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Review: Orchard Oriole Perry by AEppelTreow

Sweetness: Dry

ABV: 4.50%

Cider Maker’s Description

Oriole Perry is our proud ‘estate’ perry. It’s grown at Brightonwoods, within sight of the Winery. It’s more subtle and complex than the Sparkling Perry- being fermented from 100% bitter perry pears. We ferment it with a Sangiovese yeast that we think really brings out the tannin characters of the perry-specific cultivars. These pears are exceedingly rare in the US, and not easy to grow. When we get the question ‘Then why use them?’, we pour a glass of Oriole. These are not mellow, easy-going French ‘butter pears’. Perry pears think they are Cabernet – and have the tannins to back it up.


  • very clear, very bright, light water golden color


  • just barely, bordering on still


  • pineapple, tropical fruit, floral


  • fresh pineapple, hints of elderflower, clover honey


  • very balanced with even amounts of light acidity and light astringency


  • cool clean finish, lingering pineapple

Tasting Notes / General Impression

great flavor and very easy drinker, similar profile to a Pinot Grigio

Reviewer Notes


Review Date

October 10, 2018

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Cidery Information

Burlington, WI

Matthew Ostrander
Matthew favors dry hard ciders with body and leans towards traditional English styles, and he’s also developed a serious appreciation for hopped ciders and creative flavor infused ciders. Though he prefers sweets in solid forms, he does enjoy semi-sweet to sweet ciders responsibly when the mood strikes. Learn more about our Chief Cider Curator here.