Ev’s Eclectics – Pear-ilous

Cider Profile:

Name: Ev’s Eclectics – Pear-ilous
Sampled December 2021

Brand: Collab Wine & Beverage
Type: Perry – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: Niagara region, ON (Virtual operations)
ABV: 5.5%
Website Link: drinkcollab.ca
Ingredients: Perry, Dillons Dry 7 Gin botanicals, sulphites
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 355ml (bottle)
Availability: Drink Collab’s website
Flavour: Pear & gin botanicals
Colour: Translucent, straw yellow
Carbonation: Small, frequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Musty and astringent pear with some acetic notes. Mild floral and herb aspects.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation.  Slightly funky pear skin that’s got some dry notes. Punchy herb notes and slight floral notes.
After Taste: Quickly turns completely to the gin elements as pear notes almost disappear. Very juniper focused here. Pear makes a slight reappearance later as the gin flavour elements dissipates.  Somewhat long lingering.
On ice: Overall reduced dramatically.  Loses some punch.

Additional Notes: The Pear-ilous is a blended cider by Ev’s Eclectics – with a dry, somewhat gritty pear, that is blended with bold gin botanicals.  It’s a journey cider that switches from pear to botanicals back to pear. Punchy herb and floral notes, in particular juniper, define this perry. A somewhat sour and punchy experience that can have sharp and bitter moments to it.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Niagara Cider – Beekeeper’s Botanical
More Sour – Revel – Spirit of the Woods
More Dry – FieldBird – Perry Sur Lie (2018)
More Crisp – Coffin Ridge – Lavender Earl Grey Pear Cider

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