TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, dude. Pours a richly amber hazy pour, a bit darker, with a touch of haziness, mellow dying haze. Aromas are rich, offering rich sweetness, honey and apple, richer honey, some apple, some bready malts. Richer sweetness, kiss of cinnamon. Initial is thicker, firm body, big sweetness. Big pear, apple, sugary malts. Fruit, some vanilla, big sweet fruit sugars, honey. Bigger sweetness, backend remains a touch peary, apple, honey. Some tannic element, but too sweet leading in. Meh. Solid rich flavors but too much for me.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a deep golden, near orange. Still. Nose is fruity. Pears, light acidity, honey. Moderate floral quality as well. On tasting, more muted, less acidic than it’s compatriots. A bit more one dimensional. Shows a distinct pear profile but lacks the richness and complexity of the others. Still really nice overall.
Re-tasted at the source. More smoky with a phenolic note, similar to English country cider or basque sidra. Interesting but the long tree life brings. In some wild funk that muddies it up. (Winter harvest, frozen on the tree)
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ice perry with a nice smooth mashed pear aroma, wild grass, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet pear jam with light spicy notes, maple toffee, very nice and sweet, oily mouthfeel. Bottle at Bieres et Saveur, Sept.3 2011.