Brewed by La Face Cachée de la Pomme
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 224   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (47135) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012

Bottle 375ml. clear glass @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium to dark orange colour with no head. Aroma is heavy apple, intense apple, moderate strawberry porridge. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long long duration, apple, intense apple, strawberry porridge, nectar notes. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120422]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
375 mL bottle, thanks to Ungstrup. Pours golden brown to amber, clear. Aroma is sweet and slight acidic. Flavour: very sweet with a slight artificial note. Slight acidic and sweet finish with a warming alcohol feel. Strawberry lurks through in bits throughout. Really great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36190) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
A dark orange cider with no head. The aroma contains notes of apples and some rotten fruit. While the flavor also is dominated by apples - again with a slight note of rotten fruit, but also some acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth, but at the same time sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27039) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle, thanks to Ungstrup. Clear orange coloured with an off white ehad. Sweet aroma of apples and almonds with light acidic notes. Sweet flavour of apples, almonds and berries. Warming alcoholic finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear, deep amber golden - no head. Complex aroma of overripe apples. Very full-bodied, extremely intense fruit notes - almost strawberry-like. This really is a desert wine, but one that’s tough to drink and digest. 280907

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Clear deep amber. Concentrated aroma of fresj apples. Sweet and viscous with oily mouthfeel. Full bodied, yet soft. Highly concentrated, yet not overpowering, with a huge array of flavour; viola red apples, honey and balsam. Perhaps a bit sticky, but overall one of the most amazing ciders I’ve tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23362) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cgarvieuk (23013) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting (at 9%)... glowing orange amber ... soft sweet ... floral orange honey apple nose ... oh holy cow ... oh oh oh ... orgasm in a glass ... sweet honey apple .. juicy ... mellow ... syrupy ... orange sweet ... This is my first 5.0 ... its mellow juicy and sweet ... mellow orange blossom ... rest of bottle ... juicy sweet ... orange blosom .. honey sweet fruit nose ... very sweet but a light floral mellow sweetness ... apple pie ... ligth viscous ... so much is in there ... trying to disect this is wrong... sum it as a whole and that sum is best thing ive ever had pass my lips Bottle at home 9abv... Golden amber... No head... Soft sweet fruits... Soft apple.. Like a non spicy apple pie... Soft fruits... Rich sweet apples... Juicy apples... Oily sweet apple Light tannins... Soft sweet apples 4.8 still so wow

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20167) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big, big, BIG thanks to Fergus for this. It’s one of my biggest wants. Pours totally clear gold, glowing. Rich, juicy apple aroma with hints of flowers, honeysuckle, hints of lemon, caramel. Big sweet flavor with thick and saucy apples, hints of smoke, ripe apples, some caramel. Full bodied, chewy and oily. Warming finish, more ripe apples, honey, more smokiness, some berries. Outstanding. Ice cider just does it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from the La Face Cachée de la Pomme stand at the Christmas Market (Marché de Noël), La Défense, Paris
Vintage 2009, 8% ABV

Limpid Baltic amber made into liquid. Deep aroma of apple juice, caramel, stewed pears, light aroma of hazelnuts too. Luscious fruit syrup, perfect balance between apple and pear, the right mild amount of caramelized or strewed fruits, and also the acidity is delicate and perfectly balanced.

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