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: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
In the fall, very ripe apples are hand picked and stored at cool temperatures until the end of December. Once winter arrives, the fruit is pressed and the juice obtained is placed outside in the intense January cold. During crystallization, the water separates from the sugars by NATURAL CRYOCONCENTRATION. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing 1/5 of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The must is then placed in OAK barrels where it ferments for at least eight months at low temperatures. Raised on lees for 4 months in barrels, it was then assembled and bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6651) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
30/V/14 - 37.5cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: ?, 2008 reserva (2014-583) Thanks to 77ships for the trade!

Clear deep golden orange beer, sticky in the glass, "tears running down". Aroma: very intense, ripe sweet fresh apple juice, bit sugary. MF: full body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, bit sour from the apples, sugary and sweet apple juice, bit lemony, overall sweetness. Aftertaste: sticky sweet, sugary apple juice, some alcohol, apple peel, bit of cooked apple sauce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Poured deep, clear amber with no head. Aroma of heavy, sweet apple. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, moderate wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
Thanks Tderoeck for the share. Cuivrée pâle laissant un beau filament doré au verre. Arôme de pomme caramélisée avec un bon concentré de sucre résiduel. Palais est frais, note de tanin, pomme caramélisée, sucre renforcé avec ce léger fini pelure de pomme. Légèrement collant aux lèvres avec une petite note épicée en fin de bouche avec une petite pointe d’acidité. Solide comme toujours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (7711) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to sic1314. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma of tart apples, apple sauce, light wood and pears. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic. Caramel sweetness coming out balancing a little tartness in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (6950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
375ml bottle shared @THT May. Big thanks to sic1314 No head or carbonation. Clear golden pour. Sweet but lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
2008 Vintage. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Thanks! Drank about 1/3 of a 375 ml. bottle @ Barely legal tasting room. Drank next to the “Premiere”. Pours golden. Smells very fruit, flowery with nectar and honey. Tastes of apple juice, smooth, nectar, honey, flowers and faint vanilla sugar, touch esoteric oil in the back. Thick syrupy apple juice feel to it. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4768) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle thnx to 77ships . Pours clear blonde/orange Smell is pure hot applesauce, sweet . Very full bodied, apples , sweet, very intense . No alcohol heat . Very nice !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pushkinwow (2295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Sampled from a 10 year old bottle at Ian’s, labelled as Neige Eternelle. On a night of incredible beers, this was probably the best things I tasted (I also learnt that bottles can be kept for many years opened without risk of oxidization etc). I honestly can’t begin to describe how amazing this smelt and tasted - I would have been happy with my nose in the snifter the entire night except for the fact it would have made it harder to drink. The balance of the tart and sweet late harvest apples were just mind blowing and it kept on delivering on every sip and every aspect. And yet Phil and Ian say there are a few that are better (although the 10 years probably helped a lot)...I may need to go out and spend some money on ice ciders. Sorry bank account.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ametras (861) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
[2008] 200ml bottle. Clear golden orange. Aroma is apples, oak, brown sugar and spices with a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet apples, pears, pineapple, caramel, butter, honey and vanilla. Subtle tartness. Medium to full body. Thick, dense, oily and viscous texture. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popery (1703) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Wonderful. These ice ciders are delicious. This one has a deeper sweetness than the premiere and a bit less earth. Fantastic caramel apple flavor. Really good stuff.

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