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Sep 7, 2009 05:43 PM

Rekorderlig Pear Cider

I had this Swedish pear cider while in the UK recently. It was sweet, but delicious, with a crisp pear flavor atop a vanilla cream background. Has anyone seen this in the U.S., and if so, where? I'd love to get some.

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  1. I had Kopparberg Pear Cider also from Sweden a few months ago and also liked it. It was a one off buy at a NYC beer/soda outlet. I think all cider lovers need to pipe up at their fave retailers.

    1. A friend I was with had some at Moran's Pub in Chelsea at 10th Ave & 19th Street in NYC the other night. The bartender was pushing it saying it was something new. I had a taste...pretty good lighter than regular cider. I don't remember the brand, but it was the first time I had heard of pear cider.

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      1. Here's a link to the (rather uninformative) website for Abro Rekoderlig. Quite a variety of offerings! You can see a picture of the label, which might jog somebody's memory.

        1. So the term "Perry" isn't used anymore - at least commercially? "Pear Cider" just sounds wrong to me, but, I suppose since "cider" is often considered a "beer" nowadays, I guess anything goes.

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          1. re: JessKidden

            I always chuckle when people ask about 'cider beer'.

            As to the term 'pear cider', Ace, for example, adds pear juice to apple juice, so that would seem to be an appropriate term.

            1. re: Jim Dorsch

              Jim, I would also recommend Manior Du Pont Pear Cider. It's made "methode champagnoise" in Normandy and is stunningly refreshing. I've had it on the menu (Luke-New Orleans) for awhile and it has become a real favorite among both the "I don't wanna get bombed" crowd and the people looking for an alternative to a light, effervescent drink subbing for champagne. It's only 3.5% alcohol, and carbonated as all get out. Good stuff. The apple, on the other hand, ain't so great.

          2. I had the cider at a beer festival on LI earlier this summer and I thought it was really tasty. I emailed the company to see where it is sold in NY, but they never got back to me.