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.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.