CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a deepened godlen body with tiny sediment. Nose of beaten, flattened apples mixed with cinnamon spice. A beautiful sipping wine of a new age yet a wasteful experiment of a cultures tradition. Neige should be neige and this lacks the barrel-flavouring to distinguish. If anything, it extracts...
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2003 vintage per Kevin! Thanks a million! The cider pours to a nice clean dark golden body with nice legs. The flavor is absolutey phenominal. Much sweeter than the regular neige. F’n a Cotton. F’n A! Wowzers. Sweet baked cinnamon apple with light vanilla. Wow! The aroma is nicely sweet cinnamon apples, some sort of other fruit is there too, light vanilla. Nice. This is like someone drove a railroad spike in with a little detail tack hammer. They really made this one near perfection. The palate is absolutely phenominal. Sweet, coating, rich and full.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 bottle kindly shared by Kevin. Clear golden body with thick legs. Clean alcohol, cinnamon, and sweet apples in the aroma. Mulled cider! Great viscous mouthfeel - fantastic. Deliciously concentrated, sweet flavor. More cinnamon and sweet red delicious and macintosh apple. Takes on a green apple jolly rancher flavor in its brazen sweetness. What a fantastic cider.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Kevin for bringing this great looking brew! Clear copper body, looks like scotch. Aroma is apples and apple skins, some cinnamon... like mom making applesauce. Light alcohol on further inspection. Great aroma. Flavor is very sweet apples with excellent sour in the finish. It isn’t incredibly complex, but its damn delicious. Very smooth and I love the sour bite in the finish. Great.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden coder with a pleasant apple compote nose, complex, with cinnamon notes. In mouth, a tingling apple sweet cider, sweet, maple, with notes of berries. Warming alcohol accompanies the sweetness, smooth and pleasaing. Tasted at Rendez Vous des Saveurs de l’Outaouais, Sept. 24, 2006.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a still, clear golden color. Excellent aroma and flavor of sweet, baked apples with vanilla and oak, the alcohol is not apparent. Good liquorous mouthfeel. Great stuff.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 The heralded Neige ice cider living a prolonged sojourn in wood barrels: Could it have been a gimmick? Not really, the wood is throughout underwhelming, leaving the vibrant, intense apple moist flavours dominating the landscape here. Very full bodied, syrupy looks of a dark golden apparel. Apple sauce, pie-like and concentrated fruity flavours (pear, mango, peach…) all join the late showing soft oak that brings a precious toastiness into play. Maple strong finish typifies the Face Cachée’s typical richness. An absolutely delicious elixir from this consecrated cider house.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bu sur place. Couleur plus foncée est plus beau que Neige. Bon mélange d’arome de chène et de pommes. Goût plus sucré que l’aure , mais aussi bien.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tiny but potent sample from the bottle (375 ml, 2003 vintage) at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal, 2006. The viscous liquid is deep, bright gold, oily and almost translucent, with thick lasting legs that flow slowly down like tree sap....the nose is extremely powerful, erupting from the tiny sample in the midst of the Mondial chaos and making its presence known to the whole table, juicy-tart apple skins at first shading into a sweeter, cooked applesauce with cinnamon and a hint of raisin and vanilla....on the tongue though is where the true Rapture begins, the body is so decadently rich and creamy that I’m simply at a loss to find adjectives or comparisons: this may be the finest mouthfeel from any liquid I’ve yet imbibed, cider-beer-otherwise.....the flavor is redolent of sweet apples, fresh and caramelized, vanilla, cinnamon and soft oak, with fine touches of licorice and sherry.....overall this is a darker, sweeter, heavier rendition than the other ice ciders from this producer and for me it all melds together into an unusurpassable richness; I know I’m in the minority preferring this to Frimas, but there it is. Right now the best cider in the world, one that I wouldn’t mind choking on at my deathbed (apologies Josh).
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Mondial 2006. Dark gold color. The aroma was incredibly rich with caramel and flowers. A very fresh smelling cider. Overpowering almost mouthpuckering sweetness. This had Jonathon Apples with a hint of honey. Sticky mouthfeel.