BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2010
Style tasting with Shawn who provided the Éternelle, I brought the restSrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
1) La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Éternelle 2006
2) La Face Cachée de la Pomme Neige Ice Cider 2005
3) Domaine Pinnacle Cidre de Glace Ice Cider 2007
4) Etienne Dupont Cidre De Givre Eis Cider 2005
Deep golden hue with very good oily legs leading to an aroma of light twangy and green fleshy apples, mineral water and floral earthy tones with a very light medicinal vapour. The taste starts with sweet apple before some tart acidic notes appear, moderate wood, mineral, fleshy and pitty earthiness and a hint of alcohol. The mouth feel is biting and sharp. This is very nice but ended up 3rd for the tasting.
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 Tried 1)la face de la pomme neige eternelle 2006, 2) la face de la pomme neige 2005, 3) domaine pinnacle ice cider 2007, and 4) cidre de givre 2005 side by side by side....
thewolf (12946) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
1) was received from glouglouburp through trade- thanks dany. you da man. 2-4 graciously shared by bbb63- thanks mike! this was awesome.
1-3 are all very clear. 1 and 2 are a clear watery amber with 2 ever so slighly darker than 1. 3 was a clear golden yellow. no head. 4 poured a hazy murky pond water orange brown.
more important stuff
1) similar to 2. more earthy, less tart. found myself drinking this one the most. kept coming back to it. needed to get seconds of this. the earthiest of the 4. score: 4.1
2) deep sweet apple goodness. more tart than than 1. both are solid. more complex than 1. The tartness really gives a nice layer to this. tight. score: 4.5
3) Most subtle of the 4 and the least sweet. Think white grapes and white wine apple. score: 3.7
4) sweetest of the 4. stands out as being a lot different than the other three. a caramel candied apple sugar sweetness. nice. caramel, sweet aple crisp. The most different of the 4. a lot of candy and caramel notes that were more present than the others. some syrup and honey notes as well. good stuff. can see this going well with an apple stroodle (msp) or other apple dessert. score 4.1
number 2 wins for me. Really digging the apple character. very complex with a nice tartness to it. awesome experience.
Bottle. [thank you, boutip]RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
... served iced... 2004 vintage
Pours a wonderful, clear dark golden colour. Like liquid golden chestnuts. Aroma has red apples, nuts, no sign of alcohol - really wonderful and such a surprise. Very light, prickly carbonation, great oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet apples, vinious, nuts, very crisp, oranges, light zesty and a hint of tartness. Really impressive and easy-drinking.
Dry apple and spices aroma with just a hint of brown sugar and rum. Delicious flavor is shot through with a lightening bolt of acidity. beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2010
375mL bottle shared by Paul, thanks man. How do I rate this stuff, its awesome, sweet and tastes like apple. But not like a regular cider does. The apple is sweet, lightly rotten, almost a McIntosh -like apple. It is a bit rummy and has a liqueur-like feel to it.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From notes. Clear gold. Still. Looks dense. Heavy, rich sweetness, lightly tart acidity, fresh cut oak, subtle vanilla and light colored fruits. Full body, heavy, rich, viscous, just a touch effervescent. Excellent, decadent dessert drink. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Very cool bottle shared by Eric. Pours out a clear golden color with no head and some sticky legs. A great sweet flavor, loads of apples and warm alcohol notes. The flavor is just awesome; sweet apples, bursting with ripeness and sweet, but not overly so. A really nice Cider, and quite a kick. blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle [375ml]. 2004 vintage. Pours a lovely-looking clear gold, nice and oily and thick. Aroma of apple, oak, some sweetness and just a hint of alcohol. Flavour of delicious tart apples along with light spices, oak, honey and alcohol. Oily mouthfeel. Nice body for the style. Fantastic stuff, as usual for La Face Cachée. nimbleprop (8935) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Sampled at the DC Local Gathering. This was my first ever ice cider and I had no idea what to expect. Pours a golden amber with zero head. Aroma is nice but tought to describe: sweet, earthy, boozy. Flavor has very nice apples, sweet with a slight alcohol burn. Sticky in the mouth and throat. I guess I didn’t get it. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
DC Gathering. big thanks to ygtbsm94. 2004 bottle. Filtered apple juice color. Alcohol laced apple aroma, very intense. Wow! Very big apple flavor. No real carbonation to speak of. All out apple flavor, micro sipper. Honey apple sweetness. Deep red and tart green apples tastes, very complex. Hyper enjoyable stuff.