Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Appearance: Clear golden/straw/green with bubbly white head on the pour.
Aroma: Pear, musty, earthy, floral, note of barnyard, vanilla, woody, buttery and spicy.
Taste: Medium acidity and tannin, low/medium sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering pear, vanilla, caramel/toffee finish.
Comments: Delicious. The most assertive Perry I have had to date. 2011 Vintage.
2013 Vintage: Same as above but prickly carbonation, no vanilla, no barnyard in the aroma or finish. More of a pear, buttery caramel aroma and palate with a dry, lingering pear, white wine and caramel like finish.
Again a very good Perry.
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear gold with a dusty fruit orchard aroma. Ripened apple and perry pear taste. On the sweet side but quite clean and balanced. Not too much going on really but still rather pleasant and strong-tasting to have on a summery evening in the park.
berkshirejohn (5826) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Waitrose, Bracknell. 2014 Vintage A pale colour with light carbonation; soft pear aroma with a trace of honey; the taste is a blend of apples and pears; and the finish is smooth and dry. An easy drinking perry.
Martin243 (1000) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose of all places, looks like a glass of white wine. (Light carbonation). Sweetshop aroma with a tiny hint of oak, and a mainly bubblegum flavour. Robust alcohol kick. I was pleasantly suprised by this.
Gary (1812) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured out resembling Cristal.I drank this from a huge over sized wine goblet. I’d not had a drink in 7 dayz. My mind was as jaded as a mofo...I put on some vintage R Kelly tunes and let this pear juice buzz through my organs. I expected more funky shit from this, like some rural ciders, but its a mellow, very enjoyable-sweet and dry offering. Puckering and soothing. This is pretty cool. I feel better already.
johnnnniee (3604) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brought across the pond and shared by a friend. Poured a deep clear golden color. Still so no head. Smells of non descript pomme fruit with just a hint of sulfur that was gone before my second sip. Smell is fruity sweet with barely a touch of oak. If the label hadn’t said perry I’m not sure I wouldn’t have mistaken this for a cider. Taste is smooth and sweet. More apple than pear flavor with hints of vanilla and oak. Medium to thin body, Still, with a sweet fruity mouthfeel. This is my first perry, I was kind of expecting something different. I thought this was fairly tasty, although it seemed a bit boring. The oak was barely there and I’d heard perry would have a bit of tartness. Malolactic fermentation?
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at chris o’s ye ha its nearly 2009 teabagging session. Alround rating: Fairly decent perry, juicey yet dry, well carbonated, drinkable stuff.
dj (564) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. A pale straw colour, no carbonation. A light pear aroma. Plenty of pear in the flavour with some hints of spice, I’d say medium-sweet. Very refreshing and drinkable, with a slight warming quality to it. Personally I like my perry offensively strong, both in flavour and alcohol content, with a good kick of sourness, which this doesn’t deliver. But this is an easy-drinking perry intended to appeal to the mass market, which it does well and I’d certainly buy it again. Was surprised to see that it was 8% actually, as it doesn’t strike me as being that strong.
allmyvinyl (9032) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours clear pale yellow gold, no head. Aromas of apples and pears. Taste is sweet at first, drying out at the end. Pear skin lingers. Hides the strength well.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from waitrose. Clear, very very pale yellowish green. Aroma is tart fresh.pear. medium carbonation and dry pear. Alcohol well hidden.