Brewed by 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: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Produced since 1994, Neige Première is the leading inspiration of La Face Cachée de la Pomme. It is the very first ice cider (also known as apple ice wine) to be commercialized in Québec and throughout the world.

In the fall, very ripe apples are 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 naturelle. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing ¼ of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The extracted must is then placed in stainless steel tanks where it ferments at least six months at low temperatures before being bottled.

ABV varies between 10-13% depending on seasonal temperatures.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Skyview is the man for sharing this. Pours a nice light golden. Killer concentrated applesauce like spicy sweet apple nose. Nice tart and sweet nose with a killer dose of ripe fruit and cinnamon as well as some . Some Granny smith meets a touch of macintosh with a light dose of cinnamon. This is un-be-freaking-lievable!e

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at LCRBM3. Excellent presentation. Very tall slim bottle in a well designed canister. Thick gold, totally flat but clearly quite thick with the alcohol. Lines the glass really well. Very very sweet but so perfectly balanced with the sugary apples and some tart rhubarb type notes. Light spice and an aged dusty feel too. Alcohol is very restained considering its strength. Awesome sweet and puckery finish with definite cinnamon. Absolutely glorious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours gold with no head at all. A couple of bubbles visible. Aroma of apples. Nice sweet and dry apple flavor with some spice hints. Extremely drinkable for 12%. Very smooth. Thanks Boutip for getting my hands on one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2483) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Cool, long skinny bottle. A clear bright gold liquid. Aroma of, you guessed it, apples. Some plastic and alcohol too. No carbonation. I would says that it lies dead in the glass but it does have some legs that creep up the sides of the glass. Sweet and tart and amazingly succulent. One little sip is making my mouth salivate like crazy. Strong alcohol presence. Loads of dry crisp apples and a bit of spices. Or is that just the alcohol kicking in. Little bit of lychee in there also. bierkoning hit it right on the head. Finishes smooth and alcoholic. A damn good cider. I wish I had more. Thanks to etowneraser for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
Aroma has apples and some weird smell I couldn’t really determine, something pine/medicin like smell. Really special I must say. Clear, golden coloured, no head. Taste is very sweet with apples and some spicy touch. Bit liquor style. Nice, nice. Now I understand why one might like ciders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11681) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
2005 bottle, 3rd LCRBM. Apple pie and citrus in the aroma. Sour and syrupy. Very sweet but still perfectly balanced because of the fruity sourness. Citrus, lychee, pineapple, apple pie with a hint of cinnamon. The flavor is very close to perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8920) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2007
Fully pale gold colour, appealing. Musty, wild mushrooms like trompettes de la mort or even truffels! And apples, of course. Sweet, liqueurish taste, with again wild mushroom flavours, apples, malonic acid, blooming and explosing flavours, yet delicate. Alcoholic³, sticky MF. With little doubt, the very best cider I’ve ever had the honour to taste. This is sheer genius!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle@LCRBM. Very sweet aroma of apples and light yeasty. Yellow/golden color, Very sweet, apples, cinnamon in the finish. Sticky, cloying, alcoholic. Unbelievable great and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
#900. Bottle sent as a bonus from a very generous Rastacouere. Pours a bright yellow color. Spiced cider like aroma with a touch of cinnamon notes. Strong, musty apple flavor with an almost mulled spice flavor. Pretty hot. Exceptionally dry finish despite the sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Clear golden-amber w/ no carbonation. Aroma of sweet apples, cheese, & brandy. Juicy, syrupy feel.. Apple pie & cheddar cheese flavour w/ a mild tartness & warm, brandyish finish.

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