Redbrook Perry Polosuchý

Pears used to make Redbrook’s Perry Polosuchý come from orchards established in 1994. However, the fruit growing tradition in Dřínov, Czech Republic stretches back to the second half of the twentieth century.  Today I give you Redbrook’s Perry Polosuchý.Company: Redbrook Cider
Place of Origin: Dřínov, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Pears: a blend of Czech pears from Jiří Hubáček’s orchards
Sweetness as per label: semi-dry
ABV: 5%
Package type: 330ml amber glass bottle with crown cap
Recommended type of glass: white wine glass or chalice glass

Appearance: pours a clear golden with light faint amber hues and a white foam reducing to a ring. Medium artificial carbonation. Body is medium.

Aroma/Nose: the aroma is sweetish and lightly vinous with notes of pear juice and ripe juicy pears, red apples and a light woody touch of stems.

Taste: my first taste is a bit sweeter than semi-sweet with no acidity. Then it gets creamy, almost like vanilla ice cream with notes of ripe juicy pear, woody notes of stems, light banana, gentle vinous note and very distant astringent taste. Towards the finish, I get a distant bitter and earthy note with a lingering note of stems.

Overall: Redbrook’s Perry tastes more interesting than the previously sampled Original Polosuchy as it has more depth and a richer set of flavours. I think it’s drinkable and I liked its almost ice-cream-like creaminess and complementing woody notes of stems. But still, it lacks qualities of a great perry. In my opinion, it can be likeable, especially by those who like sweet stuff. Also, I think that the Redbrook’s Perry could go well with desserts such as ice-cream or sweet pancakes. 3.5/6

Availability: only in the Czech Republic through Pochutnejsi and Sklizeno. Also, available in many bars and restaurants around the Czech Republic.

Price: Perry Polosuchý was a sample provided by Redbrook Cider.