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Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

603 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 603
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 23
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JakeTheDuck, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

redliner8, Mar 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Gasc0igne, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of gford217
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours dark, dark brown with healthy two inch tan head that recedes very slowly and leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

The aroma is very sweet for a porter with dark chocolate malts and plenty of sweet yeast aromas as well. There is very little roasted character in the nose until it begins to warm.

The taste is also a bit fruity for the style, with the yeast backbone supporting some lactose and dark chalky malts. The finish is slightly roasty and dry.

The mouthfeel is pretty thick considering the smell and taste. Slick with moderate soft carbonation.

A very good and fairly sweet porter, this is not one of my favorites in the style, but a surprisingly good beer for the price.

gford217, Apr 06, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DaveAnderson, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

zenithberwyn, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DaveRinn, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Matthew607, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

poskok, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

lehueve, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark kola hue with a luscious two finger chocolate laced head and lacing here and there quite a looker,the smell is roasted malts,red berries and booze,the mouthfeel is full bodied and moderately carbonated with tastes of roasted malts,milk chocolate and finished with a soft bittersweetness and overall quite the suprise package would drink again cheers.

ADZA, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark, I mean really dark. Almost opaque brown, light tan head which rose to maybe a fingers length after a vigorous pour.

Smell: Light light tree bark, meeting a dark chocolate bar. Very light and I do mean light to the point it smells like nada.

Taste: Bitter, and toasted...I can't complain with a robust feel of bitte chocolate and slight pine (yes believe it).

Mouth: medium with a super sticky after taste.

Overall: for a few bucks you would have to be kidding yourself not to buy it. It might be an acquired taste for some but I felt it right after one sip. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

RochefortChris, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an almost jet black, with just a touch of a head. I love how black it is and the smell was very nice and chocolate. At first taste it was a very nice porter... chocolate and coffee, but then it got a bit different. It had a touch of a fruity taste, and I'm still not sure exactly how to describe it. Once the fruit flavor passes, unfortunately the finish is a bit metallic. I think it's the 9.5% that I was finally tasting. All in all it's not bad, but there are other porters I like much better, and have a much better price, and at 9.5, I really wouldn't have more than just the one.

showell, Jan 21, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light brown from the bottle and appear very dark brown in the glass. Light aromatics. Brown malt, caramel, light chocolate and espresso, banana peel arrive on the front palate, with a lovely backround of ripe sugar glazed fruits. Flavor is truly astoudingly complex, clearly a great recipe, yet I can't say I'd want to drink it again. The beer tastes too dead.

Crosling, Jun 09, 2008
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paresis, Mar 24, 2014
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djrn2, Jul 13, 2013
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JoeMans, Jun 21, 2014
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Hayley_86, Mar 11, 2014
Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.