BEER TASTING: ZYWIEC PORTER

From time to time I like to just hit up the local liquor store to see what craft beers are available. This one caught my eye as I usually gravitate towards ambers, browns, porters, and stouts. The name itself was interesting. It had PORTER written all over it, I was sold.

Presentation was very European (which it was). The beer is brewed and bottled in Poland.

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After popping the bottle open, you can clearly smell the strong robust malty scent of the Porter. It has a very good aroma.

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The taste is strong, the pour is thick. The aftertaste is your typical Porter. The kick is hard! This Porter has a 9% ABV. After a few sips, I was already feeling the kick. I can see pairing this beer with some BBQ. Something that gets messy, yet aggressive. Imagine eating this up with some BBQ Ribs or a great cut of steak. I’m not talking about backyard eats, but something aggressive from a steakhouse or the likes.

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Presentation: 8/10 [nice simple details on the bottle. Label very European]

Pour: 8/10 [Very nice thick pour. Very aromatic]

Taste: 7/10 [Great robust malty Porter taste. Strong alcohol content]

Overall: 7.5/10

I would recommend trying if you like Porters. It’s a good beer that you can have 1-2 per sitting with good food. The 9% ABV makes a strong presence without you knowing. Overall, I would recommend it.

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