Puddicombe – Hopped Pear

Cider Profile:

Name: Puddicombe Family Tree – Hopped Pear
Sampled January 2022

Brand:  Puddicombe Cider Co.
Type:  Perry – Hopped
Location of Brewing: Winona, ON
ABV:  5.5%
Website Link: puddicombecider.com
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free:  Yes
Sugar Content: N/A 

Size(s) available: 473ml (can)
Availability: Puddicombe online + retail store + select grocery stores
Flavour: Pear & hops
Colour:  Transparent golden yellow
Carbonation: Large, semi-streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Juicy pear medley. Light hops – citrus and lychee notes. Mild funk.
Initial Taste: Mild bite from carbonation and acidity. Pear skin forward. Slightly gritty and funky. Sweetness. Lychee and banana notes.
After Taste: Becomes smoother, with pear flesh becoming dominant. Juicy pear. Hops add citrus notes here. Medium-sweet finish.
On ice: Overall flavour reduced. Thinner.

Additional Notes:  Puddicombe’s Hopped Pear is exactly as described. Made with 3 pear varieties grown on their farm, this is a juicy and sweeter offering – with the hops adding layers and uniqueness to it. This starts off a bit more funky and pear skin forward, with a bit of grit; into the aftertaste, it becomes smoother, juicier and brighter. The hops add lychee, banana and citrus notes throughout the sipping journey. A decently thick mouthfeel and body

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – County Cider – Pear Flavoured Cider
More Sour – Eden Grove – Perfect Pear Cider
More Dry – Front Road Cellars – Norfolk Perry
More Crisp – Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Perry

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