Samuel Smith advertises that they’re Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Aside from beer, they make an Organic Cider and this Organic Perry. Their website says this about it:
A dry, sparkling pear cider with glowing pale straw colour, smooth body, crisp but rich flavour and the gentle aroma of a summer pear orchard. Samuel Smith’s makes this perry at a small, independent British brewery, the oldest brewery in Yorkshire.
It comes in 550mL bottles (a little shy of a British pint) for about $6, and is 5% ABV.
- Sweetness: 3.6/5
- Bubbliness: 2.5/5
- Complexity: 2.3/5
- Tannin: 1.5/5
Sweet pear nose, nice surprisingly real Perry taste, though clearly backsweetened and has cane sugar notes. Medium bubbly, quite sweet, just a touch of tanin. A definite step above the “pear soda” commodity pear ciders but it’s no Oliver’s Perry.
Nose is nice and peary. Flavor is pleasant and peary, but there’s also a little hint of cane sugar flavor that distracts from the pear. The finish has typical pear flavors, with some hints of pear-sorbitol. Overall it’s a pleasant fruity medium-sweet perry, but lacking a little in intensity of flavor and complexity.