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Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider

Monteith’s was the brand of the first cider that we enjoyed: Monteith’s Orchard Thieves with Mandarin & Lime. It’s pro­duced and sold in New Zealand, so not some­thing avail­able in Australia. We can, how­ever, find Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent pale straw col­our with a prom­in­ent alco­hol­ic nose and high car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, a lightly sweet pear fla­vour comes through in the head devel­op­ing with mod­er­ate acid­ity briefly towards the body before reced­ing just as swiftly to give way to a smooth and crisp mouth­feel with a clear sweet­ness in the fin­ish that lingers into the after­taste.

Overall, this is a refresh­ing cider and suited to those who prefer their ciders less sweet.

This bottle of Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider con­tained 330 ml. It was pro­duced in New Zealand and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.