Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2008
Hazy greenish-yellow colour. Fresh pear nsoe with some light wood character. Crsip and light but with complexity...leather, pear, vague nuttiness. Very refreshing - born for crepes. bhensonb (16124) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Cork has "06". Slightly hazy pear juice color with very little head. A pear aroma much like lightly sweetened canned pears. Medium almost body with really sprizy carbonation. Flavor is pear and wood. It isn’t dry, but it seems to finish that way. Really pleasant to drink. There is a slight astringency that develops with time. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2004 Bottle. One of the best Perries that I have had to date. Pours with a medium sized rocky white head that covers a relatively dark (for a perry) chill hazed yellow body. Aroma of pears, plastic, and a bit of wood. Taste is very clean of pear and caramel. Very sweet, but not cloying. Slightly syrupy and lively carbonation. Could drink a lot of this as it tastes quite light. Perfect lunchtime drink. Ernest (7915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is light yellow (with a faint pink tinge?). Aroma notes of apple and apple peel. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Would like this a little drier, and with some wild yeast character for interest, but it’s nice and clean. dwyerpg (6582) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Doesn’t smell much like pears. Has the color though and lots of floaties. On closer inspection, I believe the floaties are pieces of the cork. Pretty nice cider actually. Not too bubbly. An expensive, but rather tasty cider.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
Faintly bubbly pale gold pour. Musty, woodsy nose of mushrooms, shy pears and herbs. Rather inexpressive compared to their fantastic apple cider. Subdued attenuated pear lets a light earthiness through in mouth. Low-medium carbonation, light body. Rather dry product, but without the charms and subtleties of the apple version. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
Pours almost clear, the color of Bartlett flesh. Highly carbonated, explosive and fun in the mouth. Straightforward pear and clean--like biting into a ripe pear or eating killer gelato. Slight astringency. muzzlehatch (4976) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Sample from the bottle (750 ml corked) at the Mondial de la Bière, 2006. Very pale yellow with no bubbling, head or lace, rather still and dull....faint aroma of old, somewhat tired pears, cinnamon and a bit of rotting wood....fairly dry, clean, subtly farmy character on the tongue, mostly fresh apple-pear flavors but also a touch of spice and wet grassiness....moderate, soft, even carbonation....pleasant but pretty dull; the apple cider from this producer is vastly better. Brigadier (3805) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2007
750 ml bottle
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2007
I found this at a store near my new house. Given that I wanted something light and a change of pace it seemed like a nice option. At $5.99 the worst case was that it turned out to be very average and I would never get it again. I doubt I’ll buy another bottle but it did exceed my expectations. When you are not in the mood for stouts, porters or IPAs give this one a shot.
Aroma / Appearance - The transparent golden body was graced by a short lived white head. Active carbonation danced from the bottom to exit the top. The scent of musty pears was mixed with a slight funk. Overall it was not very complex but I found it ideal.
Flavor / Palate - Pears form a very tart and abrubt impression on the tongue before passing. It reminds me more of fruit juice than beer which would make sense given that it is only 3%. This is a beer/cider that you could drink all day without too many ill effects. On the other hand too much of it might get a little boring. If you don’t think you want to drink it all find some friends and open a tasting with it.
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy white head that disapates rapidly. Aroma is to die for: intense pear scent and perhaps a faux smell of honey. Thin body, but a large bolus of sweetness blows over your tongue that is quickly followed by a blast of medium-intensity tartness that leaves the tongue just slightly dry. This is delicious, but I would prefer to see it go to a greater level of fermentation, reducing the keen sweetness and increasing the paltry 3% ABV.