Tyskie Gronie - Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)

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71
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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
2.63/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tyskie beer is a straw colored pilsner beer, completely clear, with a nose that combines scents of fruit, pale malts, bread crust, and grassy hops. There is a certain skunkiness to the scent, which is a little surprising considering the beer is packaged in a brown bottle.

Tasting this beer reveals nothing special. Flavors that reveal themselves include those of light, pale malt, cereal grains, a touch of apple, paper, and little else. The body of the beer is light and clean, but the taste character fades quickly and leaves little to make it stand out in your memory.

I haven’t tried many Polish beers in my day, so I have little with which to compare this beer, but I find it non- offensive at best, bland and boring at worst. It reminds me of some of the American lager products so common and popular in the past. There is little going on with this beer, but it does have enough going for it to make it competitive against most of the beers from the Big three.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What can i say other than this was another clear, golden lager with little distinction. The headed faded fast. The nose was dull...very mild on the hop count. The taste again, was mild and bland. A crisp and clean mouthfeel. Drinkable but...what else? i dunno. The bottle claims that Tyskie won "Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the Brewing Industry Awards in London.

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

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue I:

Part of the "European Sampler" from SABMiller. They must see a rise in Eastern European beers' popularity in the US by adding this to the pack.

As with just about every mass produced lager, the clarity is perfect with a bright golden yellow color. Solid head retention as two fingers of foam stay in formation for a good while. Smells of lemony hop, wet animal feed grain and mild biscuit. Crisp moderate to light body is refreshing. Soft malt with an underlying graininess throughout. Hop bitterness comes in with an herbal and watery lemon zest flavor and balances the grain for the most part. Rough husk in a thinning maltiness hits middle to end with a dry finish.

Worth a try only if you are wanting to say you have tried a beer from Poland. Other than that, it's like pretty much every other Euro Lager out there: mass produced, processed, industrial and middle of the road.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow gold see through pour with a small head that falls quickly. Light caramel sweetness with some hop notes and grain tones.

A subtle grassy hop along with sweet caramel and crystal malts. Sweet grains round out this lager. A nice euro lager that beats out some of the more well known ones.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit watery with tiny bubbles of carbonation. A nice brew to drink in the summer or when you're just looking for an uncomplicated lager to quench your thirst.

Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle with a twist off cap into a tall mug. The label has the abv (5.6%) and a "BEST BEFORE:" date. (05.28.11)

Appearance: It has a bright golden yellow color with excellent clarity. It sports a quick fading bright white head of foam. It leaves only a slick ring of lacing at the edge of the glass.

Smell: I get sweet white bready maltiness with some bready yeast and light grassy/floral hops.

Taste/Palate: Following the nose the flavor has the same mildly sweet bready malt and yeast character backed up with mild grassy and floral hop notes. It has a very clean finish with light hop bitterness quickly fading from the tongue. Its light to medium body is refreshing and easy drinking with nice balanced carbonation.

Notes: This is a well made, clean and fresh Lager beer.

Photo of merlin48
3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a two finger white head. Body is alive with carbonation bubbles. Good head retention and sporadic patch lace.
Aroma is subdued, with spicy hops and faint grainy sweetness.
Mouthfeel is light to light medium, with moderately high carbonation.
Tastes like an average Euro pale lager. Crisp carbonation, bitter herbal hopping, and light malt sweetness.
Drinkability is decent, but this one fails to impress.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle from the LCBO - a brew I've walked past many a time... Bought this along with all the other Polish brews we've got (Okocim Mocne, Zywiec, Warka Strong).

The label sports a crown that looks a great deal like the king from a newspaper chess puzzle, along with some accolades from the "Brewing Industry Int'l Awards." Then again, there's another brewery who likes calling their beer "the king" that I could mention, so these statements don't impress me much.

Poured into a Czechvar fluted plisner glass. A bright golden brew, lots of visible carbonation, with a thin white head that recedes into a tiny ring rather quickly. Looks like a Euro lager, but pleasant in the glass nevertheless.

The nose doesn't have much going on at all. Mild grain, a bit of apple and funk. Smells like a pale lager. I'm stretching here...

Thin, easy to chug, a Euro lager in its simplest form. Opens sweet, but finishes with a dry aftertaste that reminds me a great deal of cardboard.

Thin bodied, with aggressive carbonation, this beer is making me burp a lot more than usual, and with no one around to appreciate my facial flatulence, this is not a good thing.

Drink one if you want a beer from Poland. Drink one if you want a beer that's more difficult to pronounce than it lets on. But don't expect much beyond the bare minimum.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.38/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2012.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that subsides rapidly. A weak aroma of of light malt with a sweet, solventy hint of apples. Not brilliant.

Tastes of faint malt with a background note of artificial solventy bitterness - mild but unpleasant. No hops or other flavours to be discerned. Mouthfeel is watery and prickly, with a slight oiliness. Somewhat dry and astringent. Not much aftertaste; a slight solvent-like hint.

Weak sauce. This is poor and tasteless even by macro lager standards. An unpleasant chemical note detracts even more - at least the average lager is inoffensive. Avoid.

Photo of ADR
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear medium yellow look, white head of a half inch in hieght, decent duration -- but breaking up with cheap large bubbles exploding. Laces in sparse downward dripping strings. Alight maple syrup aroma, some glue, some slight grape suggesting bare hops. Mouthfeel is light, carbonation a bit too fizzy for me. Flavor starts out malty, some corn syrup elements, but backed up by a medicinal bitterness. Becomes flat and thinner mid mouth. Finish is a little below par, chalky and slightly unpleasant in the throat. A little more hoppy than some, average drinkability, some off things going on.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While vacationing in Rehoboth I picked up this polish brew at the liquor store from the singles for about a dollar or so. Appears a pale golden straw hue with large bubbled rather creamy textured head leaves behind some even fine lacing after dwindling slowly down the edges of my pint. Aroma has a mild skunky dose of hops that fits the Euro pale lager style quite well to offset the hops come some cereal sweetness blended with a cooked veggies tone. Flavor contains mild bitterness and more of that characteristic skunk not too much green bottled gone wild skunk but the edge is there along with this comes mild lemongrass blended with hints of light toasted malts and corn/rice adjuncts in there as well. Mouthfeel is light moderate factory made carbonation does tickle the back of the throat a bit, but smooth and unihibited for the most part. Drinkability is decent but not a brew I'm dying to try again, solid for a Euro pale definitely refreshing I wouldn't turn it down if offered.

Photo of rastaman
1.58/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow. Really sweet and flabby, slightly syruppy texture, pretty bland in general however. Oh well. Another challenge for the character minimum, i'm really sorry, but i couldn't write more, there was nothing to write about, i could write stuff, like the size of the bottle what the label looked like, but theres really no point.

Photo of JohnW
3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a aluminium can (not the bottle shown here) and was pale straw colour, and not a great deal of aroma, though it did hint at floral yeasts and being dryish. Taste was OK, though no depth of flavour or character, making it easy to drink. Surely better than most of the 'brewed under licence lagers' we get here in UK and the dreaded Bud, but nothing special. Though it sure would be a good buy in Poland as the price shown on the can was ZL 2.65 which makes it 47p or $0.87c a can !

John W
Bham UK Dec 2005

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

Small to medium white and bubbly quick dying head, that doesn't leave much lacing behind.

This beer is golden (on the yellow side) colored beer, very clean and clear in appearance.

The aroma is a light sour yet sweet caramel maltness with hints of something, maybe corn syrup coming off it.

This beer has a light caramelized grain malt and light syrupy (maybe corn) taste with a light sourness throughout the drinking and into the aftertaste which also has a very light dryness to it.

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 biboergosum
3.31/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, 5.5% ABV - I myself am a person on another, non-European, continent, so let's see if I agree with Kompania Piwowarksa's marketing hacks.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves a decent layered wall of bleeding streaky lace around the glass as things quickly drop off.

It smells of mildly sweet grainy cereal malt, bready yeast, a bit of metallic stoniness, and rather tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more gritty raw cereals and grainy pale malt, some corn shuck sweetness, a hint of spicy yeast, and a soft grassy, weedy noble hops offset.

The carbonation is moderate, just a plain frothiness kicking about, the body medium-light in weight, a bit clammy, but still smooth enough for yer average bear. It finishes on a certain drying trend - more grassy, leafy, and faintly skunky hops than any latent grain and adjunct sweetness.

Hardly the best Polish lager I've yet had, but still well in the, um, stadium, I suppose. Maybe I just need to drink many, many more of them (Superstore-style), which is my strongest association with these kinds of beers. Not bad, just not really worth seeking out.

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tyskie Gronie

A- Bright clear yellow with a small soapy fizzy white head.
S- Sweet corn husk, honey, and straw.
T- Sweet honey touched hay/straw with sweet corn and corn husk.
M- Very light and watery with a light sweet finish. Slightly dry.

Overall- Bland. Easy to drink and good on a warm day but not worth seeking out.

Photo of BrewMaven
3.55/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my many Memorial day purchases..My supermarket has assorted Polish beers at 3 for $5.

As have most of the Euro pale lagers I've tried, this poured a nice clear gold and sported a white hat of foam that lasted quite a while leaving spotty lace. Had a slightly musty grainy nose.

Taste was of sweet malts, subtle grassy hops and hint of alcohol which also showed up in a crisp clean finish.

Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This beer is a nice choice when a warm day beckons, you crave a lighter beer and you won't settle for a macro.

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 Sammy
2.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I do not know why this is listed twice (also as Gronie). There is some hop burps here and a decent white head on top of pale yellow. Nothing attractive about the scent. OK serviceable with above average carbonation. Not too malty, but not noticeable hop effect. There are far better Polish beers within reach.

Photo of tjsdomer2
2.82/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale, uncarbonated, yellow water, though not necessarily in a bad way. Some initial foam at first with a nice layer that stays on top for a bit. Not much lacing.

Smell: Surprisingly strong. Lots of malts mixed in with some hops as well. It's quite easy to smell the alcohol in this. Tyskie would smell much better without the evading skunkiness. And for that, I deduct points.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More strong malts with decent hops. Again, the skunked flavors bothers me a bit. On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with the feel of this. Good enough carbonation and smoothness.

Drinkability: Would be average if not for the skunk.

Overall: I actually see some promise here. I have a feeling this beer goes bad quickly. Reminds me of Beck's.

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

Tyskie is a pretty basic European lager from Poland. It pours a clear deep-golden body with steadily-streaming bubbles beneath a short head of creamy bright-white foam. The head retention is average and there's only limited lacing left about the glass. The nose expresses straw-like malt and an herbal hoppiness. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. The flavor is clean with a surprisingly broad malt and hop character. It has a bit of a nutty character that's interesting, and I can't really place where it's coming from, although I suspect it's the grain. And although there's also a very light touch of fruitiness to it, it's really quite one-sided with just the grainy malt and herbal hops dominating. The bitterness is remarkably well-balanced though. The low-key sweetness of the grainy malt and the kept-in-check bitterness of the hops do more to dance together more than they do to lock horns in a stalemate. Eventually, the bitterness prevails at the swallow, and the herbal hops linger amidst a dull bitterness. It's decent enough, but not really memorable.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.58/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 into pint from notes.
A: Pours a light body of straw yellow and a white head that sinks into a thin layer only seen around the rim. No lacing.
S: Not really anything, but a hint of a bready, adjunct lager. Poor aroma.
T/M: The front is thin and watery, while the body is able to hold a nice bready, euro lager taste. Nice full carbonation and lively mouthfeel. Lingering taste is present, but overall a bit low.
D: This is a nice choice for a euro lager, but I feel there have been some other favorites.

Photo of tempest
3.14/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from a brown bottle.

Looks like a typical straw-yellow pale lager, but actually smells of clean malts with biscuit and toast aromas. Those fade, however, once the beer hits your palate and you get a macro-Euro lager tang that dominates the flavors with only a touch of grains and hops edging on around the sides.

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass, formed a thick head but quickly disapeared.

No lacing.

Light golden color. Clear, with good carbonation.

Bitter taste and slightly sour after taste.
Definitley tastes like a European beer.

It's okay. Nothing outstanding.

Nothing I would search out or order in a bar.

Photo of sadman64
3.42/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a bottle.

It's color is a clear pee yellow. There's not too much of a smell to it. It has a very smooth taste, and it tastes like most other pale lagers. It goes down easy, and is a good general drinking beer. It is a beer that you can easily drink a few of them and enjoy each one of them.

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Tyskie Gronie from Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
71 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.