Cidery: Fox Barrel Cider Co., Colfax, California
Cider: Blackberry Pear Cider
Serving: 12 oz twist-off bottle
Glassware: Fox Barrel glass
Information: 5.0% ABV, Gluten Free, 130 Calories
Style: Fruit Cider
Purchased at: n/a
“Naturally fermented using 100% pear juice, not from pear juice concentrate,or flavored hard apple cider. Filtered cold for extra purity and infused with natural blackberry juice. With no added colorants, sugar, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. No added malt, spirit, grape or apple alcohols. Naturally elegant, refreshingly adult with an authentic blackberry dark-fruit taste and a sweet-sharp fresh tang. Mouthwatering juicy complexity. Luscious pear-berry bouquet.”
Grade: 86 / 100 (4.28)
A – Deep ruby pink in color, this Fox Barrel cider remains vibrantly clear with no head retention. A thin ring of foam rests on the surface from continuous carbonation streaming up.
S – Sharp blackberry aroma, like a basket of freshly washed berries, there’s some detectable pear lingering in the background with slight tannin astringency. Definitely the more potent of the aromas from Fox Barrel ciders.
T – Smooth, crisp blackberry isn’t as pushy as the aroma, instead it blends with the pear juice creating a tandem effort that balances well.
M – Crisp and well-carbonated, Fox Barrel’s Blackberry Pear cider has just a touch of dry tartness and astringency on the tongue. Refreshing and naturally sweet!
O – One of the better ones from Fox Barrel, this has a good balance of flavor between the pear juice and accompanying fruit. The crisp, clean, almost lambic-like finish is very nice. This could even make for a great mixer!