apickles (183) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my first pyder sampled at Beamish Hall Beer Festival. Golden in colour with a few bubbles on the head. Quite sweet on the nose. Fairly dry sand starts of very cider like but aftertaste is definitely perry.
AshtonMcCobb (3400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at the Standing Order.
Appearance - golden with a little bit of froth on the top.
Nose - odd struck match note then apples to follow.
Taste - sweet apple sauce.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - very average.
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
laiti (6440) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.