Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours gold with a fizzy head and nice carbonation. Smells of fresh pears, some funky undertones, oaky. Tastes of semi tarte pears, some sugary hints with a crisp, dry finish. Very enjoyable. thewolf (12706) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle, bought @ HJ Hansen, Odense.lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Greenish-yellow, quite pale. Light hazy, fizzy white head. Disappears immediatly. Aroma is sweet, pear, oak, light green apple. High carbonation,fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly sweet, fine dryness and a bit of oak. Quite sweet, but also fairly elegant.
A quick white effervescent bubbling over a pale straw yellow body. Aroma is sugary pear. Taste is sharp carbonic bite, some refreshing pear flesh, tart. FlacoAlto (4213) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2007 Cork Date; Sampled November 2010TheBeerGod (6241) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours into my Lost Abbey Teku glass with a frothy, quickly dissapearing, pale white head. The Perry is a pale-gold hue (looks like a white wine). Smells of very fresh pears with a definite floral aspect and a mix of sweet and tart.
Bracingly cold and fizzy, this is definitely sweet, but not aggressively so (which is good). The pear flavor is not quite as expressive as it was in the nose, but is still quite floral, quite fruity and with a nice, even, soft acidity. The perry finishes with a carbonic acid bite and an at times wine like floral character; said more truthfully though it is a white-wine that sometimes finishes with a pear note. Texture is quite nice as it is very light and prickly from the expressive carbonation. As this warms there is almost a butter-poached pear like thing going on here. As it warms some mineral character starts to become more noticeable in the finish and it even seems to pick up a touch more body.
This is definitely nice, definitely enjoyable, though my wife thinks it would be better if it was even more dry. I don’t know though, the bit of sweetness that is here helps to accentuate the pear flavors quite well, though it still doesn’t quite get to the level of the expressive nose. For some reason I really want to try a spontaneously fermented Perry now, a bit of funk here would work really well. I really wish I could better describe Ciders and Perry, I am definitely lacking in my palate’s ability to dissect these two drinks.
Bottle - 750mL - corked and caged. Downright explosive! This has been refrigerated for well over one week. I hadn’t reached the last twist on the cage when the corked popped and the contents spewed violently. Thankfully, I opened this right next tot he sink so I didn’t make much of a mess. Soft blond/straw in color with a tall, fizzy, white head. Aroma is sweet pears, hints of apple skin, pear juice and sugary notes. Taste is slightly unripened pear, pear juice, seltzer water and apple skins. The carbonation is extremely bubbly and effervescent. Overall, this has a very light and crisp body with moderate dryness. Ends with more pear, pear juice and apple skins. There is a carbonated water like note as well.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Aroma of tart pear peaches apples... Very Champagne like in appearance... Explodes in your mouth... Effervescent... The overcarbonation detracts greatly from what seemingly is a wonderful flavor profile underneath... The pear flavor is very noticeable underneath... Not sweet, somewhat tart.... oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2009
Bottled. Cork came out flying like mad, luckily the glass was ready and closeby, so not too much spilled. Pale yellow colour with small sparking white head that disappears fast. Aroma is pear, some mild blue cheese and some mild green apple like notes. Flavour is quite much the same with some slight wood to it as well. Quite tart and dry-palated perry. jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2009
From a bottle poured a clear golden color with a very small head. Nice light pear flavor with a champange like carbonation. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
2006 Bottle. My eye was nearly a casualty of the cork. I swear, I only started to untie the cage, then bang, the cork and cage went off flying as if it was a tether, around my hand and off into the distance. Lost maybe a half a glass. Pours with a fizzy white head that dissipates over a violently sparkling pale and clear yellow body. Aroma is crisp pear, tons of co2, must and forest aromas, and floral. Taste is pear, florals, light esters, medium residual sugars, with a sort of cotton candy or caramelized note. The carbonation is ridiculously high, way too high. Burp! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Holy exploding cork batman! The cork shot into the ceiling at a bullet velocity and then the bottle gushed 1/3 of its contents all over the place! Pours a very, very light yellow. Aroma is sweeet and has pears, apples and honey. Flavor is light pears, dry, and a bit of tartness. And the carbonation is NUTS!!