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100
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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: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.8
77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
2008 Vintage. Obtained in a trade with tom10101. Thanks! Drank about 1/3 of a 375 ml. bottle @ Barely legal tasting room. Drank next to the “Premiere”. Pours golden. Smells very fruit, flowery with nectar and honey. Tastes of apple juice, smooth, nectar, honey, flowers and faint vanilla sugar, touch esoteric oil in the back. Thick syrupy apple juice feel to it. Awesome stuff.

4.5
kraddel (8295) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle thnx to 77ships . Pours clear blonde/orange Smell is pure hot applesauce, sweet . Very full bodied, apples , sweet, very intense . No alcohol heat . Very nice !

4.8
pushkinwow (2826) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Sampled from a 10 year old bottle at Ian’s, labelled as Neige Eternelle. On a night of incredible beers, this was probably the best things I tasted (I also learnt that bottles can be kept for many years opened without risk of oxidization etc). I honestly can’t begin to describe how amazing this smelt and tasted - I would have been happy with my nose in the snifter the entire night except for the fact it would have made it harder to drink. The balance of the tart and sweet late harvest apples were just mind blowing and it kept on delivering on every sip and every aspect. And yet Phil and Ian say there are a few that are better (although the 10 years probably helped a lot)...I may need to go out and spend some money on ice ciders. Sorry bank account.

4.6
ametras (1645) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
[2008] 200ml bottle. Clear golden orange. Aroma is apples, oak, brown sugar and spices with a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet apples, pears, pineapple, caramel, butter, honey and vanilla. Subtle tartness. Medium to full body. Thick, dense, oily and viscous texture. Beautiful.

4.5
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Wonderful. These ice ciders are delicious. This one has a deeper sweetness than the premiere and a bit less earth. Fantastic caramel apple flavor. Really good stuff.

4.5
ineedbeer (2168) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Aroma is full of sweet red apples, but slightly less sweet than the previous one. A bit less alcohol than in the previous aroma. Pours a lovely copper with nice ruby highlights. Slightly lighter color than the previous one. No carbonation or head and moderately high legs. Flavor is full of sweet caramel and sugar notes. Mid palate the apple smacks you in the face and brings in a welcoming apple note. Hint of alcohol in the finish but again very easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with no carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall another super enjoyable cider. So much apple flavor with a nice mix of complex sugar notes and caramel.

4.3
callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2008 bottle (this vintage was half oak/half stainless). Glowing golden-red body. If I had only two words to describe this ice cider: Apple Cobbler. Intense apples, light crumby cinnamon-sugar, oak and some tannins. Wonderful balance of sweetness and flavor. Another exceptional vintage from LFCdlP.

4.6
PhillyCraft (7345) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle shared with Ang, Alen, and Eric. Thanlks for this one tommy. Pours a hazy orange with no head or lace, notes of apples, sugar, oak, butter, apple skins cinnamon crustiness and honey. This is a damn fine cider.

4.5
jredmond (8325) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle shared with Paul and Brendan. Pours a deep, golden body with no head or lacing. Aroma is sweet tart apples, oak and faint touches of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to full, typical rich syrupy ice cider body - with notes of wood, sweet apples, honey, vanilla, almost sour green apples and very light warming finish. Unbelievable.

4.1
tom10101 (6134) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle (200 ml) 2008 harvest. Beautiful bright golden. Aroma of apple, slight caramel and pear notes. Taste is sweet with red apple, caramel and, again, pear notes. Sirupy but not too thick. Medium body. Very good Ice Cider. Less complex than Récolte d’Hiver but maybe a little more drinkable (less sugary).


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