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: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
In the fall, very ripe apples are hand 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. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing 1/5 of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The must is then placed in OAK barrels where it ferments for at least eight months at low temperatures. Raised on lees for 4 months in barrels, it was then assembled and bottled.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours yellow with a nice neck. Smells of up front apples, a wine cellar, some nice oak, a touch of spice. Taste’s dry with a nice sweetness that yields some floral hints and a touch of honey. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2004 vintage. Aroma is massive, cellared apples, cinnamon a little honey, some hints of oak. This is one I could have just sniffed for a long long time. But then the flavor! Wow, the first taste is almost overwhelmingly apple, but then all the other more subtle flavors come to play and it just keeps getting better and better. It’s sweet, but has a good tart kick, the oak adds a depth you don’t quite get in the Neige alone. This stuff was sublime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9109) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
[1400-20080530] Bottle. Dry wooden apple barrel aroma. Clear, dark yellow orange body with no head. Muted apple flavour has a bit of dry wooden notes throughout. Smooth medium body. Nice and sweet.
(Vintage 2004; 3/5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle shared with toncatcher. lots of sour and sweet apple flavors. Some hints of strawberry or kiwi in there too. Some wood on the finish was a bit of a surprise. Very very tasty stuff. I could get addicted to this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (4468) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
just like their neige cider, but the oak really adds another dimension. You can really tatse the oak, and a touch of vanilla, mixed with the sweet thick apples, and honey, this is intense, and so tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
More subtle, complex than the Neige, less sweet, with a little wood. Acidic edge around the tongue. But most disappointingly it had less engaging apple notes than the Neige. Doesn’t rise to the delight of the best English ciders, though that’s a whole genre away. Still, can’t complain too much with the ciders of this maker. (Montreal Beer Festival, 2008).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
2008-05-30. Deep golden yellow body. Rather woody aroma at first, thankfully fades away to be followed up by sweet-tart apple, light hints at musty apple skins. (7+) Flavour shows less of the wood, sweet well rounded fruity apple main, tart apple finish, lightest touch of skins. (8+) Smooth lightly syrupy medium palate is lighter on the tongue - pleasantly so - than some other ice ciders. Pretty nice stuff. Bottle, 2004 Vintage, Mondial, Montreal, 5T trio

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (4072) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle (vintage 2004) at toncatcher’s... Thanks. Pours a clear yellow. Nice heavy sweetness. Aromas of apples and grapes. with hints of raisins and funghi. Full bodied. with a sticky mouthfeel. Nice finish of residual sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
I’m not a cider guy. But, I used to date this girl that went ape shit over them and I would try them from time to time. Well, this is like no other cider I have tasted. Very sweet, smooth and tasty. The apple flavor was very similar to Martinelli’s, except sweeter. I love Martinellis. Drank this at Toncatcher’s tasting and I think this was his bottle. Thanks for opening it. I need more now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
amber in color with no head.nice blend of apple juice,pear,honey,and liquor.pretty solid.

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