Brewed by Magners GB / Shepton Mallet Cider Mill (C&C Group)
Style: Perry
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottled; available in traditional trademark ’baby’ bottles, in packs of four and in corked 750ml bottles.
Originally developed by Showerings, which ultimately became part of the Matthew Clark / Gaymers group. Following a complex series of takeovers and corporate restructuring activity, the Babycham brand is now owned by Accolade Wines.
It is assumed that Babycham is still produced at Shepton Mallet but this is by no means certain.

A light, sparkling perry that has been bringing sparkle to Britain for over 50 years.
Babycham was launched nationally in the UK way back in 1953, and was possibly the single most significant innovation in the drinks industry at its time and is still going strong.
After 60 years Babycham continues to sparkle. It has unrivalled heritage and is always in fashion. Babycham is ready to party!

reakt's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 I love this stuff. It’s just what I need to get me ready for a girls’ night out. Yumm!
One sip of Babycham and I’m anybody’s...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jjsint (1805) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from Costcutters, consumed at home. Light yellow, not as ’sparkling’ as I thought. Very little aroma, gummy bears and plastic. Taste is sickly and weak but not altogether unpleasant. Body is thin and surprisingly flat. Not offensive but not a great perry. Well of course it isn’t.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SarkyNorthener (3496) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from off licence in wednesbury. Very pale yellow with lots of bubbles. Aroma of faint pear and chemicals. Taste is sweetener, more chemical tastes and a little pear juice, dry. Crap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Like most people in the UK, I’ve had this many, many times in my youth. 200ml clear bottle, 6%, ’contains sweetener’. Very, very pale yellow / green, sparkling, no head at all. Aroma is pear skin, bubblegum, artificial sweetness. Body is light, touch of carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is crisp, sweet pear juice, cordial, white wine. Very easy drinking. Really not that bad, albeit a bit sickly. Better than I remembered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (871) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
An interesting take on something more typical. Very mild but starts sweet and finishes dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
My FAV! So Chammy. Pours well, aroma is deer-like, taste is a bit besides the point. Just look at the friggin DEER! A sparkling deercham - how can you give that a 2?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grzesiek79 (3690) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bardzo przecietny, a raczej kiepski cydr gruszkowy, niby produkowany od lat, ale wyglad zarowno plynu jak i plastikowego korka i skromnej etykiety odstrasza. Wyglada niby jak cydr z Normandi lub Bretani ale po zdjeciu zlotka to koszmar wyglada to jak tanie rosyjskie wino musujace. Ciecz jasniutka i malo wysycona. Aromat gruszek znikomy. Ciezko to sie pilo, nawet w letni upal. Nie polecam

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tommann (3113) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
200ml bottle. Pours like pale piss with no carbonation. Aroma is mouldy cheese, twigs and week old socks. Taste has a little pear on the finish. Water. Just gas in the mouth. There’s fuck all happy about this. Genuine 0.5. I want my 89p back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2013
Backlog rating 1-04-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a transparent body with fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is sweet, sour, tart, and pears. The Taste is sweet, pears and has a dry finish. The Palate is smooth, clean and this is a medium bodied Perry. Overall the taste is not overly pear tasting and is refreshing in its own way.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012

Relative brought this one over. Couldn’t remember where he bought it, or when. This stuff has popped up at some bad festivals in my time, but I’ve never seen it for sale anywhere locally before.
Wine glass. Pale, gray, ginger ale, spritzy.
Smells of seltzer & old lady perfume. Bad dried fruit, rubber, & plastic.
Taste was a sugary/soapy mess of baby food pear puree & plastic pen caps. Headache inducing Sweet Tart candies, shot straight to your brain thanks to the harsh carbonation. So much off-putting canned plastic fruit & syrup. Thin. Oddly tart & bitter, like a mild poison.
A disaster. Completely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (8864) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle left over from a seventies party that we held a few months back, it was sat looking forlon in the fridge. Consumed 09.07.12 Looks like fizzy water, maybe with just the merest green tint. Sweet, fizzy and forgettable. A bit too fizzy I think, possibly some fruit on the nose, not great but to be fair there are a lot worse drinks out there. A5 A3 T4 P2 Ov9 2.3

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