Sunday, November 27, 2011

cider sunday - stassen - pear cider


Happy Sunday Dear Readers,

I hope this post finds you well this Sunday. This week, I am back up in Darwin and it's awfully hot and sticky - perfect weather for a cider or 3.


This week's cider markets itself as a unique premium Belgium cider. I wanted to feature another pear cider this week as I know how popular they are becoming.

This pale golden yellow full-bodied cider has a noticeable pear flavour with hints of tropical fruit. It also has subtle floral notes,  a strong alcohol bite and a very dry finish. It's also very foamy, which recedes slowly.


The cider is fermented using 100% juice using a vintage family recipe which was created in 1895.

Whilst here in Darwin I have stumbled across some pretty cool street art which is centered around the old Woolworths building in Knuckey Street. The entire building block has been made a canvas for street artists and it features some impressive stencils, paste ups and graffiti works.



Darwin Street Art - Paste Up

Darwin Street Art - Paste Up

This piece actually says ' G'day Mate' to the left

Pairings: this cider would go wonderfully with a cheese and fruit platter featuring some brie or camembert as well as with pork sausages or perhaps some Belgium waffles...mmmm


It's alcohol content is 5.4% and a bottle (330ml) will set you back 1.4 standard drinks.

Stassen Pear Cider - Premium Belgium Cider
RRP $3.99 per 330ml bottle.
$12.99 per pack of 4.
$69.99 per case of 24.






2 comments:

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

Yum, Erin, I could go a pear cider right now! Love your posts. xo

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Mm that pear cider sounds lovely! And I haven't been to Darwin, only on a stopover so it doesn't really count. It looks like an interesting place!

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