Cider Review: Blackberry Pear by Crispin Ciders

Blackberry Pear Bottle
Blackberry Pear by Crispin Ciders
Serving Size: 12 fl.oz
ABV: 5%
Calories: 160
Colorants: 0
Benzoate Preservatives: 0
Sorbate Preservatives: 0
Added Sugar: 0
Added Malt or Spirit Alcohol: 0
Gluten Free: Yes
Naturally Fermented: Yes

Naturally elegant and refreshingly adult with a sweet-sharp blackberry tang and mouthwatering juicy complexity, complemented by a luscious pear-berry bouquet. Naturally fermented using 100% pear juice, not from pear juice concentrate, or flavored hard apple cider.

Filtered cold for extra purity, with no added colorants, sugar, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. No added malt, spirit, grape or apple alcohols.

Our Review:
First off, I need to warn you this drink disappears fast. It is like drinking a starburst but fizzy. I bought a whole pack of these and well several hours later and the Hobbit movie has been completed and they were gone. To be fair the pack I got only had four.

I have found some pear ciders are a tad bitter and after you take a taste it leaves a funny taste in your mouth. This is not the case with this one, it taste like a blackberry starburst. It was just as delicious on the last sip as it was the first sip. I have yet to have a bit sip of this one. It always goes with most of the things I eat, whether I am eating popcorn or a fancy sirloin.

This is served best cold! While it still taste good warm, you are limiting yourself in the refreshing goodness. These are perfect for when you come home after a long hot day, and in Texas there are lots of hot days! These are perfect for cookouts and picnics alike!

Our Rating:winewinewinewine

Cost:Dollar Sign

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About the Company
Crispin Company LogoCrispin Cider is a hard apple cider company based at and produced in Colfax, California. Imported ciders are produced in Tiverton, Devon, England. Crispin was formerly located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company acquired Fox Barrel Cider in 2010. The purchase included its cidery in Colfax where the company is now headquartered. In early 2011, Crispin began importing a dry English cider, Browns Lane (named after the original Jaguar factory in Coventry), from England. In 2012, Crispin was acquired by MillerCoors.

Sourcing apples from the Pacific Northwest, Crispin uses fresh pressed, unpasteurized pure apple juice, and does not have preservatives or added malt, distilled spirit, or grape alcohol. Three to five apple varieties are used in their main line, mainly Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Washington. A number of ciders are finished with a specialty sweetener or produced with a particular strain of yeast. All ciders are certified as gluten-free.

Their English cider, Browns Lane, is made with traditional English bittersweet cider apples that are sourced in the Malvern Hills of Worcestershire. It is also gluten-free.

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