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Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender

Spirit Tree – Pear with Lavender

Cider Profile:

Name:  Spirit Tree Pear with Lavender Cider
Sampled February 2018

Brand: Spirit Tree Cider Co.
Type:
Flavoured – Pear & Lavender
Location of Brewing:
Caledon, ON
ABV:
6.0%
Website Link:
spirittreecider.com
Ingredients:
Pears, lavender, sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355mL (bottle)
Availability:
Spirit Tree Retail Store
Flavour:
Pear and Lavender
Colour:
Extra pale, almost-translucent yellow
Carbonation:
Practically still with a few random non-moving bubbles

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong lavender aroma with hints of sweet pear. Slightly earthy and floral.
Initial Taste: Mild bite but very smooth. Quick, strong lavender taste with sweet pear secondary. Slightly metallic and earthy.
After Taste: Lavender remains but becomes more floral in nature – as well as earthy and bitter. Pear dissipates but sweetness stays, becomes almost sugary. Dry finish.
On ice: Remains smooth. Lavender is reduced. Pear is slightly reduced.

Additional Notes: Spirit Tree’s Pear with Lavender Cider is a very unique offering as we cannot recall this flavour combination being used often in ciders prior. With a strong lavender presence, it has a very prominent floral, earthy taste with a contrasting sweet pear background flavour. Might be a nice dessert cider, however, we feel that you cannot drink a lot of this at once as it is very rich.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Pear Cider
More Sour – Collective Arts – Pear Saison
More Dry – Clafeld Rosehip Cider
More Crisp – Great Cider – Not Too Sweet

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