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.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Crystal clear straw-colored pour with sparse, weak legs. The aroma features fresh applesauce, pear puree and hint of caramel. Very fruity. Light-bodied with champagne-like carbonation. The flavor is sour and dry - loads of pear and applesauce here. Plenty of fruitiness and tartness in the lingering finish to satisfy any cider, perry or lambic-head. Top notch perry, this is! Big THANKS to HonusWagner for sharing this gem with the south Florida crew!
Nisse666 (6033) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (big) at PomPom cons 2016-06-08 Göteborg
AR: sweet pears, pear skin
AP: clear grenish golden, no head
F:,sweet pears, semi dry, pear ice cream, wee caramel
sjogro (2266) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Clear light golden with no head. Sweet and dense apple, pear peels, almost sherrylike. Fresh ripe apples. Sweet, subtle sourness, cobwebby dusty bitterness. Over medium body, light fizz. Very nice!
Maakun (3397) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT May thanks to kermis. Clear very light straw with short lasting fizzy white head. Sour pear, smoked herbs, white grapes, sour gooseberries, there’s a light smoky sulphur note running through that does taste like flint. Pear skin, grainy pear. Over medium sour, very light sweet and dusty bitter. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation.
deanso (8427) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at May THT.
No head. Clear light golden pour. Nice easy drinking. Very good for the abv.
ctipping (1108) - 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 (20866) - 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 (11353) - 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 (7432) - 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 (1696) - 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).