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Gwatkin Blakeney Red Perry

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Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Perry
Hereford, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A still medium perry available in 500ml bottles and occasionally on draught.
NB: Gwatkin sometimes produces draught versions that differ significantly from the bottled. If you rate a draught version please specify that and include details of the ABV and designated sweetness level (if provided).

Traditional full bodied single varietal farmhouse Perry with a slightly cloudy appearance and a fragrant, floral, perhaps even perfumey aroma. Medium sweet, with fruity, perfumey flavors on palate and slight acids & tannins on finish.
The Blakeney Red pear takes its name from the parish of Blakeney on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, where it still grows today. The trees grow tall, and fruit late in October, November. Despite being harvested by shaking the fruit to the ground with long poles, it keeps well, and can be stored until required. Years ago it was known for its quality as a desert pear. The juice can be used for blending, or as a single variety which produces a medium sweet, full bodied perry.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours golden yellow, sparkling with a lusciously sweet perry / vanilla aroma. Given how badly Iíve rated all my previous encounters with Gwatkins this is surprisingly drinkable! Still rather sweet, with some pear drops and sugar, but thereís a lot of juiciness here and the fruity character of the pear really shines. A touch of dusty funk on the finish too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfrposh (11) - Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
From Box at the Second Annual Manchester CAMRA Cider and Perry Festival. A lovely sweet perry with (on this occasion) an amazing aftertaste of almonds which lasts a few seconds. Not too easy to drink though due to the sweetness

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
7.5% perry in a box at Brigantes. Pours a light golden colour with an aroma of red apples, pears and alcohol. Similar flavours with an incredibly dry finish. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass @ home.

Clear to medium orange yellow colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate apple - pear, sweet pear, barnyard - farmhouse, light apple vinegar, rubber notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, farmyard, fruity sweet, pear, acetone notes. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20110705]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2010
Tap (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2003)
Simple light fruity aroma, not so clearly pear. Refreshing palate - has both dry and sweet components. Easy drinker, and covers the 7.5% well. Was hoping for more pear in a perry, but itís still lovely and fruity, and the balance between dryness and sweetness is great. Rating discovered while packing for a move in 2010.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7697) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
500ml Bottle from Oakchurch Farm Shop, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire, purchased and consumed 21-03-10 Appearance is a lovely light gold colour, good clarity and a few frisky bubbles leaping about. The aroma is lightly floral with a hint of the juicy fruitiness that is to come. Lovely juicy sweet pears in the mouth, very soft in mouth and incredibly easy drinking, there is just a hint of dryness at the end, a very decent perry that I could have easily consumed all afternoon. A7 A4 F8 P5 Ov15 3.9

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle from Tanners of Hereford. Deep gold in colour with slight carbonation. Woody pear aroma, with a touch of sweetness followed by some savoury funkiness. Easy drinking for the strength with some juicy, refreshing fruit and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden / orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, sour, yeast, pears, oak. Flavour is sweet, acid, yeast, pears, oak. Nice perry.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2008
I donít know about this one. I donít have a lot of experience with the style. Had a funky sour aroma, an aroma of pears and wood, perhaps pears still hanging from the tree in effect, with the combination of the two. Very rough mouthfeel, slightly chalky, tastes like fruit skins and seeds and no actual fruit. Horrible.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5319) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2007
500 ml clear bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Cloudy yellowish grey to golden colour with a reddish hue. Fizzy head disappears instantly. Moderate carbonation in the glass. Lovely aroma of pears and oak, notes of fruit vinegar and farmhouse kitchen. The flavour is medium sweet, pears galore, oaky notes, hints of sulphur, slightly astringent finish. Not bad.


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