JoeMcPhee (9448) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010 OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, - FEB 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle sampled 4/12/09. Clear pale straw colour with a bit of residual carbonation. Lightly sweet pear aroma with a bit of fuselly alcohol or mineral note. Moderately sweet pear flavour balanced with a light alcohol bitterness. Medium to full bodied, lightly warming mouthfeel. Quite nice chilled, as it warmed the higher alcohols tended to overpower the simple but pleasant sweetness.
Pale straw coloured cider. Still. The nose is lightly floral and a little bit fruity. There is a touch of light spiciness and a bit of pear skin tannic structure. Light citrus. The beer is fairly sweet with a bit of light citrusy character. The cider is very, very sweet though and that sugary character clobbers the lighter aromatics in the nose. Simple and lacking complexity. I suspect that 50% of the fermentables in here are straight sugar. It smells okay, but the flavour is completely underwhelming.