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Warka Brewery
Warka
Poland
http://www.grupazywiec.pl/

Style: European Strong Lager
ABV: 7%
Comments:
I was kind of excited to try Warka, which was presented to me as a 500
plus year old traditional brewery from a Polish town of the same name. Reading up a bit, The Warka Brewery is one of Poland’s oldest breweries and second largest. It belongs to the Żywiec Group. Żywiec Group has five main breweries:
Żywiec Brewery, Elbrewery, Leżajsk Brewery, Cieszyn Brewery and Warka Brewery,
and is majority owned by the Dutch Heineken Group…

>sigh<

The brewery is located in the historic downtown of Warka, Poland. It was
supposed to be a “hoppy” Slavic strong lager.

It pours a pale copper in color with a thin, watery head. Unfortunately, the
nose was immediately a sour wine vinegar and it opens sweet & sour body
with a syrupy finish. There’s nary a hint of hops with a very soft CO2 bite.

I certainly hope this one was just a bad example as can often be the case with
International beers, especially those that are relatively unknown, because I’m
sure this isn’t exactly flying off the shelves on American shores.