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Sonoma Cider The Pitchfork

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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EVER THE PURIST, David approached pear cider cautiously. Often cloyingly sweet, he deemed few worthy of the Sonoma Cider name. So the bar was set at: balance, nuance, intensity or not at all. Contrasting crisp and creamy, aromatic and tart, he added all-natural pear flavors to Sonoma’s distinct small-apple blend until he found something genuine, with real cider integrity.

Pitchfork is our happy ending. It’s an apple connoisseur’s pear cider, hand-crafted with organic apples and a measured infusion of pear essence. It’s both intense and balanced, greeting you with the distinct aromas of both fruits. We’re convinced its fresh play of flavors, crisp start and creamy pear finish will inspire a fan club all its own. With David, the skeptic, presiding. Bottom’s up.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (742) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Light yellow in color. It has a Light yellow in color. It has a Light yellow in color. It has a taste is something different. Not overly sweet definitly enjoyable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6352) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is strong notes of Jolly Rancher apple candy and sugar syrup. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Very artificial Jolly Rancher aroma, nothing else to speak of. Fizzy soda pop in the mouth. It’s really pathetic that they didn’t even use any pears in this...apple cider with "pear flavoring" added. Drain pour alcopop.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Very sweet smell, taste is similar, smooth but sugary, little too sweet, just a bit...sugar water

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kc2793 (13) - - OCT 11, 2014
The added vanilla flavor doesn’t play nice with the pear flavor, leading to an odd almost medicinal flavor. It also has a rather thick texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (859) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Poured from 12 oz green bottle an orangey hay hue. formed little to no head. Aroma strong of pears, clay and wheat grass. flavour strong up front with pear, apple comes through sharply. Again, Scottish wheat grass comes to mind. Ending is lightly tart. Not a big fan of the style, decent enough I guess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is pear/pear skin, mild sweetness and a hint of caramel/toffee. The flavor is pear, caramel, a hint of fruit and a very tart/dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Light golden yellow. Light fizz. Aroma of tart apple meat & sweet pear juice. Tastes of applesauce, hints of pear extract. Finishes tart with pear sugars. Essence of fructose. Not as good as Hatchet, but loved it. (4136)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1200) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a rich gold with a faint hint of pink and no head, though there is visible carbonation. Nose is quite strong, and definitely pear; nicely enough, it’s the fruit, not some sort of bizarre pear candy. Semi-dry with good fruit flavor on the front of the mouth; manages to convey the slight creamy richness that a good pear has, and has a touch of spice to it. Finish is long, dry, and a little metallic. This is pretty good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light medium golden with a hint of brown, poor light head and no real lace. Simple vanilla oxidized nose. No bright fruit. Coarse and dead. Palate is dry, acid, carbonated and hollow. Lacks fruit flavor. Oak flavors make it look like candy. At least the anvil was bombed with artifact.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
The aroma is very sweet and fruity with a slightly medicinal syrup quality. The appearance is light gold with no head. The taste is drier than the aroma but has the medicinal quality. The palate is thin but OK for the style. Overall worth a try maybe but not great.


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