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Poland's best cheap beers?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
16 Aug 2012 #1
In the States many say that the best-tasting inexpensive brews include Old Style, Old Milwaukee, Icehouse and Milwaukee's best. They are even cheaper if you get them in a 40 ounce (large than litre) bottle.

In Poland I like Donner Premium which now retails for 8.10 złotys a sixpack at Carrefour. Know of any other good but very inexpensive beers in Poland? Not cheap and nasty rot gut like Jabłonowo Pilsner..
fez0130 1 | 48
17 Aug 2012 #2
Lech is good, tyskie is also good and zubr
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Aug 2012 #3
So far I have found it quite hard to go wrong with Polish beers that are in the lower price bracket, but if you buy the really cheap ones in cans although it seems their ingredients is pure with no chemicals in many examples, the taste is fairly bland usually. Nevertheless they are still good for a party where there's also food and people pay little attention to the quality of the beer they drink.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
17 Aug 2012 #4
Tyskie, Lech, Żywiec, Okocim, etc. are regular priced beers, Żubrand Harnaś are slightly cheeper, and then there are the really cheap ones like the alredy mentioned Donner, Master (brewed by £omża for Żabka), Gold Kegel , Romper, Jabłonowo Pilsner and others for less than 2 zł a throw.

I do not see much beer in litre bottles in Poland (we have the 40-ouncers in the States) which are excellent for parties and picnics and the best value around.
poland_
17 Aug 2012 #5
So far I have found it quite hard to go wrong with Polish beers that are in the lower price bracket.

Perla is good for the price.Most of the cheap beers are imported from holland and canned or bottled here...
phtoa 9 | 236
17 Aug 2012 #6
Okocim

I know this is not the right thread for this, but quick question:
Does anyone know if its true that an Okocim beer is the exact same as Carlsberg, just in different bottle?
Harry
17 Aug 2012 #7
Does anyone know if its true that an Okocim beer is the exact same as Carlsberg, just in different bottle?

100% not true.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Aug 2012 #8
Perla is good for the price.Most of the cheap beers are imported from holland and canned or bottled here...

I will look out for that one too - so far I haven't found one I didn't like ! :o)
Patzem 1 | 19
17 Aug 2012 #9
I have been drinking Polish beer for about ten years. It is nothing like tohe swamp water the US produces. I love Tatra. It is 3.79 a four pack here and it tastes great. I don't like Zywiec-it has a spoiled taste to it. The best Polish beer i have ever had was Okocim Green. I can not find it anymore.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Aug 2012 #10
It is 3.79 a four pack

In zl ?

For 4 x 500ml?! Where? Incredibly cheap!
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
17 Aug 2012 #11
Apparently Jabłonowo Pilsner is not available in Wrocław, so you may have never sampled any. Believe me, it is really nasty and I have never heard anyone say a good word about it. It is unpalatable going down, has a bad aftertaste and causes gastric upset to boot.. Its only asset is its cheapness. Although the same brewery produces a dark beer called Belfast (supposedly according to an Irish recipe) which is passable but not great.
Patzem 1 | 19
17 Aug 2012 #12
In Chicago-Sorry
In Dollars
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
17 Aug 2012 #13
is not available in Wrocław

Thank goodness for that! Will avoid it for sure.

In Chicago-Sorry
In Dollars

Not a bad price even in US$ :o)
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
17 Aug 2012 #14
Sorrfy for not converting to USD. A sixpack of Donner Premium is $2.45 so each half-litre can (over 17 US fluid ounces) comes to 40¢.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
17 Aug 2012 #15
Tyskie is good stuff with a nice mellow kick. Got a keg of it in recently and its proving quite popular. On a whole though, Polish beer is left in the halfpenny place by Czech beers. Which are cheaper too.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
17 Aug 2012 #16
Aren't Czehc beers generally weaker in ABV? It seems Urquell is only 4.5%
irishguy11 6 | 157
17 Aug 2012 #17
So if you judge beer by abv, you would love this
austrianbeer.co.uk/?Samichlaus_Beer
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
18 Aug 2012 #18
Wow! That would really knock the unsuspecting on their backside no doubt! Ever sample it? Being a speciality brew limtied to St Nicholas day (6th Dec.) and long aged to achieve a medley of sophisticated taste sensations, it probably couldn't possibly fit the cheap beer category.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
18 Aug 2012 #19
Aren't Czehc beers generally weaker in ABV? It seems Urquell is only 4.5%

Far more drinkable, too. The Polish version is - frankly - disgusting.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
18 Aug 2012 #20
Is there a Polish version? How does it differ? Is it imported in barrels and bottled in Poland?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
12 Jun 2014 #21
According to GoEuro Warsaw has the cheapest beer prices out of 40 measured capitals:

Shop beer prices in capitals.

0.79EUR per can. 2nd is Germany with 0.82EUR. But if the price was related to salary then of course Germany has the cheapest beer in the world.

Perla is good for the price.Most of the cheap beers are imported from holland and canned or bottled here...

Can you present some example?
Cardno85 31 | 976
22 Jun 2014 #22
If you have a biedronka nearby they are doing Lezajsk Rzeskie for 1.99PLN per can at the moment which is very reasonable and it's actually pretty tasty too.
beckski 12 | 1,617
23 Jun 2014 #23
I buy Leźajsk Polish beer at the Polish Deli, located in Orange CA. It's around $3.00 per bottle. Not too expensive IMO,

I'm assuming the price must be very reasonable in Poland?



jon357 63 | 15,448
23 Jun 2014 #24
Yes. It's a bit cheaper usually than Żywiec etc. I often buy it since I like it, but when I do, people think it's a strange choice. Basically, if any of the main brands of beer here have a flavour other than chemical fizz, they're seen as worse quality.
skrud
24 Jun 2014 #25
Beckski:
"I buy Leźajsk Polish beer at the Polish Deli, located in Orange CA. It's around $3.00 per bottle. Not too expensive IMO,"

Holly mother ! They are really reaping you off at $3 a bottle for Lezajsk , its about $1.90 canadian up here in Canada . I am very suprised also as liquor and beer in the US are generally 40% cheaper than in Canada .
Wulkan - | 3,251
24 Jun 2014 #26
I rarely drink Polish lager but if I do I usualy go for this:

Lager made in Poland
Dont gag me yo 7 | 156
24 Jun 2014 #27
lol when I was in business I also sold most polish beers for 3 bucks a btl plus tax,cost was like $1.40,but people who like it will pay for it.
Harry
24 Jun 2014 #28
I'm assuming the price must be very reasonable in Poland?

You can get a half litre of Lezajsk in bars on Przemysl old town square for 2.99zl (i.e. about 95 cents).
Hawre1985uk - | 1
19 Jan 2015 #29
Does anyone know or anyone working or have polish beer in Poland and I need the price as eel ??
jon357 63 | 15,448
19 Jan 2015 #30
and I need the price as eel

I can give the price as fish if you like, but eel is a bit slippery.


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