minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bag in a box at Bree Louise. Pours a murky dishwasher colour, very strong taste, almost unnatural, super harsh appley acidic bite with a cereal aftertaste and nuclear tang that strips the back of the throat clean off. Really not sure if this is meant to taste like this. I know the Gwatkin guys are a strange bunch but this is something else.
andrepintado (1570) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask at GBBF 2013. Color is clear golden. Aroma is appleish and pearish.
olliejobbins (950) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Tasted more like paint stripper than perry. Very harsh aroma followed by a similarly harsh taste.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Southampton Arms, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London England, NW5 1LE.
Unclear light yellow colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy pear, sweet vinegar, aceton notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and acetic with a long duration, pear, sweet fruit, pineapple, dry, vinegar. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat. 7
Fin (7693) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Polycask at Banbury Beer Festival 05.05.11 Pours hazy silver in colour. There is nail varnish remover & pear drops from the off. Loads of sweet juicy overipe pears but then a dryness in the finish. This has some similarities with the Blakeney Red but not quite the class act that, that Perry is. I enjoyed this but, its a little weird and quite a challenge. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a polypin at the Orchard, Bristol 15/1/2011. Murky pale yellow in colour; served flat. Light aroma of sweet pears with a touch of wood. Flavour also started sweet, before some slightly sour notes and a dryish finish. Ok.
tdtm82 (706) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Southampton rate. Thanks Mes.
Marzepan, toffee, sweet apples, lemon, abundance of candi sugar,
Really nice candi and dry lemon finish. Good to keep you going.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Southampton Arms.
Murky yellow with a strange greenish tinge. Although this is called a medium, it has the strange ability of being phenominally sweet and at the same time punishingly dry. Huge sugary pear hint with a really assertive vinegar acidity. It stings the throat on the way down. A strange one if I’m being honest. Whatever, it’s enjoyable enough. I just know for certain that Gwatkin can do much better.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Pale hazy yellow golden colour, no head. Aroma is filmdeveloping fluids along with some mild pear. Flavour is the same, ending in citrus and a lot vanilla.
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Plastic cask at GBBF 08. Silver green gold. Very sweet and lots of petrol and nail varnish remover. It’s a bit startling. But fine on the finish. A bit of vinegar. Really lemony on the finish.