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Zywiec Beer - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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715 Ratings

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website

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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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

XmnwildX12, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

StanfordBlack, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

krl2112, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +30.7%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

younghopper, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

jwps214, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

Jbennette, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

rodlavers, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

hunterjames, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

hoppymcgee, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

geryeb624, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

LagerCognoscenti, Jun 25, 2014
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Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
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mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
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leprechaunandfatman, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

leffeblind, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

Danmullens1, Jun 15, 2014
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coopdog1000, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +63.4%

MatthewClark, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

athomasPSU, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2%

JakeTheDuck, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

Socialiste, Jun 08, 2014
Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.