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Maggie Beer Heritage Pear Cider

After a slew of apple ciders, we eased ourselves into an apple and pear cider, before reach­ing this Maggie Beer Heritage Pear Cider. It com­bines the sweet­ness of Beurre Bosc pears, the acid­ity of Red Sensation pears and the vibrancy of Duchess pears.

The cider is a golden yel­low straw col­our with a medi­um car­bon­a­tion and a sweet pear nose. Consumed ice-cold, a bright sweet­ness comes through in the head before a gentle acid­ity at the back of the body lifts the sweet­ness to leave a refresh­ingly sweet cider. The pear fla­vour in this cider is dis­tinctly one of red, brown and yel­low-skinned pears rather than the clear­er and crisper fla­vour of Packham pears. This cider has a bal­anced sweet­ness without any harsh alco­hol­ic notes, mak­ing it one of the easi­est ciders to drink.

This bottle of Maggie Beer Heritage Pear Cider con­tained 330 ml. It was bottled in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.