thegreenrooster (3852) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is a pee gold with no head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is both sweet and sour with a little touch of pear at the end. Easy to drink and not much of an aftertaste. Not a fan of ciders but this is a really non offensive example.
LibrarianGirl (11) - Canton, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Itís nice! It looks sorta like the Woodchuck Pear with itís slightly yellow-green appearance, though without the fizzy bubbles.
Smell: Slight slight slight slight pear smell.
Taste: Hmm, well thereís more tartness than the Woodchuck Pear. Other than that, I donít discern a big difference.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Hey, whereís the carbonation?
Drinkability: If I were going to spend money, you know, like real-life dollars, Iíd stick to the Woodchuck Pear. I prefer WC Pear for itís bubbles and the fact that it has less zip-pow tartness on my tongue.
ChainGangGuy (4708) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a clear body with a hint of gold shading to it. No head formation to speak of.
Smell: Understated pear juice aroma with a faint whiff of clean alcohol.
Taste: A touch of sweetness and a touch of tartness with a mild pear juice flavor and hint of white wine akin to flat spumante. Same through to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Nil carbonation.
Drinkability: Merely okay, itís an innocuous little beverage to sip on while halfheartedly watching Old Yeller and preparing a white bean & spinach soup with chorizo.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Can. In classic fashion, I had envisioned rating Bud Chelada as my 2000th, something awful, something unique, and slogging out some smarmy quips about the sad state of American affairs. Instead, this Perry, my first, came into my life at the most opportune time and was destined to be a milestone.
It was any Sunday evening, post-dinner. I had plans to continue my exploration of shore-fishing in Rhode Island and pointed the Prius for Point Judith, no booze in my field bag. Halfway there, a thought struck..."buy a single can of 24oz Chelada and take it fishing. Share it with the ocean, the sandworms, and the fellow Vietnamese fishermen." I stopped at the nearest liquor store, Schwabbyís. In the rusty singles cooler were an array of swill and odd craft beer singles and bombers, but no Bud Chelada. Then, tucked in the back and surrounded by bottles of 2005 Etienne Dupont Cidre (one of which came home with me) was a green edged can whose pattern I did not know.
Out on the pier, with a sandworm on the end of my line, drowning in the swirling ocean brine, I cracked an old can of Perry and tasted the sweet, sweet liquid that could hardly be distinguished from any cider I knew. A Laughing Gull and five Common Terns flew by, some Mexicans went down behind the rocks near me to piss. And, Iím pretty certain those Vietnamese guys are laughing at me. It doesnít matter, Iíve got 24 cold ounces of fruit-based, sulfite-overloaded, sugary alco-pop in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. Itís not too sweet, though, there is some parching pear-skin-like pithiness to help balance, and the alcohols, not too rough, give it depth. Itís not good, but it works with the cold gray overcast, the heaving dark teal ocean, and the occasional Scup on my line.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml can. Pours a very pale straw gold with a quick-to-fade white head. Very mild aroma of pears along with a few notes of apple as well. The flavor is a more solid dose of pear. Lightly effervescent. Light-medium bodied. While this is not a great cider, its not all that bad either. Refreshing.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very very light yellow with a very small head. The aroma is Earthy, almost mushroomy with a hint of sweet pear. The flavor is much drier than I was expecting. Earthy, slightly sour, crisp and refreshing. This being said... I would still rather have a beer.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very very light pale yellow. with no head. Very fruitty pear aroma. sweet and fresh. flavour is very strong and soour with a great pear flavour. the finish is very dry this is a very good cider. The pear flavour is light and subtle very good. A great summer time cider.
guil0000 (349) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a yellow clear sparkling wine color. Aroma mostly of green apple and a bit of pear. It has a sour acidity taste to it with a lot o sweetness. This is my first cider and I kinda liked it
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can, as pictured. Clearish yellow non-color, light white wine. Some fizzy carbonation bubbles. Sugary green apple and pear aroma. Ridiculously poundable, light and easy body, not much depth. An odd sourness, probably the added acid, gives the beer a slightly harsh feel, killing any natural pear feel. I love the idea of a pear cider, but this is pretty weak.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Generic cider taste that is hardly noticeably pear. Clear, fizzy, and generally sweet... Meh.