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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: 388   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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3.8
artemb (1171) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 21, 2016
This is my first ice cider. Look: clear, orange, no head. Aroma: ripe apples, apple jam, sweet wine. Taste: good sweet-sour balance. Flavour: apples, some pleasant dessert alcohol notes. Not too complex but very pleasant and good balanced. Not sure how to rate ice ciders but I like this one.

3.8
Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
2015/12/31 - Pours a clear, orange straw colour with no head. Aroma is both sweet and sour apple, wood and slight alcohol. Taste is sweet and sour apple, cinnamon, wood, syrup and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with no carbonation and a long, slightly warming finish. Not really sure how to rate this, but I did very much enjoy it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
Whatup14 (2162) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur or liquide, film sur les parois du verre. Arôme de pomme, sucre d’érable, pomme cuite. Goût de pomme fraiche, alcool, légère acidité, sucré, petite touche d’érable. Corps moyen-dense, texture enrobante.

3.7
Dermi (1196) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Neige Premiere Récolte 2012. 375 ml, bottled. BB 2019. Pours clear straw with no head. Aroma: Apple, wood. Syrupy notes. Taste: Very sweet. syrup. Wood. Apples. Concentrated flavours. Moldy mushrooms. Some mild acidity. Palate: Medium body, slippery. Sweet aftertaste, with slight tartness. Not bad, interesting (4.11.2015).

3.6
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Honey like Amber appearance. Strong concentrated apple and some honey sweetness on the nose. Slightly syrupy body gives a sweet apple flavour light spice component suggests cinnamon and clove. Am I imagining that? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
Clear amber color, no head. Rich apple nose, caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, over-ripe and concentrated fruit. Heavy sweet taste, apple, fine acidity, concentrated, well balanced, long lasting. Medium body, flat carbonation, oily to sticky texture.

4.3
RasmusOtt (2874) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle shared by Bursprak! Thx! Pours clear rusty with no head. Aroma of wild honey, apples, tart pear and dessert liquor. Taste of apples, wild honey, dessert wine, pears, and weak sweet liquor. Complex but yet simple. Very nice.

4.7
bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle shared by me @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares meets Moules Frites. Oily flat deep golden pour. Taste has apples (duh), some floral notes, sweet syrupy notes, more apples with some hint of lemons. This is just so well made and delicious!

4.2
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Rut’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear golden color with no head. Sweet apples, fruity, yeasty aroma. Sweet apple flavour and easy to drink. I really liked it and thats what my rateing is about.

4.6
bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
375ml boxed slender bottle, ¿2014 Vintage, kindly hauled by bursprak to the Aarhus Belgisk Blåmuslinger Tasting, 08/2015. - luminous honey, treacling pour, no head. Sensationally rich nose of organic cinnamon&vanilla-doused fresh oven baked apple pie with textured sour apple chunks, a wild apple peel touch, wild autumn apples yet to be harvested lying await in the pastured fields, topped by a gorgeous juicy acidity. - Taste starts off sweet and condensed like apple sirup, before turning into a mellifluous layered texture of fruity-sweet and fruity-sour, revealing it seems nothing but the hidden autumn essence of apples, while leaving room for a couple of slices of pear: near-almond, nutty sweetness, apple butter on Honigbrot, - then a natural version of a Haribo apple rings acidity, rounding it off. - Mouthfeel is lusciously balanced, avoiding cloying sweetness, ensuring savoury stickiness, coating the palate in vivid nectar. - A dense cryconcentration of "appleness", in the same rich tactile sense that Eisbocks are the black hole pinnacle of lager culture and Cantillon FouFoune is a cubist deconstruction of an apricot.


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