For a health and fitness website, you probably are a bit surprised to see a list of the best Polish beers.
Well, don’t be!
In honor of Brett Kavanaugh’s 2018 election to the United States Supreme Court (Just kidding, that guy sucks. If not for being an alleged gang-rapist, he sucks at defending the United States Constitution), I decided to bring my love of beers I have tasted throughout the world to you- my faithful readers.
If you would like to know a little about my personal feelings for the fine beers of the world, check out this short video (don’t mind Kavanaugh’s face and voice, he still sucks):
Over the first four-plus years of my professional basketball career, I have been fortunate to drink many exquisite beers. I have lived in Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Belgium (amazing beer country), Bulgaria, Greece and now Poland, while also visiting nearly twenty other countries as well. I wish I had started a list of best Belgium beers while playing there, but unfortunately my website wasn’t running well at that time.
However, I am now ready to work on a rolling list of the best Polish beers during my season this year!
Overall, I do not drink a lot of beer. However, I do love experiencing the cultures of the countries I am in, and beer, wine, and liquor are often an intricate part of many countries throughout the world. I can’t remember the last time I drank more than even two beers in a day, and most of the time I have less than two per week.
I’ll drink a beer or two on my off days, and then occasionally one at night on random days of the week. In limited quantities, I am a firm believer that beer and wine are healthy for your body and supply valuable micronutrients that are good for you.
As I am quickly learning, Poland is a great beer country. It might not be as famous for beer as the “heavyweights” Germany, Belgium, and the Czech Republic, but there are tons of small and large breweries here, including a big sponsor of my basketball team- Browar Kociewski.
I will be updating this list throughout my entire 2018-2019 basketball season, and I hope to compile a substantial list of quality Polish beers for you to try! Rankings will go up and down as time goes on, so check back often to stay up to date!
Now- let’s get on to the beers!
1) Okocim Polskie Ale
This beer currently sits at number one because it is the first beer I am rating, although it’s likely to move down the ladder rather quickly.
The Okocim Polskie Ale is a fine affordable Polish beer that I found at a local corner store this morning. Overall, I would place this at the higher end of “cheap” Polish beers. For a cheaper beer, it has a wonderful color and smell, and it was surprisingly full of different tastes.
One of the main attributes any American will notice is that even lower-end European beers can have strong and unique tastes, unlike ours which are rather unimpressive.
Overall, I would rate this around a 6/10 for Polish beers. It is a bit citrusy, a little bit sweet, and slightly bitter. This beer does lose the strength of its taste, but overall it is still a very quality beer.
One bottle of this beer cost me about .75 USD.
I love Poland.
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