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Gwatkin Farmhouse Perry

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A medium still perry. Available on draught and in 1 litre bottles. ABV may vary.

Gwatkins Farmhouse Perry is made from a blend of old fashioned varieties of pears, harvested from the few remaining pear orchards of rural Herefordshire. In late Autumn they are milled and pressed to extract their golden juice, which is then laid down over the winter months in 100 gallon oak vats. In the following spring the perry maker taps and samples each vat and then, only when judged to be ready, does he rack it off into bottles or barrels.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
minutemat (886) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1098) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2013
From cask at GBBF 2013. Color is clear golden. Aroma is appleish and pearish.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Tasted more like paint stripper than perry. Very harsh aroma followed by a similarly harsh taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011

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. [20101231]7

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
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. Thanks, Mes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2010
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 Iím being honest. Whatever, itís enjoyable enough. I just know for certain that Gwatkin can do much better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
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.


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