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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

666 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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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JakeTheDuck

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2014 11:34:56 | More by JakeTheDuck
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

06-08-2014 02:28:51 | More by Socialiste
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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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Soterios

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

06-05-2014 12:17:42 | More by Soterios
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tangoafterdark

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

06-02-2014 01:17:50 | More by tangoafterdark
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

05-31-2014 17:51:24 | More by endless1408
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2%

05-30-2014 23:25:58 | More by Hopmarc
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

05-26-2014 15:13:58 | More by sanitarium16
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-24-2014 22:33:20 | More by Latarnik
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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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KFBR392

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Two fingers of bubbly head on the pour. Straw yellow color with very light accents of orange. Medium active carbonation, on the lower end for the style.

Smell: Highly carbonated bready yeast on the front. Light hops and corn on the body. Grains round out this aroma.

Taste: Grainy front with accents of corn greet the palate. Grains continue to build on the body. The hops are pretty much absent when expected from a pale lager. The finish is malty, sticky, with a touch of dryness.

Mouthfeel: Lots of grains and corn. Carbonation is bright which is to be expected.

Overall: Meh overall. Kind of feels like a big macro lager with the heavy accents of grain and corn.

Serving type: can

05-22-2014 05:28:07 | More by KFBR392
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desint

Belgium

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

05-21-2014 18:06:10 | More by desint
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PeterJ

California

4/5  rDev +30.7%

05-21-2014 02:25:24 | More by PeterJ
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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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steve99

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.6%

05-17-2014 00:55:46 | More by steve99
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aztraz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-13-2014 14:32:23 | More by aztraz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-12-2014 01:30:52 | More by Georgiabeer
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 05:53:45 | More by rulisekmartin
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2%

05-08-2014 02:17:18 | More by WiserBud
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

05-06-2014 00:11:37 | More by zapahoppa
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robotiks

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-03-2014 04:22:11 | More by robotiks
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ralerwen

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2%

05-02-2014 13:16:29 | More by ralerwen
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ktlthrashers

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

05-01-2014 16:12:43 | More by ktlthrashers
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CaverDave

New York

3/5  rDev -2%

04-26-2014 22:08:29 | More by CaverDave
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.1/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head the boasts decent lacing and moderate retention. The body is a nice gold color with steady consistent carbonation.

Smell: It has a bit of an odd funk to it, as it has a smell reminiscent of popcorn kernels that didn't pop but settled at the bottom of the bowl mixed in with a wet grass and flour note. Didn't really react to warming either way.

Taste: It starts with a really rough barley the aforementioned popcorn kernel husks. It then briefly offers a splash of sweeter malt before being drowned out of a sulfuric muddy hop taste. It's palpatable, but I'd have to be desperate to keep drinking.

Mouthfeel: That muddy note lingers and won't go away. The awkward shifting of the beer's taste doesn't help things either, especially since the carbonation seems to accent the beginning and end of the beer, which are coincidentally the worst parts of it.

Drinkability: Wholly crap is this stuff gassy, and it doesn't settle down well at all. This is medium bodied, which I don't mind in a Lager so long as it's a pleasure to drink. At least there's not a lot of dry aspects to it.

Final Thoughts: This is the kinda beer that makes people flock to Macro lagers, as I can see someone trying it and not ever wanting to try import beer again. It's not very smooth, not very flavorful, and all around not very good. It got the drain a little bit over the half way point, so you'll definitely want to pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 21:44:48 | More by TheHammer
Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.