AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: C2B Cider with Other Fruit
AROMA: Light apple juice aroma indicating sweetness. Red apple presence;
pear juice imparts some green tartness and hint of acidity. 8/12
APPEARANCE: White gold; crystal clarity. White foam fizzles away quickly. No CO2 bubbles. 2/3
Apple flavor is more prominent. Pear flavor emerges on the second half
as a slightly sweet juicy taste. Overall palette is medium. Brief
tartness and malic acid in the aftertaste akin to candy. Works fine as
an apple cider + pear juice, but is misleading if drinker assumes it’s a
true perry. 14/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation.
Doesn’t feel flat or watery, but more of crisp texture would be nice.
Smooth and refreshing. Slight residual slickness. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: While not amazing, this is a pretty tasty cider with a bonus pear flavor. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 34/50
The author is not a certified BJCP cider judge; therefore, this score
sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques
and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.