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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16642) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8561) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Sampled from the bottle. Poured a clear deep golden yellow with no head whatsoever. Aroma was full of sweet apples giving a bit of baked/candied apple note with a hint of backing caramel. Flavor began was intensely sweet throughout with baked and candied apples, yet still reminded me of fresh apples. A bit syrupy on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2011
Den skal bare smages! Vanilje, æble, gylden, klar, cremet, flad, Sød og syrlig, perfekt og meget intens smag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle... One to two sips was really all I needed of this incredible golden beverage. Very fortified, super sweet, but went down so smooth. The apple played like juice concentrate here and were very tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010

Bottle 200ml. clear glass bottle.

[ As a Face Cachee de la Pomme Neige Eternelle ].
[ Trade by asheft ].Clear medium orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy apple, wood, and apple, aroma is so intense. Flavor is heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long long long duration, intense apples. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light moderate alcohol. [20101119]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14838) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle @ Friday Night Ulfborg Thing. Thanks to J&C. Pours clear golden with no head. Woody, fresh and ripe apples. A bit of alcohol. Sweet, oily and vaguely sticky. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a rustic honey amber body with scant bubbles. Nice vinous legs adrift the glass. Fresh tart apples, honey, wooden honey and apple tones. Light tart apple finish with a mildly acidic tone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle from 2004 which I bought in 2009, that I brought to Boston for drinking with Joe and Andy after the Night of the Funk. Pours a clear browned gold, still with no head. Soft caramel apples, sweet old brandy. Sweet, deep soft baked apples, spicy and smooth, nicely tangy. Long slow warming alcohol on the finish. Sweet and spicy, warm and tangy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Tasted at Face Cachee. Thick, oily pour revealing deep amber cider. Rich and bright nose with a soft dried apple back note. Soft vanilla and a bit of bright malic tartness. Not really as tropical as the Frimas, but there is some of that character in here. Silky palate and very spicy flavour. It’s very different from Frimas, but it is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle as Neige Eternelle. Great thick juicy apple cider aroma, dense with caramelized apple sugars. Really interesting. It carries the light aroma of fresh light cider, but the density and gravitas of calvados. Yummy. Pours a clear mid-gold. Flavors mirror the same complexity of the aroma, adding a delightful acidity to the profile. Some warm alcohol chimes in for overall bright intensity. Really special stuff. Thanks for sharing, Andy!

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