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: 2.98/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, - 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!

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jesperhammer (4186) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
25-JAN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Yespr. Very, very pale yellow with almost no off-white head. Pear aroma with a little sharp thing. Taste the same. Sweet but with a fresh little tart bite. Almost no carbonation, thin body. My first perry, as far as I remember!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden - no head only large bubbles. Aroma is pear, wood, bitter berries with a fatty note. Taste is near medium sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Body is near medium,textures is oily, carbonation FLAT. Finishes quite acidic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (3273) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. My first perry. Light golden colour with a white head. Aroma with pears, oak and a yeasty note. Taste is sweet. Finishes sweet with pears and a wooden note.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40454) - 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 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

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