STYLE: Traditional Perry
Flavor: There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. Some slight bitterness.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy to clear. Generally quite pale.
Mouthfeel: Relatively full, moderate to high tannin apparent as astringency. Overall Impression: Tannic. Medium to medium-sweet. Still to lightly sparkling. Only very slight acetification is acceptable. Mousiness, ropy/oily characters are serious faults.
Comments: Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (still, petillant, or sparkling). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (medium or sweet). Variety of pear(s) used must be stated. Varieties: Butt, Gin, Huffcap, Blakeney Red, etc.
OG: 1.050 - 1.070
FG: 1.000 - 1.020
ABV: 5 - 9%
Commercial Examples: (At present, no known commercial US perries) Bordelet "Poire Authentique" and "Poire Granit" are French perries available in the US.