Ross-On-Wye Farmhouse Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Ross-On-Wye
Perry Name: Farmhouse Perry
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Pear
Colour: Dull light straw/Yellow
Clarity: Slightly cloudy
Carbonation: Still


My final drink at the festival had to end with being a perry. I got the cider shop guys to line me up the 3 perries on offer at the time and I’d go for my favourite. The perries of choice were Newtons Perry, Olivers Perry and Ross-On-Wye Farmhouse Perry. It was a really tight call, as all 3 were delightful in their own ways, but in the end I opted for the Ross-On-Wye Farmhouse Perry.

Ross-On-Wye Cider & Perry company are exactly what they say on the tin, they make decent cider and perry from the heart of Ross-On-Wye, on Broome Farm. They are well known for hosting events on their farm, especially their annual cider festival, which does look like it is worth a visit in September.

As for the perry, it’s a really beautiful wholesome perry, but possibly slightly sweet for some people. It has a good tangy and sweet sensation to it, and it is another one of these perries that the taste feels like biting into a juicy pear. Beware though, as it doesn’t taste anywhere near 7% in strength, although it is too hard to just stop drinking. Luckily for me I had run out of money at this point, or it could have ended very messy!

Would I buy this again?: Yes

Update 21/11/12: This is not as sweet as I remember it before, although this was fresh from the farm, so that could possibly have something to do with it. There is a strong and distinctive pear taste and it’s just gorgeous! It’s just so easy going and no where near the 7% it says it is. Aside from the beautiful pear taste, it does have a small sour acidic bite at the end to keep you on your toes and excite those tastebuds. I have also noticed some mild oakiness in the aftertaste too; It just keeps getting better and better. It’s definitely up there with my favourite perries.

Overall Rating: 9/10


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