Tested: Bottle, August 2016
According to Wikipedia, Coffea Arabica is believed to be the first species ever cultivated. First domesticated in Ethiopia, this coffee accounts to 70-80% of world production.
Even if I am no expert, I drink more than enough coffee to recognize one. And “Kawa na Ławe” certainly has a lot of coffee in it. The light lager was brewed with Polish hops and addition of Arabica grains.
Poor lager (paraphrasing South Park “You killed lager you …)
Since the name “Kawa na Ławe” (literal translation is to put a coffee on the table) means to go directly to the problem without fiddling around, lets do it.
This beer has a deep gold-brown color with small head. Roasted grains aroma, mixed with some coffee notes.
So far, so good.
But the taste is pretty pure coffee, even in the aftertaste. In fact, the overall effects are like you would dilute an extremely strong coffee with some weak beer. If tested blindly, one could easily forget there is a beer part in it.
The overall effect is rather drinkable and interesting but I am not sure if I would try it again. Btw. Does somebody knows whether a brew made like that would have lot caffeine as well? If yes it is a plus for “Kawa na Ławe” – one could imagine its use as party drink (for beer geeks).