FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very light golden with a small quickly fadingwhite head. Aroma is very sweet pear, fruity and soft with a touch of sweet bread and bubble gum. Flavor starts with a touch of tartness and a growing sweetness before a sharp and still peary fruit note. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Not a bad perry
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via New Beer from my traditional mix a six crap rate pack.
Ommegang anniversary glass. Sizzling champagne effervescence in place of any noticeable head. High-def clarity & vibrancy. Pale straw color.
Smells a whole lot like banana pudding & bubblegum. Not sure if that’s avoidable. A twinge of pear concentrate & powdered sugar. Bit of agave. Smells less false the more you sit with it.
Juice is much more restrained then the smell thankfully. Honest pear flavor, less banana, & minor amounts of plastic & clove. No crazy perfumes or false tannins. Bit of grape juice & savignon blanc. Citric bite turns softly sweet at the finish, but not before the sulfites become noticeable(decent penalty for that). Alcohol draws continuously & doesn’t mass itself for an attack at any point. Enough carbonation here & there to keep it right in between free-flowing & creamy in texture.
For six pack stuff, this is nice.
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
First perry rating... Bottle @ RnH. Light pour with a yellow tone. Tart pear aroma. Crisp pear with sweet and tartness in the flavor.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cavie. Neon clear pour with no head. Very pear aroma, a little soapy, sweet. Taste is apple, pear, tart, and a sweetness that I actually like.
Cavie (3796) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy drowland. Very clear straw yellow color. Aroma is sweet, lots of pear and sugar tart. Flavor is sweet pear, acidic tart, perfume, and candy necklace. Interesting, and a good perry. Maybe a little much on the sweet candy notes.
Dojewacker (1) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazingly drinkable pear cider. No sticky sweetness. Finishess extremely clean.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear yellow no head. Noise is pear and light sugar. Flavor is fully sweetened pears with lift vanilla coming in the end.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a scant head. Pears and drying cherry and pear notes. Sweet nectar pear and light sweetness. A decent perry.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow with fast fading little white fizzy head. Aroma smells just like a sour apple Jolly Rancher, gives the impression of extract being used. Now, the flavor is another story, fresh pear with just a touch of sweetness. Mouth feel is light body, some what soft with high carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty cider.
phaleslu (6517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz. bottle at Wine and Cheese Place. Looks like I unwittingly just tried my first perry. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small, fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. Still a lot of bubbles visible in the glass, though. Notes of pears, sugar, alcohol and oak. Maybe a little bot of apples, too. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry, sweet mouthfeel. Pretty refreshing, and I dig the pear element. I’d like to try more perry and see what the style can do.