Kopparerberg Alcohol-Free Pear Cider
You’ve probably come across the Kopparberg brand before given they’ve been sitting in pub fridges and supermarkets since 2003. Kopparberg is a brewer from Sweden who has been producing mainly ciders from the late 19th century so are very much a leader in their field.
Similar to other well-known brewers Kopparberg has begun to create alcohol-free and limited edition concoctions such as their strawberry and lime alcohol-free cider – but it’s their alcohol-free pear cider I’ll be reviewing today.
I tried a chilled 500ml bottle of the alcohol-free pear cider – was it tasty and worth a go? You’ll need to read the review below.
Is alcohol-free Kopparberg cider any good?
Wow, it’s sweet! I mean really sweet. If it wasn’t for the fact it was winter I can imagine being covered with bees and wasps after I flipped the cap. So … if you’re a fan of sweet drinks you should make this a go-to alcohol-free option. For me though it was just too sugary, not enough bite to it. For sure it was enjoyable for a couple of glugs but just became too much if you’re getting through half a litre. I appreciate pear ciders are in general pretty sweet but the alcohol in perry gives it an extra edge which this non-alcoholic version does not benefit from.
Aroma & Appearance
To be honest, it smelt pretty artificial, image boiling down a bunch of pear drop sweets and you have the aroma that escaped the neck once the cap was released. Out the bottle and into the glass, this alcohol-free pear cider had a light, refreshing look to it.
Compared to other alcohol-free drinks Kopparberg alcohol-free pear cider is a little heavy on calories (over 200 per bottle). Good news though as it’s both vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and available in most supermarkets and online stores.
“Always do sober what you said you’d do when you were drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.“
-Ernest Hemingway, 1899 – 1961