radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden in colour with just a hint of amber thrown in, no head, excellent alcohol legs. The aroma is very strong with lots of apples, alcohol, cinnamon, some pears. The flavour is again full of apple pie, apple sauce, baked apple - basically everything that you can make with an apple, moderate amounts of alcohol, sweet and a little sticky, very smooth. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes long, warm with lots of apple sweetness.
As good or better then the Frimas and quite a bit cheaper. You can’t go wrong with anything from La Face Cachée.
From a bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 29, 2008.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Body-very still clear medium honey. Nose-intense apple, pesticide, plastic bottle. Taste-honey, apple sauce, very sweet, pear, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, boozy, sticky, mealy fat, berries, great aftertaste.
travita (4235) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. 2004 vintage. Smell is apples, wine, fruity, yeast, and sweet. Hide the acohol well. Look is clear, golen apple juice color. Smooth and easy to drink. Taste is apples and warming. Delcious and very good.
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml, 2004 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with excellent legs. Aroma of baked apple, earthiness, cinnamon, and light vanilla. Flavor of sweet apple, earthiness, caramel, and cinnamon. Excellent!
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks and tastes exactly like regular neige. Really really good. Lots of residual apple fruit sugars.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a clear crystal gold, nice legs. Aroma of sweet apple and some caramel, a little cinnamon. Flavor is very much the same, sweet as well. I was caught off with this....I had to take a second look. Im not that much of a cider drinker yet but this was damned good!
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 1100 rating. 2004 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a pale gold with amazingly
strong legs. Aroma of sweet apple, caramel, cinnamon and a light
must note. Very sweet in the aroma. Taste is full and sweet with
cinnamon, apple pie, caramel. This is a cider that forces you to
smile. Syrupy and sweet, completely mouth coating, but still not
as full as Frimas. A great Ice Cider!
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Bottle… This cider rocks!... Clear golden/almost amber cider with really nice legs. The aroma is a merger of sweet red and sour green apples… in a wooden basket, baking in the sun. A smidge of ethanol. Full-bodied and silky-smooth. The flavor is very sweet, but equally acidic and tart. Lengthy, sweet/tart finish.
TheEpeeist (3433) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml, 2004. Clear honey oak with no bubbles. Mouthwatering nose of baked and candy apples with slight woody peel. Crisp nectar with a spicy tingle. Taste is super sweet apple, of course, but enough tart, sour notes to balance. Hints of cinnamon, melon and lemon. Intensely wonderful.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Many thanks. I love this stuff. Poured a clear golden color. Enticing aroma of apple liqueur and buttery caramel. Slick, full mouth feel with apple (of course), vanilla, caramel, and a hint of oak. Sweet up front with a light tart finish and a warming alcohol effect. I’d like to try some with a piece of apple pie and vanilla ice cream.