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Brewed by Christian Drouin
Style: Perry
Rouen, France
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pear is a fruit of patience! A pear tree needs 50 years to reach its maturity but will live for more than 200 years. This unique blend of Plant de Blanc, Muscadet, Tricotin, Avenelle and Poire de Grise varieties gives our Poire its typical balance. A delicate marriage between crisp acidity and discreet sweetness.
Its typical lightness and elegance make Poire a traditional drink in Normandy. Its fine bubbles are naturally produced in the bottle. Poire is both refreshing and festive. You will enjoy Poire served chilled in a champagne flute, as an aperitif. It also goes beautifully with shellfish, salads, steamed fish, goat cheese or fruits sorbet.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
750ml bottle. Smells like a fresh pear, lightly tart with some funkiness. Hazy silver-yellow color, lots of bubbles and fruity sediment. Tart, dry, acidic flavor, not strongly fruity, almost lightly abrasive in feel, some lemon and grapefruit notes amidst the pear. Ultra-light body, highly effervescent on the palate. Interesting and odd stuff for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Corked and caged bottle and bottle conditioned. Very, very small white head that was extremely fizzy and quickly dissipated, no lacing, transparent, and lively, fast-rising carbonation. Nose was pears, sweet and tart. The flavor was sweet, acidic, sour, tart, pears and a dry finish. Mouthfeel was tingly and somewhat dry. Light body. This was just too tart and sour for my tastebuds and not one that I want to indulge in again. If one enjoys a lot of sourness and tartness, then go for it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
The cork blew off this beer and showered everyone in the vicinity! You have been warned! It had the appearance of cloudy water with some effervesce. There was pear with a hint of barnyard on the aroma. A very nice sweet pear flavor with some sourness as well. It had a salty/seltzery feeling on the tongue. Very refreshing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of musty pears with some funky sourness. Pours a pale yellow with lively carbonation. Flavor of dry and musty pears with a hint of creamy lacto sourness. Creamy on the palate with excellent carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
The 4th cider (and only Perry) in our flight at Indra’s Mead, Cider and Sake Tasting 8/31/07. Pours a hazy Fresca color with tons of rising bubbles. The aroma is quite funky. It smells like a sweaty French cabbie smoking a joint while eating a pear. Medium-bodied and effervescent, like most ciders it finishes dry and tart. The flavor is effervescent pear with a distinctly dry finish. It isn’t as bad as the aroma projected that it might be, but it’s definitely not my bag. Frankly, I’d rather drink the syrup from the bottom of a can of pears. Mmm. Syrup...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
(bottle, thanks akevitt) Pours a cloudy pale with a large white head that extinguishes quickly. Aroma is tart and sour with some funk. Taste is initially tart at first but rounds out to a nice mellow pear sweetness. {Use caution upon opening}

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
thanks to akevitt for sharing. Faint pear and an almost lambic like barnyard funk to to the aroma. Lemonade like color. Champagne like mouthfeel with an expetionally earthy flavor with some of the best pear flavor I’ve had in a beverage.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Really? 28th percentile. This was unusual and very enjoyable. Seeing it is from Rouen reminds me of my time in that city, the Cathedral,the interesting architecture, Jeanne d’Arc. Anyway. This cider has an interesting white color and lots of sediment. Very heavily carbonated, and sediment, I imagine little pieces of pear. Light aroma of the countryside. Great flavor, quite sweet but not cloying, some barnyard, but this is very light. Interesting appearance, some complexity, this is a good product.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 [Bottle, thanks akevitt] Pours a cloudy very pale color with a large white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is a little sour. Taste is sweet, quite carbonated, then strongly of pear in the finish. Pretty long finish. Medium thickness. Nice, but not outstanding. Also, the cork blasting comments in other reviews are accurate, this was opened outside and the cork shot highly into the tree we were under.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
I looks like my wife opened a can of pears for my boys, pour the juice in a glass and served it to me. Sort of sweet nose. I took a dri nk and instantly hated it. The carbonation attacked and I couldn’t handel it. Pour it out. Yuck.


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