Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bonny Doon Pear Apple Quince Hard Cider

Bonny Doon Querry? Pear/Apple/Quince Cider...$10.99 / 750ml
6.9% ABV
¿Querry? A Getrunkenexperiment.

Query: What might a blend of apple, pear, and quince taste like naturally fermented (with indigenous yeast)? Result (not surprisingly): The ethereal suggestion of pineapple quince; the pungent, heady, dusky perfume of pear; and the earthy succulence of apple. I never thought I'd see... a pome as lovely as Querry. Crisp in acidity and bone dry, Querry is the perfect accompaniment to, well, essentially everything. It is composed of virtually everything, but most significantly: 58% pear, 33% apple, and 9% quince.

Excellent with charcuterie, Asian food, seafood, and poultry—fare as humble as meat pie or as elegant as lobster. Querry pears with everything. Open very carefully, as contents are under some pressure.

Label Notes:
The label was designed by Chuck House, based on a free-hand drawing by Randall Grahm, who, while sitting at the table with Chuck, attempted to show him more or less how he was thinking about the label design. The cider is shipped with two variant labels - a white and a black background - with the theoretical outcome of receiving any combination of the two.

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