Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.93/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Odd little coloured paper thermometer on the back label Id rather see a freshness date than odd gizmos. Good frothing white head and very good clarity for a beer that comes from Eastern Europe. Orangey and mildly skunky aroma from the hops due to an obvious pasteurization or over boiled hop, a little grassy in the nose. Big fresh cut hay flavours from the hops as well as a think graininess both flavours dont let up and try to dominate each other. Lightly metallic and salty in the palate. Mild crispness with a light body, malt flavours are mostly dry and grainy, the only sweetness is upfront and it does not stay around for long. As the graininess kicks in the hops double up with bitterness and show some astringency though in a semi cleansing way to the palate. Comparable to the usual mass produced imported lager.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2002 18:48:06 | More by Jason
2.63/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Presentation: 500ml brown bottle. No freshness date. There's a "beer thermometer" on the back label. Basically refrigerate and wait until the Zywiec logo appears in the box. When it does, it's at its ideal drinking temperature.
Appearance: Clear and bright pale golden beer with a pure white foam head.
Smell: Metallic with a herbal/floral hop aroma. A bit yeasty and "skunky" too.
Taste: Light, crisp and refreshing up-front. Malt sweetness is thin. Carbonation lends a soda-water type taste and feel on the palate. Metallic, biscuit, dimethyl sulfide (skunky), salt and a strange bitterness follow. Finish is raw, dry and astringent with lingering tannins.
Notes: Kind of blah. I mean it's okay, but there's nothing shouting "Hey! Todd! Have another!"
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Small head with some lacing. Not lots but enough to be respectable. Smells grainy and pleasant. No noticeable hops or herbal notes. Taste is well balanced. Somewhat sweet with a mild bitter finish. Quite a hearty and enjoyable lager flavour. Rather mild though. Quite a good pale lager at a really low price and very easy availability (most corner shops in London stock it.) Doesn't ever really disappoint and makes a better choice by far than Heineken, Stella etc.
My mark out of a hundred would be 75.
Serving type: can
06-25-2014 22:16:55 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.