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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: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20916) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! My god, the aroma of green apples is so concentrated! Sweet and intense, hazy golden without head. Viscous with green apple concentrate and lemon peels. Warming syrupy finish. Amazing!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Dull golden colour w legs. Brown sugar and apple aroma. Big spicy, alive flavour. Rich, delicious complexity of sugars, apples and spices. One of my favourites. The oak really draws out flavour and complexity in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber colour. Aroma of caramel and cooked apples. Tastes of sweet apple, butterscotch, with an alcohol burn in the finish. Nice full body, due to all that sugar. Very tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Huge thanks to adneilsen for sharing - clear copper pour - aroma of spice, overripe apple, alcohol warmth - quite similar to the premiere, but without the bracing acidity to balance the fairly syrupy sweetness - the flavor is quite nice, once again much like distilled essence - the sweetness is quite high, so it could use a little more balance, but it is still tasty and truly unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle pour with Aaron hooking it up big time. 2006 275 mL bottle pour is clear red, no head, aroma has notes of green sour apples, some caramel, biscuit, buttery, hints of candied apple in there as well, wow what a treat of an aroma, brings some alcohol as well. Taste is a nice mix of sweet cooked, candied and caramel apple, butterscotch, some hints of alcohol, finishes very sweet. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle @ Brandon’s house. Clear, golden orange appearance with no head. Toasty caramel apple, brown sugar, warm apple aroma. Rich toffee, caramel apple, sugary sweet, brown sugar flavor. Fun to try!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Bottled. An amber ice cider with no head. The aroma has notes of apples, sirup, alcohol. The flavor is sweet alcohol, apples, spices, and sirup, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (4263) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2011
Alex (fiulijn) got me enough to rate. ENORMOUS thanks! Poured a lovely full golden body. The nose was marzipan punschrullar, chocolate and apples. Wow! Sweet taste but not overly so. Marzipan, chocolate, apple, some vague typical cider funk in the background. Rosewater? Shit this is good. More than I expected!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
From bottle as Neige Éternelle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours clear and golden orange, no head. Light curtains on the glass when swirled. Aroma is dense apples, sweet, light sugarish and with a mild acidic touch. Mild citric, sweet, dense apple and smooth. Velvet. Goes into a sweet, smooth and yet light crisp citric touch into the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015
2015-03-25, tasting at Matt’s, vintage 2009, 6 years old, 10% ABV, 8-5-9-5-18
Pefect balance of sugars and acids.

2011-09-02, corked bottle from L’Epicerie, Paris, as Neige Éternelle; Recolte 2004, 7 years old; 9-5-9-5-18=46
Gold color; it pours viscous. Deep, warming aroma of apples and stewed apples, with light citrus acidity, English apple pie, mature pineapple, and a trace of hazelnuts. Thick body, velvety mouthfeel; powerful and syrupy apple juice flavor, with just accents of caramelization; there is a high acidity that perfectly balances the sugars, a touch of pineapple too, and the delicate fruitiness of ripe strawberries; complex and balanced. The final is warming, sweet, acidic, long.
Excellent.


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