I actually can not say that I’m settling into any form of routine. Could is a whirlwind, however it’s fantastic. I am going from judging cider to celebrating to protecting all of the tender bedding vegetation with sheets to guard from the previous couple of frosts of the yr. If a single plan modifications (and a few at all times do), then I need to play Tetris with the week to suit all of it in. Certainly, I’m not the one one. What’s enjoyable although is bringing cider to a lot of my plans and sharing it with family and friends. Just lately, I bought to share Stormalong Cider’s Berry Perry with a co-taster who’s often a bit reluctant to strive perries.
It was Stormalong’s glorious repute that inspired this large of adventurousness! This Massachusetts Cider usually does actually enjoyable and engaging issues. Stormalong ciders usually make their approach to me, and I’m at all times glad to evaluation them. Right here’s the complete record. You could find tons extra background information on Stormalong within the ealier entries!
IPC Collaboration with Exhibit A Brewing: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2023/02/cider-review-stormalong-ciders.html
Pearman Quince(my #10 cider of final yr): http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2022/08/cider-review-stormalong-ciders-pearmain.html
White Mountain Magic: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2022/02/cider-review-stormalong-ciders-white.html
Bittersweet Symphonie: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2021/10/cider-review-stormalongs-bittersweet.html
Depraved Little Wickson: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2021/08/cider-review-stormalongs-wicked-little.html
Blissful Holidays: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2020/11/cider-review-stormalong-ciders-happy.html
Esopus Spitzenburg: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2020/08/cider-review-ravens-moon-craft-ciders.html
Ashmead’s Kernel: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2020/07/cider-review-brannland-just-cider-and.html
Legendary Dry: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2016/12/cider-review-stormalongs-legendary-dry.html
Kingston Black: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2019/08/cider-reviews-ninepin-light-cider.html
Mild of the Solar: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2018/08/cider-review-descendant-cider-company.html
Mass Enchantment: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2018/12/cider-review-prospect-ciderworks.html
Boston Heirloom: http://alongcameacider.blogspot.com/2020/01/cider-review-stormalong-ciders-boston.html
This is how Stormalong describes it, “Berry Perry is a fruit bursting collaboration of Bosc Pears, Raspberries, Blueberries and a touch of Hibiscus. It’s barely candy, barely tart and 100% refreshing style bud tantalizing expertise. Alcohol 6.80%”
On-line you will discover out about Stormalong’s present releases and full lineup: http://stormalong.com/.
Look: tawny, ochre, good
I don’t see plenty of bubbles within the glass, however the Berry Perry is a splendidly intense shade of ochre. The perry can be fantastically good.
Aromas: blueberries, pears, and peanuts
What a shocking snack! The perry smells like blueberries, pears, and peanuts, so ultimately I’m reminded of a peanut butter and blueberry jelly sandwich. Not plenty of hibiscus.
I recognize the steadiness of candy ripe fruit and simply sufficient mellow acid to maintain issues energetic and in examine. It comes throughout as semi-dry to semi-sweet, maybe only a nudge on the semi-sweet finish.
Flavors and ingesting expertise: pronounced blueberry and blackberry, ripe pear, rounded, full bodied
I like what a shock this cider was for me. I anticipated one thing with each extra intense sweetness and acidity, however as an alternative this feels a lot extra pure, floral, and true to perry. The perry’s medium acidity is useful however by no means pointed or too zingy. As an alternative it simply retains the full-bodied perry rounded and juicy with out being limp. This feels tremendously true to blue berries and pears as neither of them is the racy tart fruit that can pucker your mouth, however quite one thing light and subtly perfumed and fruity.
By way of taste, it’s tremendously fruit ahead: very pear and really blueberry. I don’t get as a lot fermentation character as with some perries, however what’s right here is completely scrumptious. I discovered this perry totally magical with tender cheese. I like to recommend pairing this perry with light mellow flavors in order that its nuances gained’t be misplaced. Even my co-taster was gained over!