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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5766) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Apalachee - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden ginger ale-like pour with nice bubble action and no head. Aroma has some sweet pear accents, a touch of vanilla, pleasant. Flavor is pretty full bodied for a perry, with some tangy pear fruitiness, a touch of club soda, some light vanilla accents. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it, Very refreshing.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Mostly clear pale yellow pour with no head. Pears and apples. Maybe a hint of booze in spots. Lightly tart. Okay, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (940) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is super fruity and reminds me very much of a green apple Jolly Rancher. It smells fruity and candy-like. I don?t get much pear. Pours a very clear golden color with a touch of copper and a small, thick white head that recedes fairly quickly to the edge where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately sweet and thankfully isn?t nearly as candy like as the aroma. More pear than in the aroma, but still very green apple like. A hint of wine-like tannins. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright cider but it is way too candy like for me, especially in the aroma. Rather sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 oz single bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Apples, pears, vanilla and mild sweetness. Decent head for a cider. Somewhat dry finish. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFunGuy (777) - 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 (6427) - 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 (818) - 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 (884) - 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 (4134) - 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 (4286) - 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)


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