About Perry

About Perry
The perry/poire tradition is very similar to apple cider tradition. Running parallel to its better-known cousin, pears make for a subtler and more nuanced fruit beverage. Ideally, look for true pear flavors, not sweet, nor cloying. Dryness and minerality are a plus and carbonation level is at the discretion of the producer.

Top Picks for Perry

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery  Organic Perry
91 points
Golden yellow color. Fruity, sweet aromas of cinnamon cream, baked citrus, and sweet pea blossom with a round, bright, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length milk toast, baked pear, pie crusts, and mint finish. A delicious, toasty-sweet perry that warms the soul.
Eden Valley Orchards  Pear House Hard Cider
89 points
Hazy straw green color. Aromas of number 2 pencil, pear cobbler, petrol, fresh cotton, green tea, and honeydew with cream with a round, vibrant, petillant, fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-length wheat grass and tarragon finish. A tasty Perry with and all-natural appeal; serve very cold in the spring or summer.
Angry Orchard  Perry
87 points
Hazy light emerald straw color. Aromas of winter pear, violet, tangerine peels, and carnation with a glycerous, prickly, petillant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy coconut oil, key lime, and champagne vinegar finish. A zingy Perry to serve with rich foods.
Sir Perry  Perry Cider
84 points
Clear old gold color. Funky, grainy aromas and flavors of craft bourbon highball, toasted wheat berries, cedar closet, and fresh grain with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish that presents notes of iced tea with lemon finish. A very unconventional Perry refresher that may appeal to whiskey highball drinkers.