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Książęce Porter awarded at the 2nd Special Beer Competition

Książęce Porter, the latest addition to Kompania Piwowarska’s portfolio, was awarded at the 2nd Special Beer Competition organized by the University of Agriculture in Krakow and the School of Fermentation Technology. The beer was second in the “Baltic Porter” category. 

The new variant in the Książęce collection was awarded second place in the “Baltic Porter” category at the 2nd Special Beer Competition organized by the University of Agriculture in Krakow and the School of Fermentation Technology. The competition was hosted by Boris Gadzov, director of FlavorActiV Global Sensory Management, an international company specialising in preparation of test flavour and aroma materials for the brewing industry. The jury was composed of certified tasters.

Książęce Porter has a deep, almost black colour, unusual extract power (20%) and complex sensory profile that provides both intense bitterness and distinctive sweetness complemented by a smoked aroma with slightly tart aftertaste typical for this style of beer. Książęce Porter was brewed with the use of four malts: Pilsen, Munich, aromatic caramel and burnt, as well as two types of hops – Marynka and Lublin.

- What I am most happy about is the fact that we have received the medal for our Porter, which was the first batch of that type brewed at Tyskie Browary Książęce after almost 18 years. Moreover, it turned out to be better than other beers from that category offered on our national market – says Leszek Popiołek, Technology Process Engineer at Tyskie Browary Książęce.

Interestingly, the Baltic porter is one of only a few beers that mature with time, and therefore its taste keeps evolving. At first, we can sense caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, cherries and currant notes. With time, they soften, transforming into wine and dried fruit tastes. Such a rich and unique combination is a result of an old recipe from Tyskie Browary Książęce and inspiration drawn from many centuries of Polish brewing tradition – Baltic porter has been brewed in Poland since the moment the style was created, which is the beginning of the 19th century.

The main idea behind the Special Beer Competition is to promote new styles of beer. The organizers appreciate pioneering character of beers, innovative thinking of brewers and courage – which all constitute crucial elements when it comes to introducing new, previously unknown products.