Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 19.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2001

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Photo of Kubishark
3.74/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing all that special but still pretty solid. For when you're in a Polish mood. Na zdrowie!

Photo of royalenfield
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Much, MUCH better on draught than in a bottle. Overall pretty forgettable Europils but a fine accompaniment to stuffed cabbage and kielbasy.

Photo of KevinRut
2.51/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Did not like, and did not finish it, so not sure if it would give me a headache if I drank the whole beer. Should have tried their Porter, that one seems to get reviewed higher.

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is an old favorite. Drinkable and well balanced Euro pale lager.

Photo of jdseltzer
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. The beer is sweet, and smells sweet. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste from the hops.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.28/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bright straw color, almost golden. White 3 finger head lasting around 6 minutes. Average legs with some high activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, grains, honey, light citrus, slightly skunky. More of a bitter herbal taste with a dash of sweetness.

Slick light body with excessive carbonation. Short/medium finish ending with a bitter dry skunky feel.

Overall : Faint smell and watery flavors. Freshness is ok but the craft is missing some personality.

Photo of Harrastelija666
3.83/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer

Photo of AirZombie
1.8/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

like a bad macro beer but from poland

Photo of rjplumer
2.27/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Straw and grainy aroma. Golden pale body with a thin foaming head. Malty with a touch of caramel sweetness. Faint bitterness.

Photo of Rihup
4.07/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer not bad I could drink a few

Photo of duffbeerchamp
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Basic european supermarket/industry beer. Not Bad, just a default simple blonde beer.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
2.03/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i dunno something in this one has always given me a headache..tried it about 6 times over the years in bottles and cans..

Photo of Max8787
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Definitely not a beer that I would recommand. Alström review is totally accurate

Photo of Moradrin
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ab ab ab ab ab

Photo of Sergioelijah
2.32/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Not my favorite. It was an okay beer.

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.57/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

When your in the mood for a European beer try this.

Photo of Bunman3
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It strikes me that this is Poland's answer to Budweiser or MGD, in fact, it shares many of the same characteristics. There is nothing terrible here, but nothing special. It is a very typical Euro Lager. There is less skunk in the nose than some Euro's, but everything else is pretty much what one would expect from this style.

Photo of timontheroad
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow, very clear, very little head even after an aggressive pour. Head faded to nothing after about 30 seconds, no lacing. Aroma was pretty weak, with some ver slight grainy malt notes, no hop or bitter notes in the smell. Taste was sweet malt and corn with just a touch of bitterness, not much else. As it warmed, I got a bit of a metallic taste - not good. The mouthfeel was light and crisp, but nothing special. Overall, this one's not among the better beers out there, probably won't buy it again.

Photo of FredVanderNaald
4.5/5  rDev +48%

I like this beer it has a little bitter taste, It was pretty cheap at Cosco 24 pack of 16.9 oz cans for $20.99. For the money taste and alcohol content this is a winner. Better than domestic adjunct (corn,rice) for about the same price. It seams heavier than most common imports and still has a high alcohol content .

Photo of endovelico
3.77/5  rDev +24%

Focused and rich, tastes like sweetened chamomile iced tea. Light gold in color; honey, grainey and hay aromas; Light-bodied and sweetish with medium acidity and a peppery finish.

Photo of BeerWithMike
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Sampled last night on 10/15/14. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) with some embossing on the bottle also with 'BEST BEFORE: 05.06.15' on the lower back label. Bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a clear golden straw-yellow in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen that clings to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of grains, malts and hops with a hint of citrus zest. Pretty much the same for the taste. Does have a slight bitter finish as many of these type of brew style has. Medium bodied and carbonation. Really not a fan of this style of brew.

Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 10/22/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, bready grain, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with weak strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, bready grain, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, bready grain, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid pale lager. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.

Photo of theinsanefoodie
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Interesting packaging and design of the bottle although I found the taste to be just average. Since it was moderately priced and a rare find here in Melbourne, I bought it out of curiosity. Will try to find the Porter next time which seems to be more popular.

Photo of StanfordBlack
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.