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Rekorderlig Pear Cider

north2south Sep 7, 2009 05:43 PM

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. Flaco RE: north2south Sep 7, 2009 07:14 PM

    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.

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      billmayo RE: north2south Sep 7, 2009 07:16 PM

      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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        Jim Dorsch RE: billmayo Sep 7, 2009 09:40 PM

        There are other pear ciders:


      2. north2south RE: north2south Sep 8, 2009 05:59 AM

        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. JessKidden RE: north2south Sep 9, 2009 05:20 AM

          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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            Jim Dorsch RE: JessKidden Sep 9, 2009 06:52 AM

            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.

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              Hadacol RE: Jim Dorsch Sep 14, 2009 10:56 AM

              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.

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            imhungryletseat RE: north2south Sep 14, 2009 02:45 PM

            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.

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