Name: Ardiel – Victoria Pear Cider
Sampled October 2019
|Brand: Ardiel Cider House
Type: Perry – Dry
Location of Brewing: Blue Mountains, Ontario
Website Link: ardielciderhouse.ca
Ingredients: Fermented pear juice, pear juice, sugar, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 22 g/L
Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
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
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