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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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.


holdenn's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Thanks to Andrew for all of these awesome ciders. Tart apple some cinnamon. Tart and earthy. Juicy apples. Good stuff. A bit of boozey. 8/3/7/3/15


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle shared by me @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares meets Moules Frites. Oily flat deep golden pour. Taste has apples (duh), some floral notes, sweet syrupy notes, more apples with some hint of lemons. This is just so well made and delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Rut’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear golden color with no head. Sweet apples, fruity, yeasty aroma. Sweet apple flavour and easy to drink. I really liked it and thats what my rateing is about.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bartlebier (2681) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
375ml boxed slender bottle, ¿2014 Vintage, kindly hauled by bursprak to the Aarhus Belgisk Blåmuslinger Tasting, 08/2015. - luminous honey, treacling pour, no head. Sensationally rich nose of organic cinnamon&vanilla-doused fresh oven baked apple pie with textured sour apple chunks, a wild apple peel touch, wild autumn apples yet to be harvested lying await in the pastured fields, topped by a gorgeous juicy acidity. - Taste starts off sweet and condensed like apple sirup, before turning into a mellifluous layered texture of fruity-sweet and fruity-sour, revealing it seems nothing but the hidden autumn essence of apples, while leaving room for a couple of slices of pear: near-almond, nutty sweetness, apple butter on Honigbrot, - then a natural version of a Haribo apple rings acidity, rounding it off. - Mouthfeel is lusciously balanced, avoiding cloying sweetness, ensuring savoury stickiness, coating the palate in vivid nectar. - A dense cryconcentration of "appleness", in the same rich tactile sense that Eisbocks are the black hole pinnacle of lager culture and Cantillon FouFoune is a cubist deconstruction of an apricot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours a thick, dark clear golden. Aromas of apples, sweet red appels, light tart green apples, honey, sweet pear, vanilla, wood. Taste is sweet apples, tart apples, sweet pear, vanilla. Hot fucking damn, this is good!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stef73 (363) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
De couleur orange rouge et très liquoreuse. On sens des de pomme mûre et de canelle .c est très goûteux en bouche la pomme domine et suivit par un petit goût de canelle très bon mélange se qui le fun c est un produit de chez nous .

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
Old rating rerated 28.07.2015, 0,375l bottle (2011 vintage) @ home:
Flat, nice coppery color. Aroma is sweet concentrated fruity, concentrated fresh applejuice, sugar, oak, apple skin, grass, alcohol. Taste is sweet concentrated fruity, sugar, concentrated fresh applejuice, apple skin, oak, alcohol, grass, citrus. Nice acidic and sysupy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (813) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
[2012] 375ml bottle. Clear deep golden liquid. Flavors are baked apples, apple pie, apple peel, caramel, cinnamon and alcohol with tangy notes. Medium to full body, smooth and syrupy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8120) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Cooked apples, some light tartness and a touch of spice. Clear copper. Sweet apple and almost bitter skins with a long intense finish. Nice, but not as nice as others I have had.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper. Aroma is cooked apple, spices, lightly tart and some apple pie like qualities. Flavour is apple pie filling, cooked apple, light tartness, light alcohol(not in an bad way), spices, and cinnamon.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1544) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear orangish amber with no head or bubbles. Aroma of sweet apples, light tartness, Apple pie like sweetness with some spices. Taste is sweet apples, cinnamon, Apple pie with some tart apples and some light alcohol on the finish. First ice cider ever but this is just great... Complex, smooth and easy to drink.


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