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Tyskie Gronie - Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)

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BA SCORE
72
okay

399 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 08-05-2002)
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Reviews by tjsdomer2:
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2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

tjsdomer2, Aug 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Popsinc, Dec 25, 2003
Photo of cam477
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

cam477, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -2.3%

beerhunter13, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

orbitalr0x, Dec 18, 2004
Photo of FadetoBock
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

FadetoBock, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

generallee, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

merlin48, May 29, 2005
Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Aug 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Spotupfor3, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -2.3%

innominat, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

tyleeis, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.35/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ADR
2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

ADR, Jun 30, 2005
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Keegan, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of craiglcook
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

craiglcook, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of rastaman
1.58/5  rDev -48.5%
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.

rastaman, Mar 01, 2004
Photo of JohnW
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
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

JohnW, Jan 01, 2006
Photo of LXIXME
2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

LXIXME, Aug 05, 2010
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Tyskie Gronie from Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
72 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.