Product Type: Kopparberg Beer
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Kopparberg Pear Cider
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Kopparberg Pear Cider
Date: 30/01/13, updated on 30/01/13 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Sweet, good price
Disadvantages: Pear drops
Cider to many is often known as a drink for teens who have nothing better to do of an evening then sitting in parks or bus shelters swigging and causing mischief. Yet I am none of these things, I am a professional (and an alcohol lightweight) despite my four seasons workingg away at Butlins bars and I drink the newly found pear cider. I often choose pear cider as it is sweeter than the traditional apple and does feel less alcoholic despite the 4.5% abv.
Kopparberg is a Swedish brewery which is a family run establishment founded in 1882. To date this brewery is the towns main employer with a population of just four thousand. This brewery launched pear cider in 2007 to the UK as the fashionability of cider increased within our culture.
I bought this cider in a singular bottle of 330ml along with a couple of different varieties for £1.40. This cider is available in 500ml, 330ml and 4x330ml bottles plus 4x500ml, 6x330ml, 12x330ml and 10x330ml cans. The bottle is a brown glass colour with the distinct black and gold label picturing a pear; the design for the cans is the same except the backdrop is black.The bottles do require a bottle opener having the traditional metal lids and cans are usually sealed in the black plastic with Kopparberg design.
My opinion is that this is a very sweet pear cider and is best enjoyed from the fridge or over ice. It feels less fizzy in the mouth and not dry compared to the Stella brand of ciders. It is a light coloured cider and I do feel there is a hint of pear drops to the flavour, it does taste somewhat unnatural and very pop like. Kopparberg claim the cider is fermented according to a 1930s recipe using 'the finest pears and soft water'.
It is not the best pear cider I have tasted but it isn't offensive either and I do enjoy it every now and again. I don't condone regular drinking but give it a try, you might like it!
Summary: A sweet cider good over ice
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