JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellowish color with a huge head (and a cork that could kill someone on its way out!). Aroma of pears, wild yeast, and a bit of apple. Flavor of mild pear, apple, and a nice yeastiness with some oak barrel. Good, but any perry has a tough time matching a good cider due to the Pear’s "simplicity" of flavor.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Gushes out a pale yellow body with an endlessly fizzy, white head. Fizzy like hydrogen peroxide on a festering, gaping wound.
Smell: Tart-smelling pear aroma with a dirty, unclean note to it, but that may be me raising a stink about the impending mess I have to sop up.
Taste: Juicy pear flavor with a fair amount of both tartness and sweetness. Slight acidity throughout. Mild, musty funk to it. Drying finish with a light, lingering tartness.
Mouthfeel: Light, delicate body. Explosive carbonation.
Drinkability: Ugh, what a fucking mess! Nothing’s worth this level of cleanup. Pair this one with a dash to the sink.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Recommended heartily by Solan and TheCheeseman. Cork blew out of this bitch the minute I opened the cage. Scared the crap out of me. Didn’t gush though. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a towering fizzy white head that diminishes like ginger ale. The nose is pear, spice and tart sourness. This is a really good tasting cider. Very tart and sour and super dry. Almost champagne like. Awesome pear finish. Deep and different for a cider. Glad I got this. Thanks guys!
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy off-white color with a towering white head that collapses in seconds. Tart pear and pear skins aroma. Grassy beginning to the taste. As it settles, a dry pear seeps out. Definitely a crisp, slightly tart pear flavor. Very little sweetness, mostly in the form of table sugar. Much better than the overall score indicates.
docswife (27) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured like champagne, very fizzy. Clear golden bubbly color with lots of white head. Aroma of pears and apples. Very nice drink.
Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like a good sparkling wine. Light golden color with a very foaming head. Aroma is of pears (I guess). My pear nose is not that sophisticated. Taste is refreshing. Taste of pears. Acid in nature. Served in a Champagne flute.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be quite refreshign and enjoyable. Has the effervescence of a spakrling wine, with a ripe white peaches and pears in the nose. Has a bit too much acid, but very refreshing and clean in the finish. A great food pairing accompaniment.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale with a thin white head. Aroma is pear skin, pear juice, very florl and plesant. Taste is floral with pears. Body is too fizzy.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml 2005 bottle from tytoanderso; very carbonated pale gold; nose of slightly musty pears; flavor is tart pears with some really musty notes.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2005: Exploding cork pours super carbonated clear light yellow...smell is lightly sweet with pear, with a lot of funky cheese rind...very nice...taste is lightly sweet with a very lively champagne-ish mouthfeel...some faint barnyard cheese flavors too...sticky overly sweet finish...almost artificial seeming...