Advent calendar – day 19

Day 19 – Apples & Pears


Today’s bottle from my Lilley’s Cider advent calendar is a 5.2% lightly sparkled Apples & Pears cider.  I do think it’s funny that they can’t seem to decide whether they’re lightly sparkled or lightly sparkling, but that’s beside the point.  I wasn’t sure if this was going to be an apple cider with pear juice added, or a cider/perry mix by another name, and looking at the bottle and website doesn’t actually clarify, but based on the fact they’ve not mentioned perry at all, I suspect it’s my first thought.  The bottle does say it’s 88% pear and 12% apple though, and it’s a sweet one.


I actually thought this was pretty nice overall.  It’s definitely sweeter than I like, and tastes of pear more than I like as well, but you could definitely taste both and it was easy to drink.  The bottle claims it has an “exotic taste”, but I’m not sure I consider pear to be overly exotic!

A nice cider, but not a great cider – 3/5.