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

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2008
bottle....thanks to drewbeerme for sharing this tasty ice cider....poured a cystal clear and trasparent light apple cider brown with no head....aromas of tart and sweet candied apples and not much more than that but i wasn’t expecting a very complex nose....flavors of sugary sweet apples. very clean and extremely drinkable....a very nice, elegant, clean, crisp ice cider.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
375 ml bottle. Thanks to my Secret Festivus for the bottle. Pours a crystal clear gold with no head. The aroma is sweet apples. The flavor very much reminds me of some of the better ice wines I’ve had, only instead of grapes, the flavor is apple. Rich and flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness. The alcohol is gently warming near the finish. Very enjoyable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2007
375ml bottle and a huge thanks to Glouglouburp for this extra! wow, an amazing extra. pours clear yellow with no head. nose of apples, earthy, and apple cores. flavor of sweet apples, apple core, and almost syrupy sweet. no alcohol is noticed in flavor and bascially warmth down the throat. this drinks like apple juice. amazing. everything is so clean and refined, extremely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of Thomas_E. Clear, deep golden with no head whatsoever. Intense, sweetish apple aroma. Very full and rich body with these intense, sugary notes - apple syrup perhaps, perhaps even with a touch of cinnamon. There’s a vague, underlying acidity. Truly delicious. 191207

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden colour with no head. Great aroma of apple and juice. Sweet flavour with notes of apple and alcohol, very tasty and nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Rating #1200. Bottle. Big thanks to Radiomgb for sending this one to me. Nice golden body. Aroma is wood, apples. Flavor is sweet, tart apples, wood. Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is undetected but sneaks up on you. Glad to have the chance to try this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2007
2005 vintage. Pours a crystal clear light golden color. The body is 99.9% still, though the occasional bubble escapes from the gathering that collects near the bottom of the cordial glass. Though not as thick as its big brother, Frimas, the Neige sports syrupy legs that cling to the glass well, foreshadowing the inevitably luxurious mouthfeel. The aroma boasts a full-on concentrated apple assault, with seemingly every variety of the fruit, from crisp Washington to tangy Granny Smith on full display. The flavor follows suit exactly, though the concentration and tangy subtleties intensify. A smooth, viscous, almost creamy mouthfeel borders on perfect, though falls just short (perhaps only because I know the Frimas is even more decadent). This is truly awesome stuff that I would love to be able to have on a more frequent basis. As it stands, I feel very fortunate that I am in a position to enjoy on special occasions.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
2005 bottle shared with the wife as we tucked into a selection of Quebec cheeses. Pours a radiant gold, leaving frosting on the flute due to the cold temperature it should be served at. Sweet concentrated apple aroma. Flavour is unbelievably appley. So concentrated and delicious. Sweet, smooth and syrupy, but balanced by a nice tartness and dry finish. The alcohol is completely unoticeable. This paired really well with the cheese, and is superior to the icewines I’ve tried.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4055) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2007
2004 Bottle from thecheeseman. Thanks Daniel! Shared with the fam on christmas eve. Nose has a lot of honey, fresh apples, some floral characteristics. Flavor is sweet with fresh pressed apples, honey,flowers, tart apple skins. Palate is silky smooth and it finishes dry. Very nice, alcohol well hidden.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11648) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottled. Light yellow coloured. Uncleaer. Small white head. Very sweet and full of apple in the aroma. Has a somewhat nutty character. Flavour as well is nutty and full of freshly pressed apples. Has a light sweetness which is countered by a subtle sourness making this an incredible drinkingexperience. Medium to full bodied. Is very heavy in texture and on the palate. Has some light alcohol in the end, but again the apples wins this time with a nice sourness as well. Never knew cider could be this great.


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