after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked, baled, and foiled. Pours a hazy, slightly burnished medium gold with a surging, fizzy white head that falls quickly back to nothing. Huge explosive crisp white pear nose, very sweet and fresh and fruity. It really pops, especially for a bottle. Creamy medium body with effervescent carb. Intense fresh fruit flavor dominates the mid-palate, very little yeast character other than a hint of mineral dryness at the far edges of the flavor profile. Mild finish. Very pleasant and appealing, very easy to drink.
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.7 l bottle at Black Door, Helsinki. Pale golden color. Aromas of pear and pear skin. Flavors of raisins, prunes and pear with some musty notes. Fruit skin with hint of citrus. Low acidity and medium tannins. Highly carbonated and sparkling. Nice pear and raisin finish. Good artisanal perry with aged quality.