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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

658 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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 -4.2%
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 -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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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.