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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cider House Collection #2: Inspired by the tradition of Ice Ciders in Quebec, Canada, Iceman uses the process of freezing the juice from culinary and bittersweet apples to produce a rich, complex and unique cider with a crisp apple taste and notes of caramel and toffee. This cider is sweet but not cloying. The addition of oak-aging yields a smooth and pleasing vanilla character. The result is a perfectly balanced, full-flavored cider that delights the palate with clean apple notes and a lingering toffee finish.

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3.5
EvanFriend (606) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Smells of vanilla and some spice. Taste is smooth, almost like a baked apple or something, apple flavor but not quite the same, honey. Alcohol is well hidden but there is a noticeable boozy warming effect. I like this.

3.1
MicroGrog (367) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Cost Plus World Market. Love this place. Seeing magnums of Anchor Christmas stocked alongside inappropriate clearance holiday ornaments, ...it really makes my day. Clear, golden orange body. Very frothy. Unusual. Smell is thin, bitter sharp, acidic & toasty. Taste is rich, but incredibly sharp. Buttery, plainly tannic, intensely tart. Lingering tartness, oh does it ever. Difficult. So sweet, so sharp. Not a lot of complexity from the apples. Hidden alcohol. Just a bomb. Hope this stays well in the fridge, because I can’t come close to finishing my glass.

3.6
Intricate08 (51) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Aroma is mostly apples, a bit of cinnamon. Pours solid gold, and I had a decently frothy head that disspiated slowly. Bubbly. Pretty sweet, hints of vanilla. Heavy on the tongue, and smooth going down. 10% ABV makes this a drink to be cautious with. Easy to indulge!

2.8
HuskerTan (2212) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle. A- Apple juice, white wine, subtle vanilla. A- Amber color, clear liquid, minimal white head. T- Apple juice, white wine. P- Light body, average texture, high carbonation, slightly sweet finish. O- Okay, just glad to get my ice cider tick. Didn’t taste much different from a normal cider other than seemingly boozier. If this is a very good representation of the style. I’ll be okay with having this one only.

3.8
bulldogops (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Rating #1950 - 2015.09.25 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 50 - Bottle share. Aroma is fleshy apple, as if on a cutting board in front of you. Taste is warm alcohol, sweet apple, hint of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is slight carbonation, but smooth, silky. Dangerous at 10%.

3
sulawang (1168) - - AUG 14, 2016
Visual: Composite cork with a twisty steel cap, hefty bottle. Pours deep dark golden orange with no head, a small island off to the side, just a few bubbles surfacing.

Nose: filtered apple juice, a touch of perfumey acidity. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: dense syrupy sugars, heavy entry

Mid-palate: rich filtered red apple juice, big tangy-alcoholic acidity, elderflower, (lvl-7-sweetess)

Finish: red apple juice exhale, sticky tart cloying sugars, mild woodiness.

Summary: Very sugary forward with a rich red apple body and tangy acidity to hold it together. The alcohol is quite noticeable and adds to the heaviness factor. I find this to be too cloying and palate-heavy for my tastes - not quite as refreshing or bright as I’d hoped.

3.4
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle at Greene Turtle BWI. Slight orange and brown body. Nose is fruits, apples. Taste is similar of apples and malts. Crisp texture. Not bad at all.

3.7
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle share @ DLD 2016. Pour is clear yellow/gold with some slight lacing. Aroma and flavor of apple juice, oak, bitter apple peels, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is boozy and sweet.

3.6
drjay44 (3739) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pour a minimal, poorly retained ivory head, with no lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 7) body........nose is mild lactic acid, light apple, slight vanilla.......taste is moderately sweet, with equalizing tart acid, primarily lactic in type, apple, with Granny Smith notes, finishing drier, with lingering tart acid.....mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol warmth present, mild hints of astringency, carbonation high. This is a rich, alcoholic cider. It has nice complexity for a cider making for a quite enjoyable beverage. BJCP 9/3/15/4/8

3.6
IndianaRed (4784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle clear deep orange Big sweet apple flavors. Strong like a wine moderate carbonation


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