroma. Plain old yellow and clear. Sweet and yummy yet nothing artificial about these flavors. Hides any alky content rather well. Very nifty aged or almost rotten apple taste in a tremendously good way. Very friendly and easy going. No carbonation. Lovely and delicious. Wow, glad to have had the chance at this one. Alky is certainly in there but so what. Finish is apply rich sweet candy. A little viscous on the palate. Very nice and enjoyable overall experience. THIS STUFF ROCKS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle. Delicious apple peel aroma, slightly boozy with a big amount of fresh apple sweetness and old musky grape. Delicious apple core, thick and leggy, a touch of spice. Really rich in apple sweetness and everything that an ice cider should have. Fantastic.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Pours a deep golden body with no head or lacing. Aroma is perfect mix of apple crisp, spice, pie and dessert sugar. Mouthfeel is full with notes of rich apple pie, skins, light vanilla, faint spices and sugar. And another example of excellent ice cider.

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