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Pear Cider , Perry Suggestions

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Not really sure if this belongs in the Beer Board, but not sure where better to ask.

I've become fond of pear cider of late. Been sampling every kind I can find. Recently got some apple ciders and realized, no, I really do prefer the pear. Have yet to find one that I don't like, even the Woodchuck which kind of has a floral note that reminds me of some penny candy of my childhood. But what are the really good ones? Any suggestions are welcome. I will go a samplin'!

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  1. I haven't seen many pear ciders. What have you tried? I've had Wyders (meh), Woodchuck (slightly better), Fox Barrel (pretty good), and Ace (good but it's a mix of apple and pear). If I recall correctly, the Wyders and Woodchuck have pear flavoring in them, which is something I'd avoid.

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    1. re: j mather

      Have you tried Kopparberg Pear Cider? I had it at a beer festival on LI this summer and thought it was mighty tasty. They said they are expanding their distribution area so check to see if it is available in your area

    2. Trader Joe's has one--I think it's called Sir Perry (I'm not sure if that's a real brand or a TJ label). Pretty good, I thought--a little bit sweeter than cider but not overly so.

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