American pale ale

Freeky is the first alcohol-free beer from Poland I’ve tried. It is created by Polish craft brewers Maryensztadt (based in Warsaw) which was founded back in 2015.

Since its founding, Maryensztadt has gone on to not only create 20 different beers but also brewed award-winning beer –  including this alcohol-free American pale ale – Freeky.

To brew Freeky, Maryensztadt has used American hops Cascade and Mosaic for a fruity and bitter taste. The question is is this a gift from Poland or one to be avoided? Well, you’ll just need to read my review below to find out.

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Is Freeky American Pale Ale any good?


This is a tasty, light alcohol-free American pale ale. When I first tasted it I got an immediate hit of bitter hops which is quickly relieved by a heady mix of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. There is a backdrop of sweetness running throughout but the bitterness generally dominates. This beer is a bit thin when it comes to the body but isn’t too carbonated. 

Aroma & Appearance

You can certainly pick out the bittersweet citrus aromas when the beer is released from its can.  When poured into a glass it has a cloudy amber look but there isn’t much of a head. 

Bonus points

The packaging of Maryensztadt beers is interesting as each label represents a Warsaw architecture element connected with a beer style. That said it isn’t the easiet pale ale to track down but you can find this on a couple of online retailers.

Buy Freeky American pale ale

At the time of writing, you could get Maryensztad’s Freeky beer from the online retailer below.

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freeky american pale ale
Key information

– per 330ml


Country – Poland

Alcohol content – 0.5%

Ingredients – Hops: Cascade, Mosaic

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – no

Availability – Hard

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