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Sonoma Cider

Sonoma Cider
"The Pitchfork" Pear Cider

Category: Perry

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Certified Organic
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Sonoma Cider
"The Pitchfork" Pear Cider

Category: Perry

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, candied, floral aromas and flavors of banana taffy, fruit stripe gum, tutti fruit ice cream, and cream soda with a silky, tangy, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length toasty pear custard danish, banana cake, pickled melon, and lemonade finish. A tutti fruity, crowd-pleasing pear cider for quaffing.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, sweet & fruity & smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: banana taffy, fruit stripe gum, tutti fruit ice cream, and cream soda
Taste Flavor: toasty pear custard danish, banana cake, pickled melon, and lemonade
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Veggie Frittata, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tutti fruity, crowd-pleasing pear cider for quaffing.

The Producer

Sonoma Beverage Works- Sonoma Cider

The Producer
30C Mill Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-8212

Perry

Beer Glass Pokal Cider.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
The perry/poire tradition is very similar to apple cider tradition. Running parallel to its better-known cousin, pears make for a subtler and more nuanced fruit beverage. Ideally, look for true pear flavors, not sweet, nor cloying. Dryness and minerality are a plus and carbonation level is at the discretion of the producer.