Wyders Reposado Pear

Here’s another review to tide you over while I’m getting through my last day of end of quarter. I’m going to pick a really good beer to open on Saturday. This cider is one that I opened for the other half that she picked up at Half Time.


ABV: 6.9%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Reposado. The name given to tequilas aged between two and twelve months in oak barrels. The wood aging smooths out the tequila while infusing it with subtle oak notes. Traditional Wyder’s Pear cider infused with smooth subtle oak laden tequila notes. Refreshing pear cider crafted with some inspiration from south of the border.”

Random: The lack of commas on the website description of this cider is driving me absolutely insane.

This cider poured with no head, on top of a clear, light yellow body. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose was very strong with straight tequila. After a few sniffs, I think I found some pear, but the tequila dominated everything. The taste was exactly the same. It was very strong tequila and booze and wood. Then, some fruitiness from the pear came out, but my palate was shot by the tequila. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was unfortunately, very long with the same tequila note that started at the nose. The price on this one was $2.29 for the bottle, which comes to $.19 per ounce. No matter what the price was on this one, I just disliked the flavor and wouldn’t have it again. However, if you’re a tequila aficionado, this may be for you.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

Wyders Dry Raspberry Cider

I’m watching the last disc of “Gangland” and they’re discussing a New Jersey gang. As I’m watching this, I’m thinking that the landscape they’re showing looks relatively familiar. Then, they showed the “Trenton Makes” bridge. I then realize, they’re discussing a gang in Trenton. Wonderful. Anyways, this is a cider that I picked up a sixer of for the other half. This one has been sitting in the back of the fridge since December, so I hope it held up. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 4%

Style: Cider

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This cider is light in body and features mouthwatering raspberry notes. It retains a dry and sparkling finish.”

Random: We have a few woodpeckers here and they are so loud right now, it’s ridiculous.

This cider poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly. It left absolutely no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light pink color with moderate carbonation. The nose was like taking a huge sniff of raspberry liqueur with a touch of apple behind it. It had a lot of sweetness to it as well. The taste started with the predictable raspberry notes, which for once, were like natural raspberries and not raspberry extract. Some tartness came through and then light apple notes. It had a very light body with moderate carbonation and would have benefitted from more. The finish was quick with raspberry. This was $1.17 a bottle (on sale), which broke down to $.10 an ounce, which was a good deal for a cider that was an easy drinker, albeit relatively simplistic.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0