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401 Brewery – Pear Cider

401 Brewery – Pear Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:   401 Brewery – Pear Cider
Sampled September 2020

Brand: 401 Cider Brewery
Flavoured – Pear
Location of Brewing: Colborne, Ontario
ABV: 6%
Website Link:
Ingredients: Fermented apple juice, sugar, sulphites, natural pear flavour, caramel colour, potassium sorbate
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 341ml & 750mL (bottles)
At 401 Retail Store (inside The Big Apple) and Online Store
Translucent golden yellow
Small, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet, juicy and acidic pear – with some apple. Honey notes and candied.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite from acidity. Juicy and sweet pear flavour quickly noticeable with some mild sour hints. Crisp taste and mouth feel with slight earthiness. A bit of tartness to the palate.
After Taste: Pear flavour continues the same. Some honey and agave flavour notes. Tonic flavour hints with a semi-dry finish. Mild minerality.
On ice: Carbonation slightly cut. Becomes drier but a touch less rich in flavour.

Additional Notes: This pear flavoured cider from 401 Brewery has a more prominent pear taste than some of its competitors. A crisp drink in taste and mouth feel, it is quite refreshing to consume. Quite juicy and maybe even a tad rustic.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Pear
More Sour – Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender
More Dry – Beaver Valley – Dry Pear
More Crisp – Ardiel – Victoria Pear

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