Howell Road – Blackberry Pear
Name: Howell Road – Blackberry Pear
Sampled January 2021
|Brand: Howell Road Cider Co./Brantview Apples
Type: Perry – Flavoured
Location of Brewing: St. George, Ontario
Website Link: brantviewapples.com
Ingredients: Pears, blackberry, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available:473ml (can)
Availability: Via Howell Road online and retail store
Flavour: Pear & blackberry
Colour: Cloudy, deep-burgundy
Carbonation: Small, infrequently streaming bubbles
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Light aroma. Floral, with some tart blackberries and bright pear.
Initial Taste: Light bite from carbonation. Acidic and tart with creamy pear and some sour blackberries. Dank and dry.
After Taste: Long-lingering with more blackberry appearing and some funky elements as it becomes less acidic. Becomes slightly sweeter and light for the palate.
On ice: Less carbonation, less flavour. Slightly smoother.
Additional Notes: The Blackberry Pear by Howell Road starts funky and acidic becoming slightly brighter and more blackberry focused. It certainly surprised us as we expected a sweeter experience. With a heavier mouthfeel, it has long lingering flavours with some dank elements (not negative!). Pear starts somewhat present but dissipates pretty quickly – leaving a lot of non-fruit elements, along with the blackberry focus to finish. Unfiltered with a lot of trub/particles.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 2
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 2
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4
More Sweet – County – Blackberry Peach
More Sour – Revel – Prosthetic Conscience
More Dry – Beaver Valley – Dry Pear Cider
More Crisp – Coffin Ridge – Lavender Earl Grey Pear Cider
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