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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bryan_Qc (5) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
C’est ce qui se fait de meilleur dans le monde du cidre de Glace point. Finale en bouche tellement sophistiquée. On est pas seulement dans le sucré, la couleur est magnifique, on reconnaît la pomme mais ... je ne sais pas comment l’exprimer. On est ailleurs!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlainG (2157) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Version à 11%. Ce cidre est d’un brun cuivrée. Le nez est de caramel, de pomme-caramel, de pomme en cuisson. Tout ce qui tourne autour de ces deux éléments principaux. Ça sent bon! En bouche, c’est aussi liquoreux qu’un Pineau des Charentes. La pomme a un second rôle dans cette espèce de concoction sirupeuse. Il y a une belle acidité qui titille la langue. C’est exquis, délicieux, c’est très bon, sauf que, on a pas l’impression d’être en présence d’un cidre. Récolte 2011 (2067-241216)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10993) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO ThrowdownThis cider rocks!… Clear amber cider with no head, but fantastic legs. Apples, clean ethanol and butter provide the framework of the ambrosia-like aroma. Full-bodied and very oily with no carbonation. Mega-sweet apple and apple blossom honey flavor. Finishes appley, sweet, and then tart and dry. Bottle of world class cider provided by Dickinsonbeer! Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
2006 vintage. Very dark, rich golden appearance. Burnt caramel. The nose has an intense dried apple skin character. Light and fruity with tropical fruit, light oxidation and an almost sherryish sweetness. Fruit leather and heavy complex sweet/savoury caramel flavours. Dried leather and a bit of vineous sherry flavour. Incredible stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle. These guys rock! Pours a dark honey body with thick honey legs. Hints of sherry, loads of maple and honey. Thicker and dryer honey tones then other ciders. Gram cracker and crystallized honey, sucrose. Finish is crisp and thinner then expected. Low acidity. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle of the 2008 vintage shared with my wife for Valentine’s Day. Pours a clear tawny amber with golden ruby highlights. Umami on the nose, rich and smooth caramel, some oxidization and age. Quite different from most ice cider aromas, reminds me of a really good koshu we had at the 2010 RBSG, and also a bit like some old Madeira. Velvety and smooth, big juicy apples, but there’s also a hint of smoke. Chewy and thick, mouth puckering acidity, but not in a harsh way, but more of a tart green apple way. Long lingering acidity. Lovely and remarkably complex. The tartness sticks around for ages. So incredibly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (7576) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
[1906-20081219] 200mL bottle. Slightly burnt maple wood aroma with mild marshmallow -- ambrosia should smell like this. Clear, amber gold body with no head. Slightly tart apples in the flavour with sweet woody maple hints. Medium body is super sweet. Thick, sweet and lovely.
(Vintage 2005; w/ jerc, tupalev)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 Bottle. Much darker than other ice ciders. Nose is dark, dank, crispy, with oak, musky oxidation. Strongly flavored, with an intense, unique maple flavor. Guava, passion fruit, wood. All sorts of complexity here. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5902) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2015 How: 2 oz sample from bottle (200 ml) at home. 2011 harvest. 11% abv.

>>> A wonderful and unique ice cider that is extremely complex with a flavor profile very similar to some oxidized (on purpose) dessert wines. Amazing!

- One of the darkest ice cider I have seen so far. Dark copper leaving long nice looking legs on the glass.
- Flavor profile is constructed around baked apples and everything else around is pushing to showcase it.
- Secondary flavors include well dosed spiciness (cinnamon mostly), bright red fruits notes, alcohol, and brown sugar.
- It’s sweet, but it never gets cloying as the moderate acidity and the alcohol cut the sweetness effectively.
- Mouthfeel is really smooth and the mouth coating sweetness lingers for a while.
- There’s some oxidation / Madeira notes that are meant to be there and give this ice cider a unique profile.

Flavors: Baked apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, oxidation notes, red fruits, alcohol, nuts, earthy notes, mild herbal presence.

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