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


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp perry and light citrusy. Dry, sulphorish and light wooden. Dry and flat finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. A light yellow perry with a white head. The aroma has notes of pears. The flavor is sweet with notes of pears, wood, and straw, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear pale yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity flavour of pears, glue and oak. Dry finish of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Sophisticated, tart nose with a little funk. Medium body, almost flat, vanilla and dry apple notes with a slight acetone touch. Very nice though. 250113

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours a slightly hazy very pale yellow color with no head. Has a fruity slightly tart pear aroma. Fruity dry pear flavor. Has a fruity slightly tart perry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear almost watery - no head. Perry, fruity, rubber, flat, dryness, light minerals, simple, light acid, simple and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
Botella. Clear thin yellow colour. sweet like fruity pear aroma. Ok mouthfeel. sweet fruity perry flavour with bit acid sourness in the finish. Fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9596) - 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

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