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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

613 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 613
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 19.67%


Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) 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: Todd on 10-08-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odd little coloured paper thermometer on the back label … I’d 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 don’t 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
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Todd

Colorado

2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, BB date stamped 20 July 2014. Innovative color-changing crown on the back label indicates proper serving temperature.

Golden-amber body has excellent clarity and is topped by a semi-durable head. Minimal lacing.

Decent, lightly sweet flavor and aroma. Seems to need more hops for balance.

O: not bad but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 01:30:23 | More by chinchill
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

04-15-2014 21:40:43 | More by poskok
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

04-12-2014 13:30:15 | More by Rumlibeers
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ipa2014

California

5/5  rDev +63.9%

04-10-2014 04:51:02 | More by ipa2014
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AdamO

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-25-2014 01:39:45 | More by AdamO
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djbx

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

03-22-2014 01:20:51 | More by djbx
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-18-2014 21:42:32 | More by Marty91
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Happyhopper

New York

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-16-2014 18:33:47 | More by Happyhopper
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-09-2014 04:42:50 | More by Kunstman
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McStagger

California

2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours slightly gold of straw. Accidentally aggressive pour leads to two and a half fingers bleached hed. Carbonation is moderate, with bubbles rising to the surface. Retention is moderate. Lacing is good. Head is made up of fairly large bubbles.

S: The bottle may as well be green. Mildly skunky, with herbal/vegetal hoppiness. Malt is crackery. Slightly metallic.

T: Pretty big rush of malt sweetness up front. Bready and a little doughy. Hops are mostly muted. Towards the finish, there is a mild surge of the cooked veggies/herbal component. Malt sweetness ultimately wins out, but it's not much of a battle. Finishes with a cooked cereal sweetness.

M: Not quite as carbonated as expected. Mouthfeel is soft, but not so soft as to be labeled creamy.

O: Drink it cold and it's an average EPL. Letting it warm shows you its inner demons. Do not let it warm.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 05:24:48 | More by McStagger
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T-34-85

New York

3/5  rDev -1.6%

03-02-2014 17:00:35 | More by T-34-85
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2/5  rDev -34.4%

02-26-2014 21:59:59 | More by JIMTRK16
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Inglewood

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18%

02-24-2014 20:15:49 | More by Inglewood
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

02-23-2014 20:44:26 | More by bigox420
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

2/5  rDev -34.4%

02-19-2014 22:51:29 | More by brutusmuktuk
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-08-2014 01:38:33 | More by WanderingFool
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.16/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear and golden color. The two fingers of white head have medium retention.
There is a nice malty aroma, which isn't too strong nor too weak.
The taste is expected: sweet at the beginning, followed by a pleasant bitterness all teh way to the finish.
Easy to drink and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 19:08:06 | More by MarkoNm
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addiwilliams

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2014 03:43:49 | More by addiwilliams
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

02-02-2014 15:39:02 | More by BJSmit
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DaveRinn

Washington

3/5  rDev -1.6%

01-23-2014 02:36:38 | More by DaveRinn
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Crowesaddict

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

01-20-2014 20:36:23 | More by Crowesaddict
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

01-19-2014 23:42:53 | More by moochmonster
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sbartnik01

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

01-17-2014 02:56:05 | More by sbartnik01
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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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