Millwhites Apples & Pears Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Millwhites
Cider Name: Apples & Pears
Region: Somerset/Hertfordshire
ABV: 5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Rustic apples/Hint of pears
Colour: Dull yellow/Amber
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Lazy Dog, Bristol
Date: 03/11/12

It’s FA Cup 1st round day, so that means a game in the cup for the gas, though it’s a tough one at home to Sheffield United, who are arguably the biggest team we could have possibly drawn at this stage. As it’s game day, then the pre-match ritual of visiting the Lazy Dog is in order. To start me up for the day ahead, I opted for the Millwhites Apples & Pears, which is surprisingly the first time I have had this Pider!

Millwhites is someone who is definitely not new to me and is one of my favourite cider producers. Though hopefully this one is more on the scale of their Cask Ciders, than the slightly disappointing Blackberry Blush. Apples and pears together I can just about understand, but why add other fruit that just don’t seem to work?

Anyway enough of the ranting and back onto the reviewing. This smelled of both apples and pears, but the emphasis is more on the apples, with only a small hint of pears in the air.

Now onto the taste, which starts fairly sweet, but then the usual sour and acidic bite kicks in but doesn’t have the same force to it that their usual ciders do. It’s a lot more easier to drink than their ciders and has a nice pear taste to the back of the taste which slowly takes over in time. It’s a fairly decent drink for a Pider, but just needs more to it to choose it over a quality cider.

Would I buy this again?: Yes but not first choice
Overall Rating: 7.5/10

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