Brewed by Clos Saragnat
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Frelighsburg, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
We invented ice cider in 1989. 2004 vintage is our 15th edition.
Format 200 ml, 10,0% alc
2002 was 10.5%
2003 was 8%
2004 was 10%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-19. Lightly syrupy caramel/amber body. Aroma has smooth caramelized wood notes? Not sure if its actually wood or my imagination, mild tart and sweet apples. Flavour is similar with tart highlights over a sweet base. Sweet notes, light earthy apple skins. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. (4+) Very nice. <i>2005 Vintage Bottle c/o Quevillon</i>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
2005 bottle shared with Jerc and Mabel, courtesy of them (thanks!). Woody, apple, sweet aroma. Nice dark orange in the glass. Great taste - tons of apple and lots of maple sweetness, lots of wood as well. Alcohol not burning at all - very smooth. A really unique and solid ice cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Bouteille claire, avec bouchon de liège, achetée au Mondial des Cidres de Glace du Québec 2008 (Rougemont, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Saveur: Goût de pomme et de miel avec une pointe d’alcool. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de pommes en arrière goût. (Rating #1889)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (3012) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Bouteille de 200 ml, acheté le 21/2/08, au Marché des Saveurs (Mtl), bu ce soir. Couleuration rousse rosé, apparence bien liqueureuse. Arome chaude et douce de pomme et poire cuite, avec des notes de fruits des champs. Le goût commence par des pomme cuite un peu acide, puit des petits fruits légèrement sûrette et une finition doucement sucré. Un cidre de glace très bien balancé, arromatisé et délicieux!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5115) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
(375ml bottle) Courtesy of RBs man in Verdun, Goldorak. A special thanks as this is not available at the SAQ. Pours a deep red-orange body. No indication of the mild 8% ABV. Perhaps 14%? Nose is highly alcoholic with nail polish, incredibly sweet bourbon and apple juice. Acidic fronts with a boozy, oily and tart apple bite. Very good. Like none of the other Ice Ciders I’ve tried...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Brown sugar, caramel and baked applesin the aroma. Clear amber coloured body is vscous with nice legs on the glass. Apples, alcohol and caramel are strong on the tongue. Somewhat cloying in its thick, syrupy sweetness. Liquorous and warming. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Siroy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
The pour reveals a clear copper color. Excellent aroma and flavor of cooked apples, oranges and alcohol, the alcohol is not too dominating, it’s just right. It’s a very smooth and enjoyable ice cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
Bought this right off of Christian Barthomeuf’s hands, he’s sort of the forefather of Ice ciders, helping to develop both Face Cachée de la pomme and Domaine Pinnacle ice ciders, he finally scrounged up enough scratch to buy his own piece of land and make his own. This was the grand finale of the "let’s piss off Clark" tasting, but I think we’ll end up pissing off Todd a bit more with this offering!

Dark rich golden viscous hues, sort of like those hydrogenated palm or peanut oils. This is a flat cider, so no bubbles or head whatsoever, and frankly it wouldn’t be necessary.
Slow cooked apples, a soothing vanilla butterscotch, the alcohol feel is subtle, but gradualy picks up steam to develop interesting Calvados-like fusels.
The rich sweetness of the apple (Cortland or Spartan, not sure at all) grips you at first like getting a crate of them dumped right on your head. The alcohol slowly creeps up next to smooth things over and dissolve some of the sugars, the finale being more a crisp, acidic tinge that is reminiscent of certain Normandy ciders, but only if you then kissed someone who’s been licking on maple taffy all day.
He’s got all the basic aspects to make an upper-tier ice cider, give this guy a few years and he’ll really give you a Frimas-style knockout, yet for now he’s still charging Neige prices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2006
200 ml bottle, Montreal Sourheads gathering on February 26 2006. Pours a still bronze-gold, oily and thick with small legs coating the glass thinly....warming alcohol, vanilla and freshly made sweet lightly spiced applesauce comprise the expressive aroma....the body is very, very sweet and syrupy, oaky vanilla and whiskey nostes, fresh and juicy but also earthy, musty and thick, quite complex....light alcohol burn at the finish is just right. A joyous sweet ending to a most memorable sour tasting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Peach and apple honey diffused into a succulently thick mouthfeel...Alcohol warming is ingeniously linked to the sweetness, making you fall even deeper into your comfort zone...Possibly a new contender to the highest ranks of the Quebec ice cider kingdom, this is tooth-sucking and soul-warming greatness...

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