Brewed by Cidrerie du Minot
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Hemmingford, Canada
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
VARIT: McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Liberty, Trent

CIDRIFICATION: Le cidre de glace est obtenu par une harmonieuse combinaison de deux procds; la cryoextraction consiste broyer et presser des pommes geles durant lhiver alors que la cryoconcentration consiste geler le mot galement lhiver pour en extraire un sirop concentr en sucre et en saveurs. Ces diffrents mots sont ferments basse temprature durant 6 8 mois, puis assembls pour donner le Du Minot des glaces.

RSULTAT: Il en rsulte un cidre de glace de 10% alc/vol aux armes subtils et complexes, onctueux en bouche avec une belle acidit soutenant agrablement cette concentration de saveurs. Bonne longueur et fin de bouche toute en finesse.

Previously 9.5%

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: clear golden orange, growing more brilliant as the eyes travel from the edges to the middle.
Nose: slightly chilled preserved apples. Crisp dew-dropped green grapes. Pinot grigio. Chilled honey.
Palate: medium and silky sticky smooth. Tingles along the sides of my cheek from first taste to last. Honey and apple nectar are seamless. Fresh ripe whole grapes with crisp pinot grigio and sauvignon grape juices in the middle and dry slightly bitter and cleansing in the end. Honeydew in the finish. Homemade apple concentrate. Has a presence of being naturally chilled like the end of Fall and the coming of Winter.
Final Thoughts: holyfreakingpocky! Thanks to the generous soul who brought this gem to the Sake, Cider, and Mead tasting at Erics. It was divine and quickly diminished amidst our raving palates. Delicious and artistic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5704) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle shared. Rich clear amber-brown pour. Aroma is fruity, rich caramel apples, light buttery notes, vanilla, baked apple, light mushroom. Taste is sweet, liquory, rich baked apple, woody flavor. Palate is full bodied, rich and liquory. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Poured from 200ml bottle thanks Tommy. Nice clear gold pour with no head and nice lacing. Aromas of toffee caramel and brown sugar with cooked apple. Taste is of tart apple brown sugar and honey. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (13843) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle - Nice sweet cooked apple and a touch of pepper. Clear gold. Sweet apple and cooked apple with an odd but fruity note. Different in a such a good way. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
200mL bottle, pours a clear golden amber with a few bubbles. Nose is very complex, with loads of treacle toffee, caramel apple and brown sugar - smells extremely sweet. Flavour is very fruity, with lots of treacle toffee, dark fruits and apples, and brown sugar. Sweet but not cloying. Complex and elegant. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3638) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a clear dark golden with good legs. Nose is of fresh apple cider mixed with some browned apples and brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet and gently acidic. Flavors of apples (duh) and light brown sugar. Sticks to the lips. Body is full and mouthfeel smooth. Overall a really fine and balanced ice cider. Could be a go-to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Sample. [2008] Pours deep golden with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of tart apples, plums, sweet fruits, some alcohol. Taste is of tart apples, acidity, sugar, burning alcohol, fruits. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Sweet/sticky. Burning alcohol. Well balanced. Overall: Very nice stuff. Just a tad burning. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5760) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 2 oz sample from bottle (200 ml). Harvest 2008.

Appearance: Bright orangey-golden with some legs.

Aroma: Mild. Pears, floral honey-like notes, yellow apples and mild caramel presence.

Taste: Nice balance between acidity and sweetness, both are at a relatively low level for an ice cider. Pears, yellow apples, oak and mild caramel presence. Almost no spiciness, which is rare in ice ciders.

Palate: Medium body. Quite oaky. Pear finish. Mild warming finish.

Overall: Very good Ice Cider. This one is all about balance, which isnt too surprising considering its a blend of wort made from cryoconcentration and from cryoextraction. It also has a yellow (pears, apples) profile. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite easy drinking for an ice cider. Nice oaky features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8547) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
2008 vintage - sample thanks to tom10101. clear bright medium dark golden pour - nicely looking. vibrant red apples dipped in a maple syrup butter, some juicy berries - some of their acidity - just a touch; other fruits - cantaloup, orchard meat, woodsy if not woody - lightly astringent; spices. flat carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky; sweet, softly tangy and woodsy-spicy finish. very good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
> Incredible, underrated ice cider masterpiece with tannic barrel character

[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ Cidrerie du Minot ][ $25-30 ][ La Face Cachee Neige Stemware ][ 9.14.14 ]
>> Pours clear, brilliant orange gold with excellent cognac legs. Nose is melted cheese atop baked apple pie. Whipped cream, spiced pear, pie crust. Taste is that awesome dichotomy of sweet sugary and acidic. Yellow apple, white sugar, apple skins, fruit juice acid. This one also has quite a hefty amount of wooden barrel character- quite tannic, but it isnt wooly or astringent. Long, acidic palate. Again, I will tell you, every ice cidery in Quebec is world class. Not just La Face Cachee. They are top rated only because they are the easiest to find. Endlessly enjoyable, thoroughly loved by the group I shared it with.

>!< woody, barrel character, not easily found in ice ciders

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, shared with my folks. Medium orange-amber, fairly high viscosity. Cooked apples and honey, hints of orange blossom, sticky sweet and so very drinkable!

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