Advantages A nice refreshing pear cider
Disadvantages None really
When it comes to alcoholic beverages I tend to favour the likes of pear cider over most other drinks. I do like wine and also lager but I don't think you can beat cider for refreshment, particularly in the warm weather.My personal favourite brands are Kopperberg and St. Helier as I have a preference for sweeter ciders but as my local supermarkets only stock these on a sporadic basis I tend to make do with whatever they do have. Whilst in my local Iceland store recently I was perusing the cider section when I noticed that they were selling bottles of Gaymers Pear Cider at a mere £1.
Not that I am alcoholic in anyway you understand (*cough*), but cider averages around £2 per bottle - that is depending on brand and size of course, but this Gaymers stood magnificently tall and contained 568 ml of the golden liquid so at just £1 I decided to buy a bottle (or two..).I must point out that my previous experience of drinking any Gaymers cider was not really a positive one as I once tried a bottle of the apple variety and found it quite tart and off putting so I was hoping that this wouldn't be a repeat experience.
The cider is presented in a thick and sturdy glass bottle which though is green in colour also has a transparency about it too. Because of this the liquid can be seen though it is too difficult to distinguish the colour due to the green glass. There is a sticker around the centre of the bottle bearing the logo and relevant information on the back, whilst around the neck is a golden emblem telling us this is 'cold filtered'.This as mentioned is a reasonable sized 568ml and the RRP is around £1.50 depending on where you shop but can be found on offer such as the £1 deals at Iceland for example.
The strength of the cider is 4.5% volume so drink sensibly.My experience of drinking this~
On removing the cap via a bottle opener I could hear the cider bubbling away whilst still in the bottle and I noticed a hint of pear flavour that emitted upwards which did smell inviting to drink.On pouring the cider out I found it to be very bubbly, to the point of frothy even, despite doing my 'barmaid bit' of tilting the glass at the same time. Once the bubbles had subsided I could see it was a nice 'cider colour' of the golden variety athough it did have a crisp appearance and there was a clearness to the liquid as well.
The pear scent was quite strong once poured and on tasting the drink I found it to be very crisp and intensely refreshing. There was a slight tang to it that did remind me of apple cider but mainly it was the pear I could taste throughout supping this drink. The cider hit the back of my throat and once my taste buds became accustomed to the slight tang I found it a very enjoyable beverage.
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