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Bumper Crop – Mountain Pear

Cider Profile:

Name: Bumper Crop – Mountain Pear
Sampled April 2020

Brand:  Bumper Crop Cider Company
Type: 
Perry
Location of Brewing:
Vancouver, BC
ABV:
7%
Website Link:
bumpercropcider.com
Ingredients: Carbonated water, cider, Natural Flavours
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (Can)
Availability:
British Columbia Stores
Flavour:
Pear
Colour:  
Translucent light-gold yellow
Carbonation:
Medium, semi-frequent streaming bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: medium aroma. Sweet, syrupy pear
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation.  Sweet, somewhat sugary pear taste with a little astringency.
After Taste: Pear concentrate becomes more noticeable as the sweetness and sugar dissipates.  Finished with a bit of film.  Some tonic-water elements in the finish
On ice: Slightly less flavourful.

Additional Notes:  A very flavourful pear, the Mountain Pear by Bumper Crop is extra sweet and sugary. Smooth, with some elements of the alcohol (7%), it’s a lot to take in and very commercial.  Similar to other pear-based cocktails, as opposed to a fruit-focused cider. Has some tangy notes in the finish, along with some filmy aftertaste that you would find in carbonated water.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 3
Dry – 2
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Growers – Pear
More Sour – Molson Canadian – Pear Cider
More Dry – County Cider – Pear Flavoured Cider
More Crisp – Okanagan – Dry Pear

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Lonetree – Authentic Dry Cider

Cider Profile:

Name: Lonetree – Authentic Dry Cider
Sampled March 2019

Brand:  The Lonetree Cider Co.
Type: Apple – Crisp
Location of Brewing:
Vancouver, BC
ABV:
5.5%
Website Link:
lonetree.ca
Ingredients:
Cider, water, natural flavour, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 25g/L

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability:
LCBO (Ontario) + other provinces
Flavour:
Apple
Colour:  
Rich golden yellow
Carbonation:
Minimal bubbles



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma of extra sweet dessert-like apples.  Mild pear-like elements
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Sweet and strong dessert apples. Some tonic elements with mild bubble-gum notes.
After Taste: Dissipates quickly, sweetness reduces and tonic elements remain.  Stays sweet throughout.
On ice: less carbonation, slightly less sweet.

Additional Notes:  A very sweet, juicy apple, the Lonetree Authentic Dry Cider is apple forward with a bit of a bubble-gum feel and taste.  Tastes almost alcohol free, it has some tonic elements but does not linger long.  Approachable and an easy entry for new cider drinkers.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Brickworks – Queen Street 501
More Sour – Pommies – Farmhouse Cider
More Dry – Coffin Ridge – Forbidden Dry Cider
More Crisp – Liberty Village – Extra Dry Cider

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