motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle in a random sydney pub, thanks vomitgirl. almost devoid of colour, plenty of fizz, sweet pear syrup flavour with just a hint of woody acidity keeping it drinkable enough
danlo (1166) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Almost colourless, very pale yellow, with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears and aroma of earthy pear, sugary hints. Taste is sweet, pear, apple, woody note. Slight syrupy watery mouthfeel, light bodied, high carbonation, drying finish. OK.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a really light sweet pear cider from everyones favourite Kiwi’s Monteiths Brewing Company.
When it is warm this glides down the neck.
This is quite fizzy.
Not beer though.
ALLOVATE (2410) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Like observing effervescent urine in the glass, bright as bright and a strained, feintest yellow hue to what is otherwise a glass of soda water. Strong note of pork lard and salty gammon steaks on the nose, no pear to be seen, also has a note of mediciny, Vitamin C tablets (wtf???). Gassy, carbonic acid bite to the front, a little sweetness tries to peak out from underneath, otherwise it is dry, cardboardy and a little rough as it heads back. Very subtle old pear juice flavour masked by husky CO2 and stripped pine wood. Finish is all gas, no length, lathers the tongue with a film that is unwelcome. Kind of off-putting drinking it, it is just a wishy-washy mess, almost chemical, thin, watery. I don’t get how pear fruit can be turned into something as lifeless as this. Drain pour! (33cL, BBE 04/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL bottle. Pours effervescent clear pale straw with no head. "Cidery", mildly acidic aroma with some fruit? Mild tartness in the flavour, sweet with some pear. Light bodied, lively carbonation, tingles on the palate with a sweetish and slightly acidic finish.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Clear. Virtually no colour. Very highly carbonated. Very sweet. A little fermented pear flavour. A below average perry/cider.
beer4eternity (203) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. This is the lightest coloured beverage I have rated. Very pale green-straw hue, with nice effervescence. Some interesting aromas with the pear and green apple base; unexpected and pleasant yeasty earthy, dough, leaves, leather aromas, cork, ginger, Sauvignon blanc type aromas (green melon, lime, grapefruit, fresh cut grass). I didn’t expect an aroma-fest like this at all, will have to have every cider in my Duvel glass from now on. Tastes quite sweet, almost too sweet but with a short-medium duration. Very little tartness. I expected this to be utter rubbish but overall it was passable
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330ml bottle. Pours one shade darker than water and closely resembles champagne minus the bubbles. The aroma is almost non existent while the flavour is sweet and refreshing.
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Pours almost entirely clear and colourless, with, of course, no head. The aroma is not great. There’s a bit of pear there, but it smells kind of off. It tastes a little better, with mild vanilla and pear, and a lemon finish. It is quite crisp and dry on the palate. It is middle of the road, but not offensive, and definitely not as bad as their vile apple cider.