TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle: Nearly colorless liquid splashed with yellow. Noisy, dying head. Waxy, perfumey aromas on elegant display, with hints of mushroom, lime zest, fresh cut pineapple, artichoke and uncured hay. Pleasingly musty but not overly wild or rustic. Hugely effervescent and gassy mouthfeel. Prickly lime zest and pineapple acids very gently buckle the cheeks before converging with a pronounced vitaminlike dullness. Pear skin offers a snappiness which coincides nicely with the bracing dryness. Adequate level of residuals keep things from becoming stark, though the absence of phenols causes things to be two-dimensional. Pear character is not particularly ripe or explosive either, which reinforces the yearning for greater depth and vibrancy. Closes with a peppery, zesty dryness laced with succulent pear juice remnants and a healthy dose of musty minerals. The framework is definitely here, but ultimately it comes across as a bit too "simple". And there is also an unpleasant moldy/uncured hay character that is somewhat off-putting. Those folks looking for something bretty and barnyardy, might want to look elsewhere. Just okay.
danlo (1444) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pale yellow golden colour, short-lived bubbly white foam head and aroma of pear, fruity, sourish with funk & vinegar notes. Taste is sweet pear, syrupy & fruity, with some hay, apple, wood, barnyard and dry slightly tannic notes. Spritzy mouthfeel, light bodied, high carbonation, drying tart finish. Refreshing, nicely drinkable.
onceblind (4967) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear very light golden--nearly hueless. Nice aroma of fresh green pear and a little green apple tones on the nose. Slightly sour green pear and green apple flavor with a touch of green fruit pucker and some fresh pear flesh tones. Pretty sour pear-y.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours whitish. Nose/taste of pear, apple and light caramelized sugar. Effervescent. Lighter medium body.
vtafro (4241) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, exploded. Light golden pour with white head. Pear., sweet and tart aromas. Light tartness , hints of fruit tones.
Tmoney99 (11476) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample. Poured clear light pale color with a sparkling white head that mostly lasted with soft lacing. Medium green pear aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet pear flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Worth having more than once.
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Clear yellow color. Pours with a bigger white head initially, but that quickly fades to minimal. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly soft, light slick. Wonderful aroma. Pear, vanilla, and some burnt caramel. Moderate sweet taste, light tart. Very interesting perry, love the unique aroma on these pear varietals.
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a mostly transparent light gold with white head that quickly dissipates entirely. Smells of pear, but on the dryer side. Tastes like it smells with a bit of sweetness and an average mouthfeel. A solid Perry.
Jow (2407) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at owl farm chasing my 5 of every style. Pours pale yellow with small sudsy head. Nose is ripened pear. Tastes of pears, apple skin, dusty basement, and champagne. Slight syrupy texture.
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear pale pour with a light pinkish head. Smells and tastes like pears, with a good dose of tartness. Tastes a little boozier than 4%, might just be the slightly syrupy palate. A little spritzy as well. Good stuff.
Lukaduke (2488) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a blush golden straw with a finger of quickly fizzled gaseous bubbles. Lots of sweet pear juice on the nose with a hint of basement musk and dust. The palate follows with a high spritz level on the mouthfeel and focused pear notes that lean from musky to floral when dissected. Crisp clean beverage with some roasted chicken and veggies.