Brewed by Magners GB / Shepton Mallet Cider Mill (C&C Group)
Style: Perry
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Flute, Stem glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Export only.
Pasteurised commercial pear cider.
Ingredients: Fermented pear juice, water, asorbic acid, CO2.

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dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Tap at Redlight. Light pale yellow pour with a thick fluffy white head. Pear sweet and funk aroma. Slightly sweet pear, but not cloying taste. Rather a nice change of pace and much better on tap.

RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Aroma is skunky, chemically. Flavor is sweet and tart, a bit metallic with just a hint of leather and gnarly.

hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
freebie from the distro on 6/12/2010. pours clear and paler than the pbr i stopped drinking in order to take notes on this... it smells woody, yeasty and fruity but not necessarily pear unless you think about it.... the flavor is the same only harsh.... it is akin to really cheap sparkling wine with sharp forced bubbles. it would be refreshing.... if it tasted good 4/2/4/2/9/2.1

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Light yellow pour. Light white head. Tart pears. Artificial sweetener. Skip it or tick it.

barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
500 ml can from the LCBO. pours clear fizzy pale greenish yellow. aroma of almost nothing, a touch of vauge dusty fruit. the flavour is decent, mild, pretty clean, not overly sweet. pretty drinkable overall. not bad for macro crap perry, id love to try a real example some day.

thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pour is a pee gold with no head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is both sweet and sour with a little touch of pear at the end. Easy to drink and not much of an aftertaste. Not a fan of ciders but this is a really non offensive example.

LibrarianGirl (11) - Canton, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Appearance: It’s nice! It looks sorta like the Woodchuck Pear with it’s slightly yellow-green appearance, though without the fizzy bubbles. Smell: Slight slight slight slight pear smell. Taste: Hmm, well there’s more tartness than the Woodchuck Pear. Other than that, I don’t discern a big difference. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Hey, where’s the carbonation? Drinkability: If I were going to spend money, you know, like real-life dollars, I’d stick to the Woodchuck Pear. I prefer WC Pear for it’s bubbles and the fact that it has less zip-pow tartness on my tongue.

ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear body with a hint of gold shading to it. No head formation to speak of. Smell: Understated pear juice aroma with a faint whiff of clean alcohol. Taste: A touch of sweetness and a touch of tartness with a mild pear juice flavor and hint of white wine akin to flat spumante. Same through to the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Nil carbonation. Drinkability: Merely okay, it’s an innocuous little beverage to sip on while halfheartedly watching Old Yeller and preparing a white bean & spinach soup with chorizo.

auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Can. In classic fashion, I had envisioned rating Bud Chelada as my 2000th, something awful, something unique, and slogging out some smarmy quips about the sad state of American affairs. Instead, this Perry, my first, came into my life at the most opportune time and was destined to be a milestone.

It was any Sunday evening, post-dinner. I had plans to continue my exploration of shore-fishing in Rhode Island and pointed the Prius for Point Judith, no booze in my field bag. Halfway there, a thought struck..."buy a single can of 24oz Chelada and take it fishing. Share it with the ocean, the sandworms, and the fellow Vietnamese fishermen." I stopped at the nearest liquor store, Schwabby’s. In the rusty singles cooler were an array of swill and odd craft beer singles and bombers, but no Bud Chelada. Then, tucked in the back and surrounded by bottles of 2005 Etienne Dupont Cidre (one of which came home with me) was a green edged can whose pattern I did not know.

Out on the pier, with a sandworm on the end of my line, drowning in the swirling ocean brine, I cracked an old can of Perry and tasted the sweet, sweet liquid that could hardly be distinguished from any cider I knew. A Laughing Gull and five Common Terns flew by, some Mexicans went down behind the rocks near me to piss. And, I’m pretty certain those Vietnamese guys are laughing at me. It doesn’t matter, I’ve got 24 cold ounces of fruit-based, sulfite-overloaded, sugary alco-pop in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. It’s not too sweet, though, there is some parching pear-skin-like pithiness to help balance, and the alcohols, not too rough, give it depth. It’s not good, but it works with the cold gray overcast, the heaving dark teal ocean, and the occasional Scup on my line.

beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2010
500 ml can. Pours a very pale straw gold with a quick-to-fade white head. Very mild aroma of pears along with a few notes of apple as well. The flavor is a more solid dose of pear. Lightly effervescent. Light-medium bodied. While this is not a great cider, its not all that bad either. Refreshing.

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