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Gwynt y Ddraig Farmhouse Pyder (Draught)

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Brewed by Gwynt y Ddraig Cider
Style: Perry
Pontypridd, Wales
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draught - Medium Pyder.
An out of the ordinary blend of apple and pear juice fermented and matured in wood.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1395) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Half pint @ the Salopian Summer Cider Festival 2014. Pours clear gold, sweet, drinkable apple-juice character, minimal alcohol, not much pear coming through. Alright, but just a bit weak tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1747) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask@pretty bricks, walsall. Golden amber still cider. Aroma of dry apple and pear juice. Taste is sweet apple and pear juice with a touch of wood. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask pretty bricks Walsall. Golden colour. Aroma is sweet apple. Taste is great very sweet apples nice tart finish. Nice body zero carbonated. Great sweet cider this.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Bag in box @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a hazy golden color with no head. Has a fruity spicy slightly tart apple aroma. Fruity spicy apple and pear flavor. Has a fruity spicy slightly tart apple and pear finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5574) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013
Cask @ O’Hara’s Freehouse
Aroma is quite leathery with some earthy notes - but no pear here. Flavour is slightly sweet and rather leathery with some pear and something metallic and fruity I find hard to describe. Becomes rather dry and leathery towards the end of the glass. My first real perry - interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
On draught at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with an aroma of apples, pears and alcohol. Similar flavours with a lovely dry finish and an oily mouth-feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2012
cask at cloisters ... golden amber .... thin whitee head ... sweet pear ... with dry tanin apple nose ... dry tart apple tanin ... with sweeter pear tones ... very nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
From a plastic barrel at Battersea Beer Festival on 10 February 2011 (at 6.5%). Badged simply as Gwynt Y Ddraig Pyder but I guess it’s the same stuff. Hazy gold colour. Sweetish, with lots of juicy fruit. Surprisingly petillant, to the extent that it even poured with a small head. Tasty but I would have preferred a very slightly firmer mouthfeel. But I guess that would have required a higher apple content, at the risk of submerging the more delicate pear character. Tricky things to get bang on I’d assume, Piders.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Cloudy straw colour. The aroma has rich pear fruitiness with apple nuances and wood accents. Juicy, full of lively pear juice character, again only a light apple. Some nice tannins help to balance out the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Cask @ Swansea Bay Beer Festival 2010. Hazy pale with scant head. Really interesting aroma. Big fruit. I think I smell more apple than pear, but it’s definitely a blend. Thinner than expected but makes it quite drinkable. Has berry notes. Flavors I think are more pear than apple (although some sips are the opposite). Good touch of cider vinegar acidity for balance. A playful, thoroughly enjoyable drink I could have more of. Quite honored to have been able to try this.


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