Brewed at Westons Cider

Style: Perry
Bracknell, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Available in 500ml glass bottles, exclusively in Waitrose supermarkets and online from Waitrose & Ocado.
Waitrose Vintage Perry is made in rural Herefordshire from specially selected English Perry pears, grown in the region since Norman times. It is fermented and matured in old oak vats, where it develops its special strength and unique flavour

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (4032) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Brought across the pond and shared by a friend. Poured a deep clear golden color. Still so no head. Smells of non descript pomme fruit with just a hint of sulfur that was gone before my second sip. Smell is fruity sweet with barely a touch of oak. If the label hadnt said perry Im not sure I wouldnt have mistaken this for a cider. Taste is smooth and sweet. More apple than pear flavor with hints of vanilla and oak. Medium to thin body, Still, with a sweet fruity mouthfeel. This is my first perry, I was kind of expecting something different. I thought this was fairly tasty, although it seemed a bit boring. The oak was barely there and Id heard perry would have a bit of tartness. Malolactic fermentation?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (580) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle, 500ml. A pale straw colour, no carbonation. A light pear aroma. Plenty of pear in the flavour with some hints of spice, Id say medium-sweet. Very refreshing and drinkable, with a slight warming quality to it. Personally I like my perry offensively strong, both in flavour and alcohol content, with a good kick of sourness, which this doesnt deliver. But this is an easy-drinking perry intended to appeal to the mass market, which it does well and Id certainly buy it again. Was surprised to see that it was 8% actually, as it doesnt strike me as being that strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a few bubbles. Slightly dank, funky aroma with plenty of pears. Very sweet, with some dirty mustiness and strong booze notes. Light to medium in body with fine, fizzy carbonation and some warmth. Finish is quite sweet, lightly dry and dank. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Pale yellow in colour with slight carbonation. Light, slightly tart pear aroma with a hint of wood. Flavour began with some sweetish pear juice, followed by a hint of spice, oak and dryish finish. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rauchbier (3846) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle, from Waitrose Hull. Pale gold, no head and moderate condition. Gentle citrus fruity, almost grapefruit nose, quite dry in the mouth with gentle fruitiness, short dry fruity finish with hints of boiled sweets and warming retronasal alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1933) - Grime Hood , Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2009
It poured out resembling Cristal.I drank this from a huge over sized wine goblet. Id not had a drink in 7 dayz. My mind was as jaded as a mofo...I put on some vintage R Kelly tunes and let this pear juice buzz through my organs. I expected more funky shit from this, like some rural ciders, but its a mellow, very enjoyable-sweet and dry offering. Puckering and soothing. This is pretty cool. I feel better already.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46676) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 500ml. @ [ Chris Os pre NYE Tasting ].
[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear light to medium yellow color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is sour sweet pear. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20081230]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle at chris os ye ha its nearly 2009 teabagging session. Alround rating: Fairly decent perry, juicey yet dry, well carbonated, drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Os pre NYE tasting. Pale golden and not particularly perry like in appearance. Sweet pears with a faint tartness and a sweet finish. Not the most entertaining perry I have had but its pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
500ml bottle from Waitrose. 2007 vintage. Best before April 2010. Pale straw colour and modestly sparkling (more so than the Westons Vintage, plus the ABV is different, so I don’t think it is the same product). Not the most complex or artisanal Perry but clean and refreshing with a touch of sharp fruit and hints of the wood. Finishes quite sweet. I generally prefer a drier product but this might make quite a decent chilled summer quaffer.

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