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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Standard Cider and Perry - Traditional Perry

BJCP 27E

AROMA

There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. Some slight 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. Some slight bitterness.

MOUTH FEEL

Relatively full, moderate to high tannin apparent as astringency.

IMPRESSION

Tannic. 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). Variety of pear(s) used must be stated.

EXAMPLES

[France] Bordelet Poire Authentique and Poire Granit, Christian Drouin Poire, [UK] Gwatkin Blakeney Red Perry, Oliver's Blakeney Red Perry and Herefordshire Dry Perry

VITAL

OG:1.050-1.070 FG:1.000-1.020 IBU:- SRM:- ABV:5.0-9.0%

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