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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Standard Cider and Perry - Common Perry

BJCP 27D

AROMA

There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. No bitterness.

APPEARANCE

Slightly cloudy to clear. Generally quite pale.

FLAVOR

There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. No bitterness.

MOUTH FEEL

: Relatively full, low to moderate tannin apparent as astringency.

IMPRESSION

Mild. Medium to medium-sweet. Still to lightly sparkling. Only very slight acetification is acceptable. Mousiness, ropy/oily characters are serious faults.

COMMENTS

Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (medium or sweet).

EXAMPLES

[US] White Winter Hard Pear Cider (WI), AEppelTreow Perry (WI), Blossomwood Laughing Pig Perry (CO), Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Perry (MI)

VITAL

OG:1.050-1.060 FG:1.000-1.020 IBU:- SRM:- ABV:5.0-7.2%