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

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A still dry perry available in 750ml 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).

The Thorn Pear is one of the oldest and most distinguished of all the perry pear varieties. As long ago as the 17th century it was recorded for its vintage qualities. Sadly, like many varieties of quality, it is now extremely hard to find, and it is mostly found on the borders of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. An early ripening pear, it is harvested in early September. The perry produced from this single variety, has a very crisp, dry flavour and is often compared to white wine.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Long forgotten in a box in a dark corner, I guess the bottle is around 4 years old - Beautiful dark straw golden clear body; Extremely beautiful nose, very very deep and seductive, crisp mix of flinty pear, rose like perfume and and light green the; Light acid in intense yet super elegant an refined body, very mineral dry that extends very long into a fine fine finish where the acid intensifies into a almost bone dry light barrel harsh touch, which is perfectly well balanced with the very late warm pear juice aromas. Excellent, thanks Fin!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Smagt hos J & C. Frugt, pære, lys gul, lidt sød, lidt sur, let, vandede, flad, svag i smagen, rigtig god.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear light light yellow colour with a small, virtually none, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy pear, tart pear, horse blanket, wood and vinegar notes, paint notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, tart pear, thin, light acetic notes. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110518]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
From a polypin at the Bristol beer festival, 19/03/10. Pale, slightly hazy gold in colour. Tart aroma of pear juice. Flavour was dry, with some acidic fruit but enough juice to be refreshing. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle from Oakchurch Farm Shop, Staunton on Wye, Herefordshire, consumed 04-10-09 Pours for all the world looking like a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Much like the aforementioned wine this was a rather crisp little number. Wine like in flavour, with just the merest hint of sweetness, really clean. If you gave this to a white wine drinker you may just convert them, its good stuff. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle. Pale straw in colour, still. Aromas are crisp pear with vinegar and citrus. More pineapple than I would expect. Flavours are crisp and dry (not in the cooking oil sense). Light pear and white grape with puckering tart citrus. Acidic on the finish with light barnyard notes. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Aroma
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Hay: XX   Brett : 2   Floral: 2   Wood: 3   Leather: 2   Barnyard : 2   Medicine : 5   Phenols: 5   Cheese : 2   Vinous: 2  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : 3   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 1 Pear : 1   Tropical Fruits2  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Juicy: 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 2   Complex: 1   Length : XX
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: XX   Sharp: 2   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 2   Tea tannins : 3   Alcohol : 2
Comments: Kinda medicinal, band-aidy perry with a rather tart juicy feel and little pear flavour.


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