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Molson Canadian – Pear Cider 

Molson Canadian – Pear Cider 

­­­­Cider Profile:

Name: Molson Canadian Pear Cider
Sampled January 2018

Brand: Molson Canadian Cider
Type: Perry
Location of Brewing: Ontario, Canada
ABV: 5%
Website Link: molsoncanadian.ca
Ingredients: Cider, natural flavour, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 54 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL (can)
Availability: LCBO
Flavour: Pear
Colour: Golden-yellow
Carbonation: Large, semi-streaming bubbles. Some foam.

 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong, extra sweet smell. Aromas of Bartlett pear and vanilla. Quite a juicy-pear smell.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation and acidity. Quite sweet with strong mixture of Bartlett and yellow pear flavours. Hints of bitterness from Bartlett pears.
After Taste: Strong pear flavour continues and becomes more candied flavour in nature. Flavour remains in the mouth for a while. Slightly thick consistency. Sugar residue/foam in the mouth. Hints of a ginger-ale flavour and sensation in the finish.
On ice: Only a minor reduction in carbonation and flavour – with less bitter notes emerging.

Additional Notes: Molson Canadian’s Pear Cider delivers on its name, providing a medley of strong pear flavours – especially that of an overripe Bartlett pear. Quite sweet and rich, it has noticeable natural and artificial sugars in the cider. It may be a good introduction to perries for the new and/or only commercially-based cider fan. It aligns with the style of other Molson Cider offerings.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Growers Pear Cider
More Sour – Collective Arts Pear Saison
More Dry – County Pear Cider
More Crisp – Somersby Pear Cider

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