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: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Produced since 1994, Neige 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. Neige Récolte d’hiver – produced from a variety of apples that do not fall during the autumn season – is available in a limited edition series of 5866 bottles for the 2007 harvest. Edition 2008 is limited at 10 560 bottles. Picked between December and January, while the temperature was approximately -15°C, the fruits still hanging on trees were dehydrated by the sun and literally cooked by the cold and wind. Sugars were concentrated through natural cryoextraction. Frozen apples were then pressed in order to extract the precious nectar. The extracted must was then placed in stainless steel tanks where it fermented for a period of approximately eight months, at low temperatures, before being bottled. Previously 11% abv. Current vintage (2009) is 8% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle massive thanks to Fergus. It pours oily golden-orange. The nose is rich, oily, warm apple pie, lightly spiced, juicy apple and light fruity tartness. The taste is rich, sweet, oily, light tartness, honey, apple pie, tart tatin, juicy, liquidised apple and warming alcohol with a slick finish. Fulsome body and oily mouth-feel. Essence of apple for sure. Not quite the depth for a higher score, but it is sweet and damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dresden (1235) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
2008 bottle through the coast to coast pipeline. Thick golden and clear, like an apple juice. Aroma is heavily apple, some light spice. Flavour is just incredibly juicy apple pie, cinnamon, Apple jelly toast,and caramelised sugar. Unbelievable. I don’t have baseline for this stuff but wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, 2005 Vintage. Lovely tawny body, the colour of a new born fawn, medium viscosity. It’s hard to commit to rating this because I don’t think I’ll get it right. The flavour density is stunning, the complexity is joyful, and the balance is sublime. Caramelized apples, cobbler crust, subtle spices, nuances of Sauternes, sticky but with a tannic acidity that lifts the palate and pulls you back like a hummingbird to honeysuckle. This is not overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle share. Crystal clear gold. Aroma of overripe apple syrup. Taste is sweet. Sweet silky fabric pajamas, this is ridiculously smooth and silky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Dark gold. Super thick. Nose is apricot and pear. Taste is awesome. Viscous thick. Totally strawberry nose. Some cinnamon and sweet finish. So good 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2910) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Thanks Tommy for aquiring this for me. Clear copper body with light elegant sediment or bubbles in the body. Aroma of ripe apples vanilla syrup cinnamon. Taste is very sweet but elegant. Definitely a dessert cider. I'm not as huge a sweet lover as others but I can appreciate the firn craftsmanship of this beverage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (2471) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Thanks northopfrye. Pours a beautiful copper color with nice legs and sediment. This smells like apple heaven. Aromas of Macintosh apples and fresh baked apple pie. Candy apples and over ripe apples. Flavors are sweet buttery apple, some fall spice, apple pie. This is simply amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
2007 vintage. Bottle, pours a clear dark orange with no head. Nose is insanely complex, with loads of apple butterscotch, caramel, sugar and alcohol – wow is this elegant smelling. Flavour is unbelievably complex, with amazing butterscotch, caramel, and candied sugar. Wow, this is magic – on a whole other level of ice ciders that I’ve experienced. This is the pinnacle. Phenomenal stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2009 vintage. Clear light brown. Aroma is baked apple, cinnamon, currants, custard. Full bodied, very sweet on the palate. Taste is apples, cinnamon, currants. So tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the DSH tasting thanks to sic1314. Pours clear ber with no head. Aroma of sweet red apples, overripe apple peel, toffee apple, apricot and light woody notes. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

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