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Price of beer in Poland


Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
14 Mar 2009 /  #61
The problem with Polish beer is not that it's hard to drink, but if you forget to drink water before bed, you end up feeling terribly hungover in the morning. This happened to me yesterday...after a litre of Tyskie :(

Lech Pils use to be regarded in high esteem in Poznań and generally in the whole Greater Poland, but the last few years saw a great decline in it's quality. The same thing happened to Żywiec, Warka, Tyskie... basically all the mainstream brews in PL.

Personally I stick to Piwo Noteckie and Fortuna Czarne, and not only because I'm a local patriot but because they are top notch, especially the later. Fortuna Czarne is heavenly, highly recomended, you can find it in your local Piotr i paweł market.
EuroPete 1 | 9  
14 Mar 2009 /  #62
Is that American Budweiser or the real stuff from Czech?
I am an American, moving to Sopot later this year, so I have never tasted real beer.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Mar 2009 /  #63
Whatever happened to Lech Mocne? It's very underrated. I had it a couple of weeks back and it was as good as I remembered it.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
14 Mar 2009 /  #64
All brews made by Kompania Piwowarska are very uneven these days. You can have Crna Hora and Lech afterwards and don't feel any difference, and on another occasion this Lech tastes of bloody ethanol.

I used to really appreciate Lech Mocny, but I guess I became weary of any beer made by KP. :/
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
14 Mar 2009 /  #65
How about Frater?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
14 Mar 2009 /  #66
Ay, Frater is good. It's been a while since the last time I had it, but it was tasty.
ozdan 8 | 67  
19 Mar 2009 /  #67
Crown lager, nah, haven't heard of it. Fosters is not bad really

Wow.. a discussion about Aussie beer!

In my opinion.. all mainstream aussie beers are some of the worst in the world.
There is however a heap of microbrewers making some really nice beers. Little Creatures is good. Another is knapstien.

Crown lager is carlton brewerys attempt to polish a turd by putting a gold label on something it is not really any better than VB. Vic Bitter is like drinking poison and I struggle to understand why anyone would drink it.

European beers are better :)
mateinone 5 | 58  
19 Mar 2009 /  #68
Unless things have changes then Fosters is not re-branded "Crownies". I used to work for CUB who make these these beers, though it was a long time ago. Aussie beer is not great to be honest. There are a couple of okay beers, but overall it is not great. I am not a fan of Boag's and to be honest one of the better mainstream beers here is just Carlton Draught. When you taste it you realise it is a pretty average beer.

On Polish beers, there are a lot of comments about it being terrible, but it actually ranked up there with some of my favorite beers when I was out that way.

Zywiec was the only one that I could remember the name of, but it was very nice as were the others we tried (cannot recall the names, but we specifically asked for local beer everywhere we went). Also had nice beer in Austria and in Plzen. The only place that had really awful beer in my view was the UK. It obviously is an individual tastes thing, but whilst I drank mainly beer in continental Europe (barring a really big/expensive night out in Krakow) I ended up switching to scotch whilst in the UK as I could not stomach the beers.

Also of all the places that we drank beer, Krakow and Plzen were far cheaper than anywhere else we traveled.
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
19 Mar 2009 /  #69
Unless things have changes then Fosters is not re-branded "Crownies". I used to work for CUB who make these these beers, though it was a long time ago. Aussie beer is not great to be honest. There are a couple of okay beers, but overall it is not great. I am not a fan of Boag's and to be honest one of the better mainstream beers here is just Carlton Draught. When you taste it you realise it is a pretty average beer.

the story that i heard was that crown lager is named as it was taken from the top of the barrell and they branded the remaining as fosters. dont know if it is fact or what.

which boags? there are many - strongarm bitter, the lager, the draught, etc.

i really like the strong arm bitter but am so-so on the rest.

if i had a choice i would drink coopers green any day of the week.
mateinone 5 | 58  
19 Mar 2009 /  #70
Nah crown uses different ingredients completely. The name "crown" comes because it was released to the public to coincide with the coronation of the queen.

With Boag's it has mainly been the premium lager, unfortunately a lot of friends used to drink it, so I was often outvoted when choosing the beer.

If I was to go for any Australian beer, Coopers would be very close to the list, with the Pale Ale/Green probably being the beer of choice for me from that group.

I must admit though I am pretty unpatriotic, if I want a beer here, I will usually go an import now days.
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
19 Mar 2009 /  #71
I must admit though I am pretty unpatriotic, if I want a beer here, I will usually go an import now days.

import??

but these "imported" beers are brewed in australia and taste nothing like they do overseas. unless you're lucky enough to track down a shop that sells actual *import* beer.

i know safeway in preston has import grolsch and heineken, but not too many other i know of.
mateinone 5 | 58  
19 Mar 2009 /  #72
There are quite a few boutique bottle shops and Flinders Portfolio in the city gets in most beers. But it is not true to say that the we do not have imported beers, it would be more accurate to say that some of the major imports are brewed here, but that is different. There are plenty of places that have Australian brewed "imports", but there are a lot of truly imported beers as well. Beer such as Zywiec is available here, but to my knowledge there is no one that brews it here.
Harry  
19 Mar 2009 /  #73
Anyone ever tried Goolmans?

There's a bottle of it in my fridge right now. Haven't tried it yet though. Perla is the best of the large brewers so I'm expecting good things from Goolmans.

Lech Pils use to be regarded in high esteem in Poznań and generally in the whole Greater Poland, but the last few years saw a great decline in it's quality. The same thing happened to Żywiec, Warka, Tyskie... basically all the mainstream brews in PL.

Strangely the complete opposite has happened with Krolewskie: it used to be absolutely terrible but it's now very good. In fact fresh stuff from good equipment is nothing short of excellent. It's by far my draft beer of choice in Warsaw.

Personally I stick to Piwo Noteckie and Fortuna Czarne, and not only because I'm a local patriot but because they are top notch, especially the later. Fortuna Czarne is heavenly, highly recomended, you can find it in your local Piotr i paweł market.

Personally I'd go for some of the other stuff which Piotr i Pawel stock: fresh unpasteurised Zywe. If you like slightly darker beer, try Kozlak beer from the same brewery (Amber Browar near Gdansk).

I'd vote for Boag's as a top beer. Only the lager is available here but it's excellent, although very eye watering at 12.90zl for 330ml (500ml of Krolewskie is 2.60zl).
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
19 Mar 2009 /  #74
Goolmans is very crisp and goes down well. Some may find it a bit watery but it is thoroughly drinkable.
spieretti 1 | 31  
19 Mar 2009 /  #75
Wow.. a discussion about Aussie beer!

Australian beer is like making love in a canoe... It's f*cking close to water.
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
19 Mar 2009 /  #76
Australian beer is like making love in a canoe... It's f*cking close to water.

what australian beer have you had?

i hate to think what you think of asian/mexican beer

There are quite a few boutique bottle shops and Flinders Portfolio in the city gets in most beers. But it is not true to say that the we do not have imported beers, it would be more accurate to say that some of the major imports are brewed here, but that is different. There are plenty of places that have Australian brewed "imports", but there are a lot of truly imported beers as well. Beer such as Zywiec is available here, but to my knowledge there is no one that brews it here.

there is a place near me that sells imported heineken/grolsch for around $40 for 24 330ml bottles. but id prefer to buy zywiec at $50 for 20 bottles at 500ml.

I'd vote for Boag's as a top beer. Only the lager is available here but it's excellent, although very eye watering at 12.90zl for 330ml (500ml of Krolewskie is 2.60zl).

which boags? the draught, lager, bitter?
spieretti 1 | 31  
24 Mar 2009 /  #77
what australian beer have you had?

Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX. The only occasion I used to drink either of them was on all day drinking sessions when I wanted a week beer that I knew I could drink 10 pints of without gettin too p!ssed.

As far as Asian beers are concerned, Singha and Tiger Beer are both excellent.
GoDfaTheR420 6 | 43  
25 Mar 2009 /  #78
15zl for a pint of Paulanner in Champions Sports Bar in Warsaw...worth every ummmm gro something!

I accidentally ordered a bottle of ''Pinot Grigio'' at the same place....price...179zl!!..I'm sure it would have been cheaper to go to Italy and get the wine from there!
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
25 Mar 2009 /  #79
Realtively cheap beer ( 5 for Leżajsk, 6 for Żywiec )is in Stary Port close to the Jagiellonian University. Its a sailors pub with shanties music. Decent pleace.
Guest  
5 Jun 2009 /  #80
so, what about beer price in supermarket ?

how much cost box of polish or germany beer in supermarkets ?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
5 Jun 2009 /  #81
Whatever - wrong thread

Beer is cheap at whatvever the price,
shark8 - | 10  
8 Jun 2009 /  #82
In my opinion żywiec is awful. I have no idea why, but I always have to pee after drinking it. So why shouldnt I pour it into the urinal without drinking?

Tyskie or Żubr are much better; but Pilsner Urquell is my favourite - this is "real" beer - made according to the old principles..

Paulaner is always watery (at least in pubs), so I wouldn't recommend it.

Śląskie książęce is worth a mention - it's tastes the same both ways, if you know what I mean ;-)

Żywiec to takie popłuczyny po tyskiem, a tyskie to popłuczyny po pilsnerze... niestety
Switezianka - | 463  
8 Jun 2009 /  #83
I have no idea why, but I always have to pee after drinking it.

Maybe because it's a beer?
shark8 - | 10  
9 Jun 2009 /  #84
I dont have such problems after drinking any other brand of beer (even żywiec porter; but żywiec porter is undrinkable anyway)... even kurewskie etc. (ok I never tested Tesco beer extensively :-) ).

Perhaps żywiec has some chemical addons, it tastes much more different than pilsner or even tyskie - it's somehow watery.
Most beers in Poland are lagers, but Im not sure if they even obey the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinheitsgebot
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
9 Jun 2009 /  #85
Fosters and Castlemaine XXXX. The only occasion I used to drink either of them was on all day drinking sessions when I wanted a week beer that I knew I could drink 10 pints of without gettin too p!ssed.

thats your problem, no one drinks that **** in australia.

As far as Asian beers are concerned, Singha and Tiger Beer are both excellent.

these beers are the definition of weak.

but Pilsner Urquell is my favourite

its czech not polish.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
9 Jun 2009 /  #86
I dont have such problems after drinking any other brand of beer

Lucky you I pi$$ like a Shire horse no matter what beer I drink...all down hill after that first visit to the ladies! :0(

its czech not polish.

You have to admit it is a lovely beer though ;0)

thats your problem, no one drinks that **** in australia.

Or in the UK.

What amazes me is that people dont have the brains to have a look on travel web pages that tell you all you need to know about a country including the average price of a beer, meal, hotel, travel...some right lazy fcukers out there!
King Sobieski 2 | 716  
9 Jun 2009 /  #87
Or in the UK.

who drinks it then?

i could see some queenslanders maybe drinking xxxx when overseas but no aussies i know of would drink fosters apart from curiosities sake.

You have to admit it is a lovely beer though ;0)

its been a while, last time would have been in the uk which was over 8 years ago...too expensive in australia to buy at a bar.
ozdan 8 | 67  
13 Jun 2009 /  #88
no aussies i know of would drink fosters apart from curiosities sake.

I don't even think out of curiosity. Although the only time i have ever drunk fosters is in london. Only because it seems to be hard to avoid as it is on tap everywhere. If someone buys you a round of drinks then the odds are it could very well be fosters.

I was in brussels recently.. and i get the feeling that stella artois is more or less considered the same for belgians as fosters is for australians. It's an export brand.

However i wouldn't go comparing Australian beer to belgian beer. The varieties and quality of beligian beer are extraodinary.. Australian beers (mainstream at least) are very poor.

Polish beers are nice.. but seem to be very sameish.

Peroni is still my fav.

On the subject of polish beer and prices. For a half litre i paid 10zl at one of those places on the market square, which i thought was quite expensive and wondered at the time if i was being taken for a ride. Not sure if it is worth 3zl or so extra for the added aroma of horse ****
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
13 Jun 2009 /  #89
Warka, (normal not strong), 4.50 PLN in the centre of Krakow, across from Galleria Krakowska.
It is a crappy student bar called Lochness but at 4.50 a half litre, who cares.
There is also another, slightly better bar around the back, again with Warka for 4.50.
It must be the Politechnika University students haunt.
I just drank there the once.
c4rol4 - | 4  
17 Jun 2009 /  #90
beer in shoop - 2-3 pln
in pub 5 pln :)

From a related chat about beer in Poland:

Whats the price of a bottle of beer in Warsaw

I am planning a weekend in warsaw, can anyone tell me if it is expensive to eat and drink out . I was in wroclaw last year and it was ridiculously cheap for food and drink
from Janice (Eire).

Then you will find it cheap in Warsaw. I take it that you mean ordinary bars and restaurants.

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