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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

665 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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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Reviews by karengarys:
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karengarys

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This almost 12oz bottle pours clear yellowish amber, leaving almost no white fluffy head. A ring remains after just a minute. The ring sticks to the glass a little.

Smell is fairly bland "beer". Some hop and malt is present, but very little.

Taste is fairly bland "beer". Some hop is noticable.

Mouthfeel is failry bland "beer".

The body is thin and watery, like a bland "beer".

Though it doesn't taste like fizzy water with a powerded beer packet added, it doesn't taste much like a real beer either. It is pretty much like any macro beer in America - Bud, Miller, whatever. I gave it a straight 2.5 because it is, to me, below average for what a beer should be. I didn't go lower because it is not going out of its way to be offensive - it is just bland and boring with no character.

If this was sitting next to Miller, I'd take this unless it cost more.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 22:02:10 | More by karengarys
More User Reviews:
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bagnz0r

Poland

3/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2014 16:32:41 | More by bagnz0r
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

07-20-2014 22:19:34 | More by XmnwildX12
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2014 20:54:49 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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StanfordBlack

California

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I noticed this beer at my local BevMo for very cheap, and after asking my friend from Poland about it, I had decided to give it a try. I must say, for its price it's actually really good, however overall, compared to other beers it's just okay, nothing more.

I usually like a darker more bitter ale such as Stone or Arrogant Bastard, It's not too often I go for a lager, so I will admit my rating may not be the most fair.

Appearance wise, it's pretty typical, dark yellow with a strong head.

The smell was pretty neutral to me. While it did have a mildly grainy aroma, it wasn't prominent. Overall rather pleasant, but nothing that really stood out for me.

Taste was pretty good. It reminded me a lot of a typical beer someone might drink who doesn't usually go for a craft beer. I did like it a bit more though, it had a sort of light quality to it, but it wasn't sweet. Overall, not bad, but again nothing amazing, not overly hoppy but a tad wheaty.

Mouthfeel was pretty standard as well, it went down easily, didn't tingle my tongue or anything.

Overall, it's not a bad beer, it does feel a tad generic, but it's something I could definitely drink. I would take Zyweic over Heineken, Amstel, Stella, etc not only because it overall I feel is a better beer, but also since it is much cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 06:34:58 | More by StanfordBlack
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Dello

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-18-2014 15:39:39 | More by Dello
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-12-2014 21:10:38 | More by krl2112
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California

4/5  rDev +30.7%

07-12-2014 06:29:02 | More by BeeSquared
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younghopper

Georgia

3/5  rDev -2%

07-07-2014 22:05:55 | More by younghopper
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-07-2014 20:34:26 | More by jwps214
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Jbennette

Germany

3/5  rDev -2%

07-06-2014 08:49:59 | More by Jbennette
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-05-2014 19:18:27 | More by rodlavers
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2014 02:53:01 | More by hunterjames
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -2%

07-03-2014 14:41:59 | More by hoppymcgee
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geryeb624

Maryland

3/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2014 02:32:58 | More by geryeb624
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LagerCognoscenti

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
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

06-24-2014 23:52:19 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

06-24-2014 20:28:15 | More by Dcbelkot
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California

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-22-2014 01:52:02 | More by mrcraft
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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leffeblind

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2%

06-15-2014 19:09:56 | More by Danmullens1
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +63.4%

06-13-2014 22:04:45 | More by MatthewClark
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2014 17:02:41 | More by athomasPSU
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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.