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Brewed by Hoganís Cider
Style: Perry
Alcester, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Available in 500ml bottles.
Although different vintages of this cider may vary slightly we do not list them separately.

Hoganís Vintage Perry (5.4% abv) is a medium, lightly sparkling perry, champagne like in colour, well balanced on the palate with subtle fruit tannin qualities and delicate fruit aromas.
A classic perry in every sense of the word, Hoganís use only 100% English perry pears to produce their Vintage Perry. The perry pears are treated with kid gloves, every one is harvested by hand and gently washed to ensure the best quality. Perry pears are unpalatable to eat due to their high tannin level but create a delicious, delicate drink. The pears contain a natural, unfermentable sugar, sorbitol, which gives the perry some of its residual fruit sweetness. As with our ciders we do not add any sugars prior to fermentation and we do not use any concentrate, we ensure that all our perry contains more than 85% perry pear juice in order to bring you the authentic taste of the English Pear Orchard.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (970) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours a light gold with no head or lacing at all. Tastes dry and tangy with a lot of pear/apple coming through. After taste is a little sharp but still nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is very light yellow. Aroma is lightly yeasty (basement), with light notes of apple/pear skin/seeds/stems, hint of kiwi. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, lightly astringent. Very mild in all ways...light color, light aroma, light body, mild flavor. Pleasant and clean, but yeah...pretty unremarkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 3, 2012
500mL Bottle, poured at CiderDays 2012. How do so many perries end up tasting like lightly flavored soda pop? Perries must be hard to make, because this one isnít much offensive, but thereís nothing to latch onto. I appreciate some of the dryness, but I want some flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle, vintage 2009. Medium gold, medium carbonation. Aroma is pressed apple- pear and light spice. Palate is apple-y, leaning toward pear flavors in the finish. Dry and lightly spicy. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2011
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thinest white lacing ... sweet pear ... soft tanins ... tart nose ... light fizzyness ... dry pear ... some sweet fruits ... hint of sulpher ... ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2009 Vintage. This perry pours a apple juice color yellow gold from a 500ml bottle. Small sized quickly disappear white foamy head. The aroma is semi-sweet pear, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Perry. The flavors are semi-sweet pears, some apple flavors as well. Mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean, and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 Bottle @ home- not sure where I picked this up (first American rater... where the fuck did I get this???) Iím not going to lie- this is a strange choice on my part to drink at 1am on a work night. Clear golden yellow appearance with a little, off-white head. Slightly spicy, vinous pear, a touch vinegar-like aroma. Tangy, pulpy pear, vinous, acidic flavor. This really isnít that smooth and tastes stronger than it actually is. Iím a little surprised that my cat was going to town drinking this- I guess at least itís not going to waste...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3483) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pale yellow of color. An aroma of dust and dry perry. A flavour of perry, dust and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. (2009 vintage.) A quite golden perry, clear and almost without anything head-like on top. Sourish, almost vinegar-ish aroma with lots of orchard aromas and some apple cores. Alcohol also it seems, strange. Flavorwise itís nice and pleasant, both apples and pears, with apple cores, hints of yeast and an earthy touch. Medium body, dry. A nice perry indeed, definitely one I could drink more of. 110128

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear light to medium yellow color with a fizzy - virtually none, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy pear and cider, sour - tart pears, barnyard notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average duration, tart pear - apple, dry. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110128]


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