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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: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Golden. Big candied apple pie nose with the spices. Medium-full bodied, delectable apple flavor meshing with the alcohol warmth, spices, Starts sweet with balancing apple tartness. Just fantastic.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1235) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Vintage 2012. Délicieux cidre dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Le liquide qui danse devant moi colle juste assez à mon verre pour me mettre justement l’eau à la bouche. Jolies pommes rondes givrées mais non gelées et encore moins pourries, un parfum de pommier, de rosée, de givre. Ma langue est caressée par un sucre plaisant et frais. De la tarte aux pommes, un alcool qui n’est pas exempt d’un liquide au corps à la fois affirmé et délicat. Ô combien cela est agréable!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (570) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 26, 2016
2006 vintage. Pours bright pale golden. Aroma is very complex: oven-baked apples, caramel, spruce, bogwood, acorn, poire-au-vin, quince... Starts sweet and oily, developing a crisp acidity and finishing long. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
April 22, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2009.
Clear golden with no head. Intense apple aroma with tart apple skins, sweet juicy baked apples, some toffee notes, a touch of raisins, Taste is sweet and fruity sour.Finish is tart slightly astringent apple skins, sweet sugary, baked apples, lightly warming alcohol, Full bodied, oily and slightly sticky texture.
Great, sweet and tart juicy apples.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
Very nice balance between sweet and tart! Loads of apple both on nose and in flavour. For me this is amazing, I really like it!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
A Christmas gift! Poured a clear, light golden colour with no head. The aroma is powerful, full of green apple, knock out nose. Smooth syrupy mouth feel - expected that with the previous reviews. A real flavour bomb, almost an apple mead, although I’d not want to sample this in large quantities.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (300) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours very clear golden with no head. Aroma; Rich Apple aroma, a little vinous, vanilla amd a touch of wood. Taste; Rich apple taste, vinous, vanilla, acidic and very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (628) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Super clear golden pour. Intense apple aroma. Taste follows, so smooth and tart. Can’t believe this is 13%. Amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (9417) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Holy hell, this is unbelievable. Clear orange pour. I’ve never tasted rich apple like this before. Fuck. Wow. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden. Aroma has loads of apple most, Rinkeby, red apples, vanilla and light bourbon notes. Light moldy and some spices, almost ginger. Taste is juicy, caramel, acidic apples, red apples, vanilla and bourbon notes. Sweet honet and light sugary mouthfeel. Warming finish, but not boozy at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 27, 2016
30 ml sample. Thanks bunget. Clear deep golden, no head. Big fresh apple aroma, a touch of „cidery” notes. Big intense taste, very sweet, apples, some malic acidity and a touch of alcohol. Big and yummy, but not much complexity. (backlog 17-JAN-2016).


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