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The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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GrandOiseau
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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrandOiseau » April 13th, 2021, 12:23 am

Belatedly got a xmas beer box from a nephew. A couple were missing that my brother had half inched when he was visiting my ma in lockdown but I drank the rest last week. It was a Polish mix (I kid you not) from Beer 52.

It appears there is now a blossoming microbrewery/craft scene in recent years - starting around 2012 from reading some of the articles in a very good accompanying magazine (fermentmagazine.com).

There were some excellent beers for sure. I had:

Surfer - a 4.8% wheat beer (with a orange peel added to the mix) from Browar Gościszewo (est 1991, first private family brewery in modern Poland)
Salamander West Coast IPA - 6.5% from the Browar Stu Mostów (est 2014)
Komtur - a 6.5% Schwarzbier (dark beer - porterish) from Browar Gościszewo
Salamander Black IPA - 6.8% from Browar Stu Mostów
Czarna Polewka (literal translation "black soup"!) - a 4.8% Oatmeal Stout from Browar Łańcut (est 2015)
Chocolate Factory - a 5.9% Sweet Stout from Browar Deer Bear

All of them were actually excellent, well put together and great tasting beers except for the last one, the sweet stout, that I found to absolutely disgusting and after a couple of mouthfuls went down the sink (only about the 3rd or 4th time in my life I have found a beer I dislike so much I can't drink it. But let's focus on the positives: the other 5 were genuinely good and it seems Poland would make a great beer touring place these days. Be warned the articles make it clear it's still dominated by mass produced lager.

If anyone is feeling adventurous and fancies a change though I believe these beers are available on line at Beer 52 and no doubt other stockists. There is some good stuff.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrahamPlatt » April 15th, 2021, 6:14 pm

Affligem. Tastes of over-ripe banana.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby bluedonkey » April 15th, 2021, 7:09 pm

Some of the black Polish beers could be aka baltic porters, i.e. dark beers brewed as lagers using cool, bottom fermenting process rather than ale-type top fermenting. Although I much prefer ales, I do like baltic porter style lagers.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby GrahamPlatt » April 15th, 2021, 7:29 pm

“Czarna Polewka (literal translation "black soup"!)” made me think of this viewtopic.php?f=64&t=28903#p403797 - I loved black peas, as sold on northern fairgrounds back in the day, always with a good shot of vinegar.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby AleisterCrowley » April 15th, 2021, 8:43 pm

Peas(pays) should be grey - with bacon. And possibly faggots.

Anyways - had a fair few Polish beers when I lived in Slough but sadly didn't raid the obscure corners of the sklepy so it was mainly Lech, Zywiec and Tyskie. The barman in one of my locals gave up on teaching us how to pronounce Zywiec correctly...we thought we were close, but probably sounded like someone ordering Hoonykun or Steeler Artoys

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » June 5th, 2021, 11:14 pm

I've procured bottles of THE Westvleteren Blonde, 8 and 12. The latter especially widely regarded as the best beer in the world. [forget the 'probably' shtick].

Now what to do, bar enjoy them before the central heating starts impacting them.
/Nice problems to have.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Mike4 » June 6th, 2021, 12:45 am

DiamondEcho wrote:I've procured bottles of THE Westvleteren Blonde, 8 and 12. The latter especially widely regarded as the best beer in the world. [forget the 'probably' shtick].

Now what to do, bar enjoy them before the central heating starts impacting them.
/Nice problems to have.


Sounds to me as though you've already started.

Cheese!

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby DiamondEcho » June 7th, 2021, 12:32 am

Mike4 wrote:
DiamondEcho wrote:I've procured bottles of THE Westvleteren Blonde, 8 and 12. The latter especially widely regarded as the best beer in the world. [forget the 'probably' shtick].
Now what to do, bar enjoy them before the central heating starts impacting them.
/Nice problems to have.

Sounds to me as though you've already started. Cheese!


Hey-ho M4, fellow-Fool of yore...
Have you considered running beer-barge trips? Get a local brewery in, give a 10 minute beer-xperttalk followed by 3 hours cruising with luxe fried bacon and egg sanis included.
[''Cheese'2U2]

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby stewamax » June 9th, 2021, 3:16 pm

Even in warmer weather I like dark porter/stout type beers such as Wychwood King Goblin and Fullers 1845 chilled, but after working outside today at over 26degC I switched to Oakham Ales Citra as a thirst quencher ..... ahhhhhhhhh. Wychwood's IPA is not bad for this either.

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Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » June 10th, 2021, 12:27 am

stewamax wrote:Even in warmer weather I like dark porter/stout type beers such as Wychwood King Goblin and Fullers 1845 chilled, but after working outside today at over 26degC I switched to Oakham Ales Citra as a thirst quencher ..... ahhhhhhhhh. Wychwood's IPA is not bad for this either.

We haven't had that kind of heat today. When we do is IMO when the German Weizenbier really shines. Or indeed its lesser cousins like overpriced Hoegaarden.

This evening I've had a rather indifferent blonde ale on my customary try-anything-once principle. Can't remember what it's called: something about a witch.


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