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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

674 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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shizzy77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +63.4%

01-20-2012 00:45:21 | More by shizzy77
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ipa2014

California

5/5  rDev +63.4%

04-10-2014 04:51:02 | More by ipa2014
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BeerIsGood88

Texas

5/5  rDev +63.4%

01-29-2012 18:18:49 | More by BeerIsGood88
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MatthewClark


5/5  rDev +63.4%

06-13-2014 22:04:45 | More by MatthewClark
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TSJ4000

Iowa

4.88/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this one on tap at a Polish festival in Omaha and man did I enjoy it. It was a hot day and the beer couldn't have been any fresher. I bought a glass and the head curled up along the top and dripped down the outside perfectly. My first smell I noticed more hops and character than I'm used to having in a Euro Pale Lager. This beer was balanced and rich in flavors but refreshing and delicious. No skunk either. I may make this my go to EPL.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 14:44:44 | More by TSJ4000
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boxer0029

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +55.2%

05-23-2014 17:42:11 | More by boxer0029
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mikelover

California

4.75/5  rDev +55.2%

06-06-2014 04:44:28 | More by mikelover
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dreamchaser

Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bubbly, consistent white head with a very bright, very clear straw colour. Faint earthy hop aroma. Mouthfeel is full and dry, medium-carbonated. Taste is very light and crisp, with delicious and subtle hints of corn, green apple, hop and malt - a great balance. Vague acidity and a touch of metalicness but overall an extremely satisfying pale lager experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 21:18:52 | More by dreamchaser
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zapx

New York

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-25-2012 22:28:59 | More by zapx
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Moose_Knuckle_Sandwich


4.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome from the tap in Poland. Funny though, when I bought a six pack in the US it was not as good. I love the taste and like many other beers in the area it has that common European taste to it. This beer is a lower hopped beer with just the right amount to let you know you're drinking beer, but yet not all overwhelming. Look for this beer on tap when in Poland and enjoy. Also, ask the bartender the proper way to pronounce the name. It's tricky to say correctly.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 01:48:57 | More by Moose_Knuckle_Sandwich
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Temny

New York

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

05-18-2014 22:46:54 | More by Temny
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jco3rd

California

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

12-21-2012 23:56:01 | More by jco3rd
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THEGENERALISMO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

11-24-2012 05:02:47 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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the_james


4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

06-14-2012 14:04:43 | More by the_james
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Ryan805Beer

California

4.4/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Zywiec- Poland, 1pt .09floz, Alc. 5.6% Vol.

A golden yellow beer with a soft velvety head. A pleasant hoppy flavor with fruit like overtones. A robust full-flavor, very refreshing and satisfying. Thirst quenching yet leaves you wanting more. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 08:07:36 | More by Ryan805Beer
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is shimmering golden beer with champaigne-like carbonation and big rocky white head that is slow to go and leaves great fractured lacing. Smell is great fresh baked bread backed by spicy noble hop and just a note of sweetness.

Man this is good. It has a slightly deeper malt taste than alot of other lagers which helps temper hop bitterness. Metallic taste is rather big here but it isn't harsh and actually kind of works. Its a little like licking a new penny. Alcohol comes out a bit toward the end. Every now and then an almost fruity taste pops up through the light sweetness. I guess this is kinda flawed and funky but its also flavorful and smooth and I like it. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and lively and I doubt this beer will last long.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2006 22:05:47 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

12-19-2012 07:31:12 | More by Keegan
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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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RBorsato

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

10-22-2013 16:04:46 | More by RBorsato
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rmf55

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

10-07-2012 08:55:49 | More by rmf55
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

09-15-2012 02:45:57 | More by Dapperticus
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Crowesaddict

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

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

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zywiek “Beer” pours a clear golden amber from a 11.2 fl. oz. brown bottle. head goes to well over two fingers and on the way down to a thin cap, leaving a scanty lace.

Nose is a damp malt with a hint of floral hops. Palate has a nice sweet malt signature balanced with a bitter hops and just a hint of floral.

Good malt mixed with a well bittered presence of hops that will not have you wondering is there malt or isn’t there. No small beer this Zywiek “Beer” from Poland. At 5.7% alcohol by volume with barley and hops well represented, Zywiek “Beer” will not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2002 19:29:22 | More by BeerBob
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alankwak

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow with good head, head rention and lacing. A very clear beer.
S: A slight aroma like that of a Pilsener. Pleasant indeed.
T: Very good, lightly hopped and a great balance with maltiness but on the side of the hops(Saaz I think). Very good. Clean, crisp and a fairly narrow flavor profile as would come from a good Lager.
M: Light but full for the style.
D: Awesome, I could throw many of these back. Not very filling and very enjoyable to drink.

My first Polish beer but not my last. In a way it reminds me of Grolsch....another European Pale Lager but a bit different. If you like Grolsch, you like this beer.:)

Serving type: can

12-08-2005 02:56:48 | More by alankwak
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MNJR

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Zywiec is obviously a mass market beer in Poland and is widely available here in Chicago, making it easy to lump in with average-costing imports like Becks, Heineken, etc. But, be aware that this is a far better beer than any comparably priced import. Nothing offensive here in the taste dept. The taste is fresh, crisp and clean. The carbonation is perfect and adds just the right amount of bite. The alcohol content is a bit higher than others in it's class, but with the richness of the taste it blends right in. This is what mass market American beers dream of being, but can't seem to pull off. This may be a buck or two more than Bud, Miller, Pabst, etc., but well worth it. This is a real quencher and goes down smooth and tasty. An excellent beer for getting out of hand and pounding down a few with an added touch of class! Very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2009 23:49:11 | More by MNJR
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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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