ALLOVATE (2980) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw yellow with perfect clarity and moderate, fine carbonation. A dusty, orchard fresh pear pulp and skin note dominates the nose, sweet with a pale citrus fruit tang. Tangy, tart, acidic and hinting at very sweet fruit sugars. Very lively in feel and lean in body with a watery, shortlived and thankfully dry finish that has a tart and sour crispness to it. Pear flavour is not of the naturally found varietal and there is white grape flavours that overplay anything else. Too sharp for me! (50cL, no date stamp, Liquor Baron’s Ocean Reef)
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is simply a sweet pear smell. Appearance clear with a slight green tinge, no real head. Taste is sweet and tastes of apple, pear and a touch of tartness. Palate is pleasantly tart and a little sour. Very nice cider.