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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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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4.5
jjsint (6369) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2022 Bottle purchased from Amazon of all places and drunk at home. Dark gold, clear and flat. Sweet and boozy aroma with strong applesauce and cognac in the nose. Sweet taste, more apples and some sugary toffee, mulling spice. Orchard fruit tart notes appear the sumptous finish. No carbonation but it's got a thick, oily body. There's so much to this.

4.1
alexsdad06 (16696) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2021 This is a backlog rating from 2008 from a bottle picked up in Michigan, from notes. When I had this beer it was average to below average for the style and not something I wanted to have again or I just didn't get back to my notes because of my technology at the time, work and/or family. Words to describe this beer are sweet malts, apples, apple juice with sugar added, warming but not boozy, without question this exceeds anything else that mentions the word cider.

4.4
beerplace (6648) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2020 375ml (thx, Jonathan D.!) @ home. Labeled as 'Domaine Neige'. 12% ABV. Appearance: clear pale copper. Aroma: sweet red apples with sour notes, very bold. Taste: very sweet and sour red apples, apple pie, a bit spicy. Overall: nice one.

4
ChrisOfstad (5746) - Hamar, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2020 0,375 litre Bottle at home. Golden with no head. Apple, Caramel, sweetness, tart. Nice!

4
MrBeerFanatic (1306) - 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.

4.4
AlainG (3049) - 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)

4.7
FinnIckler (1465) - 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.

4.2
GDTRFB (8039) - 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.

3.7
tmrmwel (3865) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2018
7-3-8-4-15
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.

4.5
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.


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