Pear Cider by Napoleone

With a brand name like Napoleone you’d expect some tie to France, but this Pear Cider by Napoleone has its ori­gins in Australia des­pite its name and its eleg­ant labeling.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent pale straw col­our with a clean alco­hol­ic nose and mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, the fla­vour of earthy ripe pears in the head devel­ops with an acid­ity in the body ahead of a dry fin­ish with mel­low notes of spice, like ginger. Overall, the cider has round and dry fla­vour with a dis­tinct lack of sweet­ness. While it’s dry­ness is a step up from beer, com­bined with the spice after­taste its dis­tinct fla­vour means it’s not some­thing I’d read­ily reach for when I’m after a refresh­ing beverage.

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