10 Best Polish Beers You Must Try
Poland is known for its craft beers, and when you’re out there roaming around in Poland’s cities on a hot day, a cold beer is all you need to quench your thirst and take away the exhaustion. To add to the relief that any beer lover can have from a brew, Poland’s beers have a unique taste and aroma. Owing to the amazing taste and unique flavors offered by many Polish beer brands, Poland is considered the best for beer enthusiasts who love enjoying craft beer.
So, if you’re a beer lover who loves trying new beer brands wherever you go, Poland can be your next place to go where you can try the below-mentioned top 10 Polish beers:
1) Ciechan Pszeniczne
Ciechan is a popular brewery of Poland, and any beer enthusiast is bound to fall in love with their brews. This is why the beers produced here are among the top Polish beers of all time.
The Ciechan Pszeniczne is also a product of this famous brewery and is considered as the ‘model of wheat beer’. This beer is produced with the traditional brewing methods that use yeast fermentation. The brewery uses the method of open fermentation which is why the beer is very aromatic and has a great taste.
Ciechan Pszeniczne has 4.8% alcohol by volume (ABV) and has a shelf life of 45 days. It gives out spicy and fruity notes of aroma along with that of cereal and bread. It is pale yellow in color and gives the flavors of bread, wheat, bananas, and cloves and has a balanced bitterness. It is an unfiltered beer that comes with yeast residue, which must be eaten along with the beer!
2) Amber Koźlak
Brewed by another famous brewer called the Browar Amber, located in Bielkówek, this beer is a ruby-colored beer known for its unique taste and aroma.
The ingredients include water, hop, and barley malt (both pale and dark). This dark-bock style beer is famous for its ruby color.
The beer is brewed through the method of bottom fermentation and has a shelf life of 180 days. It has 6.5% ABV and is a strong beer, doing justice to its dark color. The beer comes in a unique bottle with a printed label and is best served in beers glasses like a Tulip Glass.
3) Żywiec Porter
Another famous Polish beer, the Żywiec Porter is a product of a brewery named Browar Zamkowy Cieszyn. This Baltic porter-style beer is brewed through the traditional brewing process followed by the said brewery since 1881. It is a dark-colored, very strong beer with 9.5% ABV, suitable for beer lovers of a strong taste.
The beer includes barley, malt, clear water, and aromatic hops for the best taste and aroma. It is one of the best Polish beers and is best served in a Snifter, Shaker, or a Pint.
4) Ciechan Miodowe
Another one from the Ciechan brewery, this one stands out in the list because of one of its unique ingredients – natural honey! Ceichan Miodowe has been chosen as the best honey beer, every year, in the Plebiscite for Beer of the Year, since the year of its launch.
With 5.7% ABV, this beer is neither too strong nor too light, and its additional natural sweet taste makes it famous among both sexes of beer lovers. The honey in the beer is unfiltered, pasteurized, and exclusively produced through natural means.
It is light straw-colored and has an intense aroma of honey with floral accents and light bitterness. The beer has a shelf life of 45 days.
5) Królewskie Jasne Pełne
Hailing from the capital of Poland – Warsaw, this beer is famous around the entire city and throughout the world. It is one of the best Polish beer brands and is a light and pasteurized beer to enjoy in a party.
With 5.6% ABV, this light beer has a clear gold color. It has a decently bitter taste with grassy and floral accents and a herbal, malty aroma. The ingredients include water, corn, barley malt, hops, and hop extracts.
This beer is strongly associated with Warsaw – the place of its origin.
6) Lech Premium
A light lager beer, this one is another refreshing brew from the lands of Poland. Best enjoyed when chilled strongly, and it is the best refreshing option because of its high levels of carbonation.
With 5% ABV, the Lech Premium is a great companion whenever you need refreshment or when you’re enjoying with friends. The beer is made of water, hop, extracts of hop cones, and barley malts. With all the ingredients and perfect brewing process, the beer gives a strong taste and great aromas.
Brok beer is a product of one of the most famous Polish breweries, Van Pur. It is a pale lager that is made of selected ingredients. The beer is brewed through a very traditional fermentation process of the 19th century.
With 5.2% ABV, the beer gives the best flavor with grassy accents. It is a light-bodied brew that has a slightly sweet taste and clean character. Brok is a very hoppy drink but is suitable for light beer lovers! It is quite popular among Polish beer lovers.
8) Tyskie Gronie
This one is not just one of the best Polish beer brands but the number one beer brand of the country. The winner of many awards for being the best beer, Tyskie belongs to the city Tychy and the brewery in which this beer is produced has been in action for the past 400 years!
Tyskie Gronie has 5.5% ABV and is a light beer with a good head that reduces gradually. It has lingering citric taste and is a very hoppy drink with a bit of carbonation. With a popular name, this drink stays in the list of top beers in Poland.
9) Okocim O.K. Beer
More than 50 years old, this one belongs to the Carlsberg Group – a huge and reputable brewery in Poland. This one is a European Lager type of beer with 5.6% ABV. The famous brewery to which the Okocim beer belongs is known for producing this beer in different faces but the same taste.
The beer is said to have a very tingling aftertaste and is said to be one of the best sellers in Poland. It is bought by people so widely that it is sometimes difficult to find this brew in the market.
This beer is produced by Browar Dojlidy – another reputed and one of the oldest breweries in Poland, now acquired by Kompania Piwowarska brewery. The beer is deep golden in color with a fairly floral aroma. The beer has a classic pilsner taste, and there is hardly any competition that beats the taste and aroma of this beer.
The taste includes tinges of caramel malts and a little bit of hops. It has 6% ABV and is a light beer, perfect for someone who just wants to enjoy a relaxing evening with friends or family.
It gives a very balanced, light, and malty aftertaste and is one of the best brews from the lands of Poland.
All these beers together come as a perfect list of the best Polish beer brands and have their unique qualities to help you enjoy your drinks at the next level! So, if you’re craving to try a Polish brew, go for any one or a few from this list, and you’ll know what you’re missing out!