Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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3.03/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
07-27-2014 00:53:04 | More by theinsanefoodie
3.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
07-20-2014 06:34:58 | More by StanfordBlack
United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
06-25-2014 22:16:55 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.