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Les Vergers Lafrance Domaine Lafrance Cuvée Spéciale

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Brewed by Les Vergers Lafrance
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Saint-Joseph-du-lac, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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An ice cider made from premium apples following a unique, artisanal process. The fruit is tre-picked in January when the weather is several degrees below freezing. Then it is pressed and transformed into a precious nectar. In freezing on the trees, the apples are "cooked", a natural process that produces the taste of baked apples. The apple juice ferments in vats before being transformed into authentic ice cider wiht all the flavour and suger content of the finest apples.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5335) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle sampled at Mondial 2014 with Linh, Minh and Angela. Pours a deep amber body. Aroma is sweet apple, rich honey, fruit and a nice maple character coming through. Mouthfeel is full and rich with the maple character taking center stage. Additional notes of rich apple pie, honey, apple sugar, honey and oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Golden orange body. Intense sweet, ripe apples. Light spicing. Clean profile. Moderate acidity and lively sweetness. Straightforward but rich.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
pours unclear bright yellow, nice legs. fresh sweet apples, both reds and greens, shy yeastiness, bursting fruitiness - even some exotic notes along with baked apple goodness, touch of wood, tartness. flat and silky, medium body - oily, never boozy, lightly tart and sweet finish. very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2989) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Sample, bottle, tasted during the Mondial des cidres de glace, savoured on February 8 2013; eye: coppery, rich, clear, no effervescence; nose: lychee, nuts, candied apple, pear; mouth: lychee, nuts, candied apple, pear, finale in lychee with presence of apple, medium body, mildly sweet, palateful texture; overall: very good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille, bue lors du Mondial des cidres de glace, savourée le 8 février 2013; œil : cuivrée, riche, limpide, pas d’effervescence; nez : litchi, noix, pomme confite, poire; bouche : litchi, noix, pomme confite, poire, finale en litchi avec présence de pomme, corps moyen, moyennement sucré, texture moelleuse; en résumé : très bon

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
[3898-20110820] 200mL bottle. Sweet musty applesauce aroma has a touch of lychee. Clear, brown orange body with no head. Thick sugary apple flesh flavour has almost an underlying brûlée-like base. Medium body is thick and sweet. Delicious, surprising for a Saturday morning. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(w/ jerc, rudolf)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2011-08-19. Crisp dark syrupy golden body. Pleasant aroma, rich notes of caramelized apple, baked apple notes, very mild notes of apple skins. 8+ Flavour is similar with lots of apple, some tannic notes, quite sweet overall but with enough acidity to balance it. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. 4+ Very nice cider. 2007 Vintage Bottle from SAQ, Montreal

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Jercraigs & Mabel - thanks! Beautiful clear gold. Nose is apples & pears, some cinnamon, alcohol. Flavor is sweet honeyed apples, very nice tartness balancing the sweetness, alcohol. Honey character becomes stronger in the finish, with some nice alcoholic warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
375 ml clear corked bottle shared by beastiefan2k with an assist to Artem and Boris. Pour is brilliant golden, still, with syrupy legs. Aroma is soft apple, warming sugar, and a spice that reminded me a bit of apple pie. Taste is super smooth apple, lightly tart, the sugar is less pronounced in the taste, and certainly less sweet - a bit more of a floral nature. It’s sweet, to be sure, but far from cloying. Palate is silky, medium bodied, pleasantly mouth coating and lightly floral tart finish. Nice one, thanks Eugene and friends!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2432) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 375ml bottle. Aroma is all sweet apple but easy sweet, tart apple sweet. Flavor is sweet yet easy and natural. Tart sweet apples coat the throat. Nice and lovely beverage. Thanks to my buddies for getting this for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
Sample at Mondial du Cidre de glace 2011.
Aroma : Light exotic fruits and light overcooked caramel. Nice cooked apple skin.
Taste : Very nice fruits and very nice overcooked apples. Finish great dry pinneaples. Awesome finish. Lots and lots of exotic fruits.
Overall : Intense but very tasty tropical fruits all around. Better than the Leduc Piedimonte Regular.


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