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Beaver Valley – Dry Pear Cider

Beaver Valley – Dry Pear Cider

Cider Profile:

Name:  Beaver Valley Dry Pear Cider
Sampled: August 2020

Brand: Beaver Valley Winery Ltd.
Type: Perry – Dry
Location of Brewing: Kimberley, Ontario
ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: Pears, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 750mL (bottle)
Availability: At Beaver Valley Retail Store + better beverage bars
Flavour: Pear
Colour: Pale yellow
Carbonation: Medium sized, semi-streaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild earthy and musty pear aromas with some fleshy notes.
Initial Taste: Medium bite but carbonation dissipates very quickly. Mild pear flavour with some bitter and earthy notes. Some lemon hints.
After Taste: Some fleshy Bartlett pear flavours. Mild smokiness. Unique cotton candy and tonic notes. Short aftertaste. Wine-like finish.
On ice: Not much change in flavour or carbonation. Taste becomes slightly diluted and more flat.

Additional Notes: The Beaver Valley Dry Pear is a simple, straightforward perry that has a lighter body and flavour profile. With a few different flavour notes detectable, it’s a little musty and earthy with a unique cotton candy note in there too. A mix between tonic spritzer and wine elements, would pair well with fish or chicken. Authentic pear flavour, and its not a sweet cider at all. Would appeal to fruit wine enthusiasts.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 2
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Pear
More Sour – Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender
More Dry – Fieldbird – 2018 Sparkling Perry
More Crisp – Ardiel – Victoria Pear

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