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Tyskie Gronie - Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)

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BA SCORE
71
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433 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dogbrick on 08-05-2002

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Ratings: 433 | Reviews: 213
Photo of classixIII
2.41/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ever so slight scent of malt, smooth, drinkable but not much else going for it.

Photo of heerboth
3.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I rate beers based on style, not compared to everything. For a Euro Pale Lager, this is solid. That is all.

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An acquaintance brought this over. He didn't know any better.

Photo of 5EKF
2.38/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a lot going on but it was drinkable.

Photo of joe12pk
3.57/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Didn't check label for freshness. Six months past drink by date. It had an aged apple thing going on. Sweet malts and a bit of hops still shone through. I like it. Will try a fresher bottle in the future and update this tenuous post.

Photo of NierBier
2.06/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Apfelweinglas - like a pint glass with a grip. Pours like a pilsner, thin white head perfect clear straw color, lots of bubbles coming up from symbol on bottom of glass.

Aroma is off, maybe grain, alcohol and bit of wet dog. Taste is bland, not much for my pallet to describe. Feel is crisp and lacking. I would call it a bland crisp grain.

Overall, nothing special here.

Photo of aleigator
1.83/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Has a small, bubbly, soon vanishing head, with a bright, strawy, sun-yellow color.

The aromas reveal biscuity malts together with hay and a note of wet grass.

Tastes of bready malts, leading to an almost sweet foundation, joined by a dryness, getting guided to the palate by a metallic, very lively carbonation. The hops head into a grassy direction, providing a decent amount of bitterness, and are almost to overcome the malts, due to the slightly tongue numbing carbonation, but during the finish a toffee note adds to the malty sweetness.

Overall the carbonation is a bit too high, as well as the malt sweetness turns out to be too one-dimensional at the end.

Photo of Burgz
2.37/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

500 ml bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Pours a transparent straw color with virtually no head to speak of. Slight metallic scent with tastes of sweet malt and grains.

Photo of thdude5
3.82/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Better on draught than in bottles.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

A – Light golden colour with heavy carbonation and a finger of white foam head. The head has low retention but does leave light cover and there is also evidence of CO2 in the glass.

S – A sweet mild malty nose with a light hint of apple but no real hops aroma to be found at all.

T – Very mild and easy on the pallet with sweet malts, a tiny bit of apple but this apple is very light. Then the whole thing is finished off by a nice little hop back end but again this is quite light.

MF – Really very smooth. A little dry at the finish and maybe slightly thin.

O – This one goes down very easy and I am now a fan of this. I would probably not drink this regularly at home in Ireland but in the summer or when in southern Europe if this is around I would be very happy to order it and even happier to drink it.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

A typical pale lager appearance. Similar colour to a Czech pils. Head didn't last long and lacing was present but weak.

Aroma is grainy and could be described as a fairly generic pale lager aroma. OK.

The taste has notes of apple skin and is fairly sweet. There is no noble hop flavour or German pils style bitterness but a pleasant grainy sweet flavour with a touch of mild bitterness.

Overall, this beer is more tasty than Heienken or Stella and has a slightly fuller body perhaps due to the slightly higher abv. It is a very cheap widely available option that suffices well in many situations. I would place this on a par with Zywiec.

75/100

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.81/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back at Stew Leonard's in Clifton in the closeout" bin, having never had this before. I'm not a fan of this style but for some reason, I didn't mind this beer that much. It was enjoyable, easy to drink, and more filling than I anticipated and it even surprised me that this was distributed by SABMiller. Just goes to show that I still have a lot to learn!

The appearance of this beer was what I expected it to be - clear, golden, a good amount of carbonation, and a nice head that settled fairly quickly. There was a fair amount of lacing left as I worked my way through this, with a few thin rings being visible in the middle of my pint glass. Not much of an aroma to this but the taste was much better than I anticipated. No indicating of sourness, filler, or "skunk". Not a dry mouthfeel to this as the consistency was quite wet while still being grainy. Lots of bread here with a hint of grain, but this wasn't too filling enough to be a stylistic misnomer. Maybe, there was even a hint of wheat?

The alcohol was where I expected it to be and there wasn't a point where I could feel it in the taste. This was much better than other examples of the style that I've had and should I find it again, I''d give it another go. This will be on my list of "guilty pleasure" beers, like Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life and sometimes, it's good to have something light that's also refreshing and enjoyable. For me, this certainly fit that bill.

Photo of JordanGregory
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden Hue with a white foamy head. Not an overly aromatic beer, very light, subtle smells of grains and grassy notes. Slightly bitter taste, with hints of corn and wheat. Finish is crisp, with little lingering. Poland's "favourite beer," for me just a tastier version of a coors or budweiser. Nothing special here.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.15/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

probably underrated as the imports go. yeah its a classic yellow beer, best consumed as a classy alternative to a natty ice during the college years, but serviceable in other contexts, especially a food one. blonde and fizzy, slightly skunked, but refreshing just the same. metallic and stale, but maybe still a little too good to throw it in a beer pong cup. its brightly carbonated and medium in body for a light lager. one of those imports you dont see too much anymore, but it probably better than most of whats out there, despite the weird flavors and old lager yeast. polish beer certainly can get a whole lot better than this, but in a party context, it works. a lot like a skunky becks or something, german more than anything, but nothing special obviously. im sure on tap where its made its a whole lot better...

Photo of MarkoNm
2.88/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a completely clear, golden color and is topped with a generous white frothy head with average retention.
There is the basic malty and grainy aroma, easily picked up, but nothing special about it.
It starts with a bit of sweetness at the start, the body is nicely grainy and balanced. Slightly dry and bittery finish goes nicely with the light taste.
A decent lager, perfect for refreshment.

Photo of ghisty
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

appearance.
-a clear lagery gold pour, about a finger of head. dissapeared in seconds.

smell.
-not much there. a little grain. a little yeast. maybe a hint of abv.

taste-
adjunct. flat. grain hints washing around in there, slightly dry but not at all offensive
maybe a slight (very slight) hops memory. nothing signifigant.

mouthfeel-
reminds me of cheap american adjunct lager, but with less carb.

overall-
not over impressed, i had figured by the bottle and the fact that its polish,
that it may have been slightly better, even to compare with stella and hieneken
and the other main euro's, but this is just sub par for me.. the lack of head makes it slightly unappealling as i had expected something a bit different than what i got.
overall tho it isnt horrible, its drinkable and it goes down easily, I just perhaps had higher hopes and perhaps drank it in the wrong glass or at the wrong temperature..
I may buy this again out of sheer wonder wether or not i got a bad one.. but if it does remain as flat and basic, there are much better beers for the price...otherwise.. its an unoffensive euro. and might be just not travelling well.

Photo of Foam
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked up a 6 pack in the unusual shrink-wrap packaging .
The "born on" date says 11-11-13 .
A diminished golden color .
It has what i'd call the Baltic lager taste to it . Butter-scotchy, caramelly lager-y funk.
Slightly off-putting but, it's the style and I guess, the mass-production of it .
A nice abv of 5.6% which is ideal I think for a session-y kind of brew.
I had a bottle of spicy-hot V-8 in my fridge so I made a redeye/michelada with the Tyskie with good results.
Not bad but not outstanding .
Polish swill, I guess.

Photo of Ron860
3.84/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found a twelve pack of this at Total Wine in northern NJ for $10.99. I have some Polish friends but this went unmentioned so I figured I would at least try it. The bottle was freshly dated properly at 4-15-14. Here goes the rating...

Appearance - Very clear golden color with medium carbonation, poured into a lager glass with about a 10 mm head and some decent lacing left around the sides. Looked quite refreshing and I couldn't wait to try that first sip.

Smell - Sort of sweet and malty with some grains. Sort of smells like an average adjunct lager... BRB, going to get another one to make sure! There is something going on here that I cannot place. At one poinit I almost thought I noticed fruity bubble gum.

Taste - Definitely some fruit of a sort... maybe apples, citrus, wait... lemon! I don't know but it definitely has a smooth dry finish. Not unpleasant to drink.

Mouthfeel - Sort of light, but dry. There is a bit of acidic flow going on too. Aftertaste is odd, but again, not unpleasant. Drinkable.

Overall - No problem downing a cztery of these on a night out with my Polish przyjaciels! I'll try to let you know how it went in the morning.

Photo of rudzud
2.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Well, got a 6 pack of this for Christmas. I'm Polish so I guess I have to drink it.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin one finger head that fades almost immediately with no lacing and thin light wisps.

S - Aromas of light lager yeasts, faint grassy hops, light sweet malts, faint fig like aroma.

T - Taste is light lager, faint grassy hops, light lager fruit. Adjunct sweetness. Clearly macro made and light across the board except on sweetness. Awfully sweet but that is the norm for this region.

M - Mouthfeel is lighter, nice carbonation, drinkable.

O - Overall, this is on the sweeter side as far as Polish lagers go, but, that is basically what the region wants and likes. Least it was not skunked considering it's a clear bottle.

Photo of JCBears
3.15/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance: amber golden, not a bad looking little bitter. vigorous bubbles with little head to speak of.

smell: A semi typical pilsner smell with a certain different air to it, could be the water perhaps

taste: Little flat semi skunky. It did have some redeeming qualities with a rich flavor. Hints of nuts but with the normal pils taste

mouthfeel: Usual weakness of a pils. Not my favorite personally. Have to say it has something I can't describe. Maybe its the Polish way of doing things

overall: Not bad but not good. I could see this going over well at an old guys bar in down town Szecien

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.14/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for about $2.45 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass on the coldest day of the year... So far.

Appearance - crystal clear with light golden hue and few bubbles. Small half finger of head poured on top with modest retention. Not terrible impressive even by euro pale lagers.

Smell - grassy and grainy, a touch of skulking despite the brown bottle. Nothing inoffensive, but not spectacular either.

Taste - there's a hard to describe fresh crispness about this beer, primarily light grains and the slightest hint of floral hops but it's straightforward, tasty enough and easy to quaff.

Mouthfeel - thin bodied and lacking carbonation. Not bad, but a touch too thin.

Overall - not a great beer, but the taste makes up for some of the other deficiencies in this beer. It's not great even by the standards of the style, but better the some and wet and clean and no funny aftertaste and it actually tastes like beer.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, golden body with a medium head; effervescent

Aroma: Malty; grassy; sweet notes

Taste: Roasted malty flavor; hoppy; not bad, but nothing special; pretty drinkable, though.

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Photo of Brenden
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Standard stuff here: completely clear pale yellow-goldbeer with a bubbly, somewhat spritzy head that, like so many, talks big and drops fast. It does, however, leave a touch of spotting as it goes.
A bit of lemon zest under grains and a light, bready sort of malts presence makes up the very light aroma. Combined with a strange funkiness, it's a little below average.
The flavor doesn't vary much, but the funk is fortunately missing. Along with something like a corn husk-like adjunct flavor, there is a nice, light note of herbal and floral hops that prove that at least hops are in here.
The feel is almost, but not quite, par for the course: very light-bodied, big on crispness, a bit heavily carbonated. Eurp pale lagers can even be good, something I don't believe of AALs or adjuncts in particular, so I know this mouthfeel isn't to par. Light doesn't have to mean thin. It is clean, though.

Photo of Mavigo
3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this at the Polonus restaurant in Wyandotte. Served in a mug.

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a shorter white head with medium amounts of lacing.

S: Heavy presence of grains, wheat, grass

T: Hmmm, kind of interesting, fairly sweet, wheat bread feeling, grassy as well, hint of hops and spices but just a hint.

M: Fairly carbonated, very light body, decent

O: Well, as soon as I saw that the bottles were twist off, I immediately knew it was probably not going to be too good but it wasn't bad, just another beer. I'd recommend but it won't be great, but not bad either.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear, lighter golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was rather mild, consisting of some light bready malts as well as a light caramel smell mixed with a bit of a grassy aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out with a lightly caramel sweetened malty and bready taste. As the taste advances the light caramel sweetness fades some, giving only a light level of sweetness overall to the taste. In the end a very light grassy and herbal hop taste come to the tongue, leaving a smooth and clean flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light overall with a thinner body and a slightly higher carbonation level. Both the higher carbonation and the thinner body create a very easy drinking brew and compliment well the crisp and clean taste that is left on the tongue at the end of the taste.

Overall – A decent and easy drinking lager with a fair level of refreshment. It is rather simple, but has no off flavors making it a good brew to drink when wanting something crisp and simple on a nice hot day while sitting and chatting with friends.

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Tyskie Gronie from Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
71 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.