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Sonoma Cider The Pitchfork

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cougfan95 (25) - - AUG 19, 2015
Great nose of both apple and pear that follow through on the taste. Nicely crisp with no real sweetness which allows the fruits to shine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1450) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Smells lightly floral perfumey, taste is peary, appley, aftertaste of banana. Slightly tart but a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (6945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2015
pitchfork ehh? .. pours a light yellow .. good bubbles .. . lots of pear concentrate and flowers .. on the sweeter side, crisp finish .. i’m a big ass fan .. . .
So we asked our mother, and she was like "okay" and we went with the stranger to McDonald’s, and he bought us a Happy Meal, as afterward took us home. When my mom saw him she was immediately smitten. He tipped his hat to her and said "see ya around!" and off he went. This became our routine on those lazy summer nights. He would come by in his white unmarked van take us to McDonald’s, then bring us home and have a chat with my mother on the doorstep. Soon he was chatting with her in the living room and before too many years had passed, had married her and moved in. He still kept up he tradition every week of taking us kids to McDonald’s. Mom would smile and watch us from the window as we pulled out of the drive, remembering how our little family had come together. I would sit in the back seat of the car and look at the sun setting while we zipped passed the Golden arches and into a nearby alleyway where he would rape us senseless and tell us he would slit our mom’s throat in her sleep if we ever told.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma of pear and other fruits combined with some spices. Taste is certainly consistent, mostly pear and spices. Refreshing and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (465) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle pour at the Coppola Winery Pool in Healdsburg, CA. Candied pear aromas leading to a moderately dry finish. The perfect perry for such a pool-cidery occasion as this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at Cajun Cafe Cider and Mead Fest 2015. Pours a mostly clear yellow with a white head. Nose is some pear, ripe apple, and a hint of sweetness. Flavor is similar- apple with bits of pear and light sweet until the finish dries it out somewhat. Lovely perry overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle, 5/10/15. Clear pale golden, lots of fizz, fizzy off-white head that fizzes away with a quick fizzle. Aroma of pear, vanilla, earthy notes and a tart tannic finish. The taste is dry tannic wine, pear, leather, earth, vanilla. Thin bodied, high carbonation, weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4737) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has lots of pear that is ripe, rich and juicy, but still on the drier side for the style. It has a medium body that starts smooth then gets rougher with the sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pepper, astringency, bright pear an some fleshiness of pears. The finish is dry and spicy. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (4406) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a clean sharp golden with one finger of white head. Weird candyish nose. Smells like jolly ranchers and tastes even stranger. Crisp in the mouth with some unidentifiable character that makes it seem almost rich. Round and sweet. Weird

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/14/15] Draught at Lagunitas in Petaluma. Clear golden. Aroma of pears, rather candy-ish, with vanilla and a citric note. Sweet flavor with pear candy/bubblegum and vanilla. Too sweet and too much vanilla.


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