Samuel Smith, NYK, UK

picture of Samuel Smith Organic Perry submitted by david
picture of Samuel Smith Organic Perry submitted by david

Organic Perry

ABV: 5.0%
550 ml serving: 154 cal, 12.1g sugar

English-style perry, sweetened with sugar, certified organic. Semi-sweet, smooth tasting, and mild fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer PricklyCider
PricklyCider (4428) said:
The pour is clear medium amber with medium to heavy carbonation. The aroma is pear and a slight phenolic, earthy, aroma. The taste is semi dry pear and tart. The finish is medium acidic and slightly astringent. It’s a nice balance of sugar and acid with a slightly forward sugar aspect followed by some bitter and astringency. It’s also organic though it does use some interesting ingredient. I still like it. The carbonation gives it quite a bit of mouthfeel.
Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

reviewer KariB
KariB (11006) said:
Pale golden pour with a small amount of carbonation. Not much aroma. Semi-sweet taste has flavors of vanilla, honey, and juicy pear. Honey-like mouthfeel.
Reviewed on 05 Dec 2018
reviewer Judge
Judge (18144) said:
Light golden colour, moderate light fizz and clear. Made from concentrate. Very light aroma. A little honey In the flavour.
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2021

reviewer Paulreniers
Paulreniers (111) said:
Tasty, pear and vanilla, clean and medium dry
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2017
reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (897) said:
Samuel Smith Organic Perry (5% ABV, 550ml). After the onslaught of flavours of the "manufactured" Organic Cider, I wasn't exactly keen on trying another one from Samuel Smith's. As expected, this - too - is made from juice concentrate, with the addition of cane sugar and malic acid. "Pear extract" is also included, whatever that means. Bright clear yellow colour with a small head. Compared to the Organic Cider, the aroma here is positively restrained. The nose reminds me of apples rather than perry, and it's medium sweet, with a hint of vanilla. Light body, medium carbonation. Palate is also medium-dry at first, with a fruit taste that, again, isn't particularly pear-y. But it's also not obnoxious, and the vinegar is subtle rather than overwhelming. Definitely not cloying. Other than the mild fruit taste though, there's nothing beyond a citric note, and some fruit peel bitterness in the finish (I hesitate to say "pear" peel, but I simply don't get the pear flavour). Waxy and neutral aftertaste. Samuel Smith have found a new way to disappoint me. In contrast to the onslaught of flavours from the Organic Cider, this one is way too bland and generic. If you fancy a strong pear fruit taste, you won't find it here. 4.5/10
Reviewed on 25 Oct 2023
reviewer Mariannechin
Mariannechin (18) said:
Really enjoyed this cider. Not as sweet as other pear ciders I’ve tried. Slightly tart.
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2018
reviewer cidersays
cidersays (5159) said:
Organic English perry, but commercial (ingredient list includes water, pear extract, malic acid, etc). No pear flavor, but notes of apple, apricot & other stone fruit, and honey (if I tasted it blind I'd assume cider, not perry).  I liked this, although it was definitely commercial tasting and sweet.
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017
reviewer Kavi
Kavi (163) said:
My favorite Pear cider so far. The fruit aroma is pretty good while it still has something natural, not to synthetic. Golden Colour with a moderate amount of sparkling. It's also pretty sweet but not in a bad way. Very good for an evening.
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2022
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reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13100) said:
Comes in a 550 ml bottle. Floral aroma, with little fruit, and pale-golden colour. The flavour is initially reminiscent of apricot, with the ripe pear asserting itself in the dry aftertaste. Pleasant and easy to drink, without being exceptional.
Reviewed on 28 Oct 2017

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