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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: 384   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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4.1
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Thanks to Dave for sharing. dark golden pour w/ some tiny on the glass bubbles and nice legs. Smell of super sweet apples very sweet sugars hints of alcohol. Palate is full rich and lightly creamy. Flavor is very sweet sugars lots of apples some green apple skins almost a light spice in the finish that I’d have to relate to a cinnamon. Very sweet goodness.

4.2
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2005 bottle. Clear amber body with a light-bending viscosity to it. The aroma is of ripe McIntosh apples and oddly enough, cinnamon. Perhaps it’s the Spartan apples. The flavor kicks in some tart yellow delicious skin alongside the existing apply sweetness. No real alcohol burn. Another fantastic cider!

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Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2008
200 ml bottle. Golden color with no head. Clear. Apple, apple, apple. Alcohol is well hidden but slightly noticeable at the end. Quebc cider at is best.

4
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.

4
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.

4
drewbeerme (3920) - 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
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
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.

4
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
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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