Maker: Crispin, Colfax, California, USA.
Fruit: Unknown apple and pear varieties.
Style: Pear cider (Pear & apple)
Price: $11/6 pack of 12 oz bottles (Binny’s)
Appearance: Light gold, moderate carbonation.
Nose: Mild cut Bartlett pear.
Palate: Light-bodied. Dessert pear, semi-dry Riesling.
Finish: Clean, a little sweetness.
Parting words: As I learned from the comments on the last pear cider I reviewed, there is a difference between a pear cider and a true perry. This is the former. It’s a relatively dry and crisp, although no one would ever mistake it for a dry English or Norman cider. Pacific Pear has a good amount of pear flavor but still sticks to the Crispin house which is crisp and easy-drinking. This is a fine entry pear cider or good for pounding back at a summer BBQ. Pacific Pear is recommended.