27 August 2015

MILCoffeeL (reden): coffee milkstout...

i LOVE the milk stout nitro from the left hand brewing company (longmont, CO), so i was incredibly excited to find this stout (ABV 5%) from the reden brewery in the city of swietochlowice in southern poland.  before i start, we need to discuss the spelling of this stout, "MILCoffeeL".  what is the significance of the capital letters?  i have decided to shoot a quick e-mail to the brewers.

the MILCoffeeL poured smooth and formed a beautiful head.  it boasted a solid, dark espresso with hints of dark chocolate, which dazzled in the evening light.  the subtle coffee scent had me eager for the first taste.  i appreciated the flavors of milk, coffee, and caramel with just the right amount of bitterness.  i do miss how the milk stout nitro pours, but here in warsaw, i think i may have just found my new favorite beer!

04 August 2015

koreb sampler: beer #2...

laskie is a wheat beer with an ABV of 6%.  like the herbowe (beer #1), the laskie poured smooth with little head.  i have started to think that the koreb brewery may have similar processes for all of their products(?).  similar to other wheat beers, the laskie had a cloudy gold appearance.  however, it lacked the familiar citrus aromas that i have grown accustomed to with the typical wheat.

i noticed the absence of any herbal complexities, and its wateriness was a bit disappointing.  the laskie was an under-performer, and i fear a trend with this brewery.

koreb sampler: beer #1...

my administrative assistant (janina) recently got me a sampler of craft beer from a polish microbrewery, koreb, which is located in the town of lask.

herbowe is a "spiced dark beer" with an ABV of 5.6%.  the herbowe poured smooth with little head and subtle lacing.  visibly brown, the clear and clean appearance was inviting.  as advertised, it did have a spicy aroma, which piqued my interest.  the taste was a wee flat, which can be best characterized by a sweet herbal flavor.  overall, it was a decent experience best suited for fall/winter.