fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Aviemore, Scotland. Pale yellow with no head and no bibles. Felt like I was drinking wine. Aromas were soapy. Flavors were better but not much. Pear and apple and blah.
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
568ml bottle for my local Co-op. Straw with a fast fading head and heavy carbonation; orchard aroma; extremely sweet pear taste; with a lingering sweet finish. Did I mention this was sweet - well it is.
GoufCustom (823) - HONG KONG - JUN 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
568 ml bottle bought at Market Place by Jason’s in Mei Foo.
Pale golden yellow colour; Three-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very small lacing and fizzy carbonation; Tart and light sweet aroma of sparkling white wine, with apple flesh, light pears, light yoghurt, strong tannic and light wood; Light sweet taste of light pear wine, with light apple, faint pear, very light tartness, moderate carbo and faint tannic; Light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly thinned pear juice with obvious apple presence. Everything else is low, from sweetness, tartness and tannic, they are low-fi, inoffensive and unexciting, only it’s somewhat slick palate being the bright spot. Hmm… Fairly dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.
Comments: With so many sugars being listed as ingredients (fructose, glucose, concentrates fruit juice), it is surprising to have a very non-sweet, subdued, and unexciting ‘pear cider’ here. Like Magners, its taste is paper-thin, only a slightly thick body saves it from being a drain pours. For easy drinking only, otherwise it’s pretty useless.
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Clear golden, slightly green, straw with white bubble head when poured.
Aroma: Pear, floral, mineral.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and acidity with medium tannins.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry, fairly sweet, pear, white wine like finish.
Comments: Tasty. But fairly insipid. I may have had it too cold?
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, pinched a few swigs from Sue, at the Neslon, Farnham 09/03/14.
Pale blonde with no head.
Nose is sweet, faint orchard fruit, hint of pear drop sweets.
Taste comprises light pear and apple pangs, sugars.
Medium bodied, light spritz, sweet close.
Pretty dull and muted all round, just sweet light orchard chugging juice but can appreciate how folks may enjoy knocking this back on a hot day!
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint bottle BB 16Jul15
Straw body, slight green tinge, no head
Apple dominant aroma, bit of ripe pear skin there but it’s easy to miss.
Light sort of body, lively carbonation, slight tannic edge.
Reminds me somewhat of a lemonade soft drink on the body; tart apple, crisp pear flesh, hint of lemon. Quite lean overall.
Bit more interesting than the basic cider, pears a bit of an afterthought though.
graziano85 (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Deep yellow colour with almost no head, very fizzy. Smell is sweet, with pear notes and sugar. Taste is very similar, sweetish. Not so artificial like many other industrial ciders, but a little bit yes.
Not for me.
danlo (1163) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
568ml bottle from local shop. Clear golden yellow colour, foam white head that diminishes and sweet pear aroma. Taste is sweetish pear, fruity with alittle tartness. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, dry finish with some residual sweetness. OK
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Pears, apples, citrus.
A- Light green color, clear liquid, no head.
T- Medium sweetness, medium sourness. Strong pear and apple notes.
P- Light body, thin texture, very fizzy carbonation, refreshing smooth finish.
O- Almost reminds me of Squirt. A very easy to drink refreshing cider. One of my favorites.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille: Clear, lively carbonation, no head, greenish-golden coloured, sweetish-fruity nose - pears and grapes detectable plus - surprise - champagne-like bisquity traces; sweetish flavour with a light acidity, pretty light bodied; slightly lingering mild sweet-fruity finish ( with dried plums underneath) Sweet, but still drinkable…