Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Perry

Cider Profile:

Name: Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Perry
Sampled August 2021

Brand: Twin Pines Orchards and Ciderhouse
Type: Perry – Crisp
Location of Brewing: Thedford, ON
ABV: 6.8%
Website Link: twinpinesorchards.com
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: N/A
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 1L (bottle)
Availability: Twin Pines Retail + online store
Flavour: Pear
Colour: Translucent, golden yellow with lavender hues
Carbonation: Small, infrequently streaming bubbles

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium aroma. Juicy, sweet green pear notes. Mild smoke + wood.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite. Quick acidity. Bright and juicy pear. Pear peel and flesh notes. Slight woodiness. Natural sweetness from fruit.
After Taste: Pear flavour becomes cleaner and more sharp. Mild bitter notes that quickly appear. Sweetness dwindles and ends more dry.
On ice: Less carbonation. Smoother but less juicy. More sharp overall.

Additional Notes:  Twin Pine’s Hammer Bent Perry is a very pear-forward, true to the fruit perry. Bright and juicy pears welcome you quickly and become more sharp as they go along. It’s off-dry but naturally sweet from the fruit. Smooth to consume and one of the more natural and authentic pear-tasting perries we’ve had, as well as the most crisp and clean. 1L is a perfect size to split for 2-4 people (or one if you’re adventurous as it’s not hard to want a second pint). 

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Shale Ridge – Pear Apple
More Sour – Steel Town – PORRO!
More Dry – FieldBird – Black Barred (2019)
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