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Antybrowar Prowodyr

Rating: 3.75

Yet another Polish beer here, this one being my first from the Łódź based Antybrowar and one that I picked up in the Piw Paw Beer Heaven bar in Warsaw last month, a bar with roughly 91 taps and thankfully it as quite busy on the Sunday night that I visited so I felt like no one beer would have been lying in the keg for too long (unlike one of their other locations I visited earlier that day). This particular beer was one that caught my eye because it was listed as a Belgian style IPA but when I actually tried it, it seemed much closer to an American IPA with plenty of tropical flavours and a floral bitterness; it was still quite a nice offering though and here’s what I thought of it at the time.

Appearance (4/5): Medium amber with some bright tinges throughout, the beer also had quite a large head that was a foamy white and managed to leave some nice lacing on the sides of the glass as I worked my way through it; the body was a cloudy one as well.
Aroma (7/10): Floral hops and some pine open things up initially, there was a few bursts of citrus in the early going too. Further on and I could detect some grapefruit and subtle pineapple notes along with touches of mango and apricot that gave the beer a fresh, tropical nose; towards the end some lighter malts and sweetness started to come through as well.
Taste (7/10): Opening with some nice floral hops and a pleasant citrus flavour that carried on from the nose, this one was a fresh beer with more of a tropical feel to it this time around. There was some pineapple and orange nearer the middle but the mango flavours seemed most pronounced and I managed to get some lemon and peach too. Nearer the end some grassy hops and a light hint of spice started to come through and see things out quite nicely.
Palate (4/5): Medium body and fresh, this one was a fairly dry offering that was quite floral in the early going too. It had quite a tropical feel to proceedings, particularly when it came to the taste and I managed to get some spice right at the end which was a nice change up. It was definitely a lively and well carbonated offering with a slight tang from the citrus in there and overall the balance seemed to be a good one.

Overall (15/20): Quite a nice beer but one that definitely seemed more like an American style IPA than a Belgian one despite the fact that’s what it was listed as in the bar. There was a very nice combination of floral hops and tropical fruits that worked well and was backed up by some decent citrus bursts too. I enjoyed the sweetness in the middle and the beer was definitely an easy one to drink, although it was probably on the basic side of things; pretty nice stuff on the whole but not one that I’d go hunting for I guess.

Brewed In: Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
Brewery: Antybrowar
First Brewed: 2016
Type: American IPA
Abv: 6.7%
Serving: Keg (330ml)
Purchased: Piw Paw Beer Heaven, Warsaw, Poland
Price: 12PLN (appox. £2.40)

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