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Gwynt y Ddraig Perry Vale (Bottle)

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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottled - Medium Perry. Oak conditioned.
Our perry is a blend of three varieties of freshly pressed pears that have been allowed to ferment and mature slowly. Perry Vale has a refreshingly crisp flavour with an abundant pear aroma and a taste that lingers on the palate, cooling the taste buds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sound67 (699) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Straw yellow, clear, no head. *** Nose: Mild pears and a hint of vinegar. *** Mouthfeel: Light body, a bit thin. Active carbonation. *** Taste: Rather dry and mild pears with plenty of citrus at the start. Gets a little fruitier and smoother towards the middle, still with a lemon kick. Same in the finish, but the aftertaste is of ripe pears. *** Impressions: Fresh, not terribly fruity pear cider except for the lemony notes. So, more acidic than pear-y. Not much depth either. A bit diasappointing from this superior cider maker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. Pale clear golden body with a white rim. Hermetic pear nose and a hint of sulphur. Sweet and fruity pear juice. Smooth. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Very pale and clear straw colour. Bitter pear aroma. Pear juice in taste. Easily drinkable, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
500ml bottle. Pale yellow straw colour, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of sourish pear. Taste is initially sweet pear, followed by some tartness and oaky notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, light bodied, medium carbonation, clean dry finish. Quite OK, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
500 ml green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Oak conditioned. ABV is 4.5%. Pale straw colour, moderately sparkling. Moderate aroma of pear juice, a hint of sulphites. The medium sweet flavour has a nice pear character, only a hint of oak and sulphites. Light bodied, nice enough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
500ml bottle from Gwynt Y Ddraig. Lovely juicy ripened pear taste, very sweet fizzy pop influence, quite accessible. More drinkable than Westons Perry but still quite sugary. Would drink again tho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at home. Right, first off - there is NO SUCH THING as "Pear Cider." This is perry. Grrr. My pet perry peeve, if you like. -1 for appearance (YES it matters). Clear watery yellow gold, with no head. Big juicy artificial pear nose, but that’s ok. Touch of murky oak, maybe a very slight hint of vanilla too. Pretty straightforward. Sweet, mouth-filling juiciness with just a light twang of sharp acidity and a long slightly sour finish. Not too bad actually. Except it’s PERRY. Grrr.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rauchbier (3802) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle, from Tesco, Scunthorpe. Lemon gold, thin shortlived fizzle of white head, low condition. Gentle peardrops just apparent in the nose, plus a strange nuttiness, sweet and tart in the mouth with trace pear notes and a suggestion of vinegar, finish isshort, sweet and slightly sickly

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1109) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, light gold, slightly on the dark side of champagne. Appealing aromas of honey, almond and peanut mix with sweet pear notes. An almost lime-like flavour leads into ripe pear fruit, with some cane sugar and almond notes mixed in. A touch of nectarine and sweet lemon leads into a pear skin finish. An enjoyable perry: although not as complex as some of Gwynt Y Ddraig’s ciders, it has more than enough going for it, and it is a fantastic drink on a muggy summer night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso.

Clear light yellow colour pale pale with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate pear, dry pear, odd old pear ! Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110501]

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