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Brewed by Zeffer Brewing Company
Style: Perry
Matakana, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our Pear cider is a smooth juicy little number with a light fizz and a hint of natural sweetness. In each and every bottle thereís a smattering of Sandspit salt-spray, a whisper of warm Tawharanui wind and countless hours of Matakana sunshine which we reckon makes it pretty darn tasty.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma is pears, mild sweetness and plastic. The flavor is pears, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle sample at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Very pale golden, white-wine-like color, slightly hazy. Aroma of pears, some green apples, a light sugary hint and some sulphur. Flavor has light sweetness at first, but quickly turns dry and mildly sourish, with pears, some apples and a slightly astringent finish. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow. Aroma is notes of white wine (green grape, lime zest, minerals, oak), apple/pear skin. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. This has a somewhat promising, wine-like nose, but ultimately itís pretty simple and soda-like.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hnui999 (15) - SINGAPORE - JUN 11, 2014
Gift from a friend. Really nice cider. Probably the best Pear cider I have had! Nice color and aroma. Perfect balance between sweet and tart. Really refreshing. Will definitely buy again if I see it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
330ml bottle. As with alot of cidres, beut packagingBeer is an extremely hazed pale white. Supper bubbly and effervescent, no head. Smell is crisp but a bit rotteny, subtle earth and band aid. Flavor is nicely dry. Flavor has a bit of tartnes in the finish. It is earthy, slightly rotten, not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is a pretty decent perry. It has clean fermentation characteristics which lend a pure pear flavor. It is just a bit sweet and very slightly sticky but still drinkable with medium carbonation. This seems to be bottle conditioned with yeast in the bottle and despite being pretty careful, I ended up with a pretty cloudy glassful. Overall, this isnít bad stuff even if itís a touch on the bland side.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Light fruity aroma. Clear pale yellow colour with no head. Nice dry pear flavour slightly mulled. Med body and carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turnermj (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
Feels a touch sweet following the Zeffer Apple but noticialbly less acidity which may account for the perception of sweetness. Good fruit through the palate and a seamless finish. One of the nicer pear ciders I have tried.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciderpro (5) - - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Honey notes on the nose. A slight sweetness that doesnít linger. Good notes of pear with a slightly tropical finish. All in all a very good pear cider at the dryer end of the scale.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
very subtle flavours. a little on the sweet side but itís so subdued that itís not really much of anything. pears are hiding in there somewhere. it isnít bad but itís oddly shy and could be a bit more...well, existent.


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