Pierre Huet – Poiré Demi-Sec

Cider Profile:

Name: Pierre Huet – Poiré Demi Sec
Sampled April 2021

Brand:  Calvados Pierre Huet
Type: Perry – French
Location of Brewing: Cambemer, France
ABV: 2%
Website Link: calvados-huet.com
Ingredients: Pears, yeast, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Limited – LCBO Vintages
Flavour: Pear
Colour:  Transparent golden yellow
Carbonation: Small streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Fleshy pear with some tannins. Cellaring notes. Thick, syrupy.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Crisp, juicy pear that is thick and concentrated. Honey and grass notes. Sweet fruit.
After Taste: Pear becomes slightly more tart. A bit of alcohol notes come through. Sweet finish. Lingers a while with a bit of film.
On ice: Becomes slightly thinner. Reduced alcohol taste. Seems sweeter overall.

Additional Notes:  The Poiré Demi-Sec by Pierre Huet has some familiar characteristics with Normandy apple cidres but surprised us in how thick and sweet it really was. With a strong, crisp, juicy pear to start, it’s sweet throughout, with the pear notes only becoming a bit tart near the finish. Some alcohol notes make it seem much stronger than the 2% it is. A thick, syrupy, concentrated mouthfeel has memories of fortified ciders. 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 4.5

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