SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Tried 1)la face de la pomme neige eternelle 2006, 2) la face de la pomme neige 2005, 3) domaine pinnacle ice cider 2007, and 4) cidre de givre 2005 side by side by side....
1) was received from glouglouburp through trade- thanks dany. you da man. 2-4 graciously shared by bbb63- thanks mike! this was awesome.
1-3 are all very clear. 1 and 2 are a clear watery amber with 2 ever so slighly darker than 1. 3 was a clear golden yellow. no head. 4 poured a hazy murky pond water orange brown.
more important stuff
1) similar to 2. more earthy, less tart. found myself drinking this one the most. kept coming back to it. needed to get seconds of this. the earthiest of the 4. score: 4.1
2) deep sweet apple goodness. more tart than than 1. both are solid. more complex than 1. The tartness really gives a nice layer to this. tight. score: 4.5
3) Most subtle of the 4 and the least sweet. Think white grapes and white wine apple. score: 3.7
4) sweetest of the 4. stands out as being a lot different than the other three. a caramel candied apple sugar sweetness. nice. caramel, sweet aple crisp. The most different of the 4. a lot of candy and caramel notes that were more present than the others. some syrup and honey notes as well. good stuff. can see this going well with an apple stroodle (msp) or other apple dessert. score 4.1
number 2 wins for me. Really digging the apple character. very complex with a nice tartness to it. awesome experience.
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you, boutip]
... served iced... 2004 vintage
Pours a wonderful, clear dark golden colour. Like liquid golden chestnuts. Aroma has red apples, nuts, no sign of alcohol - really wonderful and such a surprise. Very light, prickly carbonation, great oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet apples, vinious, nuts, very crisp, oranges, light zesty and a hint of tartness. Really impressive and easy-drinking.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry apple and spices aroma with just a hint of brown sugar and rum. Delicious flavor is shot through with a lightening bolt of acidity.
beastiefan2k (2647) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle shared by Paul, thanks man. How do I rate this stuff, its awesome, sweet and tastes like apple. But not like a regular cider does. The apple is sweet, lightly rotten, almost a McIntosh -like apple. It is a bit rummy and has a liqueur-like feel to it.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Clear gold. Still. Looks dense. Heavy, rich sweetness, lightly tart acidity, fresh cut oak, subtle vanilla and light colored fruits. Full body, heavy, rich, viscous, just a touch effervescent. Excellent, decadent dessert drink.
douglas88 (6615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very cool bottle shared by Eric. Pours out a clear golden color with no head and some sticky legs. A great sweet flavor, loads of apples and warm alcohol notes. The flavor is just awesome; sweet apples, bursting with ripeness and sweet, but not overly so. A really nice Cider, and quite a kick.
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [375ml]. 2004 vintage. Pours a lovely-looking clear gold, nice and oily and thick. Aroma of apple, oak, some sweetness and just a hint of alcohol. Flavour of delicious tart apples along with light spices, oak, honey and alcohol. Oily mouthfeel. Nice body for the style. Fantastic stuff, as usual for La Face Cachée.
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the DC Local Gathering. This was my first ever ice cider and I had no idea what to expect. Pours a golden amber with zero head. Aroma is nice but tought to describe: sweet, earthy, boozy. Flavor has very nice apples, sweet with a slight alcohol burn. Sticky in the mouth and throat. I guess I didn’t get it.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DC Gathering. big thanks to ygtbsm94. 2004 bottle. Filtered apple juice color. Alcohol laced apple aroma, very intense. Wow! Very big apple flavor. No real carbonation to speak of. All out apple flavor, micro sipper. Honey apple sweetness. Deep red and tart green apples tastes, very complex. Hyper enjoyable stuff.
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From glouglouburp. Man this ice cider stuff is amazing. Pours a wonderful deep gold. Aroma, amazing. Sweet apples, apple pie, apple candy, honey, and light apple pie spices. Flavor is sweet, thick, rich and luxurious as hell. Apple heaven. Sweet apples, vanilla and honey undertones, light oak flavors....man oh man this stuff is fun to drink!