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Zubr Bison - Pivovar Prerov

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BA SCORE
71
okay

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Prerov visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pootz on 05-03-2005)
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CraftDanny


1.46/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I saw the can among the other polish lagers, the logo is nice with the bison and the name so I bought it. Has nothing special I won't repeat much, looks ok orange browned few gas, smells boozy like rotten beer, no taste at all, a bit of alcohol a bit malt... Aftertaste is like wooden flavour. Not bad option for a can at home, is cheap.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 00:54:32 | More by CraftDanny
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beerinabottle

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

07-04-2014 17:43:37 | More by beerinabottle
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-24-2014 00:12:22 | More by hunterjames
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Sebas

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -58.1%

05-18-2014 22:33:16 | More by Sebas
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LummyGiles

United Kingdom (England)

2.58/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can bought from local newsagents. 500ml, 6% Vol.

Pours a dark golden colour. Little head which leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smells quite poor. Smells slightly of sick. Not very pleasant.

Tastes okay. Not much bite, which I like in a lager, but it has enough taste.

Probably won't buy again.

Serving type: can

05-03-2014 20:04:29 | More by LummyGiles
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-15-2014 15:21:46 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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Moonsorrow

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +34.2%

02-20-2014 19:39:52 | More by Moonsorrow
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

3.44/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great Can. Dark green with a picture of a bison. Everything about this beer's packaging says it is a man's beer made for those who don't mess around.

Golden amber appearance. A bit of lacing a a foam that stays on top.

Smells a bit boozy and malty. Pleasant but somewhat industrial and lacking in any kind of delicacy. Nevertheless quite inviting in a hearty east European lager way.

Tastes very drinkable with above average flavour for it's type.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky in a good Munich Helles way.

Is this a Euro Strong Lager or a Euro Pale Lager? Perla Chmeilowa and many other Polish beers are the same percentage but classed as Euro Pale. What's the difference? Just ABV or other flavour characteristics. Just wondered. Anyway... I've drunk this mant times and never regretted buying it. It is not fancy or refined but it is way better than Heineken, Stella, Kroenbourg etc. And I prefer it to other overly boozy, syrupy "Euro Strong" lagers. It's widely and very very cheaply available in London and a good choice to intermingle with"fancy pants" craft ales and lagers now and then. Well worth a try. Excellent to wash down hearty meat dishes.

My mark out of one hundred would be 75.

Serving type: can

01-29-2014 22:50:31 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.40 CDN and served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Drk yellow, with slight golden aspects with only 1/2 fingers of head which dissipates quickly. Strikingly few bubbles too.

Smell - "Beer" aroma, slight graininess, with light grassy notes. There's also a faint sweet smelling floral note which is a bit distinctive.

Taste - Slightly floral taste within the lager itself. Some sweetness up front transitioning to a grainy finish,.

Mouthfeel - Good fizzy feel, medium finish and medium high carbonation.

Overall - Not a whole lot to say here, it's nothing fantastic that is definitely quaffable, but if you're looking for something different or unique look elsewhere. Would choose others in the style before Zubr Bison, but would drink it if offered.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 04:10:48 | More by DenisKolkin
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desint

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-24-2013 15:00:04 | More by desint
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XmAjOX

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2013 20:02:41 | More by XmAjOX
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-10-2013 00:50:17 | More by WillAndSarah
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 14:31:05 | More by GoHabsGo
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

07-27-2013 01:36:18 | More by ThinkAgain
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vauxhaulastra

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-20-2013 21:47:46 | More by vauxhaulastra
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

3.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm afraid that most of these reviews (including what I'm about to post) are attributed to the wrong brewery. The picture shown and the several references in here to Polish beers match the one I had. Meanwhile the Czech Zubr on the brewery's website looks quite different. So, I hope this gets figured out.

NOW. For what it's worth, my 650 ml bottle poured quite clear, a shade darker than the familiar pilsner straw, effervescent but not foamy. A bit of flower and field in the nose, grassy, plus yeast smells, a little toast, a bit of orange pith. Sweet up front in the mouth, surprisingly, caramel malt flavor, buttered toast, orange marmalade (but not THAT sweet). A flick of hops that seems less bitter, maybe a bit of citrus zest, just rounding things off. A bit sticky feeling in the mouth, substantial, but more-ish. Pleasantly beating mundane expectations.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 20:02:16 | More by ManforallSaisons
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Miha

Slovenia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

06-01-2013 23:43:44 | More by Miha
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Beerman1977

Austria

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-31-2012 00:14:59 | More by Beerman1977
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Took down a bottle with my Christmas Eve dinner.

A - Pours a clear golden colour, thumb of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Grainy malts, sweet corn, hints of grassy hops and some skunk.

T - Much like the nose with the grassy hop notes coming through alongside the sweet corn and a lingering bready malt finish. A hint of apple juice sweetness also comes through.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Nothing fancy here, standard flavour profile and fitting for the style. I wouldn't turn one down if offered, but I wouldn't buy it.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 17:34:52 | More by andrenaline
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-25-2012 08:04:10 | More by GRUUMSH
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Serge

Alberta (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body under a finger-thick white head. Fruityness, grains and malty sweetness on the nose. Yellow apples and some pears. A hint of cooked vegetables. The flavor is on the fruity side, with some bitterness showing up towards the very end. A decent one, but not very interesting in any way

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:36:35 | More by Serge
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rmf55

Florida

4/5  rDev +34.2%

10-07-2012 09:16:55 | More by rmf55
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Prestonlegal

Texas

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2012 15:37:46 | More by Prestonlegal
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samEBC

Belgium

3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-20-2012 20:13:23 | More by samEBC
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-02-2012 21:27:02 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Zubr Bison from Pivovar Prerov
71 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.