dj (562) - Gloucestershire, - 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.
bhensonb (13621) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Waitrose on Gloucester Road. 2014 Vintage. Pours light perry color. Aroma is very, very light pear. Med minus body. Flavor seems more apple skin than pear. It’s quite bland. It is drinkable.
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.
berkshirejohn (5740) - 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.
minutemat (3744) - 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.
allmyvinyl (8825) - 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.
MichaelAwesome (6297) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose shared with McTapps. A nice cider with a sweet taste and only a touch of perry in the aroma. Easily drinkable with some apples and lemons in the background. Nothing special but balanced carbo.
McTapps (6352) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought at local Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in a light golden colour with medium to smooth body. Aroma of mild pears and caramel. Taste of mild, ripe pears, mild apples, leaves, caramel and mild juice. Smooth to drink, not a bad one.
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.
Mjp12 (1270) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable perry, but I would expect a more interesting and complex flavour for its 8abv .
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice perry, light yellow coloured and white head, fully diminishing. Fruity aroma, acid and sulfur too. Flavor starts moderate sweet, acid and light astringent. Light syrupy texture and soft carbonation.