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Zamkowe - Browar Namysłów Sp. z o.o.

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73
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Namysłów Sp. z o.o. visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 04-20-2003)
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Reviews by nitter:
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

08-01-2012 01:41:20 | More by nitter
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2014 17:44:49 | More by Latarnik
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SoPeL

Poland

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-12-2013 21:21:39 | More by SoPeL
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matjack85

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

01-28-2013 07:51:54 | More by matjack85
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-21-2013 04:55:51 | More by LJWalker
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flagmantho

Washington

3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: dark golden hue with a big haze and almost no head. There are also some big floaties of yeasty sediment in the body, but this is probably due to storage. In any case, not an outstanding look for a pale lager.

Smell: sweet, sweet, sweet malt with a light yeasty character. There's a light fruitiness, and it is an OK quality of aroma, but it's definitely more of a "strong lager" aroma than a "pale lager" aroma. Not horrible, but I don't love it.

Taste: sweet malt flavor which, again, isn't bad, but is definitely more of a strong lager character. Decent, but definitely on the side of too-sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess. Actually, the texture is quite good here -- I rather like it.

Overall: kind of a strange beer. Not my favorite, but it's not really offensive in any way. It may be miscategorized as a "Euro pale lager" rather than a strong lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 20:56:59 | More by flagmantho
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2012 20:31:46 | More by Brewsed
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -33.8%

11-18-2011 18:21:50 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus with some grain. The flavor is corn, grain and lemons. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not much going on with this beer. While there is nothing wrong with the beer and it is not hard to drink, there is really nothing about it that makes me want to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 05:09:18 | More by Mora2000
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divineaudio

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

imperial pint into a pokal. freshness date clearly marked.

pours a pale yellow with a big white head that quickly calms to a thin cap. certainly doesn't look exciting.

smells sorta sweet, cardboardy and musty. i'm also getting some light fruit, though i can't pick out anything specific.

taste is mostly sweet malt with a little bit of spice. hop character is mild at best. reminds me of a pilsener without the bitterness.

light in body with medium carbonation.

very drinkable, but not quite a session beer. this beer was actually much better than i was expecting. probably not worth searching for, but at $1.50/pint, it's worth picking up if you come across it..

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 02:47:04 | More by divineaudio
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stoutman

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean, clear pale gold body, and short-lived white foam. Has a light malt aroma; corn and cereals, odd rubbery note, cardboard, hint of alcohol and floral hop? Medium bodied, dry texture, and a spritzy carbonation. Gritty malt body, bread, cardboard, hint of hop and light fruits. Fairly bland and grainy. Drinkable, but rather boring.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 23:51:05 | More by stoutman
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Amalak

New York

3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had out of a bottle.
A- Gold color with a slight reddish hue. It has a big foamy head that leaves some lacing. It's very bubbly.
S- Smells kind of like cardboard.
T- It's very malty, and it has a kind of grape aftertaste. It Fruity and carbonated. Some spice to it, perhaps a touch of cinnamon. Solid, but too sweet to drink a lot.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 21:55:36 | More by Amalak
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drpimento

Wisconsin

1.95/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this bottle at Surdyk's in Twin Cities, Minnesota last week. This one is 7 % abv, but is labeled "Zamkowe 1321 EXTRA BEER PIVO JASNE PELNE". Poured with a big off-white head that mostly faded and no lace. Color is a clear gold amber. Aroma was malty, leather, sweet, caramel. Flavor is malty and sweet with a very slight hop. Some body and carbonation isn't bad. Too sweet tho. Finish is just that: too sweet. Glad I only bought one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 00:35:06 | More by drpimento
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STEG

New York

3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a predominantly yellow color with hues of yellow orange. Into a samuel smiths nonic pint glass.

Smells of lemon zest with a light grassy aroma behind the lemon.

Tastes a bit with hoppy and a little bit of lemoney grassy undertones. And there's this this other flavor that I can"t put my finger on, it's similar to overly sweetened green tea.

Mouthfeel is carbonated with a semi dry finish.

Its very drinkable but I'm not sure I'd have another one.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 01:44:04 | More by STEG
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morimech

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure which Zamkowe beer I have as my bottle looks nothing like the photos posted. Has an Est. 1321 and in small print on the bottle it says "Piwo Jasne Pelne" which I believe means real ale. After smelling and tasting the beer I would describe it as a German Pilsner.

Pours a light golden color with a large white head that lasted awhile. It eventually settles to a thick cap and some spotty lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

Very distinct Noble hop aroma, black pepper and an earthy quality.

Nice spicy hop flavor blends well with the light malt. Also has a slightly citrus note on finish. Not sweet at all.

Light body with lively carbonation. Has a body without being overwhelmed by fizzy carbonation.

I enjoyed this beer. After reading other reviews of this brewery, I wonder if I got a totally new beer. Definately a pilsner and not just a basic Pale Lager. I would be more than happy to drink more of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 21:57:56 | More by morimech
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml

Zamkowe 'extra' pours a semi-transparent, light bending, orange/brown color with a 1 finger white head with some sticking and moderate visible carbonation. It has a semi sweet nose of pale/light caramel malts and not much else. A malty sweetness first appears when tasting, some spice and dead fruits, a touch of hop-twang upon the finish. A boozy and standard strong Euro lager, this beer reminds me of Denmark and drinking strong Carlsberg brew all day everyday. It is alas pretty drinkable despite its medium, semi coating, almost grainy body.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 13:29:51 | More by ATPete
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BrewMaven

New York

3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my mid-week websurfing brew.
My bottle says Zamkowe EXTRA. At 7.0% is it a EPL or ESL?

Poured with a nice big head that settled to a ring but left a fine lace about the glass.

Has a mildly grainy aroma..Not much here.

Taste is sweet,crisp grainy malt with a biting carbonation, medium bodied with a dry, sweet finish. A little alcohol zip at the end.

Light enough for a hot day yet strong enough to make you forget the heat. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 00:27:36 | More by BrewMaven
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Sixpack595

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a huge head that quickly falls away to a thin film of tight bubbles. Golden yellow body with an even but sparse trickle of carbonation rising. Aroma is weak, just a touch grainy. It looks and smells like any generic American lager. Flavor is about on par with the aroma and appearance. A bit sweet and bready. Very slight hop bitterness in finish. The flavors are just too muted and weak to leave an impression. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and slick, but only very slightly. Carbonation makes a brief appearance here cutting the little bit of viscosity present. A fairly drinkable beer if only for its wallflower character. Bland and forgettable, but utterly inoffensive.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 00:05:36 | More by Sixpack595
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Rudgers73

New York

3.8/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured perfectly into a Guinness imperial pint glass. Very active carbonation, 3/4 inch thick head. Interesting yeast smell present that I didn't really expect. Creamy malt aroma with German smelling hops. The beer is a thick golden color. Looks surprisingly good. The taste isn't bad either, IMO. Thick, smooth, peppery, and well balanced. Slight corny effect at the end, but it's quickly shot down by a short, but pungent alcohol bite. I got this beer on sale for $1.13 and figured it was going to be crap, but I think it's rather decent. A strong, cheap, polish beer...

P.S.

I met a Polish guy at a party once and after a few drinks he tried to tell me politely, (or maybe not so-) after a few more, that "[We] Americans drink, 'how do I say it...' woman beer". Funny, and honest. If this is his Budweiser, then he was correct.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2007 22:34:04 | More by Rudgers73
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a golden color with a slightly off-white, huge, creamy-looking head. Smell is typical of an EPL, primarilly sweet grainy malt with not a whole lot else going on. Taste has some of the same qualities of the smell, but there is also a fruityness about it, figs or dates perhaps. There is a slight bitterness that balances the flavor well and finishes dry. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a creamy carbonation. This is a decently drinkable lager, I would say slightly better than your average EPL.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 04:30:15 | More by gmfessen
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EVLguy

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I haven't had a good lager in quite a while so I picked this one up at Greens for the hell of it.

Appearance - 3.5: Nice deep golden hue with one finger of head dissolved to a thin top layer after 5 or 10 minutes. No foam left on side of glass.

Smell - 4: Big crisp hop aroma evident right from the beginning of the pour. Unfortunately that calms down after a few minutes in the glass, however more elegant citric and floral scents appear.

Taste - 3: At first the taste comes off as a tinny flavor on the tongue whcih could come from the use of too much or just the wrong hops, not sure what. Like the smell this softens after a while and becomes more balanced between malt, hops, a slightly creamy yeast presence and hints of lemon or lime. Still, that tinny taste is always somewhere in the background.

Mouthfeel - 3.5: Nice medium bodied lager with a medium-to-low acidity.

Drinkability - 3: For lager fans this might be a good one for everyday enjoyment, but to me it tastes like there may be something missing.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 23:54:36 | More by EVLguy
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dhilltop2000

Arizona

2.1/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a slightly hazy golden pale color with weak to moderate head which dissapated quickly. A mild plain aroma with hint of sweet syrup hits the nose. A hint (although a small one) of citrus, lemon maybe, is noticed. The taste is muted to say the least. I keep trying a sip to describe more but all I end up with is a plain, mildly syrupy, muted taste of an "average" polish style lager with a hint of citrus. Not impressed by this one.

The beer I reviewed listed an alc % of 7.0.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2006 01:17:10 | More by dhilltop2000
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Here’s a pale golden colored brew, mostly clear with only a slight haze. It’s got a foamy white head that had respectable staying power. The aroma is a mix of acidic citrus smells and muted Saaz hops. It’s a bit sweet, with a malt and grass flavor. A pleasing bitterness takes over in the mid-taste, but the finish is a little weak. Somewhat grainy. It’s certainly a step above a typical euro-lager, but it’s not quite inspiring or exceptional. Slightly above middle-of-the-road.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2006 14:14:15 | More by Suds
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.55/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted by a pint at a JDW pub in Surrey Quays, South East London.

A: dark golden hue, a very thin frothy beer head slowly dissipates; gentle carbonation with constant streams of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom.
S: very lightly fruity/lemony lager malts on top of a faint trace of grassy and floral Saaz hops(?). Very timid nose overall…
T: quite like the impression from the aroma, with light lemony edge of malts upfront on the plate, backed by a restrained entry of grassy hops, leading to a mildly bitter but clean finish.
M&D: very smooth on the mouthfeel for a lager on tap, without too much dominance from the fizz, which suits my taste. But the thin body and slightly watery texture on top of lack of heavier input from malts and hops makes it rather lacklustre and boring. Not that it’s not thirst-quenching, though… A standard generic Euro pale lager it is, with nothing special to brag about the brewery’s 700-ish year brewing history I’m afraid...

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2006 00:59:02 | More by wl0307
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear gold color, big white head. Is this the same thing as Golden Denar?

Smell: Light grainy smell, some cooked vegetable scents, about the same as the aforementioned GD.

Taste: Bland malt, grainy, boring. Pretty much the same euro lager as before.

Mouthfeel: A little better than the last, more carbonation.

Drinkability: Still another boring euro lager. I won't buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2006 04:32:56 | More by TastyTaste
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Zamkowe from Browar Namysłów Sp. z o.o.
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