Saturday, March 6, 2010
William's Sir Perry Pear Cider Review
Aaah, yes, another cider review. Today I am trying a pear based cider from the United Kingdom. Many of the LCBO stores I have seen carry this so it should not be a problem finding one near you. A 500 mL can costs $2.85 CAD.
The cider is pale straw in color and pours like any other cider - tons of carbonation and no head of course. Even though this is a pear based cider, the aroma is not much different from the regular, apple based cider. The fermented pears give off an aroma similar to that of fermented apples with the exception of a very, very distant pear scent. In fact, it is so distant, I will say that this smells a lot like a regular apple cider. The taste brings out the differences and this is where the pear flavour shines...OK, it doesn't shine, but it is definitely a lot more noticeable than in the aroma. Like other ciders the taste is crisp and just a touch sweet. The finish is acidic and the pear flavour lingers for a long time which creates a pleasurable sensation. I like this cider, I like it more than I liked Rekorderlig earlier this week. The taste is not too sweet so I can see myself consuming more than one can per sitting.
Cost - $2.85 CAD for a 500 mL can
Taste - 8.8/10
Overall - 8.8/10...crisp, acidic taste with subtle pear flavour, excellent cider