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Fox Barrel Pear Cider

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Fox Barrel Cider Company
Style: Perry
Colfax, California USA
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Hard Pear Cider is a dryer, soft bodied cider which is light and refreshing. It’s an excellent candidate in situations where you might consider a dry Gewurtztraminer or champagne. Excellent with fruits, cheeses and salads, this light beverage is also a great brunch choice. Try it with orange juice for a "Fox-mosa".
Note: Do NOT confuse with the Pacific Pear Cider!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a very light golden with a small quickly fadingwhite head. Aroma is very sweet pear, fruity and soft with a touch of sweet bread and bubble gum. Flavor starts with a touch of tartness and a growing sweetness before a sharp and still peary fruit note. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Not a bad perry

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle via New Beer from my traditional mix a six crap rate pack. Ommegang anniversary glass. Sizzling champagne effervescence in place of any noticeable head. High-def clarity & vibrancy. Pale straw color. Smells a whole lot like banana pudding & bubblegum. Not sure if that’s avoidable. A twinge of pear concentrate & powdered sugar. Bit of agave. Smells less false the more you sit with it. Juice is much more restrained then the smell thankfully. Honest pear flavor, less banana, & minor amounts of plastic & clove. No crazy perfumes or false tannins. Bit of grape juice & savignon blanc. Citric bite turns softly sweet at the finish, but not before the sulfites become noticeable(decent penalty for that). Alcohol draws continuously & doesn’t mass itself for an attack at any point. Enough carbonation here & there to keep it right in between free-flowing & creamy in texture. For six pack stuff, this is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3020) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
First perry rating... Bottle @ RnH. Light pour with a yellow tone. Tart pear aroma. Crisp pear with sweet and tartness in the flavor.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Neon clear pour with no head. Very pear aroma, a little soapy, sweet. Taste is apple, pear, tart, and a sweetness that I actually like.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy drowland. Very clear straw yellow color. Aroma is sweet, lots of pear and sugar tart. Flavor is sweet pear, acidic tart, perfume, and candy necklace. Interesting, and a good perry. Maybe a little much on the sweet candy notes.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dojewacker (1) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2010 does not count
Amazingly drinkable pear cider. No sticky sweetness. Finishess extremely clean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
On tap. Clear yellow no head. Noise is pear and light sugar. Flavor is fully sweetened pears with lift vanilla coming in the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a scant head. Pears and drying cherry and pear notes. Sweet nectar pear and light sweetness. A decent perry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with fast fading little white fizzy head. Aroma smells just like a sour apple Jolly Rancher, gives the impression of extract being used. Now, the flavor is another story, fresh pear with just a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is light body, some what soft with high carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty cider.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz. bottle at Wine and Cheese Place. Looks like I unwittingly just tried my first perry. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small, fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. Still a lot of bubbles visible in the glass, though. Notes of pears, sugar, alcohol and oak. Maybe a little bot of apples, too. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, sweet mouthfeel. Pretty refreshing, and I dig the pear element. I’d like to try more perry and see what the style can do.


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