fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the La Face Cachée de la Pomme stand at the Christmas Market (Marché de Noël), La Défense, Paris
Vintage 2009, 8% ABV
Limpid Baltic amber made into liquid. Deep aroma of apple juice, caramel, stewed pears, light aroma of hazelnuts too. Luscious fruit syrup, perfect balance between apple and pear, the right mild amount of caramelized or strewed fruits, and also the acidity is delicate and perfectly balanced.
JulienHuxley (2939) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark gold pour. Aroma of intense candied apples, rich caramel, toffy, vanilla. Great taste, very sweet and liquory but not cloying, always an enjoyable apple/pear character. Palate is rich and warming, a truely delicious beverage.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Andrew for this sample. Juicy apples some fruity sweetness. fruity tart and sweet honey. Apple cinnamon sweet. Sweet red apples. Good stuff.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, dude! Pours an amber orange hue, gentle haze, with touches of mellow loose bubble head. Aromas are rich, red apple, honey, sweet fruit, and a kiss of cinnamon. Rich apple, with good awesome aromas. Initial medium bodied with good apple, red and green apple, kisses of honey, gentle cinnamon spice, kisses of heat. Middle is thick, growing apple, red and green, kisses of tartness and honey, apple. Wow. Really great flavors, good synergy, alcohol remains hidden and sweetness isn’t overbearing. Wonderful, put together very well and nectar like.
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille(@ Le Moissonnier, Cologne, Allemagne): Clear, deep, deep golden coloured, no head - as expected; not overly sweet nose: apples,baked apples, apple peels and apple pips, accompanied by traces of bisquits and raisins; totally solid sweet flavour, but not without a balancing acidity, full bodied, oily MF; sweet finish, well balanced by a solid acidity, apples, raisins and bisquits in the aftertaste. A nice, easy-drinking session-cider…
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mini bottle from the cidery. Thick cognac-colored liquid. Aroma wafts across the room, reaching nostrils to inspire joy and desire. Closer and deeper inhale reveals intense, deep, rich apple that is the essence of apple, like Eve’s apple, more apply than apple itself. Proto-apple, apple in Plato’s Form of apple. Flavor makes eyes roll to back of head from intense delight. Sweetness on the level of a Turkish baklava, unabashed, unrelenting, and unapologetic. Honey married to sweet crisp apples, like pink lady, and underlying currents of jam. After the diabetic coma comes a splash of acidity complements of Mother Apple that rescues the mouth from becoming bogged down but which tortures with its insistence on more (when there is none!). Moderately complex, fully accessible. I don’t understand it and won’t try, it’s meant to be enjoyed. Having such a small bottle causes existential pain.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 375ml. clear glass @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium to dark orange colour with no head. Aroma is heavy apple, intense apple, moderate strawberry porridge. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long long duration, apple, intense apple, strawberry porridge, nectar notes. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle - This cider has an incredibly rich aroma of ripe apples with notes of flowers and brown sugar. The flavor is syrupy sweet and smooth but it works oh so well. It has rich apple sweetness and tart character at the same time. The natural sugars are sweet and delicious and the finish is pleasantly warming. Remarkable. As it turns out, it happens to get the same total rating as the previous La Face ice cider that I rated. Makes sense. I couldn’t decide which was better though I had them months apart.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Big sweet aroma of apples, caramel and spices. The flavor follows with rich and intense apples, nutmeg, honey, and caramel. Holy hell this is good.
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[375ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Looks like golden syrup. No head, of course. Aroma of slightly spiced apple, reminiscent of a Danish pastry. Sweet, syrupy apple flavour with a hugely rising sweet sticky finish. Reminded me very much of a dessert wine, as it also had that slight Botrytis honey edge on the finish, alongside the sweet stewed apple. Summed up in two words – sticky, and sweet. Very nice apple flavour though, no question. Like drinking apple honey