tderoeck (6492) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep, clear amber with no head. Aroma of heavy, sweet apple. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, moderate wood.
sebletitje (7913) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
deanso (6740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle shared @THT May. Big thanks to sic1314
No head or carbonation. Clear golden pour. Sweet but lovely.
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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 !
pushkinwow (2273) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ametras (813) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
 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.
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.