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Brewed by Minchews Real Cyder & Perry
Style: Perry
Tewkesbury, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available on draught and in 750ml bottles.
This still single varietal perry is medium dry.
The mild climate of the West of England allows the region’s apples and pears to reach perfection. These dedicated varieties, some of great antiquity, are milled and pressed to produce vintage classics for your enjoyment.
All Minchew’s ciders and perries are fermented with natural yeasts and without artificial assistance. Careful conditioning in oak casks enables the full character to develop.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours pale yellow, hazy and with no head. Aroma is citric and perry. Smooth fruity, pears and mild citric. Smooth fruity and lingering perry into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013

Polycask @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

ABV: 8.3%. Unclear light yellow colour almost water - silver with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate pear, celery. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, tart, pear, sweet pear, rum notes ? Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120810]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Canister@GBBF2012 (ABV 8.3 %). Silvery yellow colour with no head. Aroma is pear, vinegar, mild alcohol and some slight notes of yeast. Flavour is pear, fruits, yeast and some mild dry wooden notes. Quite sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
From a polypin at the Tewkesbury Beer Fesitval, 4/2/2011. Pale green in colour with a slick of a head. Aroma of slightly syrupy pear fruit, cheddar cheese and oak. Easy drinking, with plenty of sweetish juice, before some woody skins and a dryish finish. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2010
tap at GBBF 2010 ...azy pale yellow ... light pear almost nothing nose ... sweet pear ... juicy ... tart dry linger .... nice

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Plastic cask at GBBF 08. Very pale clear gold. Bit of green to the colour. I’m sorry but that tastes like my dad’s homemade cider. Really quite poor. Some dryness, but just not a good perry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7707) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
Polycask at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 19th This is one of those drinks that has to live up to its famous name following the instant popularity, courtsey of Wallace and Grommit. We had a good chat with Kevin Minchew the owner/producer of this cidery and were shown around his wonderfully chaotic but very historic machinery, Kevin knew his stuff and this Perry shows that quite magnificently. I also couldn’t help but think that the strange aroma had more than a passing similarity to the cheese (or just chess in general) or was that just the name playing in my mind? I don’t think so it was a touch cheesy. Poured light gold and quite interesting for a Perry in that i didn’t get the big juicy overipe pears that I often get, this was a bit more complex quite dry at times but the sweetness was there it just that it was well reined in, a hint of rhubarb played across my tongue once or twice and all in all a most enjoyable Perry. BTW I note that Kevin informed us that this Perry is actually the excat same Perry as the Malvern Hills version he does, Kevin said that he is ofetn requested to change the name depending on what side of the Malverns he sells it. It must be a Herefordshire and Worcestershire thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
A Mes rate: Barrel at Fin’s excellent Merton Beer Festival.
Very pale hazy yellow colour. Lovely pear aroma, some wood and slight pear skin. Quite cheesy, I can really see why they wash cheese in this stuff. Flavour is wow. This is a bloody good perry. Just the right balance of sweet pears and woody sourness, a huge hit of both. Wine like full bodied feel. Impressive length in the sweet and sour finish that ends up very dry. Lovely stuff and with no hint of alcohol what so ever. A bloody good, well made perry.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 3   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Aroma
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Hay: XX   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: 2   Leather: 2   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : XX   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 1 Pear : 1   Tropical FruitsXX  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 1   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : 3   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3 Chewy: XX   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 1   Tea tannins : 1   Alcohol : X
Comments: Rather sweet, sulfury and woody perry with a soft natural effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
750ml bottle from ciderstore.com, July 2007. Stinking Bishop achieved fame as a type of cheese mentioned in the Wallace & Gromit film, "Curse of the Were-Rabbit". However, Stinking Bishop is actually a variety of Perry pear and the name of the cheese comes from the fact that it is washed in Perry made from that variety. This is a clear, pale yellow Perry, without that silvery sheen that is often seen in Perries. Plenty of fruit in the aroma, with some petrol notes. Although this is described as a medium-dry Perry, I found it to be on the sweet side of medium, with plenty of fruit, reminiscent of stewed pears. A pleasant and easygoing Perry.


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