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Ardiel – Victoria Pear Cider

Ardiel – Victoria Pear Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:   Ardiel – Victoria Pear Cider
Sampled October 2019

Brand: Ardiel Cider House
Perry – Dry
Location of Brewing:
Blue Mountains, Ontario
Website Link:
Fermented pear juice, pear juice, sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: 22 g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
LCBO (Fall 2019)
Pale, translucent straw-yellow
Medium, infrequently streaming bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell:  Light aroma. Musty notes among fresh pear flavours.
Initial Taste: Light bite, some acidity. Natural pear flavour that is sweet but not surgery.
After Taste: Remains pear focused, becomes slightly bitter and astringent.  Lingers a long time with a dry, gritty finish.  Some woody and oak notes.
On ice: Less carbonation. Slightly less sweet and flavourful (minimal change)

Additional Notes:  This very traditional tasting Victoria Perry by Ardiel is a nice change from the sugary and candied commercially-available perrys.  It is not overly complex but offers some unique woody notes to a semi-crisp, semi-dry finish. Sweet but not sugary, very true to the fruit.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Strongbow – Dry Pear
More Sour – 401 – Pear Cider
More Dry – Lowrey Bros – Pear Cider
More Crisp – County – Pear Cider

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