Modern Perry

Modern Perry is made from culinary/table pears.

Aroma/Flavor
There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. No bitterness. Appearance: Slightly cloudy to clear. Generally quite pale.

Mouthfeel
Relatively full, low to moderate tannin apparent as astringency.

Overall Impression
Mild. Medium to medium-sweet. Still to lightly sparkling. Only very slight acetification is acceptable. Mousiness, ropy/oily characters are serious faults.

Comments
Some table pears may contain significant amounts of sorbitol, in which case a “dry” perry may give an impression of sweetness due to sorbitol in the pears. Perception of sorbitol as “sweet” is highly variable from one person to the next. Hence, entrants should specify sweetness according to actual residual sugar amount, and judges must be aware that they might perceive more sweetness than how the perry was entered.

Entry Instructions
Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (3 levels). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (5 categories).

Varieties
Bartlett, Kiefer, Comice, Conference, etc.

Vital Statistics
OG: 1.050 – 1.060 FG: 1.000 – 1.020 ABV: 5 – 7%