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Cidrerie du Minot des Glaces

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Brewed by Cidrerie du Minot
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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VARIÉTÉ: McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Liberty, Trent

CIDRIFICATION: Le cidre de glace est obtenu par une harmonieuse combinaison de deux procédés; la cryoextraction consiste à broyer et presser des pommes gelées durant l’hiver alors que la cryoconcentration consiste à geler le moût également l’hiver pour en extraire un sirop concentré en sucre et en saveurs. Ces différents moûts sont fermentés à basse température durant 6 à 8 mois, puis assemblés pour donner le Du Minot des glaces.

RÉSULTAT: Il en résulte un cidre de glace de 10% alc/vol aux arômes subtils et complexes, onctueux en bouche avec une belle acidité soutenant agréablement cette concentration de saveurs. Bonne longueur et fin de bouche toute en finesse.

Previously 9.5%


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1898) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden with good legs. Nose is of fresh apple cider mixed with some browned apples and brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet and gently acidic. Flavors of apples (duh) and light brown sugar. Sticks to the lips. Body is full and mouthfeel smooth. Overall a really fine and balanced ice cider. Could be a go-to.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Sample. [2008] Pours deep golden with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of tart apples, plums, sweet fruits, some alcohol. Taste is of tart apples, acidity, sugar, burning alcohol, fruits. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Sweet/sticky. Burning alcohol. Well balanced. Overall: Very nice stuff. Just a tad burning. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 2 oz sample from bottle (200 ml). Harvest 2008.

Appearance: Bright orangey-golden with some legs.

Aroma: Mild. Pears, floral honey-like notes, yellow apples and mild caramel presence.

Taste: Nice balance between acidity and sweetness, both are at a relatively low level for an ice cider. Pears, yellow apples, oak and mild caramel presence. Almost no spiciness, which is rare in ice ciders.

Palate: Medium body. Quite oaky. Pear finish. Mild warming finish.

Overall: Very good Ice Cider. This one is all about balance, which isn’t too surprising considering it’s a blend of wort made from cryoconcentration and from cryoextraction. It also has a “yellow” (pears, apples) profile. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite easy drinking for an ice cider. Nice oaky features.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5251) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
2008 vintage - sample thanks to tom10101. clear bright medium dark golden pour - nicely looking. vibrant red apples dipped in a maple syrup butter, some juicy berries - some of their acidity - just a touch; other fruits - cantaloup, orchard meat, woodsy if not woody - lightly astringent; spices. flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky; sweet, softly tangy and woodsy-spicy finish. very good stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
> Incredible, underrated ice cider masterpiece with tannic barrel character

[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ Cidrerie du Minot ][ $25-30 ][ La Face Cachee Neige Stemware ][ 9.14.14 ]
>> Pours clear, brilliant orange gold with excellent cognac legs. Nose is melted cheese atop baked apple pie. Whipped cream, spiced pear, pie crust. Taste is that awesome dichotomy of sweet sugary and acidic. Yellow apple, white sugar, apple skins, fruit juice acid. This one also has quite a hefty amount of wooden barrel character- quite tannic, but it isn’t wooly or astringent. Long, acidic palate. Again, I will tell you, every ice cidery in Quebec is world class. Not just La Face Cachee. They are top rated only because they are the easiest to find. Endlessly enjoyable, thoroughly loved by the group I shared it with.

>!< woody, barrel character, not easily found in ice ciders

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, shared with my folks. Medium orange-amber, fairly high viscosity. Cooked apples and honey, hints of orange blossom, sticky sweet and so very drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 [5251-20130425] Bottle. Fragrant apple aroma hints at other fruitiness. Clear, golden yellow body with a quick bubbly head. Sweet rich apple flavour has a light wood note. Medium body. Very good. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ cidery, Hemmingford, QC)

[5570B-20130706] bottle. Apple aroma has a light floral wood note. Clear, golden orange body with no lasting head but a bit of leg. Apple cider and acidicly sweet fruity flavour. Medium body is quite sweet. Delicious. (8/3/9/4/16) 4.0

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
bottle shared by jredmond at Dadmond’s thursday nosh & slosh - sweet, with some apple skins. Booze is hot on this one, rich, sweet candy apples balanced by some fruit acidity and pie spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5963) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle shared with Paul, max, Zdk, clocks, puzz and pearl. Pours a clear golden body. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of cinnamon apple slices, lots of sweet sugar and light spice. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2008 Vintage. Deep golden-orange body. Nose is a bit muted compared to the flavor profile, but nice ripe, sweet apples, caramel, and honey come through. Silky mouthfeel, moderate sweetness, finish lingers for a few seconds. Solid ice cider.


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