Front Road Ciderworks – Norfolk Perry

Cider Profile:

Name: Front Road Ciderworks – Norfolk Perry
Sampled December 2021

Brand: Front Road Ciderworks (Blueberry Hills Estate)
Type: Perry – Crisp
Location of Brewing: St. Williams, ON
ABV: 6%
Website Link: blueberry-hill.ca
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content:  N/A

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Via Blueberry Hills website or retail store
Flavour: Perry
Colour: Transparent Golden Yellow
Carbonation: Small, infrequently streaming bubbles.

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Musty and funky pear
Initial Taste: Medium bite. Some upfront fermentation notes. Acidic pear with some bitterness. Some woodland earthy notes. Some tangy elements.
After Taste: Harsher elements reduce dramatically and become juicy and more pear focused.  Mild and smooth finish that is slightly sweet.
On ice: Almost all tanginess is reduced.  Less Pear

Additional Notes:  The Norfolk Perry by Front Road Ciderworks is a lovely golden yellow perry that has some funk, acidity and harsher elements to start but clears out very quickly becoming an extra smooth and somewhat clean finish.  Slightly tangy and with a heavier mouthfeel, it’s much less pear focused when on-ice. This one has a little bit of everything at times, but still remains very pear focused, especially at the end. A rustic, seemingly-old world inspired with modern touches perry.

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

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shale Ridge – Pear Apple
More Sour – Bayfield – Perry
More Dry – FieldBird – Black Barred (2019)
More Crisp – Ardiel – Victoria Pear

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