Friday, October 21, 2016

Original Sin Pear Cider


3.4
   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

FLAVOR: 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

DISCLAIMER: 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.