BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JK (4238) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sthlm (1256) - Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fourth cider (first Perry) of the night at the Indra - Cider, Sake and Mead tasting 8/31/07. Appearance looks like cloudy pear juice with a bunch of lingering carbonation. Very pulpy in appearance. Aroma is sugary pear. Taste is certainly pear, with noticeably less body than an apple cider.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of all foam white colored medium sized bubbles that were very quickly diminishing to nothing and left behind a transparent strongly carbonated very light yellow-white colored body almost clear. Strong bubbly carbonation in the nose. The crisp dry sour mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bubbly carbonated aftertaste. The flavor contained mild notes of crisp thin watery pear and lambic like. An OK brew just nothing special. Overly carbonated.
beerbill (3255) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. The previous writers are absolutely correct, the cork literally blasts off the bottle as soon as the cage is loosened. Made a nice ding in my kitchen ceiling! Pours a very slightly cloudy light hay with lots of champagne-type bubbles rising to the surface. Light but pleasant aroma of pears and yeast. The flavor is light and delicate with notes of pear and yeast. Slightly acidic, with a dry finsh. Fruity without being sweet. My wife and I enjoyed this quite a bit.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The cork explodes out of the bottle. Pours crystal clear with a slight golden hay hew and a head the fades within a second. Extremely effervesent. Aroma is sweet pear, mild soft cheese, and champange. Flavor is of sweet and tart pear, some apple, some funky soft cheese, and a very mild vinegary champagne. Starts sweet, becomes tart, then drys out but not completely on the finish. After taste is a milder lingering mix of the previous tastes and lasts longer then I expected. This is my first perry/pear cider.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (August 2006), sampled at cellar temperature in a Christoffel glass. The cork pops the cage off before I’ve finished loosening it.....the contents disgorge into the glass with furious bubbling action and a continually reviving small fizzy white head, worlds of yeast revolving in the pale yellow liquid....fresh, very light apple/pear, champagne-hued aroa with faint earthy/farmy notes in the light but pretty aroma....on the tongue, exceedingly light, mineralic, fresh-fruity and moderately sweet to start, heading into moderately dry at the finish, a touch syrupy, with prickly strong carbonation. This is probably as good as a light, crisp low-grav perry is going to be, not extraordinarily memorable or intense but easy to quaff and lacking in any really flaws.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2006 Pallid yellow with an explosive head and a champagne persona (use caution when opening as others have mentioned). Hellishly awful aroma that did not improve over time... sulfrous yeasts with only minor notes of pear. Fluffy, metallic mouthfeel with a sulfuric, eggy flavor and a sour fruitiness. Gassy palate with an acidic, gut-rot finish. Quite near vomit-inducing. My wife couldn’t drink it with her nose pinched and asked frankly, "How much did we pay for this shit?" At our little tasting, "Drouin Poire" translated directly to "Drain Pour".
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