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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

PorterPounder's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6719) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (9807) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Sweet jolly rancher Apple. Clear gold. Sweet and a bit of fermented Apple. Much too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3646) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught. Clear golden liquid with fast dissipating white head. Aroma of apples, pears, bit sugar and sweet candy. Taste is light to medium sweet with notes of apples and pears. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Bit sweet but nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at Billcos. Clear pale gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is really sweet, green jolly ranchers, apple flavoring. Taste is super sweet. Palate is light bodied with light carbonation. Bleh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at Bilcos. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. The aroma is faint fruit and cereal. Medium mouth, cereal, wheat, light finish, decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft a the bilcos. Clear golden orange coloured pour with no head. Aroma is Sweet, syrupy, green jolly ranger sweets. Sugars. I’ve got a toothache. Plastic and sweet apple, green apple, sugary sweet. Palate is highish carbonation. Sticky sweet. Industrial sweet cider meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at Billco’s. Pours clear gold with a light filmy head. The nose has lots of sugary apple candies. Heavy sweet flavor, a little syrupy, with tons of raw sugar, mellow apple character. Medium bodied, fizzy. Sugary finish, more apple candies, Jolly Rancher. Like an apple soda. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3163) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, well retained, off white head, over a clear, light gold (SRM 4) body.....nose is heavy apple, hints of pear, light vanilla.....taste is apple, with mild hints of pear, moderately sweet.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a variation of apple cider, but is definitely an apple cider, not a pear cider. It is simple, but enjoyable. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12137) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Draft - pours yellow - nose and taste of pear, honey and apple - medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertjm (830) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
No head worth mentioning. Lots of big bubbles inside the glass. Dark golden body. Aroma a mixture of apple and pear. Slight artificial sweetness reminiscent of those fake strawberry hard copies that are wrapped in plastic which looks like a strawberry. No real aftertaste. Better than The Anvil. But, not a whole lot better.

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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.

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