Piwo Uncut: Five Beers To Try This August

In order to bring you reviews of the most interesting and flavour packed beers currently on the go, we've teamed up with Marynka Piwo i Aperitivo, the city's best venue for craft beer and pizza.

Each month we visit Marynka Piwo i Aperitivo to sample the latest and greatest craft beer offerings from Poland and beyond.

This month we're reviewing My Dear WitbierPszepanPasaż RóżyMultiwitaminka and Take It Easy.

My Dear Witbier, Browar wBrew (5.2%)

To begin with we have one of the latest offerings from Browar wBrew. As the name suggests, this is a Witbier and typically it has a cloudy yellow colour and an aroma of coriander and yeast.  

The beer's flavour is mainly fruity and hoppy. There's a notable amount of citrus in there too though, which together with the hints of bitter orange zest, make this a bracing beer.  

Brewed at Browar Profesja, one of our local breweries in Wrocław, this is a refreshing Witbier with a clear taste ideal for a warm summer's day.

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Pasaż Rózy, Browar Piwoteka and Jan Olbracht (6.5%)

Our next beer is a somewhat unconventional brew – a Red Ale brewed with rose petals.  

Pasaż Rózy has a cloudy biege colour and a mild frothy head. Befitting a Red Ale, you can pick up aromas of malt, as well as green apple and floral hops. The beer's flavour is relatively sweet, with notes of caramel, over-ripe banana and molasses; this sweetness is balanced with flavours of earth and bread and a sharp taste of roasted malts. Somewhat surprisingly, the taste of rose petals is rather meagre.  

This fascinating and complex beer is one for slow drinking, which obviously allows you to better appreciate the flavours.

Multiwitaminka, Browar Bazyliszek (5.5%)

Our third beer of the month is a multi-fruity Sour Ale from Browar Bazyliszek.

Multiwitaminka has a deep cloudy violet colour, a mild creamy head and good lacing. Give it a nose and you'll detect hints of berries, yeast and lemon zest. There is no hiding the fact that this is a sour beer! It contains evident flavours of the sourness of apricot and plums, gooseberry, various berries as well as kiwi and raspberry.  

A beer with a mild bacteria tang and moderate carbonation, this will not suit everyone's taste, but it's worth trying to see just how sour you can go.

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Pszepan (left), Take It Easy (right)

Pszepan, Browar Łańcut (5%)

Here we have a Weißbier by Browar Łańcut.

Pszepan has a cloudy light yellow colour and a mild frothy head. The beer's aroma is of yeast, cloves and malt. This is replicated in the taste, although the beer also has grainy notes with a slight hint of bitter hops lingering in the background. The presence of banana is clear too. The beer is not sweet however, offering instead a balance between cloves and dryness.

Ultimately there isn't anything out of the ordinary about Pszepan. It is nonetheless a decent Weißbier that still ticks the boxes in terms of being tasty and drinkable.

Take It Easy, Piwne Podziemie (4.2%)

Finally, this is a Single Hop Blonde Ale made with Citra hops.  

Take It Easy has a cloudy yellow colour and frothy lacing.  A single hop beer may sound like a simple beer, but in Citra we have a hop that gives this beer different facets – a mix of a light sweetness of tropical fruit and light sourness of citrus, together with a light bitter finish.  

With added notes of wheat and grass, this is a tasty beer that comes recommended for those who want to get to know their hops better.

Love pizza and beer? From Monday-Saturday you can enjoy Happy Little Truck's renowned pizza in the comfort of Marynka Piwo i Apertivo's interior. On Wednesdays you can also take advantage of the weekly promotion, which allows you to buy a selected large draft beer for the price of a small one!

About Ian Maloy

Ian Maloy
Ian is a singing teacher who has been living in Wrocław for several years. Dobrze mówi po polsku. Ian can often be found in town eating excellent vegan/vegetarian food, drinking beer from micro-breweries, bird-watching around Lower Silesia, jogging by the Odra, lighting candles in the Russian Orthodox church and banging his head in various moshpits to Polish metal/hardcore bands.