PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Apalachee - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden ginger ale-like pour with nice bubble action and no head. Aroma has some sweet pear accents, a touch of vanilla, pleasant. Flavor is pretty full bodied for a perry, with some tangy pear fruitiness, a touch of club soda, some light vanilla accents. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it, Very refreshing.
tightslice (385) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at the Coppola Winery Pool in Healdsburg, CA. Candied pear aromas leading to a moderately dry finish. The perfect perry for such a pool-cidery occasion as this.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cajun Cafe Cider and Mead Fest 2015. Pours a mostly clear yellow with a white head. Nose is some pear, ripe apple, and a hint of sweetness. Flavor is similar- apple with bits of pear and light sweet until the finish dries it out somewhat. Lovely perry overall.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle, 5/10/15. Clear pale golden, lots of fizz, fizzy off-white head that fizzes away with a quick fizzle. Aroma of pear, vanilla, earthy notes and a tart tannic finish. The taste is dry tannic wine, pear, leather, earth, vanilla. Thin bodied, high carbonation, weird.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has lots of pear that is ripe, rich and juicy, but still on the drier side for the style. It has a medium body that starts smooth then gets rougher with the sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pepper, astringency, bright pear an some fleshiness of pears. The finish is dry and spicy. Nice.
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clean sharp golden with one finger of white head. Weird candyish nose. Smells like jolly ranchers and tastes even stranger. Crisp in the mouth with some unidentifiable character that makes it seem almost rich. Round and sweet. Weird
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[2/14/15] Draught at Lagunitas in Petaluma. Clear golden. Aroma of pears, rather candy-ish, with vanilla and a citric note. Sweet flavor with pear candy/bubblegum and vanilla. Too sweet and too much vanilla.
tricyclist (1030) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit different in this one. Crisp pour with aromas of earthy pears, apples, and moderate vanilla. Different but not terrible. Interesting. Flavor is definitely sweet again, with fruity notes throughout the front side and an easy blend to vanilla creaminess in the finish. Again, different but not bad.
deyholla (8034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a clear rich gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma is full of syrupy sweet pear with a bit of acid/tartness. Flavor is extremely sweet with a pear syrup note and a bit of dry pear towards the finish.
BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mostly clear pale yellow pour with no head. Pears and apples. Maybe a hint of booze in spots. Lightly tart. Okay, not great.
ineedbeer (1164) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is super fruity and reminds me very much of a green apple Jolly Rancher. It smells fruity and candy-like. I don?t get much pear. Pours a very clear golden color with a touch of copper and a small, thick white head that recedes fairly quickly to the edge where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately sweet and thankfully isn?t nearly as candy like as the aroma. More pear than in the aroma, but still very green apple like. A hint of wine-like tannins. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright cider but it is way too candy like for me, especially in the aroma. Rather sweet.