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100
style
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 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rasmus40 (18359) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Vintage 2012 - 12.5 % ABV. Clear dark amber without head. Aroma is sweet, sweet apples, heavy red apples and light alcohol. Flavor is extremely sweet. Extremely sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 240616

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Whatup14 (1775) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 375ml, récolte 2012. Couleur or brûlé translucide, film plutôt épais sur les parois du verre. Arôme de pomme caramélisée, pelure de pomme, fruits tropicaux, alcool. Goût de pomme caramélisée, ananas, caramel d’érable, sucré, légère acidité. Corps dense, huileux.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1917) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
375ml bottle. Amber shade with zero head. Aroma of apple pie, floral, maple, raisin. Taste is apples, brown sugar. Sweet but not too heavy on the tongue. Really tasty indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle shared big thanks to Dan. Pours a clear Amber color. Aromas of overripe Apple, slight smoke some alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight smokey finish. Medium thick body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12533) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Clear caramel color. Aroma of apples, caramel, honey, candy, notes of wood, spicy note. Sweet rich flavor with caramel, honey, wood, vanilla. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at RBWG. It pours an amber color. The aroma is full with ripe red apples. The flavor is very sweet and intense with apples, some alcohol and hot apple pie. Very yummy. Sweet and dessert-like. Would like to try more like this!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (13520) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle - Light cooked apple. Clear gold. Sweet apple, light cooked notes, sweetness that hits the throat. So balanced and no edges between bitterness, sweetness or anything else. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12550) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours a clear orange gold with no head. The aroma is strong apple, honey, spice, vanilla. Medium mouth, apple pie, spice, vanilla, light booze, very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Sweet bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours out a crisp golden no head. Nose is amazing rich apple some spice and a nice richness. Taste is more of the amazing apple pie notes some spice a rich sweetness. This is great thanks Ferris.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Nose is light butterscotch soaked apples, light peach. Deep Amber hue. Flavor is intense caramel, brandy soaked apples. Huge silky body. Extremely well made ice cider. It’s been on my want list forever. Huge thanks to Seth for bringing this one.


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