Packham Pear Cider by The Cider Lab

Packham Pears and I have a love-hate rela­tion­ship. While I’m fond of eat­ing Packham Pears, it’s not a fruit — fresh or pro­cessed — that my body will tol­er­ate. But D and I enjoy sweet ciders — The Cider Lab con­veni­ently informs of the sweet­ness and tart­ness of their ciders on the neck of each bottle — so I took take my chances with this Packham Pear Cider by The Cider Lab based on my unsub­stan­ti­ated (but now con­firmed) belief that pro­cess of mak­ing cider would elim­in­ate the source of my intolerance.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent pale yel­low-green with a mel­low, sweet nose and a gentle effer­ves­cence. Consumed ice-cold, bright notes of crisp Packham Pear come through in the head with a gentle sweet­ness and low acid­ity in the body. A hint of flor­al fra­grance emerges towards the end of the body, before leav­ing a clean fin­ish with no linger­ing aftertaste.

The dry and fla­vour­ful notes of Packham Pear cre­ate a smooth and refresh­ing cider that’s a delight to drink. Indeed, so much so that we want to try the oth­ers in The Cider Lab line.

This bottle of Packham Pear Cider by The Cider Lab con­tained 330 ml. It was bottled in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.