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: 220   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Clear caramel color. Aroma of apples, caramel, honey, candy, notes of wood, spicy note. Sweet rich flavor with caramel, honey, wood, vanilla. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at RBWG. It pours an amber color. The aroma is full with ripe red apples. The flavor is very sweet and intense with apples, some alcohol and hot apple pie. Very yummy. Sweet and dessert-like. Would like to try more like this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle - Light cooked apple. Clear gold. Sweet apple, light cooked notes, sweetness that hits the throat. So balanced and no edges between bitterness, sweetness or anything else. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10049) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours a clear orange gold with no head. The aroma is strong apple, honey, spice, vanilla. Medium mouth, apple pie, spice, vanilla, light booze, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Sweet bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours out a crisp golden no head. Nose is amazing rich apple some spice and a nice richness. Taste is more of the amazing apple pie notes some spice a rich sweetness. This is great thanks Ferris.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Nose is light butterscotch soaked apples, light peach. Deep Amber hue. Flavor is intense caramel, brandy soaked apples. Huge silky body. Extremely well made ice cider. It’s been on my want list forever. Huge thanks to Seth for bringing this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1350) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
375 mL bottle. Clear amber body. Smells of apples. Not very acidic. Smells sweet. Boozy. Taste is a little more acidic up front. Then it’s got a deep caramel sweetness. Medium heavy and boozy. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2016
375ml bottle pours a clear, dark orange with no head. Very leggy in the glass. Nose is excellent, apple, juice and meat, some port, light spice, rotting apple core. Flavor is sweet and boozy, apples, pears, caramel, port, booze. Surprisingly very earthy in the mouth. Sticky finish and a bit hot. A real treat. Really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5990) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear golden orange. Aromas of apples, caramel, light booze. Tastes of apples, caramel, honey, booze. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 375 ml bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear amber with a scant off white head. Aroma of spice apple. Sweet flavors apple brown betty. Yum.

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