Perry's Cider, SOM, UK

picture of Perry's Cider Barn Owl submitted by BushWalker
picture of Perry's Cider Barn Owl submitted by BushWalker

Barn Owl

ABV: 5.5%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Dry, a little funky, and somewhat astringent.

Taste Properties


reviewer Judge
Judge (19013) said:
Golden amber, mild fizz and hazy. Ripe apple aroma with plenty of caramel. Rich deep oak flavour and funky taste.
Reviewed on 31 Mar 2019

reviewer danlo
danlo (1225) said:
500ml bottle from Perry's. Pours a golden colour with a white foam head that dissipates away. Aroma of tangy apple, light woody funk, some caramel. The taste is fruity apple, apple skins, barnyard notes, leather, earthy, oak, alittle caramel, bittersweet with drying tannins. Medium bodied, soft medium carbonation, the finish is dry and tannic. Nicely drinkable cider.
Reviewed on 11 Jun 2017
reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
Perry's Barn Owl (5.5% ABV, 500ml). This is not a single variety cider, unlike the other ones from Perry's I've tried before. All fresh pressed fruit from unspecified bittersweet and bitter sharp apple varieties, no sweeteners, no colourings. Explicitly says "farmhouse cider", made with wild yeasts. Pale yellow colour, hazy. Farmhouse funk in the aroma, indeed. Musty yellow apples behind it, some lemon, maybe a whiff of vanilla. Medium body, low carbonation. 50/50 mildly tart, also slightly musty yellow apples and barnyard funk on the palate at first, with the farmhouse lingering on, you can almost get the "used" hay. Dry and moderately bitter, tannic finish, with apple skins, more barnyard, yeast and faintly sweet apples in the aftertaste. Well, this *is* a farmhouse cider, unfiltered and rough around the edges, but beautifully balanced because of the fruit notes. Good one. 8/10.
Reviewed on 07 Nov 2023
reviewer GaryG
GaryG (965) said:
Cloudy golden colour. Very light carbonation. Slight funk hint of sweetness/caramel aroma. Sweet initial flavour with undertones of oakness with a tint of dry tanic flavours at the end. I would say this was a medium cider rather than a medium dry. Very pleasant cider. Was given to me as a present bought through the Bristol cider shop.
Reviewed on 29 May 2023
reviewer overground
overground (87) said:
Really great, sweet, not bitter.
Reviewed on 12 Apr 2023
reviewer OxfordFarmhouse
OxfordFarmhouse (669) said:
Lovely flavours which linger
Reviewed on 08 Aug 2018
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13101) said:
Single-batch, unfiltered cider, light amber in colour. The aroma is sharp, with light fruit and caramel tones, and a little funk. The taste is initially of toffee apple and spice, with a tannic aftertaste developing from a light oak. Very drinkable.
Reviewed on 08 Oct 2017

reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1570) said:
Slightly cloudy with a rich fruity flavour. A little funky with an initial medium-dry nature but finishes with a sweet linger.
Reviewed on 22 Jul 2023
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reviewer KevinG
KevinG (158) said:
Slightly cloudy, with light carbonation. Fruity in the mouth with lingering apple aftertaste. Very quaffable
Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019
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