Category Archives: Poland

Funky Fluid Leviathan Pedro Ximenez Barrel Aged

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 11%
Style: Porter – Baltic
Other Notes: Coconut flakes and cocoa nibs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve put Leviathan, our Imperial Rye Baltic Porter with coconut and cocoa nibs, into Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels. The outcome exceptionally full of flavour chocolate monster, enriched with sherry notes, bringing to mind dried fruit and muscovado sugar.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml red waxed bottle, with a best before date of 30th December 2023. Poured into what I guess is a water glass (being all that I could find at the hotel late at night).
Appearance: Poured a dark cola brown in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Coconut, milk chocolate, dark fruit, raisins, prune, with maybe a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, dessert like, chocolate, raisins, prunes, coconut, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper that was rich, but surprisingly not too sweet. Although the barrel influence didn’t seem too apparent, there was lots of good coconut, chocolate and dark fruit notes.

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Stu Mostów WRCLW Imperial Stout Peanut Butter Bourbon BA Nitro

Brewery: Browar Stu Mostów
Country: Poland
ABV: 11.7%
Style: Stout – Russian Imperial
Other Notes: 60 IBUs, 6th Anniversary

Brewer Description: (from website) Imperial Stout B.A. is our birthday tradition – this year we used the addition of peanut butter and Four Roses Bourbon barrels, which gave the aromas of vanilla, coconut, spices and of course – American whiskey! Nitrogen saturation smoothed out its texture and perfectly blended with malty aromas, creating incredibly tasty, dessert effect!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml gold waxed bottle, 6th Anniversary, 2020 vintage, with a best before date of 4th December 2023. Poured into what I guess is a water glass (being all that I could find at the hotel late at night).
Appearance: Black in colour with a very thin tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Peanut, peanut butter, chocolate, light roast, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla.
Taste: Roasty, chocolate, moderate sweetness, caramel, dark fruit, prunes, plum, brown sugar, bourbon, peanut.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Definitely a sipper with interesting aroma and flavours. Peanut notes were quite pronounced, but I would have preferred if it was more peanut butter instead, as per the name.

Funky Fluid Triple Gelato Ice Cream Sour Nero

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 8%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, plum, marshmallow, vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) In this Gelato we decided on a mix of dark fruit – raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants & plums. We added marshmallow & vanilla to round it up. A fruit bomb!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 21st April 2023. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A dark maroon colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had pretty good retention, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, candy like, raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, and cream.
Taste: Sweet, mixed dark berries, blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: The flavours are exactly what I enjoy. Vanilla mixed with a whole bunch of dark berries. Just yum.

Funky Fluid Triple Gelato Ice Cream Sour Yellow Fluff

Brewery: Funky Fluid
Country: Poland
ABV: 9%
Style: Sour Ale – Smoothie / Soda / Pastry
Other Notes: Banana, passion fruit, marshmallow & vanilla

Brewer Description: (from can) Gelato is a series of sweet & sour beers inspired by the intense Italian ice cream flavours. This one is revisiting & amplifying our Yellow Fluff recipe, the banana & marshmallow packed delight. A liquid dessert.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 28th March 2023. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, dessert, passion fruit, with light notes of banana and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet, sour, jammy, passion fruit, banana, vanilla, with hints of cream soda.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: I wasn’t entirely sold on the aroma, but the flavours does work well for me, and it drink so easy that you don’t feel it’s 9% abv at all.

Stu Mostów x North Brewing ART+45 Triple Fruited Gose Banana Strawberry

Brewery: Browar Stu Mostów x North Brewing Co.
Country: Poland
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Gose – Fruit
Other Notes: 5 IBUs. Malts – Barley, Wheat Malt and Oatmeal. Hops – Chinook. Adjuncts – Banana puree and Strawberry puree

Brewer Description: (from website) Sweet and salty, gently sour and incredibly delicious beer combination! Into our new Gose from ART+ brand we added huge amounts of bananas and strawberries, which resulted in an extremely full, well-balanced taste and intense fruit aroma. Don`t forget to try this one out!

In pursuit of the most crushing, full-bodied and fruity summer combination, in the next beer from the ART+ series we decided to join forces with the North Brewing Co.! Some time ago we had the opportunity to visit their brewery in Leeds and brew together a beer included in one of the most popular series in their offer – TFG (Triple Fruited Gose). The recipe we created contained the best quality malts, oats, lactose and salt to create an incredibly full, thick, smooth and… triple fruit experience! As it was very well received, when brewing at Dlugosza 2 Street (this time online) once again we decided to bet on the Gose style enriched with bananas and aromatic strawberries.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 1st December 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy pink guava orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, strawberry, banana, milkshake.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, some fruit, strawberry, banana, with slight minerality.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A strange one for me. It sounds like something I would like a lot, and I definitely enjoyed the aroma. But the flavour, while it had some strawberry and banana, still seemed to be light on the fruit flavours, while what flavours there were, also ended quite abruptly.