robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
just like their neige cider, but the oak really adds another dimension. You can really tatse the oak, and a touch of vanilla, mixed with the sweet thick apples, and honey, this is intense, and so tasty
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More subtle, complex than the Neige, less sweet, with a little wood. Acidic edge around the tongue. But most disappointingly it had less engaging apple notes than the Neige. Doesn’t rise to the delight of the best English ciders, though that’s a whole genre away. Still, can’t complain too much with the ciders of this maker. (Montreal Beer Festival, 2008).
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-05-30. Deep golden yellow body. Rather woody aroma at first, thankfully fades away to be followed up by sweet-tart apple, light hints at musty apple skins. (7+) Flavour shows less of the wood, sweet well rounded fruity apple main, tart apple finish, lightest touch of skins. (8+) Smooth lightly syrupy medium palate is lighter on the tongue - pleasantly so - than some other ice ciders. Pretty nice stuff. Bottle, 2004 Vintage, Mondial, Montreal, 5T trio
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (vintage 2004) at toncatcher’s... Thanks. Pours a clear yellow. Nice heavy sweetness. Aromas of apples and grapes. with hints of raisins and funghi. Full bodied. with a sticky mouthfeel. Nice finish of residual sugars.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not a cider guy. But, I used to date this girl that went ape shit over them and I would try them from time to time. Well, this is like no other cider I have tasted. Very sweet, smooth and tasty. The apple flavor was very similar to Martinelli’s, except sweeter. I love Martinellis. Drank this at Toncatcher’s tasting and I think this was his bottle. Thanks for opening it. I need more now.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber in color with no head.nice blend of apple juice,pear,honey,and liquor.pretty solid.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from HogtownHarry! Thanks a ton Harry! Nose is fuji applelike with an appartent tart note;color of carotene with a yellow orange tone; thick syrupy body; taste of sweetdleicious apples with some honey tones, oakiness, and a dusting of cinnamonlike spiciness. Finish shows sweetness fading into a light tartness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by IrishBoy from HogtownHarry. Gold/amber. Aroma is sweet red apples, light alcohol, sugar, honey. Taste is very sweet with a light tartness in the background, light alcohol, faint oak.
StefanSD (2085) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at toncatcher tasting. The lone cider and a standout. Poured a thick syrupy 18k gold color with no head. The aroma was rich and sweet with slightly tart apples. The flavor was also overtly sweet with lightly tart apples, and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel was full and smooth. The finish was long with lingering MacIntosh apples. Overall: My first cider rate and I’m blown away. Gotta get some more of this.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 vintage. Pours still, with a thick, syrupy looking body. Dense, sugary legging coats the glass well on a swirl. The nose shows sweet, fresh, crisp green and red apples. Smells very similar to the regular Neige, with the faintest kiss of new oak lending a touch of complexity. The flavor is of ultra-concentrated, tangy Granny Smith and sweet Washington Red apples. To date, only the Frimas exceeds this one in concentration. The oak presents itself in a light, toasty manner, a perfectly subtle compliment to this fantastic cider. Thick and syrupy, the body is sweet but never cloying. Excellent dessert drink, from the king of cideries.