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Tyskie Lager - Sweet and Strong
Tyskie Polish Lager
Member Name: Karonher
Tyskie Polish Lager
Advantages: Sweet and nice to drink
Disadvantages: Can be quite strong
When we were in Poland we found a little bar selling beer for the equivalent of 80p a pint. There were two different one Tyskie and Zywiec. When I got home I was pleased to find that there are a few local shops that sell them both. Although Tyskie was not my favourite while I was away I have begun to like it more and more.
The lager both looks and smells nicer than other lagers I have tried. It is 5.6% which I think must be high range for strength as I have just looked up online and the Government are classing 5.9 % and above as high strength. Whops!! Good job I don't drink it all that often. There is something a bit confusing as where the health warning is printed it says 2.8 - although no % sign - so I am not sure what that means.
It is nowhere near as bubbly as draught lagers I have tried and for me that is a good thing. It is sweet which was a surprise the first time I tried it. I also don't like beer to be too cold so the fact that this is nice at room temperature as well makes it even better.
The cans hold 500ml and look quite classy as they are white with red and gold writing on them. The red crown in the middle shows that the brewery was started back in 1629. The writing is part in English and part in Polish so all the details can be read. There is also a consumer helpline which surprised me a bit as I am not sure why you would phone - "can you tell me what to do with this please?"
I have sometimes just had half a can and finished it off the next day and it is certainly still OK to drink then although I don't know if it would last longer. I have found that when I use it to make shandy it does not work too well - maybe because it is already quite sweet and the lemonade pushes it over the edge.
I cant really say what is in it as under ingredients it says barley and then the next word I can read is "warzone"!! before the address for Miller Brands is printed.
I can't imagine drinking this if I was out all night, but when I am just having a drink at home or a friend's house it is ideal.
It can be bought for £1.89 at Tesco at the moment and that is the bottle but I have never paid more than £4.95 for 4 cans.
Summary: Great for a quite drink