Brewed by La Face Cachée de la Pomme
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5257) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle, Recolte 2006. Aroma initially of lots of alcohol, though that subsides (to a degree, still always present) to allow through lots of vanilla, honey, and apple pie filling, a touch of oak. Flavor sweet and rich with more of that apple pie nature. Decadent, thick-syrupy, smooth. First ice cider was a good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Botlle (huge thanks to my Secret Santa), 2006 I think. Pours orange with no head. Aroma of sweet apple, pear, grape, oak, vanilla, and booze. Flavor is sweet and appley with some oak and sweet fruits (more apple, lime, grape). Sweet, a little syrupy, and very warming. Wow, this is an awesome cider, just sublime! 9/5/10/5/19 (4.8/5)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, 750ml, special thanks to ygtbsm94) – Clear still gold with great syrupy legs. Concentrated sweet spiced apple aromas with a soft subtle undercurrent of cinnamon honey and vanilla wood. Thick sweet warm apple flavors are well textured on soft swirls of honey, spice, and hints of oak. Medium bodied and slick from start to finish. This was unbelievable…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12512) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, thanks ygtbsm94) Still, clear apple juice ody with some viscosity, nice legs. Aroma is apple juice with alcohol, light oak. Taste is apple juice with alcohol, light tartness, booziness. Sticky full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle brought back from Montreal. My first ice cider. Pours like brandy -- looks gorgeous. Nose smells like an apple orchard. Tastes of whole apples, like KRE captures with raspberries, with the addition of wood chips, candied sugar, and faint ginger. Finsihes like a dry champagne without the bubbles. Memorably crisp and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle that nbutler11 dragged home from Canadia. My thanks, Lt. Aroma is a full, apple soaked woodiness - very ethereal and evocative; would have been bullseye with more sophisticated alcohol. Flavor is deep as you please: a warm lightly spiced apple, wood, barely perceptible skin; all of it plunges into a warming, glowing port finish - dark grape, vanilla, visceral warmth. The close is quite abrupt and actually leaves your tongue a bit dry in addition to being non-sweet. Quite a treat.

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