Perry's Cider, SOM, UK

picture of Perry's Cider Grey Heron submitted by ThomasM
picture of Perry's Cider Grey Heron submitted by ThomasM

Grey Heron

ABV: 5.5%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Semi-sweet, smooth tasting, with mild fruit taste.


Taste Properties


Reviews

reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1600) said:
Made from Redstreak and Dabinett cider apples from a single orchard. Hazy amber, with a lightly fruity aroma and copper tones. Tangy and sweet with a ripe apple character, and a little funk in the aftertaste. Pleasant and well-made. Found at the CAMRA Chelmsford Beer festival
Reviewed on 17 Aug 2023

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reviewer Imp
Imp (329) said:
Lovely medium sweet honeyed cider. Still with a slight haze. Drunk from bag in box at Lincoln Beer Festival. Slipped down too easily!
Reviewed on 25 May 2023
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reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1693) said:
A very pleasant semi-sweet cider with a golden hazy characteristic. A mild fruit taste with sweet ripe tangy apple flavour with what i would describe as a slight caramel/toffee aftertaste. Very smooth and very drinkable.
Reviewed on 04 Nov 2023
3 likes
reviewer GaryG
GaryG (989) said:
Some really good flavours going on in this cider. Friend also got this and it was clear but mine was cloudy. So expect some variation with the batches. Some caramel notes add to the sweetness. Made apparently from Dabinett and red streak apples which is a lovely touch to have on the bottle. This is a nice sweet cider, which please t for this which normally prefer drier ciders.
Reviewed on 10 Dec 2022
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reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13102) said:
Made from Redstreak and Dabinett cider apples from a single orchard. Hazy amber, with a lightly fruity aroma and copper tones. Tangy and sweet with a ripe apple character, and a little funk in the aftertaste. Pleasant and well-made.
Reviewed on 01 Jan 2018

3 likes
reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
Perry's Grey Heron (5.5% ABV, 500ml). Crafted from Redstreak and Dabinett apples from the company's Knowle St Giles orchard in Somerset. Hazy pale golden yellow colour. Strong farmyard funk in the aroma (hay, smoke, dung). On the palate, farmyard funk features strongly again, with slightly musty yellow apples, pear, and apple skins. Strong tannic bitterness in the finish and aftertaste, again with musty apples, funk, and apple skins. The Perry's ciders I've had so far are all good or better, and this one is no exception. Looks, smells and tastes like a real natural product. 8.5/10.
Reviewed on 09 Nov 2023
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reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (616) said:
Under the nose this cider has hints of toffee, brown sugar and honey. The taste is very smooth with a slight bitterness and edge on first sip which then melts into a vanilla fudge style caramel river…very pleasant. The aftertaste has the hints of the farmyard and earthy orchard. The length is pretty long and very satisfying. It’s sweet, yes but with a dryness on first sip that mellows into a lovely sweet flowing cider. Goes down very well. The slight dryness will keep you sipping and at 5.5%ABV you can afford to. This cider has a mild fizz which adds to the complexity and thick depth of this blend with a decent medium body. The colour is hazy and golden, like a decent sunrise and it’s definitely a cider that I would buy again. The taste is a tad watery, but it doesn’t detract too much from this single orchard blend of Redstreak and Dabinett apples. It’s another really decent Somerset cider that I would happily buy again. A real decent effort. 4/5 purely because of the slight watery taste and I know I’m probably being harsh!
Reviewed on 06 Sep 2023

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reviewer PricklyCider
PricklyCider (4625) said:
Was fortunate to have this at Perry’s tasting room and to get a bottle back with me in the US to share with friends. II’ll admit that I still rank the Tremlett as my favorite but I do enjoy this one as well. It has the body and astringency you’d expect from a West Country Cider but also a nice touch of residual sweetness. A little cloudy and a little funk at the end but definitely worth finding if you like a cider with body and especially if you’re in the mood for something a little sweet.
Reviewed on 04 May 2019

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reviewer Fegrig
Fegrig (191) said:
Cloudy with some sediment, unusual. Sweet with some fizz, not bad though. I could drink more.
Reviewed on 21 Dec 2017
2 likes
reviewer berty30
berty30 (1332) said:
Dry,apple
Reviewed on 10 Mar 2023
1 like
reviewer DebzJ
DebzJ (19) said:
Northern Railway
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2020
1 like
reviewer Judge
Judge (19207) said:
Update 26/02/21. Just had the still version. Even better. Caramel flavour enhanced. Slightly hazy, light ish fizz and golden colour. Made from Redstreak & Dabinett apples. Aroma is strongg of ripe sweet apples with vanilla, spice and wood. Flavour of apple & tropical fruit with light caramel. Slightly sweet with a little tang and a little funk.
Reviewed on 20 Jan 2019


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