Brewed by La Face Cachée de la Pomme
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 386   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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nimbleprop (8591) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2016
200ml bottle pours a clear, butterscotch amber with zero head but nice legs. Nose is quite lovely, apples, honey, baking spices, pears, honeycomb. Flavor is apple, stone fruit, spice. Full bodied, sticky, lasting finish.

Iphonephan (7065) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
From a bottle at the RB cider tasting December 2016. Pours a clear pale oopper with a scant head. Dead fall aromas. Flavors of ripe apples and stone fruits. Sweet and fabulous.

Svartvit (750) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared, thanks to kermis. Pours a clear amber, no head. Aroma of caramalised apples, pears, just the best apple juice. Taste is very sweet, full body, No carbonation. What a delicious beverage.

sjogro (4348) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Shared bottle at kermis’ courtesy of Kermis. Clear orange amber with no head. Big honey sweet apples, appleskin, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Big sweet. Medium body, low carbonation. Dry tannin like notes, fruit tree woodiness. Big sweet fruity finish.

VsXsV (4522) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Bottle. 2010 vintage. Clear amber liquid. Aroma of red apples, rosehip, raw sugar, sweet alcohol, toffee, raisins and grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet with notes of caramel, apple, rosehip, raisins and sweet cherries. Full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Delicious stuff! Quite hearty and heavy. Complex.

markextrae (4448) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2016
vintage 2011 bottle shared with a friend, poured a deep dark golden colour with no head. nose of strong sweet apples, apple pie, light sweet cinnamon, light green apples, sticky, caramel, sweet apple juice, light vanilla, light warm alcoholic, thick mouthfeel. really enjoyable

dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Vintage 2010. Clear copper and oily looking. Big juicy apple, cinnamon aroma. Deliciously smooth, very slight alcohol flavor, pie filling, brown sugar. So good

yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Vintage 2012. Délicieux cidre dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina. Le liquide qui danse devant moi colle juste assez à mon verre pour me mettre justement l’eau à la bouche. Jolies pommes rondes givrées mais non gelées et encore moins pourries, un parfum de pommier, de rosée, de givre. Ma langue est caressée par un sucre plaisant et frais. De la tarte aux pommes, un alcool qui n’est pas exempt d’un liquide au corps à la fois affirmé et délicat. Ô combien cela est agréable!

huineman (726) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 26, 2016
2006 vintage. Pours bright pale golden. Aroma is very complex: oven-baked apples, caramel, spruce, bogwood, acorn, poire-au-vin, quince... Starts sweet and oily, developing a crisp acidity and finishing long. Very good.

hackobock (4053) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
April 22, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2009.
Clear golden with no head. Intense apple aroma with tart apple skins, sweet juicy baked apples, some toffee notes, a touch of raisins, Taste is sweet and fruity sour.Finish is tart slightly astringent apple skins, sweet sugary, baked apples, lightly warming alcohol, Full bodied, oily and slightly sticky texture.
Great, sweet and tart juicy apples.

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