brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A: The pour is extremely pale yellow color with a thin white head. bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
S: Smells of lemons and apples. Light malt notes with plenty of adjuncts and grass. Underneath the initial sourness, there is a decent sweetness to it.
T: Lots of malt notes, surprisingly. A decent sweetness that is not cloying or offensive. Some light bitterness and grass notes with just a touch of lemon zest.
M: Light in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Of the Polish beers I’ve had, this is one of the better ones.
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Clear golden color with a white head that left promptly. Aromas of grain and spicey hop. Medium body with mild, frothy carbonation. Flavor is nice. Grain and Noble type hop. Fairly crisp and clean. One of the better East Euro lagers I’ve tried. Tmoney99 (15043) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle in FL. Poured an amber color with a small frothy white head that diminished quickly with some lacing. Moderate grassy grain aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Same grass hop flavor with a short finish. Worth having once. crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
500ml bottle. This beer was retired but now it is being brewed again by Okocim. leaparsons (10809) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2005
It looks like other Polish pale lagers, with a slightly orange tinged deep gold and a white head. This one dissipated pretty quickly but leaves some lacing.
The smell is standard Polish pale fair. There seems to be a heightened maltiness but overall it is pretty standard.
The taste is a bit tangier than most of this style. It has a nice roasted malt character and some more malt sweetness on top of that. The hops aren’t there too much, just a slight bitterness but overall this one works pretty well.
The mouthfeel is more or less standard though this one is more drinkable in my book.
Overall a slightly above average Polish lager.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-22-2010 19:21:52
Thanks Chris_O for pointing me to the name of the UK version of Piast. This is a pale golden lager with a grain aroma and some "turdiness". Flavours are sweet malty grain, with earthy apple, pear and lemon fruitiness. Lots of sparkle. Lets get "Piast" as a Geordie may (or not) say.
Skinnyviking (9731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
Draught. Medium high and lasting white creamy head. Clear golden body. Weak and sweet barley malt aroma. Thin weak and waterz sweet malt flavor with little hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. PorterPounder (8316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages- 500 ml bottle - pours a medium golden with a pithy, quickly fading white head. wort-like aroma with hints of grain. Flavor has a hint of honey sweetness, some saaz hoppiness and some grainy notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat crisp. Had worse Eastern bloc lagers in my day. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2004
Mine was just called "Piast Beer" and although the label was different and the ABV was 5.3%, I’m assuming this is the UK export version of this beer. Honey gold colour. Low carbonation. Fresh peppery aroma. Malt and hop are quite well balanced in the flavour. Crisp mouthfeel, starting sweetish, but becoming dryer towards the finish. There is a light bitterness and metallic edge in the aftertaste. I thought this was a quite respectable European lager. 500ml bottle. BBE 8 March 2005. Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2005
Nice white lace on top , golden lager . Aroma was slightly minerall accented with fruity underlaying - typical to mass procuced lagers . Medium bodied , malty lager with litlle hop character . Lacking crispness and depth . Braudog (6854) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Crystal clear and still as night yellow beer with big poofy head. Almost a grapey aroma. Silky texture, but an unfortunate dry cereal note right off the bat. Settles with a little bit of bitterness; I can drink a lot of these because it’s OK, but I wouldn’t call it really good.