Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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Reviews by pootz:
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 doesnt know what it wants 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, dont 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 . its just that the correct temperature really didnt 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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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 660 ratings.