The Cider Crate

Strongbow – Dry Pear

Strongbow – Dry Pear

Cider Profile:

Name:  Strongbow – Dry Pear
Sampled July 2018

Brand: Strongbow
Type:
Perry
Location of Brewing:
Hereford, United Kingdom
ABV:
4.5%
Website Link:
strongbow.com
Ingredients:
Fermented Pear and Apple Juice, Glucose –Fructose, Sugar, Citric Acid, Pear Essence, Sulphites
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 38g/L

Size(s) available: 440ml Can
Availability:
LCBO
Flavour:
Pear
Colour:  
Golden yellow
Carbonation:
Small streaming bubbles, clear.

 


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium-strong sweet Bosc Pear aroma.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation> Strong and sweet fleshy yellow pear.
After Taste: Becomes sweeter in the aftertaste, almost has a sugary, candied finish (but not granular/gritty).  Has a long lingering taste and a quite crisp finish.
On ice: Less carbonation and slightly less tangy.

Additional Notes: A very juicy and sweet pear, the Strongbow Dry Pear is maybe not as dry as the name implies, but it has a lot of flavour.  Sugar level make this sweeter than other pear ciders, which makes this easier to drink as a more cocktail then an actual perry.  Crisp and is definitely a Strongbow at heart, it is similar to their other product offerings.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Growers Pear Cider
More Sour – Molson Pear Cider
More Dry – County Pear Cider
More Crisp – Sir Perry Pear Cider

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