J.K.’s The Pair Perry Cider

Posted: January 20, 2016 in Almar Orchards, Cider, Reviews

This is a cider that Val picked out. She tends to really like their selections, but was one that she wasn’t a big fan of. I didn’t like it for the same reason…

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “At it’s core (ouch!) Cider is a beverage made from apple juice and yeast. It is a beverage that is gaining in popularity with numerous varieties springing up in numerous styles and flavors.”

Random: I haven’t reviewed many pear ciders. I think I may pick up a few more to see if they’re

This cider poured with less than a half a finger of white head that dissipated by the time I put the bottle down to take the picture. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was a hazy, golden-yellow color with moderate carbonation. The nose had both sweet apples and light, green pear notes as well. There was a touch of honey as well. The taste was incredibly sweet, to the point of being cloying. There was still the apple note, but pear was there as well with some pear skin too. After I searched for a bit, once I got used to the sweetness, you could make an argument for vanilla as well. But, the dominant flavor was overly sweet pear juice, which I wasn’t a fan of. The body was on the medium side and it had very light carbonation, which made the sweetness a chore to get through. The finish was long and sticky with the same sweetness. This bottle went for $7.49 ($.34 per ounce). This just wasn’t a cider that I could get into. I won’t be having it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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