Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Tatra is a pale lager that hails from Żywiec, Poland, where it's brewed by Żywiec Brewing. The 500mL can boasts of "Exceptional Taste". Tatra pours a pale, golden hue, is amply carbonated, and has a white head that fades quickly. It contains 5.5% alcohol.

It has an aroma that is mild, but crisp and grainy. Other than the slightly elevated alcohol content (which I dig), there isn't a whole lot to set this stuff apart from the seemingly limitless array of European pale lagers on the market. It has a clean, mild flavour that starts with a dollop of sweet corn and then moves into a brief finish that has the slightest hint of a hoppy uptick.

If you're interested in pale lagers, this is a fine one. In my opinion, it's a bit too mild flavour-wise, but it gets the job done. There is, however, a pretty sweet beer-drinking, pipe-wielding, hat-wearing gent on the can, if that kind of thing matters to you.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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