New World Perry is made from culinary/table pears.
Mild. Medium to medium-sweet. Still to lightly sparkling. Only very slight acetification is acceptable. Mousiness, ropy/oily characters are serious faults.
Slightly cloudy to clear. Generally quite pale.
Aroma / Flavor
There is a pear character, but not obviously fruity. It tends toward that of a young white wine. No bitterness.
Relatively full, low to moderate tannin apparent as astringency.
Apple Varieties: Bartlett, Kiefer, Comice, Conference, etc.
Entrants MUST specify carbonation level (3 levels). Entrants MUST specify sweetness (5 categories).
1.050 - 1.060
1.000 - 1.020
5% - 7%