CapFlu (4240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a champagne clear body and no head. Medium carbonation. Nose of cantaloupe. Flavour is tangy, tart, sweet and mellon.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale body (pear juice colored). Aroma is sweet, melon, some toffee, light pear. Taste is sweet, rich, fruity (melon), some toffee and pear. Light body. Quite an unusual cider (at least for my limited experience with cider) -- much richer than I'm used to, and unlike others I've had, certainly not dominated by the fruit it's based on.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting cider and much better than I expected. Aroma of pears and sour fruit. Flavor is oranges, pears, and apples. Not as sweet as I had feared. It has a slighty dry finish. Pretty good.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours the color of polished brass; random lazy bubbles leave a small collar of snow-white foam. The clarity is astounding! The nose is peaches, strawberry, and golden delicious apple- no pear. Too-sweet flavors of apple schnapps and watermelon schnapps, sodalike, with a limeade tartness. Disappointingly un-pearlike. Satin mouthfeel is accented by restrained, prickly carbonation. Weird artificial sweetener aftertaste, like sweet-tart or lifesaver ripoff candies. Label ingredients are: cider stock, carbonated water, malic acid, concentrate, sulfite, natural and artificial pear flavors. "Pear flavors"?? Far inferior to Woodchuck Pear Cider.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow, no head. Some unidentified floaties. Perfumy pear and apple aroma. Sweet and sour flavors - more like a Smartie and less like a Jolly Rancher, which is good. Flavors of Pear and apple, of course, but also some strawberry and plum. tart finish. I don't know that i could drink a lot of this, but it was better than I expected. Was it just the novelty aspect that I reacted too?
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear with no head or lacing on the glass. Great nose full of pears but not so volitile. Thin bodied with one hell of a flavor. It is kind of like drinking pear juice. Also, this stuff is quite decieving, almost no alcohol taste at all. crisp and clean and overall not that bad.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale in color, thin head. Big pear nose, dry and crisp on the palate. Refreshing.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just like the Ace Apple, this cider has a watered down jolly rancher flavor that is bland as far as fruit but sickly sweet. Not recommended for hard cider drinkers.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you've never had it, you ought to try this, but don't expect to give up beer for it. A pleasant change, it has a nice champagne-y look and feel, but with a nice sweet cider taste. I've poured this into a glass a few times when it would have been poor taste to tote beer, and it looked more like a wine. But on the whole, not a noteworthy drink.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good as ciders go. Slightly yellowish white with a small foamy white head. Fruity apple aroma with hints of pear (gee what a surprise!). Clean refreshing flavor, sweet but not cloying like some ciders. Light body and nicely carbonated. My wife drinks this a lot. I'll usually stick to the malted grain brews myself.