boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystalline body, light golden in color with very fine bubbles evenly dispersed, triangular legs left behind. Looks still nonetheless. The color is gorgeous, so lively and bright. The aroma is medium intensity and nearly all apple. Somewhat tart and mildly sweet, the nose is grand and intense enough to mask the higher alcohol levels well. The nose is very fresh and superior in its cleanliness. The flavor is clean as well and much the same as the aroma. Moderately sweet, lightly sticky, mild acidity cutting through the sweetness. An addition of light spice marches forward in intensity with each sip. Alcohol is completely hidden in the taste. A light hint of white pepper ushers in a soft and elegant finish that has great length and is very crisp, extremely refreshing for something that’s is the ultimate result of such condensing of fruit and sugars. The mouthfeel is as soft as snowflakes, lightly syrupy but not enough to be bothersome at all. Awesome cider.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from robinvboyer. Aroma: Intense apple aroma from the moment I popped the cork. Green apples. Equal parts sweet and tart. Light spice and a subtle alcohol note. Appearance: Light golden in color and clear. No carbonation. Flavor: Intense apple flavor. Starts out fairly sweet with some dried apricot notes, but finishes with a nice tart bite. Some light spice and a slight touch of yeast. Tart and dry finish with alot of apple flavor carrying over. The flavor hangs with you a long time. Excellent. Palate: Medium bodied. No carbonation. Pleasant alcohol burn in the back of mouth. Overall: I was expecting something similar to an Ice Wine with this. It was much better than most of the Ice Wines I’ve had the chance to try. A perfect blend of sweet and tart. It mentions foie gras on the label, and I couldn’t agree more. A perfect way to end a meal.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from beerbuzzmontreal, thanks a ton!!! Aroma is of sweet apples and cinnamon--sugary and wonderful. Gorgeous golden color. Thick and full palate. The taste is like baked apple pie--sweet, but also spicey. Incredible stuff.
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Here, let me ask you guys something. Do you ever have a sneaking, gnawing feeling that there’s something in life you’re supposed to find, finally? And that the time you’re spending right now is somehow wasted if you don’t feel it’s being spent in the service of getting you to that thing?
Well, that’s exactly how I felt. At least until I tried the Neige Ice Cider.
Appearance: Pours a clear, still golden body.
Smell: A fruity, earthy aroma of a fine cheese course served alongside candied apples, honey, flowers, and vanilla beans.
Taste: Ultra-condensed, outstandly sweet apple juice, like the distilled spirit of Johnny Appleseed! Lush undertones of honey and vanilla. Hints of citrus and nutmeg. While there is a bit of tartness, it ultimately gives way to the liqueur-like sweetness. Yet it still manages to relatively finish both crisp and clean.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Syrupy mouthfeel, though the alcohol helps to keep things moving along nicely.
Drinkability: Finally, someone rightfully decided to give the noble apple the dessert wine treatment.
unclemattie (4218) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
375ml bottle Heavy aroma of Bleu Cheese, pecans. flavor is sharp, acidic & sweet at the same time. This is absolutely Superb! Ah, salad with blue cheese buttermilk and pecans.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep golden apple color with no head. Aroma is lots apples, picking up a couple of different kinds. Flavor is a hint of tart apples then finishes thick, sweet, and slight alcohol.
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mondiale 07. The aroma and appearance is apple juice, but the taste is very good apple wine, with a sweet finish and a good drinkability. Like an ice wine, good shared at a meal.
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 wow.....amazing bright gold color.
aroma is beautiful! sweet ripe apples, brown sugar, and a tinge of white wine. Mouthfeel is thick, and sweet, but not cloying. Flavour is again, beautiful ripe apples. The apples just burst in your mouth, and coat your palate. let it warm a bit, and the apples are even more intense, now i see why this is top 3 in thw world. Absolutely outstanding!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of ughsmash. Pours apple yellow and still with a nice neck. Smells of sweet apples, apple sauce and subtle sugary hints. Tastes very tarte with an explosion of cider apple flavor. Warming alcohol is noticable but not overwhelming. As far as ciders go, this is way up there. Mouthfeel is tarte and dry with some hints of dessert wine. Finish is of dry apples with a peppery aftertaste. I’m definitely bringing a few bottles of this home with me when I’m in Montreal this weekend.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to jayg for sharing this one with all of us at the Orlando gathering.
Pours a wonderful golden sunny body with no head. Aromas of apples, sweet fruits and some tartness. Flavors of apples and honey. Finishes with an amazing sweetness, coating the mouth and the back of the throat. My first ice cider, and I am afraid I was ruined myself on them by trying this one first. Amazing.