maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of dkachur at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. Mostly clear golden yellow body with a small white head. Sweet pear and light cidery aroma. Sweet pear flavor with some light vanilla. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
freeofthoughts (681) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pours very light clear yellow with frothy head that disappears. The smell is sauvignon blanc with a sweet sugar. The taste is much more basic pear, not bad but not as interesting. Light and smooth, a little too light.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dull yellow with lots of fluffy head. Aroma is extremely vinous with lots of ripe pear. Flavor is crisp with lots of pear and some wood. More like a white wine than a cider. Very unique.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/25/11 @ azwine crispin orleans.
Hazy pale milky yelow.
A is light sulfur, dusty pear, lemony tartness/fruity, mild spixe, flowers
Tart concentrated pear goodness, candy, sulfur and a touch of wood.
Crisp, creamy and clean.
Tastes like big boy soda... Crazy crisp, juicy and refreshing.
BMan1113VR (7895) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a hazy, murky, pale yellow body with a minimal (as expected) head. Aromas are sweet, pear, jasmine, buttery, sugar, and light wine notes. Taste is sweet, buttery, jammy fruit, deep pear notes (very concentrated) and vanilla. Light carbonation. Juicy and a little spicy.
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a hazed light yellow color with a big white head. A decent amount of wine on the nose. Good pear aroma along with a touch of grapes. A fairly sweet nose with a touch of yeast and vanilla. Sweet pears really stand out on the palate. There is only a mild wood and white wine character, with a little grape flavor. Again, mild yeast is present. Light in body with medium to high carbonation.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Whole Foods Market Glen Allen shared at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a very pale yellow color with a fizzy head that fades quickly. Aroma of faint pears, some apple notes, wood and faint floral notes. The taste is grainy pear notes, wine notes and wood. Medium bodied.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours to a pale yellowish color that looks pretty much like pear juice. Smells of pear nectar and subtle white grape. The flavor is pretty much like drinking pear nectar but not as sweet. Some alcohol. Notes of white grapes. The palate is medium bodied, seemingly unfiltered, and juicy. I wouldn’t drink a whole glass, however.
alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; poured an average, dull gold color. Aroma of pears, wine and sugar. Flavor of pears and sugar, hints of wine, sour and acidity. Robust. Some floral notes.
Kinz (3415) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale yellow. Light pear aroma and flavor. Not bad, just not a whole lot of anything going on here. I went looking for the barrel and floral notes, but just couldn’t find anything in the nose or flavor. Probably better than this rating as there was nothing wrong with this. But not a lot right either.