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Zubr Bison - Pivovar Prerov

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BA SCORE
71
okay

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 18.18%
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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Photo of JasonThaler
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev +1%

innominat, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of CraftDanny
1.46/5  rDev -50.8%
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.

CraftDanny, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

beerinabottle, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

hunterjames, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Sebas
1.25/5  rDev -57.9%

Sebas, May 18, 2014
Photo of LummyGiles
2.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

LummyGiles, May 03, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Hoppy_McGee, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Moonsorrow
4/5  rDev +34.7%

Moonsorrow, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.44/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

LagerCognoscenti, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.01/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

DenisKolkin, Jan 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

desint, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

XmAjOX, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

WillAndSarah, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1%

GoHabsGo, Aug 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

ThinkAgain, Jul 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.7%

vauxhaulastra, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.34/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

ManforallSaisons, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1%

Miha, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1%

Beerman1977, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
2.95/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

andrenaline, Dec 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

GRUUMSH, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Serge
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Serge, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +34.7%

rmf55, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1%

Prestonlegal, Sep 29, 2012
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Zubr Bison from Pivovar Prerov
71 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.