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