Review of Pear Up’s Pearjito Colada. I previously tried this (see here), plus their Pear Essentials, Half Past Prudent, Cherry Perry, Watermelon Perry, Watermelon Raspberry Perry, Raspberry Perry, Pearjito Colada, Pearfect Pie, and Pineapple Pear.
Cider: Pearjito Colada
Cidery: Pear Up (formerly NV Cider)
Cidery Location: East Wenatchee WA
How Supplied: 500ml green Aluminum bottles (and 4-packs of glass bottles, and draft)
Style: American craft perry (from dessert pears, no apples) with coconut and spearmint
Availability: Washington and Oregon; see here.
Cider Description: (none given; this is one of their newer varieties, and isn’t listed on the website)
Cidery Description: Neigel Vintners is a family affair. Our cider company is run on our family property. Some of the first pears we press each year come off of remnants of the first pears planted by the family. Over 100 years old, these trees have had their heart-wood rot out and survived. There are several places a person can reach through the center of the tree with a hand. These trees have been a staple of the property for generations.
Where Bought: a gift shop in Leavenworth WA
Where Drank: home
How Found: Browsing, as I found a large display of most of their perries. I previously tried it at a tasting event (see here)
First Impression: Light straw yellow hue with a hint of pink. Low carbonation. Smells of coconut and mint.
Tasting Notes: One the drier side of semi-sweet. Light to medium bodied. Low tartness and acidity. No bitterness, sourness, funk, or tannins. Notes of canned pear, coconut flavor, and mint. Moderate length finish. Moderate pear flavor and flavor intensity. Low to moderate complexity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I liked it. However, I enjoyed the batch I tried previously better, as the coconut flavor seemed more real & intense, and it had nearly no noticeable mint.
Most Similar to: Nothing I’ve tried. However, I’ve actually had a few ciders with mint – Portland Cider Co. Mojito, Jester & Judge Columbia Belle, and 101 Cider House Piña Menta. I’ve also had a couple ciders with coconut – One Tree Pina Colada and Reverend Nat’s The Passion.
Closing Notes: This would be even better in summer, but it is tasty and easy to drink anytime.
Have you tried Pear Up Pearjito Colada? What did you think?