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Tyskie Gronie | Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)

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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 08-05-2002

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Reviews: 218 | Ratings: 486
Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.89/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a beer glass. Pours a golden yellow like that of a light beer, with a small foam head that dissipates as quickly as it pours, foam sits around the edge of the glass.

Smells like a cheap beer you'd smell anywhere, slightly skunky and maybe corn.

Tastes is that of a Euro Pale Lager, a little hoppy and with a bitter, but not too bitter aftertaste.

Drinks smooth, which is nice, carbonation is okay, and overall average.

This is my first polish beer, being Polish I've been searching for some around here and was happy to find one. This is not the best first impression but never let that stop you from trying new beers.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

From Alcampo. In Bavaria glass. After dinner. 2 months before BB date. Low carbonation. Good body. Sip begins more sweet than usual (but pleasantly) and ends bitter. To repeat fresher.

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Photo of Myotus
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured at 43°F from an 11.2oz bottle (best by 10Apr16) into a Mikasa Pilsner glass. Consumed on 31Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with 3 fingers worth of dense, white foam that dissipates into a fingers worth after 2 and half minutes. Gold in color. There is a moderate amount of small, ascending bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and very thick in various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of sweet bread are backed by subtle earthy hops and hints of neutral scented hand soap, car exhaust, and spicy hops.
TASTE: Strong sweet bread flavors first strike the palate, creating a decent initial impression. Mild earthy hop and subtle spicy hop flavors roll out immediately after and bring balance to the sweetness. The beer would be good if the taste profile ended, but hints of neutral scented hand soap and car exhaust sneak in last.
FEEL: Full-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the high carbonation. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: Pretty tolerable. Definitely preferable over the American Macros. This would actually be nice if those hints of exhaust and soap weren't there.

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Photo of safaricook
3.6/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden with white head
Not much aroma to speak of. Canned vegetables at first but gone soon. Then grainy malts and no hops.
Pilsener malts with a toasty note and a somewhat earthy hop aftertaste.
Substantial body for a pale lager. Refreshing. Carbonation with a bite
Typical Polish Lager. Well crafted and drinkable.

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Photo of meecrob
4.08/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great polish lager! My version (500 ml can, bought in a german supermarket) had 5.5% ABV. I think the brewery reduced the ABV due to the high hops prices, I guess.
This brew has an appealing golden color with a quickly disappearing white head. Tyskie Gronie contains glucose syrup. The syrupy aftertaste confirms that. This euro lager was pleasant to drink, so I can recommend it!

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Photo of drtth
3.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a bright clear golden color with a 1/2" snow white head that soon recedes to a layer of foam with a small ring around the glass and some lacing and patches of foam on part of the sides. There's a steady stream of bubbles rising from the nucleation points and sipping leavesa few legs and patches of lacing.

The aromas are light, mostly grainy without much hop showing, if any.

The flavors fit the nose with some light grainy sweetness and a faint touch of earthy bitterness in the back of the palate. The whole is reasonably complex and certainl

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium with some faint prickliness from the carbonation. The finish is medium length, begins in the grainy sweetness that tapers off to a touch of bitterness at the end. While its not as much of a dry finish is I prefer it is not unpleasant.

Overall this is a reasonable beer for what it is supposed to be and should be fine for those who want a lightly flavored beer that one can drink several of in an evening.

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Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.79/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look ; pours a amber colour with a nice thick head,carbonation is good, fizzing throughout.
Smell; fresh lightly hoppy grainy
Taste ; crisp fresh,light hoppy. Little sweetness at the end.
Feel; thicker than a usual euro Pils, light grainy, crisp and fresh, nice dry finish refreshing.
Overall actually really plesent drink. Will be having it again.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Tyskie...a common sight in London, especially on pavements.

Looks good, amber that is more watery/refreshing than deep.

I like the aroma, it is quite hoppy and makes me want to drink it. So now I shall.

Wow, taste is quite different from most Polish beers. Very refreshing and crisp, no aftertaste. Perfect mouth feel. Definitely a beer that it would be easy to drink lots of. Perhaps this is why there are lots of cans on pavements.

Flavour is subtly complex, and the sweetness, bitter, savoury, unami and salty flavours all combine well to from a product that actually surprised me. The flavour is not strong enough to be amazing, though as a refreshing easy drinking lager, it is pretty good. Though for me the taste of Lech is better, the same with Zbyviec. However if I was drinking 10 cans, Tyskie is what I would choose.

Tyskie have been going since 1629, according to the can. That is the only bit I understand, though like lots of Polish beers it is in the colour of the Polish flag, always a thoughtful touch. And the England flag, an even better touch.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

DATE TASTED: August 1, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Baltika pokal... OCCASION: A nice afternoon with friends is capped with an evening of Thones... APPEARANCE: off-white, soapy head that simmers to a smeared, fuzzy glass cling; clear, confident golden body that lofts sparse, large bubbles; ... AROMA: pitched, toasted hops and oats are sharp and earthy; ...PALATE: thin, oily, dry and drinkable--a long, woody aftertaste ...TASTE: immediate sweetness and toasted bread is combined with odd, funky esters that challenge the drinking enough to not go smoothly; secondary tastes of nut and butter--not bad, considering the proliferation of subpar Eastern bloc lagers I have had over the years... OVERALL: a decent lager that accomplishes its goal--albeit with too much sweetness and an uneven flavor...

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tyskie Gronie has a thick, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with a good amount of tiny white specks, throughout, and substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, honey malt, possibly, corn, and grassy hops. Taste is of the same, with an even more prominent hop bitterness and noticeable biscuit malt qualities. Mouthfeel is low-medium, and Tyskie Gronie finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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. This is part of the weasel piss collection most beer is known for. Nothing special, nothing obtrusive.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.57/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of NierBier
2.06/5  rDev -32.5%
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.

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Photo of aleigator
1.83/5  rDev -40%
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.

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Photo of Burgz
2.37/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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.


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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.81/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

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Photo of JordanGregory
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
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...

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of ghisty
2.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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

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

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

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

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.

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Photo of Foam
2.97/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of Ron860
3.84/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
2.91/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Tyskie Gronie from Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
71 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.