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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

660 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 660
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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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For some reason I decided to watch a hockey game and hit the LCBO instead of the beer store tonight. I picked reasonably priced (most cheaper than domestic brews) Euro-pils: Czechvar, Zywiec, Urquell, and Kozel.
I love Pilsner so for me this was like picking a favorite candy. Unfortunately I have to rate the Zywiec the worst of the lot. Not for any grave reason like light spoiled or cheap production short cuts but simply because this Czech pil has an identity crisis. I t doesn’t know what it want’s to be. It had the darkest color of the four and had all the mouth characteristics of a heavier German lager with some faint Pilsen style hopping and the finish of a husky Danish beer. It was a good beer, don’t get me wrong, but just what is it? Nothing distinctive of the Czech pilsen style here. Certainly not pale yellow, dry, floral, with a crisp mouth and pleasingly tart finish. Mine had the afore mentioned trick label to tell me when the temperature was correct….and it was…. it’s just that the correct temperature really didn’t bring out any distinct character like the other pilsners.

This is still a good beer at a good price and I may buy it when they were out of the other 2 of my favorite pils.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 17:54:08 | More by pootz
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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.