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: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iphonephan (6543) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 375 ml bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear amber with a scant off white head. Aroma of spice apple. Sweet flavors apple brown betty. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk (8035) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Extremely easy to drink and wonderful all around. Amber pour without head and cinnamon. Some apple cider vibe. Wonderful. Sweet finish with touch of tang. Hint of vanilla. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (22432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Clear deep golden color, still. Nice aroma of peach, apricot, apple. Taste is sweet fruit syrup, caramel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Je me paie la traite et m’achète une dispendieuse bouteille de Récolte D’Hiver, cidre ayant d’excellentes critiques. Le but est de me faire une bonne idée de mon réel intérêt face à ce liquide que je connais encore peu! Le corps est très rond, prèsque cireux. Les arômes sont très riches. On semble avoir affaire à l’âme même des pommes, comme si toutes les autres manières de dégustrer ce fruit ne pourraient qu’amoindrir l’expérience. C’est réconfortant, comme une tarte chaude. Ça se boit extrêmement facilement. Je suis loin d’être un expert en matière de cidre, mais l’intérêt commence peu à peu à se développer... Mon portefeuille fait dire qu’il n’est pas d’accord!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AgentAle (1609) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma is is candy sugar and apple with light clove. Taste is a fantastic sweet apple flavor with sweet delicious rich following.the head disappates fast but fantastic overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danlo (2750) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
375ml bottle from Lidl, Darlington. Deep golden orange colour, no head and aroma of dessert apple, toffee apple, juicy apricot, sugary, apple pie, melon. Taste is mellow apple, sweet sugary with notes of caramel, toffee, apple pie, fruity, floral, melon plus some spice and light tannin. Syrupy mouthfeel, full bodied, low carbonation, lingering sweet fruity finish. Lots of complexity and very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7198) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
37,5cl bottle from Lidl. It pours a rich golden color with no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet sticky and intense, with notes of stewed apples, tropical fruit, dried apricots, apple syrup, caramel and raisin wine. Taste is very sweet, sticky, with notes of caramel, toffee, stewed apples, tropical fruit salad and raisin wine. Light musty tones. Quite complex and sweet. Thick flat body. Overall, very tasty and sweet, like a great dessert wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (4654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours deep caramel brown leaving some subtle legs on the glass. Smell is intense with baked apples, ripe pineapple, star fruit, pale caramel, charred wood, white caramel, cinnamon, minerals and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, sour and heavy fruity. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, round, tart and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with baked apples, raisins, caramel, dark honey, vanilla fudge, charred wood, calvados, hay and brandy alcohol. Amazing caramel apple with oxidized raisins and amazing supporting tropical fruits. Amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
November 27, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2009.
Amber with no head. Aroma is lots if baked apples, hints of raisins, toffee notes, peach, pineapple. Taste is sweet and light tart. Finish is sweet baked apples, toffee, raisins, dark sugars, slight tart apple skins. Medium to full bodied, oily and sticky.
Wow, amazing complex ice cider!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at Ratebeer Kvillebäcken Winter Gathering, 151127. Clear copper/Amber color, no head. Clear and fresh apple aroma, baked apples, caramel, syrup, sugarcane notes. Sweet fresh clear and present apple, raisins, caramel, overripe apples, warming alcohol, syrup, some sugar. Very good.

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