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Brewed by Hogan's Cider
Style: Perry
Alcester, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles.
Although different vintages of this cider may vary slightly we do not list them separately.

Hogan’s Vintage Perry (5.4% abv) is a medium, lightly sparkling perry, champagne like in colour, well balanced on the palate with subtle fruit tannin qualities and delicate fruit aromas.
A classic perry in every sense of the word, Hogan’s use only 100% English perry pears to produce their Vintage Perry. The perry pears are treated with kid gloves, every one is harvested by hand and gently washed to ensure the best quality. Perry pears are unpalatable to eat due to their high tannin level but create a delicious, delicate drink. The pears contain a natural, unfermentable sugar, sorbitol, which gives the perry some of its residual fruit sweetness. As with our ciders we do not add any sugars prior to fermentation and we do not use any concentrate, we ensure that all our perry contains more than 85% perry pear juice in order to bring you the authentic taste of the English Pear Orchard.

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3.6
Beer5000 (7001) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2018
Bottle 2014 vintage. Practically clear golden body with a thin film of white head that disappears immediately. Fine, soft aroma of both pear and apples, slightly hint of wood. Flavor is sweet and slightly tart apple cider with mild pear juice, some notes from cellar but not really any wood in the flavor. Fine body and good aftertaste. Very smooth and nice, fine balance between sweetness and acidity, may go well to rustic food. Perry is not my favorite cider style, but this one might be one of the best I have tasted.

3.3
wheresthepath (2481) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2018
Bottle from Pownalls Food Shop at Stratford Garden Centre, Warwickshire. Urine coloured with a light fizz. Light in body and taste, fresh and floral with a little sweet apple juice (didn't get any pear). Straw comes through with a hint of tannin. Very dry finish with a waft of bitter apple skins. Enjoyable and easy to drink, but definitely a bit on the light side.

3.2
AndySnow (8486) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Pear, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Pear, some fruit, a bit tart.

3.4
jinroh (2727) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 23, 2017 @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours light watery, yellow. Light pear in the nose, sweetish. Taste is nice perry, sweetish but not really sweet. Nice dry pear peel finish. 3 years old vintage, really well preserved. Good stuff.

3
gnoff (11280) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2017
RBESG 2017, sampled on July 23, 2017.
At Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
From bottle 50 cl at 5.4%, marked 2014.
Clear very pale straw yellow color, no head. Sweet, fruity, sulphury scent. Pear, sweet taste. Sweet, pear, slight buttery aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, light tart finish.
6/3/6/3/12=3.0

3.3
saxo (20113) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle @ Cherry Reds, Birmingham. Vintage 2014. No head. Color is pale yellow. Aroma and taste are green apples, pears, fruits and has a nice light sour light sweet finish.

3.3
Rasmus40 (22945) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle @ Cherry Reds, Birmingham. Vintage 2014. Clear yellow without head. Aroma is sweet pear and tart pear. Flavor is medium sweet. Light dry finish. 270717

3
Travlr (27328) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle at One Pint. Crystal clear pale yellow color, still. Dusty pear skin aroma. Taste isn’t sweet but isn’t tart either.

3.2
kermis (15415) - Amsterdam-ish, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
6 3 7 3 13
Bottle shared at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Clear golden with no head. Aroma of red apples, woody notes and apple core. Flavour is moderate sweet. Light medium bodied with a dry finish and soft carbonation.

2.6
VastActiv (8290) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Sample from the bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Color is clear yellowish pale with no head. Aromas and flavors: Pears, fruits, dryness and some sweetness.


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