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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: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Produced since 1994, Neige 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. Neige Récolte d’hiver – produced from a variety of apples that do not fall during the autumn season – is available in a limited edition series of 5866 bottles for the 2007 harvest. Edition 2008 is limited at 10 560 bottles. Picked between December and January, while the temperature was approximately -15°C, the fruits still hanging on trees were dehydrated by the sun and literally cooked by the cold and wind. Sugars were concentrated through natural cryoextraction. Frozen apples were then pressed in order to extract the precious nectar. The extracted must was then placed in stainless steel tanks where it fermented for a period of approximately eight months, at low temperatures, before being bottled. Previously 11% abv. Current vintage (2009) is 8% abv.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
Récolte 2007, # 75 de 5866 bouteilles produites. Dégusté à température de mon cellier 10 degré celcius dans un verre de dominus vobiscum grande réserve. D’apparence jaune or limpide avec de micro bulle en suspension et d’apparence très liquoreuse car l’empreinte du mouvement de mon verre laisse de belle trace encore visible. Arome complexe de fruits confits et exotiques: la pomme, la poire, l’orange et le fruit de la passion avec une légère odeur de gingembre. D’une grande classe en bouche! Nous pouvons goûter le gingembre, la pomme cuite, le caramel, le sucre de canne et le sel et oui le sel. Une jouissance à chaque gorgée: de la rondeur, de l’épaisseur, de l’alcool bien camouflé, du huilleux et surtout de la finesse. Le salé reviens encore et est très spéciale en se réchauffant, j’ai l’impresssion de manger une tarte au pomme. Je goûte aussi, la canelle et encore du sel. Wow, pour la première fois je peux me permettre de dire que je vie un moment de plénitude avec un cidre. Un achat que je ferai a chaque année pour laissez vieillir dans mon cellier pour un bon 10 ans. Encore une fois, je suis très surpris, un goût intriguant et stymulant, du bonbon. Attention, ne pas partagez.......... Il est toujours possible de faire mieux mais comment, le seul moyen de le savoir c’est de donner à ce petit bébé quelques années de repos à l’ombre. Il est marqué sur la bouteille de le géguster avec un fromage bleu, chose que je ferais avec de bon amis. Il faut absolument me donner des excuses, car le fait que ce liquide touche encore mes lèvres me rend totallement impatient. Encore une fois bravo!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle kindly shared by TheCheeseMan! Pours golden, still, with legs like whoa. Huge sugary apple aroma. Intense apple flavor, very sweet, a little wood and a nice slight tartness to hold it all together. Slight alcohol evident in the flavor and mouth, evident as some drying sensations despite the sweetness. Slick, super drinkable. Amazing. Simply top-tier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
(sample from irishboy)yellow body with no head.smells of boozy apple juice.tastes like it too.but its pretty damn good for a cider.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IrishBoy (4156) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
375ml bottle from Torontos great trader, HogTownHarry. Thanks Harry. Nose of contrasting fresh red and green apple tartness and sweetness with some woodiness and light alcohol. Clear orange tinged golden with no carbonation. Flavor starts with a tart burst then fades to sweetness and ends with a lightly sweet finish. Great stuff, too bad it is so hard to come by.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Very nice peach gold. Aroma is light alcohol, red apples, light sourness of granny smiths, light oak light character, very sweet aroma. Taste is very rich, nice apple character, light sourness, light warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle shared at Pauls Gathering. Thank you! Pours s rich golden color with great clarity. Huge, crisp and fresh apple aroma. The body is slick and warming. Richly sweet without ever seeming artificial. This is the ultimate apple experience, with supreme drinkability and well hidden alcohol. Awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Big thanks to BMan1113VR for sharing this beer with me for his milestone. Nose: Exactly like those caramel apple chips, with some honey and bay leaves. Legs are freaking glue. Looks exactly like JW Red Label Scotch. Taste is a mind blower. Super sweet and thick in the mouth with apples, caramel, bit of swiss, and even a bit of meat or bacon on the back end. There is such crazy complexity. This tastes like the month of November to me. Drinkability is above 100% seeing as you can’t put it down.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
My 900th rating shared with ilovedarkbeer. Completely worth the $60+ I spent. 2003 bottle. Pours with a orangish body similar to a nice scotch with amazingly strong and solid alcohol legs, absolutely amazing. The apple aroma fills the room, filling in with solid apples, caramel, strong alcohol, more caramel, applejax, bay leaf, and some herbs (orregeno, and many others). Super complex. Some alcohol, flowers and honey as well. A bit of swiss cheese or jarlsberg yeastiness might be there as well. Taste is soo sweet, and concertated apples, so amazing, tons of caramel over the 60+ second duration. Mouthfeel is super syrupy, with tons of alcohol, sticky like honey. This cider is absolutely brilliant, mind blowing. Every sip I take, I cannot help but smile. This is an amazing beverage!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle at home with mesandsim, from the most awsome trader ever, the cheeseman. Aroma is like super ripe apple sauce, honey straght from the hive of apples openly toasted over a fire at a german market. Taste is just a dream, its immencly sweet but the spple dryness manages to hold it back and make it possibly one of the most drinkable things iv ever tasted. A 500ml bottle is not enough for me alone, so sharing it was 3 other people was like "I SOO NEED TO GET MORE OF THIS!"

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours yellow and oily with a nice neck. Smells of sweet apples and boozy with some excellent spicy character. Tastes sweet and well balanced with some touches of appley goodness that yields dryness, tartness and crispness at once.


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