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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: 387   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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4.5
anstei (2510) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear shiny amber. Aroma is dried apple rings, pear, honey. Body is heavy, strongly sweet but counterbalanced incredibly well by a nice acidity. Flat, oily, pure nectar. Long sweet apple palate. Incredibly balanced and drinkable, super strong and intense flavours. An outstanding beverage!

4
ciocanelu (2853) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 9, 2017
2012 vintage. Fermented apple, red apple skin, some boozy fruit juice. Sweet, syrupy, sticky, light apple seed bitterness, red apple skin with light tartness. Really sweet and tasty but it lacks complexity.

3.6
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer without any head on top. Aroma of sweet nothingness, light apple, light booze. Flavor is sweet, light watery, less sticky than the rest of the ice ciders. Flavor is also less complex, less juicy. Very light sparkle in the background. Nice.

4.4
DCLawyer (2847) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Tasting at the DC Ratebeer cider/mead tasting at Radagast’s, then a bottle brought back from the NE from my gf. Golden heaven juice. Full apples and honey, mild spice. Nothing contrived, not too sweet or heavy, just awesome. Love this.

4.7
Fullpintofbeer (422) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from SAQ, tried at Mont Royal, Montreal. Golden/amber colour, clear. Aroma: sweet apple, barrel, raisins, hint of alcohol. Very sweet taste, full body, thick, oily. Absolutely fantastic! Very complex, heavy, but drinkable.

4.4
TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2017
Tons of stewed apples, cinnamon and apple pie. Very sweet and slightly cloying. Amazing depth of stewed apples, cinnamon, over ripe raisins with no carbonation, very heavy and cloying and very sweet. Fucking fantastic

4
Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle at home. Syrupy thick golden copper pour. Nose is rich apple sauce and honey. Tastes of honey, ripe apples, white wine, some gummy candy. Thick heavy bodied. Quite nice.

4.5
SinH4 (6116) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
Small bottle generously shared by luttonm, I can’t express how grateful I am! Glowing golden color with no head. Aroma is red apple skin, sweet, some wild tartness, honey, very rich and complex. Taste is red apples, intense and concentrated, wild and tart, but without actually being sour, honey again, caramel. Immensely great. Like a naturally wild-fermented apple gummy bear. No carbonation, warming finish. This is one of the most amazing drinks I’ve ever had.

4.4
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Rainy night tasting. 50ml bottle, thanks hugely to Laurence who picked this up in Montreal and gave to me in Oaxaca. Whiskey orange, still, no head. Incredibly rich depths on nose. Apple caramel, apple essential oil. Liquid gold. Spicy first impression, alcohol dancing on tongue. Fruit leather, fruit tart cake, golden raisins. Rum soaked apricots. Dates. Surprisingly dark fruit overtones. Honey and fruit turkish delight. Nose becomes lightly harsh after awhile. Utterly delicious and complex. Lovely essence of fresh, clean, delicious apples. Fantastic treat.

4.3
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle pour at Matt’s. Huge thanks for the share! A lighter copper pour with no head. Dense aroma with sugars and bold apple. Thick, with a ton of caramel sugar, brown sugar, and a sour apple linger. Caramel apple late afterthought. Thick, but juicy as a linger. Incredible ice cider, though I have learned to expect no less.


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