KyotoLefty (10311) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2017 TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle: Nearly colorless liquid splashed with yellow. Noisy, dying head. Waxy, perfumey aromas on elegant display, with hints of mushroom, lime zest, fresh cut pineapple, artichoke and uncured hay. Pleasingly musty but not overly wild or rustic. Hugely effervescent and gassy mouthfeel. Prickly lime zest and pineapple acids very gently buckle the cheeks before converging with a pronounced vitaminlike dullness. Pear skin offers a snappiness which coincides nicely with the bracing dryness. Adequate level of residuals keep things from becoming stark, though the absence of phenols causes things to be two-dimensional. Pear character is not particularly ripe or explosive either, which reinforces the yearning for greater depth and vibrancy. Closes with a peppery, zesty dryness laced with succulent pear juice remnants and a healthy dose of musty minerals. The framework is definitely here, but ultimately it comes across as a bit too "simple". And there is also an unpleasant moldy/uncured hay character that is somewhat off-putting. Those folks looking for something bretty and barnyardy, might want to look elsewhere. Just okay.
75 cl bottle. Corked popped off. Big fizz, pale gold, dry nose of pears, apples, mi erals, crqckers, herbs. Highly carbonated. Subtle fruity flavor, light acid, quite tannic, a bit of sweet stewed pears. Nice full body. Champagne like carbonation is intense. Flavor comes through better once it dies down a little. Simple but elegant. magsinva (1326) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Tap @ the Birch - pours clear gold, tiny tiny bubbles. The pear is very present. Unlike many of the perries that I have had that come off watery and thin, this one is sweet and almost syrupy in the finish. Nice!! Drake (13953) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Keg at Lost Valley. Clear vibrant golden. Aroma of dry pear, pepper, honey. Taste is sweet juicy pear, earth, pepper, honey. Medium bodied. S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Pours crystal clear with a light coppery-gold coloration - no head. Aroma is a mild, almost apple, cidery aroma. Taste is initially mild and semi-sweet with pear skin sneaking in for the mid. There’s a little acidic flavor for the finish before it washes away. As this is my first perry, I’m not real sure what to expect entirely. Regardless, this is refreshing and elegant - it would probably pair well with Sinatra. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Golden with teensy head. Nice faint weed aroma (ok perhaps that’s citrus). Flavor is pearlike. Buttery mouthfeel with a lightly dry finish.
weihenweizen (3890) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Refrigerated 75 cl green bottle poured into s glass. The cork hit the ceiling and perry gushed out onto the counter with my glass right beside the bottle and ready. Aroma is dry pear, medium soft body, extreme carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is pear and mineral water. This is one of the best Perrys I have had. I bet this would make a great mimosa. arminjewell (9688) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Pour on tap at Town Hall, slightly hazy whitish yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pear, peach, apricot, some sweet vanilla, touch of spice as well. Taste was mainly pear, more vanilla, sweet fruity notes with a hint of spicy earth, finishing sweet. EvanFriend (606) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Kinda sour, not much in the way of sweetness. In fact, except for the sour, I’m not getting really any taste at all. danlo (3083) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
750ml bottle. Pale yellow golden colour, short-lived bubbly white foam head and aroma of pear, fruity, sourish with funk & vinegar notes. Taste is sweet pear, syrupy & fruity, with some hay, apple, wood, barnyard and dry slightly tannic notes. Spritzy mouthfeel, light bodied, high carbonation, drying tart finish. Refreshing, nicely drinkable. onceblind (9867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Crystal clear very light golden--nearly hueless. Nice aroma of fresh green pear and a little green apple tones on the nose. Slightly sour green pear and green apple flavor with a touch of green fruit pucker and some fresh pear flesh tones. Pretty sour pear-y.