burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow body, no head, heavily carbonated. Pear is dominating, but not overpowering.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Extremely pale gold color. Nose and flavor are more reminiscent of artificial watermelon than pear. While cider can be a pleasant change of pace from beer, the quality of this stuff was pretty disappointing. The novelty of having a pear cider wore off pretty quickly once I had tasted how bloody sweet this stuff is.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Its a pale yellow no head some bubbles kinda like a lazy champagne.
Nice fruity aroma ..pear mostly Go figure?
Some apple and sherry.Taste is clean fresh pear cider no noticeble alcohol except a little warming in the finish.A great substitute for a wine cooler.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Neon yellow with lotsa bubbles.
Nice fruity aroma and flavor.
Tastes like a wine cooler with pear flavors.
Tasted great for what it is.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very light yellow in appearance. white head, larger then apple ciders I have had. Wonderful aroma, smells of apple/pear pie. The taste is a little disappointing. Starts sweet, but the finsh tastes like selzer water.
buttke2 (1) - crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
love it it tastes good for someone who like to get a beer from a tap but doesn’t really like the taste of beer it is really fruity and fresh. Kind of makes you have to go number two if you have had too much. it is a little hard to find. But it is definately worth it. It is really good best on tap but still good in a bottle.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 flute / sweaty apple aroma. dull, inactive straw body with fizzy white head that fully diminishes yet leaves a little lace. sweet apple flavor, slightly puckery in aftertaste, and with an unwanted cheesy palate. oh, this is pear? whatever. refreshing albiet uninteresting and odd. and after awhile i feel like i’m chewing on some fruity cheese... UPDATE 2/10/05: like, total... wine cooler?!
Nuffield (3806) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours extremely pale yellow, almost like Michelob Ultra, with a translucent quality and hints of green; also, low head retention. Interesting aroma, including pear but also suggestive of canteloupe, honeydew melon, mildly stinky cheese, and a particular kind of candy-in-the-form-of-jewelry that I occasionally got in the late 1970s and was exceptionally sweet and cherry or strawberry flavored. A little sour in the tasting, giving my jaw a little reason to pucker; while very sweet, it seems less sweet than Ace’s apple cider, and thus seemingly not as sticky on the palate. After the carbonation has gone, there is a nice white wine quality in flavor and palate, very smooth and still. Nevertheless, it is much closer in overall character to a wine cooler than wine. In sum, here is a cider that, while not really excellent as against the European ciders, is drinkable in a pinch. My wife took a sip and was pretty enthusiastic.
PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at the Fox and Hound Pub in Austin Texas - 1st time I ordered a cider on tap - made sure no one was watching! Crystal clear like ginger ale pour with a snow white head and lots of bubble action. Strong aroma of cheap sour apple bubble gum - the kind you used to get for two cents a piece. Flavor is decent enough, but not enough there for me to distinguish it from a cider derived from Granny Smith apples. Sour, but not lip puckering. Somewhat smooth drinking and refreshing, and a good companion to a meal.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. This was extremely sweet, even for a cider, and I was hoping that the pear flavoring would come through more. I’m not going to start analyzing ciders TOO much, but I think that Woodchuck makes a more balanced drink that isn’t as overbearingly sweet.