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La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Reserve

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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the fall, very ripe apples are hand picked and stored at cool temperatures until the end of December. Once winter arrives, the fruit is pressed and the juice obtained is placed outside in the intense January cold. During crystallization, the water separates from the sugars by NATURAL CRYOCONCENTRATION. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing 1/5 of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The must is then placed in OAK barrels where it ferments for at least eight months at low temperatures. Raised on lees for 4 months in barrels, it was then assembled and bottled.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ La Face Cachee QC ][ $21 ][ Neige Stemware ][ 2.27.15 ]
>> Pours deep fire iridium amber with thick alcohol legs and dense viscosity. Nose is salted caramel apple, apple strudel, freshly baked apple pie. Taste brings dark cherry, tart green apple, and mild spicy alcohol along with that playoff of salt, sour, sugar, and tannin. Not syrupy sweet, more like biting into more apple strudel or apple danish but the apples inside are fresh and still have a crunch. Mild tannin balance. This one is a knockout as expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3427) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks GT2, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are apple, cider, sweet, good

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle @ Mondial des Cidres de Glace 2015. Light amber colored pour with sticky legs. Juicy stone fruit and apple on the nose. Great caramel, some maple, and tons of vanilla. Slight oak, some fruit skins, and pear. The flavor is just super juicy and fruity. Great acidity as well. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and a hint of maple. Another very well done product from La Face Cachée de la Pomme.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heather_B (25) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2006 vintage. Smells like a whole lotta apples and a pinch of ground cloves in one glass. Clear brownish tint. Taste is so good. So much apple. I want to bake with this stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3080) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2006 Reserva enjoyed with Tommy and others.

A - Dark orange almost a bronze gold. Nice alcohol legs, flat obviously.

S - Has a huge fruity apple and pear with a little bit of clove and prune. Nose is pretty huge with lots of fruit

T - Wow. There is a ton of flavor in this one. It has an almost rotten apple finish. up front I get blueberry, apple, honeysuckle and just loads and loads of apple.

M - Thick, viscous and oily. coats every aspect of the tongue and leaves a lot of sweetness

O - This is a very unique cider. I’d love to get more!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
bottle - This golden amber cider has an extra rich, ripe apple aroma. It tastes very sweet with a sharp, tart apple bite and some brown apple undertones. It puts me in mind of very sweet red delicious apples and once gain this cidery delivers a superb cider.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5532) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
30/V/14 - 37.5cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: ?, 2008 reserva (2014-583) Thanks to 77ships for the trade!

Clear deep golden orange beer, sticky in the glass, "tears running down". Aroma: very intense, ripe sweet fresh apple juice, bit sugary. MF: full body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, bit sour from the apples, sugary and sweet apple juice, bit lemony, overall sweetness. Aftertaste: sticky sweet, sugary apple juice, some alcohol, apple peel, bit of cooked apple sauce.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4043) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured deep, clear amber with no head. Aroma of heavy, sweet apple. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, moderate wood.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
Thanks Tderoeck for the share. Cuivrée pâle laissant un beau filament doré au verre. Arôme de pomme caramélisée avec un bon concentré de sucre résiduel. Palais est frais, note de tanin, pomme caramélisée, sucre renforcé avec ce léger fini pelure de pomme. Légèrement collant aux lèvres avec une petite note épicée en fin de bouche avec une petite pointe d’acidité. Solide comme toujours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma of tart apples, apple sauce, light wood and pears. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic. Caramel sweetness coming out balancing a little tartness in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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