Tag Archives: Poland

Artezan Samiec Alfa 2016

Brewery: Browar Artezan
Country: Poland
ABV: 11.5%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperialny Stout leżakowane w beczkach po bourbonie (which translated from Polish means) Imperial Stout aged in boubon casks

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 500ml bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown in colour with no head and very sparse lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, cocoa, molasses, dark fruit, bourbon and oak.
Taste: Chocolate, very roasty malts and coffee, toffee, sweet whiskey, oak barrel, with light smoke and coconut.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky, velvety smooth. Full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A very enjoyable Russian Imperial Stout that was extremely smooth and tastes great. Very well made!

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Rockmill Episode 9: American Lager Citra & Simcoe

Brewery: Browar Rockmill
Country: Poland
ABV: 5.2%
Style: American IPL
Other Notes: Bitterness level is 2 of 6 as per the graphic

Brewer Description: (from website) Bottom fermentation beer, clean in profile and refreshing. We used two american hops: Citra and Simcoe. Everything is balanced in style, from bitterness to mouthfeel.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 5th June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Unripe mango, pineapple, melon, citrusy orange rind with hints of honey and lemon tea.
Taste: Light tropical fruit, light citrus orange with hints of herbal and floral elements here and there.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed the aroma, but the taste was a little light and the herbal and floral elements was just ok.

Rockmill Episode 3: Maverick Meets Yuzu

Brewery: Browar Rockmill
Country: Poland
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) We made a small variation on one of our core beers (Maverick). Beer base remained unchanged, instead of fresh lemon juice we used Yuzu juice (0.3%) and we replaced Mosaic hops with Denali hops, which is characterized by strong notes of pineapple.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 14th January 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden copper colour with a one and a half finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Yoghurt sweetness, pineapple, mango, lemon peel with a touch of grapefruit zest and grass.
Taste: Light yoghurt, lactose, caramel malt, pineapple, lemon peel, yuzu and grass. Light sweet beginning and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I preferred the aroma over taste, but it was still interesting to try.