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.
ctipping (995) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Clear and very pale yellow. Smells of a rich caramel that is really stunning. Light and almost unidentifiable herbal aroma. Some apples. The taste is a little more what I expected. Pear/apple cider flavor. Less of that caramel, which is disappointing. Still nice, though. Crisp carbonation. Excellent.
Travlr (19887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Colony Club’s ANXO event. Clear bright golden color, sparkling. Very funky overripe pear aroma. Taste starts sweet then mellows, with light tartness and a dry finish. Delicious.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2015 [9/27/15] Bottle sample at Borefts After Festival 2015 in Rotterdam. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2013 vintage, 4%. Golden. Pleasant pears aroma with some apples. Tart and slightly sweetish flavor with juicy pears and apples, and light funk. Lively carbonation. Very nice.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml. bottle. Shared cost & bottle @ BAF 2015. Cheers. 2013 Vintage. 4 % ABV. Pale light golden, sparkling, very light coloured. Nose is sparkling, delicate sweet pear, sugar, flowers, apples, vanilla, juice, wood, light tannins. Taste is delicate flowers, sweet, pear, apple, white wine, sparling, vanilla, wood,… Sparkling. Very fruity & juicy. Gorgeous, delicate, very rich esp. at this ABV. Quite wine-like and I mean that in a good way.
gEUS (1675) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear lightly golden yellow, no head. Incredible aromas of fresh pear, some subte apple and flower aromas. Drinks very well through the light body, nice carbonation and a super fruity flavour. First Perry, this stuff is really good (side remark: this is closer to wine than to beer).
kermis (9558) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet pears, light funk, light sour pear and a little wood. Flavour is moderate sweet with a little sourness. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
OldMrCrow (2317) - 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 (2197) - 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 (751) - 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 (2888) - 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.