CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Pours an almost crystalline amber color. The aroma is voluptuous and seductive. Bringing me to the orchard, picking and devouring the ripest apple, and then slipping into a deep slumber. A melange of aromas are wafting effortlessly skyward, apples, vanilla, some roasted oranges, hints of spices. The flavor is as intense and causing as much contemplation as the aroma. Undulating waves of evolving sweetness, brought in balance with a crisp acidity. Yet another amazing cider.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375ml). Courtesy of Viper666, of course!. 2004 vintage. The packaging is, as always, wonderful. Poured amber-gold, clear, slightly oily-looking. Aroma and flavour are solid -no quite as good as the Frimas or the Niege, but balanced and appealing - very tangy overripe appled (as mds says, just like a baked apple), middling sweet, medium white-wine alcoholic, has an almost burnt tartness that lingers for quite a while - I shared this at a dinner party and everyone loved it. Light body, not very sticky or thick, light acidity and appreciably alcoholic, but never burny. Elegant and very, very good.
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #2000, and it only took me 5 years to get here!
Bottle. Pours a still clear orange-gold body with a nonexistent head. The aroma is very pleasant (and potent) - apple sugar doughiness and tingling alcohol.
Awesome palate and just ridiculously drinkable. Baked apple flavour with a great biting tartness that presents itself in short waves. Alcohol is obviously present but it’s only an afterthought, really.
This is simply great...
GRM (3028) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, at the Mondial de la bière 2007, savoured June 1 2007; eye: straw with a darker hue, no head, clear, no effervescence; nose: caramelized apple, fresh, fruity; mouth: velvety, caramelized apple, apple sauce; overall: really fine
Échantillon, bue au Mondial de la bière 2007, savourée le 1er juin 2007; oeil : paille avec une légère teinte foncée, pas de mousse, pas d’effervescence, claire; nez : pomme caramélisé, fraîcheur, fruitée; bouche : veloutée, pomme caramélisée, compote de pommes; en résumé : très bien
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml. bottle thanks to EDA for sharing. Clear, dark golden color, obviously still with nice legs running down the glass. Terrific aroma of freshly picked apples, honey and just a hint of oak. Sweet apple flavor that is nicely offset by just enough tartness to keep it from being cloying. Honey, vanilla and mild alcohol in the taste as well. Did not detect any oak in the flavor. This is my second cider from La Face Cachee and both have been stellar.
egajdzis (5370) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a clear, still, golden color with really nice, sticky legs left on the glass. Aroma of granny smith apple, with some vanilla, and brown sugar. Taste of tart, green apple, light vanilla, and a dry, light alcohol, woody, tannic finish. Thanks to EDA for sharing this last night!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear gold with no head and beautiful legs. Sweet apple and candy notes. Some hints of brown apple flesh. Mild fusel vapors. The flavor is pretty sweet but not over the top. Every sip taste like I am biting into an apple. So damn tasty.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Name: Neige Eternelle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!
crystal clear gold, headless, nice strong legs, sweet dry and tart apple aroma, big sticky sweet body, rich apple flavor, sweet applesauce character, well balanced tartness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 10/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 18/20
Sammy (8760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Far and away the tastiest and most interesting cider I have had. The barrel ageing adds richness and complexity and justifies the $43 per 375 ml. price. This positions it as a quality ice wine. It is essentially the taste, woody highlights but also some roasted wood. Vanilla, cinammon, nutmeg. Great chocolate colour for an ice cider/wine product. A bit drier finish. Yum!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 vintage: Pours a still, transparent, dark golden bronze with nice viscous legs. Aroma of fresh, tart, sweet apples with a hint of oak, but not as much as I expected. Starts with a viscous sticky sweet fruity apple flavor with hints of caramel and balanced with a nice tartness. I don’t taste much oak at all, but it’s still a nice ice cider with lots of complexity.