Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours yellow with a nice neck. Smells of up front apples, a wine cellar, some nice oak, a touch of spice. Taste’s dry with a nice sweetness that yields some floral hints and a touch of honey. Very enjoyable.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2004 vintage. Aroma is massive, cellared apples, cinnamon a little honey, some hints of oak. This is one I could have just sniffed for a long long time. But then the flavor! Wow, the first taste is almost overwhelmingly apple, but then all the other more subtle flavors come to play and it just keeps getting better and better. It’s sweet, but has a good tart kick, the oak adds a depth you don’t quite get in the Neige alone. This stuff was sublime.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1400-20080530] Bottle. Dry wooden apple barrel aroma. Clear, dark yellow orange body with no head. Muted apple flavour has a bit of dry wooden notes throughout. Smooth medium body. Nice and sweet.
(Vintage 2004; 3/5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with toncatcher. lots of sour and sweet apple flavors. Some hints of strawberry or kiwi in there too. Some wood on the finish was a bit of a surprise. Very very tasty stuff. I could get addicted to this stuff.
robinvboyer (4184) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
just like their neige cider, but the oak really adds another dimension. You can really tatse the oak, and a touch of vanilla, mixed with the sweet thick apples, and honey, this is intense, and so tasty
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More subtle, complex than the Neige, less sweet, with a little wood. Acidic edge around the tongue. But most disappointingly it had less engaging apple notes than the Neige. Doesn’t rise to the delight of the best English ciders, though that’s a whole genre away. Still, can’t complain too much with the ciders of this maker. (Montreal Beer Festival, 2008).
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-05-30. Deep golden yellow body. Rather woody aroma at first, thankfully fades away to be followed up by sweet-tart apple, light hints at musty apple skins. (7+) Flavour shows less of the wood, sweet well rounded fruity apple main, tart apple finish, lightest touch of skins. (8+) Smooth lightly syrupy medium palate is lighter on the tongue - pleasantly so - than some other ice ciders. Pretty nice stuff. Bottle, 2004 Vintage, Mondial, Montreal, 5T trio
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (vintage 2004) at toncatcher’s... Thanks. Pours a clear yellow. Nice heavy sweetness. Aromas of apples and grapes. with hints of raisins and funghi. Full bodied. with a sticky mouthfeel. Nice finish of residual sugars.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a cider guy. But, I used to date this girl that went ape shit over them and I would try them from time to time. Well, this is like no other cider I have tasted. Very sweet, smooth and tasty. The apple flavor was very similar to Martinelli’s, except sweeter. I love Martinellis. Drank this at Toncatcher’s tasting and I think this was his bottle. Thanks for opening it. I need more now.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber in color with no head.nice blend of apple juice,pear,honey,and liquor.pretty solid.