Spire Mountain Sparkling Pear

Posted: September 10, 2016 in Cider, Fish Brewing Company/Fishbowl Brewpub, Reviews

Today’s selection is a cider that Val picked up. I don’t remember where we got it, but ever since we picked this one up, I’ve been seeing their products everywhere. Let’s see how this was.


ABV: 5%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the cidery website, “Festive and light, Spire Mountain Pear Cider is alive with delicate flavor. A blend of Bartlett, Bosc and Anjou pears gives this hard cider a gentle zest. Complemented by a soft sprightly sparkle, the scent of sunny orchard beckons from every glass. Enjoy this genial refreshment at your ease.”

Random: This is available year-round.

This cider poured with no head on top of a bright yellow body that was clear. It had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of pears and pear skins. It also had a soapy note that I wasn’t a huge fan of, along with apple skins. The taste was much of the same. The pear that came through reminded me of a pear jelly bean (yes, they exist), apple cores and the same soapy quality. White sugar was there as well, and right at the end of the sip, it turned tart. The body was light with high carbonation. The finish was quick and soapy with pear skins and apple flesh. This was $4 a bottle, which came to $.33 per ounce. I wasn’t a fan of this cider at all. I was looking for a cider with more fruit flavor without the soapiness. Val wasn’t a fan of this either.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0


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