IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
375 ml bottle from HogtownHarry! Thanks a ton Harry! Nose is fuji applelike with an appartent tart note;color of carotene with a yellow orange tone; thick syrupy body; taste of sweetdleicious apples with some honey tones, oakiness, and a dusting of cinnamonlike spiciness. Finish shows sweetness fading into a light tartness. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle shared by IrishBoy from HogtownHarry. Gold/amber. Aroma is sweet red apples, light alcohol, sugar, honey. Taste is very sweet with a light tartness in the background, light alcohol, faint oak. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle at toncatcher tasting. The lone cider and a standout. Poured a thick syrupy 18k gold color with no head. The aroma was rich and sweet with slightly tart apples. The flavor was also overtly sweet with lightly tart apples, and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel was full and smooth. The finish was long with lingering MacIntosh apples. Overall: My first cider rate and I’m blown away. Gotta get some more of this. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2004 vintage. Pours still, with a thick, syrupy looking body. Dense, sugary legging coats the glass well on a swirl. The nose shows sweet, fresh, crisp green and red apples. Smells very similar to the regular Neige, with the faintest kiss of new oak lending a touch of complexity. The flavor is of ultra-concentrated, tangy Granny Smith and sweet Washington Red apples. To date, only the Frimas exceeds this one in concentration. The oak presents itself in a light, toasty manner, a perfectly subtle compliment to this fantastic cider. Thick and syrupy, the body is sweet but never cloying. Excellent dessert drink, from the king of cideries. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Thanks to Ken for this one. Dark clear gold color. Tangy apple aroma, slightly weak. Incredible tart apple flavor that lends quickly to a strongnly sweet apple flavor. Apple skins flavor creates a dryness that rounds out the flavor. The feel is lightly sticky but not enough to detract but rather amplify the flavor. Simply amazing.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear apple juice body with no head. The nose is sweet apple juice with notes of honey and raw sugar. The flavor is moderately sweet with tons juicy apple, bitter apple skins, honey and cotton candy. Medium/full body is soft with light carbonation and warming alcohol. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
375mL bottle, courtesy of radiomgb. Thanks, Jeff! Pours a bright, clear golden-orange color; headless with excellent legs. Enormous amounts of fresh, slightly tart apples and honey in the aroma; just a great, gorgeous apple character; lightest oak. Full mouthfeel: goddamn, just tons of fresh apples, apple cider, and viscous, sweet honey; loads of intense apples mixed with the slightest touch of soft, toasty oak and vanilla; more complex than Frimas, with a delicate, warming alcohol presence with the fresh apple and honey notes in the original Neige. Awesome cider. Lengthy finish, showing tons of apples, honey, and a touch of sugar. Sweet, but integrated into an intensely tasty cider. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Medium dark yellow, nearly orange in appearance. Huge sticky sugary apple nose, very sweet smelling with a load of alcohol. Syrupy, sticky, very deep and complex red apple skins, sugars, some light spice, deep and intriguing. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear golden yellow color with no head. Cider slowly slides down the glass edges. Very rich and intense crisp sweet cut apple tart aroma. The oak is light, but perceptible. Blazing swee tartness to start the taste, smoothes out gracefully on the palate with some slight oaky character in the middle. Fantastic. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 In short: Ice-Cider with a higher than average wet/ripe flavour.
How: I had the three Face Cachée de la Pomme classics (Neige, Neige Éternelle and Frimas) side by side at Montreal’s Flaveurs, Bières and Caprice Festival 2007.
The look: Golden-yellow body with no head.
In long: Attack is very similar to its famous Neige sister. Smooth, sweet with a lot of red apples skin. The main difference was mainly in the finish and comeback. Somehow this one dwelled in the extra-ripe apples and fruit moist territory. Not unpleasant at all but I slightly preferred the smoother more drinkable Neige. Being in quebec I find the name “Eternal Snow” insolent, almost offensive. That’s like calling a New Jersey drink “Everlasting Smell”. Show some compassion please.