Crispin – Pacific Pear

Crispin Cider Pacific Pear

Crispin Cider Pacific Pear

IT’S HERE! After the months and months of longing and searching since the Seattle Cider Summit, I finally found some Pacific Pear on shelves — at Bartell’s, of all places. And to my great delight, it is entirely as delicious as I remember.

Pacific Pear is made entirely from pear juice, not a mix of apple and pear juice as many perries are, and it really shows. Its aroma is cool and flowery and sweet but not cloying, the pear notes immediately distinct, and in the glass it’s a very clear, very pale yellow.

The taste of this cider is a glorious pear explosion, bursting on your tongue and all through your mouth. In addition to the pure-pear-juice composition, the low alcohol content (only 4.5% ABV) also leaves much of the fruit sweetness intact. This is a sweet cider, of that there’s no question, but it’s light and refreshing rather than heavy or syrupy.

It’s a real shame I only saw this in 4-packs of 12oz bottles, because what I’d really like is to be able to fill up a growler with this stuff. (Over and over and over again…)

To be clear: though I know it can’t be to everyone’s taste, I recommend this cider really without reservation. I loved it when I tried it at the Summit, I love it today, and now that it’s shown up on store shelves near me I look forward to loving it on a regular basis in the future. Run, don’t walk, to locate some for yourself on Crispin’s website here.

  • http://www.onehundredyearhorizons.com/ Barbara Seiders

    Thank you for this review! This is a delicious perry! My favorite thing about it is the bouquet. When you crack it open, the fragrance is pure pear – just like the taste! I used the Crispin locator to find the *one* retail distributor in my area – and then I went and bought them out. I only got 3 4-packs, so I hope they get more in soon. This is good stuff!

    • http://badriderreviews.com/ Phoebe

      Glad to hear there’s a place near you that has it in stock! I was pleased to see Bartell’s restocked theirs in a timely manner after we bought them out.