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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: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3 oz pour served in a champagne flute. Aroma is fleshy apple, as if on a cutting board in front of you. Taste is warm alcohol, sweet apple, hint of brown sugar or caramel but faint. Mouthfeel is slight carbonation, but smooth, silky, and decadent. This is often my Christmas present to myself, as I enjoy it as family gathers for evening meal. My family is not francophone in any way, and yet we seem to follow traditional Quebecoise schedule of events (la messe, big dinner, and an unending supply of snack foods and booze for Christmas eve/day)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19377) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2013
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Clear deep amber. Concentrated aroma of fresj apples. Sweet and viscous with oily mouthfeel. Full bodied, yet soft. Highly concentrated, yet not overpowering, with a huge array of flavour; viola red apples, honey and balsam. Perhaps a bit sticky, but overall one of the most amazing ciders I’ve tried.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle (200 ml) 2008 harvest. Beautiful super bright golden. Aroma of apple, brown sugar, caramel, pear and apricots. Taste is sweet with tons of apple, caramel, brown sugar, pear, apricot and a very slight fruity acidic presence. Mouthfeel is thick and sirupy. Medium to heavy body. Wow! This Ice cider is so complex and tasty that it’s hardly believable. A true masterpiece! If it was not of the price (50$/375 ml) I would buy this much more often.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
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.
Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Thanks to Andrew for this sample. Juicy apples some fruity sweetness. fruity tart and sweet honey. Apple cinnamon sweet. Sweet red apples. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (8856) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2012
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…

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012

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. [20120422]


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