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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

675 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 675
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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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

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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
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Sebas

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2%

04-23-2014 01:48:31 | More by Sebas
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

04-21-2014 13:55:29 | More by Sam-VW
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BKBassist

New York

3/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2014 18:43:41 | More by BKBassist
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle, BB date stamped 20 July 2014. Innovative color-changing crown on the back label indicates proper serving temperature.

Golden-amber body has excellent clarity and is topped by a semi-durable head. Minimal lacing.

Decent, lightly sweet flavor and aroma. Seems to need more hops for balance.

O: not bad but not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 01:30:23 | More by chinchill
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-15-2014 21:40:43 | More by poskok
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Rumlibeers

Switzerland

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-12-2014 13:30:15 | More by Rumlibeers
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ipa2014

California

5/5  rDev +63.4%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-25-2014 01:39:45 | More by AdamO
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djbx

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

03-22-2014 01:20:51 | More by djbx
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Marty91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-18-2014 21:42:32 | More by Marty91
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Happyhopper

New York

3/5  rDev -2%

03-16-2014 18:33:47 | More by Happyhopper
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 04:42:50 | More by Kunstman
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McStagger

California

2.78/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours slightly gold of straw. Accidentally aggressive pour leads to two and a half fingers bleached hed. Carbonation is moderate, with bubbles rising to the surface. Retention is moderate. Lacing is good. Head is made up of fairly large bubbles.

S: The bottle may as well be green. Mildly skunky, with herbal/vegetal hoppiness. Malt is crackery. Slightly metallic.

T: Pretty big rush of malt sweetness up front. Bready and a little doughy. Hops are mostly muted. Towards the finish, there is a mild surge of the cooked veggies/herbal component. Malt sweetness ultimately wins out, but it's not much of a battle. Finishes with a cooked cereal sweetness.

M: Not quite as carbonated as expected. Mouthfeel is soft, but not so soft as to be labeled creamy.

O: Drink it cold and it's an average EPL. Letting it warm shows you its inner demons. Do not let it warm.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 05:24:48 | More by McStagger
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T-34-85

New York

3/5  rDev -2%

03-02-2014 17:00:35 | More by T-34-85
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2/5  rDev -34.6%

02-26-2014 21:59:59 | More by JIMTRK16
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Inglewood

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

02-24-2014 20:15:49 | More by Inglewood
Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.