Sonoma Cider The Pitchfork

It’s definitely been interesting having the kittens. Since Val isn’t up yet, I’m catching up on some DVRed tv shows and Simcoe (the larger of the two kittens), has decided to try to knock down the treat box. As I walked up, all three of the cats were trying to get it open. They got the flap open, but no treats out. Speaking of a treat, this is a cider that Val picked out that she let me sample.


ABV: 6%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Pears weren’t much on our radar when we first built the cidery, because we were all about apples. The challenge was to capture the creaminess of pears while steering clear of its cloying sweetness. The solution is The Pitchfork. It’s still crisp, refreshing hard apple cider, but with a distinctly pear accent and a creamy mouth feel that maintains cider integrity while adding a whole new dimension. Hard to describe, harder still to resist.”

Random: This cidery had a really informative website, which is always appreciative.

The cider poured with a quarter of a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with light carbonation. The nose had apples and pear notes with mild cinnamon. The taste was dry with apples and green pears. It didn’t have a lot of sweetness, which I enjoyed. The spice was lighter on the taste than the nose. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with ripe apples and pears. This was $3.00 for the bottle, which came to $.25 per ounce. I enjoyed this cider. It was very straightforward and had nice pear notes, my only dig on it was that the flavor profile was simplistic.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0