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: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
375 ml bottle, 2009 vintage. Trade from TimE. Clear golden brown with some bubbles but no head. Aromas of apples, vanilla, light booze. Tastes of big sweet and tart apples, light booze, vanilla, syrup. Medium-light body with a dry and warm finish. Low to still carbonation. Fantastic ice cider. Goes down way too easy for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
bottle - This cidery consistently does remarkable things with apples. Their flagship ice cider, Premiere, is no exception. It has an incredibly rich apple aroma. The flavor is very sweet and full of apples with some caramelized character. You can’t go wrong with any of their ice ciders. Excellent dessert sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5518) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting: Bottle: Thanks Julien: Vintage 2009: Clear orange. Aroma of apple peel, wood toast, some manure. Flavours of apples, tart, tobacco, wood, toast, some bitters, vinous. Aftertaste is wood, tart, apples, light dessert wine. No carbo, light watery close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4448) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting, 2009. Clear copper pour. Aroma of caramel, apple pie. Taste is sweet, mellow caramel apple flavors, light cinnamon. Palate is rich, smooth and delicately warming. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (5230) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle many thx to _angst_ cons 2014-10-28 Göteborg AR: almonds, tutti frutti, floral AP: ruby/rose clear colored body, no head F: first a woody old feeling (I just ignore this snice the bottle been open for a while), cocentrated baby apple juice, wee warming feeling, wee marzipan,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (2060) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 30, 2014
50cl bottle bought at el corte ingles, lisbon long time ago! Neige Recolte 2003. Color is copper. No head. Body is smooth, oily and quite thick. High sweetness. Aroma is caramel, cinnamon, apple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (8937) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
200 ml bottle thanks to _angst_! 12% ABV, sampled on August 21, 2014.
Took notes as of "Neige cidre de glace - Ice Cider - Premiére.
Clear deep golden to copper color, no head, amazing thick legs on the glass. Semi sweet, apple, warm apples in the sun, apple sauce, alcohol scent. Also hints fo spices. Sweet, apples, apple peel from red apples, slight tart taste. Apple, apple peel, apple sauce aftertaste. Rather smooth mouthfeel, a bit tart peel bitter finish. Slight bit warming.
Very nice indeed! Works superb as a small glass to enjoy. Very happy to have tasted this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (1708) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Clear golden. Aroma has grass and leaves. Fresh apple and leaf flavour, apple juice, vinous, soft and mellow. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamsen78 (4530) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Saxo - thank you very much, John! Pours slightly thick amber with a few bubbles on the surface. Clear aroma of long-preserved apples and leaves. Sweet flavour of well-layered apples and natural sugar. Oily texture. Lingering sweet-sourish aftertaste. A heavenly beverage, indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14698) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to _angst_! Clear golden color, absolutely no head. Sweet overripe apples, fruity, yeasty, apple juice, vinous notes. Sweet apple flavor, apple juice, warming alcohol, vinous, overripe apples. A bit hard to rate. It’s very good, but kinda focuses all on the apples. Really sweet and with alcohol well hidden.

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