JAXSON (605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2006 bottle. I’m convinced that good apple ice wines improve for a period of time in the bottle, as this is significantly better than a fresh bottle of Frimas (Recolte de Hiver). Pour is darker than usual also, a rich burnt caramel, sienna almost. A wonderfully bright bouquet of sweet apple, cinnamon, with a pleasant and long finish showing bright trart acidity. Awesome balance of sugars and tart acids, bright and long. The best apple ice wine I’ve had in a while...thanks Dany! holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sampled thanks to Andrew for these the great ciders. Lots of red apple. Nose isn’t quite as good as the flavor. More apples in the flavor sweet tart fruity.. Sweeter sugarry but good. A lot sweeter than the premier. 7/4/8/4/16
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Small pour shared by Drew. Thanks, dude! Pours a richer golden amber hue, a kiss of haze, with a small bubbly head. Aromas are richer honey and iced apples, sweeter sugar concentrate. Rich red apple really catches my nodse. Richer apple, honey, honeycrisp. Initial is a lot thicker on the mouthfeel, richer sweetness with cider, apples and sugar, touches of honey, crisp malts, and gentle vanilla. Touches of tartness, crab apple, vanilla. Middle is swet and honey, apples. Backend and finish is rind, kiss of citrus, richer honey presence really asserts. Apple sugars, rind, and a kiss of tartness. Very nice, thicker with good rich flavors. Very nice. Big and rich. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from drewbeerme. Thanks! Pours a deep orange-gold. Nose is brilliant, fresh apples, light honey notes and faint ethanol. Super clean and fresh. On tasting, this one is notably sweeter than the Premiere but still has a great fruity presence. The sweetness is less balanced overall but still pretty fantastic and imminently drinkable. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. I was curious about this as I had never tried an ice cider before and was always skeptical about the scores they received on ratebeer. Well now I know. Dark copper pour. Aroma of apple peel, some light liquor note, brandy, caramelized pear. Taste is very sweet, lots of pineapple, musty apple finish, alcohol really well hidden beneath the sweet sweet caramelized flavors. Pretty awesome drink.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Gift from SJ. Probably the best cider that I ever had. Not much that I can add to the previous reviews.
Hints of honey, wood and A TON OF APPLE! omhper (25138) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! My god, the aroma of green apples is so concentrated! Sweet and intense, hazy golden without head. Viscous with green apple concentrate and lemon peels. Warming syrupy finish. Amazing! Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Dull golden colour w legs. Brown sugar and apple aroma. Big spicy, alive flavour. Rich, delicious complexity of sugars, apples and spices. One of my favourites. The oak really draws out flavour and complexity in the finish. kevinsenn (2215) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber colour. Aroma of caramel and cooked apples. Tastes of sweet apple, butterscotch, with an alcohol burn in the finish. Nice full body, due to all that sugar. Very tasty! notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Huge thanks to adneilsen for sharing - clear copper pour - aroma of spice, overripe apple, alcohol warmth - quite similar to the premiere, but without the bracing acidity to balance the fairly syrupy sweetness - the flavor is quite nice, once again much like distilled essence - the sweetness is quite high, so it could use a little more balance, but it is still tasty and truly unique.