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


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

auerbrau's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3182) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (3541) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Fra flaske pŚ Cardinal mars-15: tror dette er fÝrste gang vi har cider pŚ Mandag i annen. Denne kom etter Hoganís Medium Cider, og i likhet med den smaker det friskt og godt. Klar og lys gylden med meget kort skum. Minner om god, hjemmelag syltet pśredessert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6414) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pors clear straw, no head. Aroma is mild pear. Taste is light sweet pear, watery sirupy mouthfeel, lingering fruity pear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1789) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.03.15. 2010 vintage. Clear, pale yellow. No head. Aroma of fermented perries. Fine and very drinkable! Very low carbonation. A hint of bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5731) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2015
500 ml bottle, vintage 2010, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Very pale clear golden colour, moderate carbonation, no head. Moderate dryish aroma of perry pears, only a hint of oak and sulphites, Medium dry and fairly crisp flavour of pears, a well balanced fruity acidity, hints of oak, sulphites are not disturbing. A nice refreshment, probably also good with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. No head, non expected. Apples, sweet, sour notes in aroma. Sweet, mild caramel, sour, apples in taste. Soft carbonation. I can drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1390) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2010 Bottle. Pour is clear yellow with no head and a mix of large quickly rising bubbles and small slowly rising bubbles. Aroma is sweet and slightly smokey with a spoiled green apple note. Flavor is less sweet than expected with Chardonnay notes and a slightly confusing woody/ glue-like note. Light palate. Grew on me as I drank it but would have liked more depth in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2014
pours clear golden, 2010 vintage. Aroma is interesting, perry, vinegar, oak. Taste is sour with some sweetness, perry, medium dry, watery a bit, some spicyness. Good cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3002) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle from co-op. Golden amber perry with small head. Aroma of pears and some sourness. Taste is sourish pears, pear drops and a little barnyard. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2010 version from Waitrose. Headless pale green. Aroma mildly edgy and cheesy with good tannic mouldering fruit. Dry, tannic and crisp with a ridiculously drinkable Appletise sweetness untainted by toothrot. Just plain wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Cellar Blackrock, Dublin [280814]
Light golden, clear, no head
Aroma of soft sweet light fruits - apple / pear
Taste of soft sweet pear, slightly tart, very simple, very slightly tannic
Palate - Medium carb, medium light body, soft acidic. Finish is soft sweet
Overall - Seems very simple to me, got rather bored with this by the end of the bottle. Found this to be unremarkable to be honest.

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