Gregg’s Pit Aylton Red & Blakeney (2011) Perry Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Gregg’s Pit
Perry Name: Gregg’s Pit Aylton Red & Blakeney (2011)
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 7%
Taste: Medium
Served: Pint at room temperature
Smell: Pears
Colour: Dull light straw/Yellow
Clarity: Cloudy
Carbonation: Still

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Gregg’s Pit
Date: 08/12/12-09/12/12

Blimey, this review has probably been one of my longest yet. What once started at 8pm on the Saturday has gone on till around 3am on the Sunday. I guess the whole lovely Bishopston Supper Club got in the middle of that, which was a fantastic foodie evening indeed. Tonight had lots of love on the Badger Spit, but the new review is of the Gregg’s Pit Aylton Red & Blakeney (2011) Perry.

This is another one from my Herefordshire trip and made by the guys behind Greggs’s Pit. Perry is their specialty, so I’m expecting decent things of this one, but then again I haven’t been disappointed by any of their products yet.

Right, enough waffling and more getting down to the nitty gritty of it all! The aroma is an amazing pear smell and light ethanol tint to it. It’s so easy drinking, has a fully juicy pear flavour and quite light at the same time too. Whilst being juicy and tasty, it has a nice twist to the end of it and tantalises the tastebuds, with a mix of light sourness that awakens the mind and light astringency to give it something different. It just doesn’t feel like it has the final push to take it to the next level for me. It has a great overall taste but not enough wow factor to make me think the world of it. I much prefer their SV Thorn Perry, but then again that’s personal preference.

Would I buy this again?: Yes
Overall Rating: 8/10

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