Magners Pear Cider (Ireland)

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  • My Rating: C

Magners Pear Cider, 4.5% ABV – 500ml, (Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland)

Ingredients: pear juice from concentrate, glucose, sugar, citric acid, pear flavour, sulphites, colour.

  • Style: Pear Cider
  • Taste Profile: sweet fizzy yeast -> light pear/light apple -> burpy/med-sweet/light rough finish
  • Where I got it : W. 16th Liquor
  • How much: $4 (after 10% off), Jan 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear light  white wine yellow with almost no head, no retention, but lots of activity. Bright, sugary pear juice on the nose.

Attack: 9/10-sugary sweetness, fizzy yeast

Mid-palate: light pear, light apple, crispness

Finish: burpy, light-bodied, med-sweet/light rough finish.

Super-drinkable yet overly simplistic. Not much depth of flavour nor complexity of taste. This is more for the non-drinker/casual drinker crowd. Decent with a meal.