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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Produced since 1994, Neige Première is the leading inspiration of La Face Cachée de la Pomme. It is the very first ice cider (also known as apple ice wine) to be commercialized in Québec and throughout the world.

In the fall, very ripe apples are 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 naturelle. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing ¼ of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The extracted must is then placed in stainless steel tanks where it ferments at least six months at low temperatures before being bottled.

ABV varies between 10-13% depending on seasonal temperatures.

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ChrisOfstad (4034) - Hamar, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2020 0,375 litre Bottle at home. Golden with no head. Apple, Caramel, sweetness, tart. Nice!

MrBeerFanatic (1304) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2019 Shared bottle with wife at weekend to remember 5/31/19 at the marriot downtown indianapolis. Loves those fireworks from the hotel floor! Light honey whiskey color. Aromas apple pie, alcohol, slight barrel age, slight cinnomon. A complex ice cider. Interesting coming from just apples! Flavors apple pie, alcohol, wood, slight whiskey essense but not so much an impression. Smooth highly sweet and just darn delicious and different from any other wine. Much different from cider.

AlainG (3051) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2018 D'un superbe doré lumineux où de belle jambes sont visibles sur la paroi. Un nez de pommes mûres, de compote de pomme et de poires en conserve. Des saveurs fruitées plus que par la pomme et acidulées, accompagnées d'une belle amertume. C'est presque poivré, c'est sucré et ça goûte les fruits, en l'occurence la pomme et la poires, cuisinés. (Version 2016) (2696-081218)

FinnIckler (1427) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2018
Taster, thank you so much SinH. Nose is lots of candy apple, peach, pear, smells heavenly. Palate is the most intense apple and pear I have ever tasted. Sweet finish. what an unbelievably tasty treat.

GDTRFB (7305) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2018
Pours deep clear gold into a snifter. No head. Mackintosh apple juice aromas. Thick with hot sweet apple pie, cinnamon and dry biscuit. Strange and lovely.

tmrmwel (3456) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2018
Bottle, r�colte 2009, 13 abv. Pours clear orange topaz, with no head. Aroma is earthy notes of sweet apple peel, apple flowers and fruit candy, as well as mushroomy minerals. Creamy body, with no carbonation. Flavour is sweet fruity notes, with apples, sugar, notes of berries and floral earthy notes.

JStax (10651) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2018
375 ml bottle. A few years old. Shared at the Expedition Stout Tasting. The cider is a clear gold. Still. The aroma has rich apple pie sweetness with spices and apple skins. Sweet. Slick mouthfeel. Great to sip on.

radagast83 (10674) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 500ml bottle at the January DC Ratebeer tasting. Poured a kind of dark, very clear apple juice color. Totally still. Aroma was a blast dry, sweet, boozy apple skins. Smooth apple notes. Some brandy. Apple skin. Smooth, hot, but pleasant as it's consumed. Really nice, smooth character.

solidfunk (13881) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Nice stuff. Autumn apples like apple sauce. Amber pour. Sweet finish with just enough tang. Bottle.

fiery1 (3689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2017
375ml bottle @ home. Vintage 2012. Pours a clear golden copper colour with no head. Nose is cooked apples with hints of spices. Flavour is candied citrus, fruits, and primarily apples, some bitter skins on the finish. Delicious!

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