wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2011] This was only 6.5%ABV, so don’t know if it’s a different version or just a batch that turned out differently? Pale gold. Taste more reminiscent a cider than a perry, albeit cider tinged with a hint of pear drops. Alcohol shows through quite strongly, giving a slight (but not overwhelming and unpleasant) hint of nail varnish remover. Sweet (but not sickly), with just a dry hint in the finish - it did remind me of sherry as others have said, but a pale, medium-dry sherry. Decent effort this.
Fin (8540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Polycask at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 19th Strange one this the aroma is the first thing that i ntrigued me at first I thought rum but then when chatting to friend Bob we felt that it could have been aged in a sherry cask. It pours very light in colour light straw colour and the taste is in my opinion a little too strong and unbalanced what pear there is seems to be fighting a losing battle with the spoirit to assert itself. A lot of people liked this, I thought it was just about ok.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tastes quite spirity and sweet, has some slight dessert wine characters. Some pruny fruit, with spirity pear flavours, with some warming alcohol. This was pretty good.
jonas (6175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LCRBM2. Musty, spongy aroma. Looks like white wine. Fermented pear flavor obviously, sherrylike notes, wooden finish. Oily mouthfeel.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled - LCRBM2 - A clear lime green coloured perry. The aroma is very alcoholic, seems like a pear licqueur or a spirit. The taste is also very heavy and strong. Very sweet, pear fruits. Too much alcohol for me, but then this bottle was over 12 months old, so it may actually have picked up strength from its original 9.5% over the time.
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at LCRBM 2, Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Clear, pale, yellow body. Looks like a watery wine. Aroma of liquor and pears. Watery, alcoholic, peary flavour. Moderately sweet.
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
LCRBM2. Thanks to maeib for this one. Clear pale gold, no head. Varnish aroma. Crude. Very alcoholic and I can’t get past that varnish flavour and aroma.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, LCRBM. Aroma of apple, apple, more apple and some alcohol. Yellow color, clear body, no head or lace of course. Sweet, apple, hint of varnish, sticky and very warming.
bierkoning (11400) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
LCRBM2: Pear, a bit sugary and very alcoholic. Some oak in the aftertaste. Vinous. Not something I’d look for.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] The aroma is winey/sherry-like with pear and alcohol. Indeed more a wine appearance and colour, no head. Woody sweet sherry taste with some pear fruitiness. Quite alcoholic. Not my thing.