Brewed at Westons Cider

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Appearance: Clear golden/straw/green with bubbly white head on the pour. Aroma: Pear, musty, earthy, floral, note of barnyard, vanilla, woody, buttery and spicy. Taste: Medium acidity and tannin, low/medium sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering pear, vanilla, caramel/toffee finish. Comments: Delicious. The most assertive Perry I have had to date. 2011 Vintage. 2013 Vintage: Same as above but prickly carbonation, no vanilla, no barnyard in the aroma or finish. More of a pear, buttery caramel aroma and palate with a dry, lingering pear, white wine and caramel like finish. Again a very good Perry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (5133) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear gold with a dusty fruit orchard aroma. Ripened apple and perry pear taste. On the sweet side but quite clean and balanced. Not too much going on really but still rather pleasant and strong-tasting to have on a summery evening in the park.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
50cl bottle from Waitrose, Bracknell. 2014 Vintage A pale colour with light carbonation; soft pear aroma with a trace of honey; the taste is a blend of apples and pears; and the finish is smooth and dry. An easy drinking perry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (1117) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
500ml bottle from Waitrose of all places, looks like a glass of white wine. (Light carbonation). Sweetshop aroma with a tiny hint of oak, and a mainly bubblegum flavour. Robust alcohol kick. I was pleasantly suprised by this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1972) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (4114) - 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 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (603) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours clear pale yellow gold, no head. Aromas of apples and pears. Taste is sweet at first, drying out at the end. Pear skin lingers. Hides the strength well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
500ml bottle from waitrose. Clear, very very pale yellowish green. Aroma is tart fresh.pear. medium carbonation and dry pear. Alcohol well hidden.

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