goodbyeohio (36) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a straw yellow with plentiful champagne-like carbonation. a hint of sulfur in the aroma gives way to pear juice, acid, vanilla, and baby powder. to say this is crisp and refreshing is an understatement. the juice itself is juicy, there are true notes of pear here and the finish is long and creamy for something so light in ABV. the acidity balances the sweetness perfectly, which is something you don’t often find in perry. this was described to me as the best fermented fruit product in the world, and while i don’t agree, it’s tough to find a flaw in this beverage. i guess my only ’complaint’ is that i wish the famed granite-laced soil expressed itself in a way that offered a unique, new flavor. regardless, this is a great glass of perry.
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 750 ml bottle at exorbitant cost from Schilling Cider House.
Again the Bordelet mushroom-shaped cork. Opens with a puff and pours amply carbonated into my cider glass. The nose is divine: all the sweetness and essence of roast pears, vanilla oak behind it. It’s just amazing that pearness can be so intensely concentrated like this. It threatens, though, to be very sweet -- yet upon tasting it, this is not at all the case. It’s refreshingly tart, not without sugars, but crisp. Again, delicious pear flavors, what seems like some green apple as well. Quite ample carbonation, remarkably intense for 4% ABV. After being so impressed with the Bordelet cider, this one lives up to expectations and then some.
danlo (1597) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. 2013 vintage, 4%. Clear pale yellow gold colour, short-lived white foam head and aroma of sweet pear, fruity, wood, vanilla. Flavour is sweet fleshy pear, sour tangy, with dry tannin plus apple, woody and vanilla notes. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, medium bodied, with fine spritzy carbonation and a drying sour tannic crisp finish. Refreshing, very drinkable.
Ysok02 (342) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un nez qui allie poire et minéralité, une touche de levure. Bouche suave, fraîche, élégante et ultraplaisante. Un plaisir à boire et à reboire. A revoir d’ici 1-2 ans.
weihenweizen (2157) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl glass bottle corked and capped poured into a white wine glass. Clear really pale yellow with small white head. Aroma is minerals and pears, medium/light body, and little lacing. Taste is tangy pears and minerals. Made with mineral water? Side by side with authenique, I prefer authenitque.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
oro limpido succo di pere elegante non molto secca poca acidita buona beva buona gasatura
tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). 4% abv (instead of the 3% listed). From mathieuc, thanks! Clear straw color with medium/large buttles and a small ring of white foam. Aroma is mild, but really interested with pear, light wood and vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet with pear, apples(?), light wood and light vanilla. Light body. Champagne-like carbonation. Slightly dry. It’s the first Perry that I have tried and it’s damn good. Refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing pear cider thanks to friends of GT2 super awesome beautiful cider sweet easy to drink
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks cquiroga. Clear straw, weak bubbles. Nose is awesome apple pie, cinnamon baked pear, cobbler. Taste is tangy, lactic, more baked sweet pear and pie. Really nice.
mathieuc (2086) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Pours a clear pale yellow (straw) with champagne-like bubbles and a thin white head. Aroma is all pears, fruity but not too much if that makes sense. Taste is dry to semi-dry, tart with fruits again (pears, apples and litchees). It is really effervescent and festive with medium-high carbonation. Really fun, share it and enjoy it!