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Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

586 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 586
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-14-2014 23:46:18 | More by Wobbly
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heu_rodolfo

Poland

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

08-14-2014 18:47:08 | More by heu_rodolfo
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-14-2014 00:01:54 | More by ChrisKayler
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-13-2014 01:04:47 | More by sjrodriguez
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Sampling right now on 8/11/14. Comes in a nice 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle for $3.99. Good until: '3.14.2015'. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 12 ounce handled glass stein.

Pours a very deep brown, almost a pitch black actually with about a good 1/2 finger of a beige head that settles down to a thin layering on top and sides of the glass. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. Nice and frothy. Lots of roasted malt with some dark fruits for the aroma. The taste is pretty much the same with a hint of brown sugar as well as a touch of black coffee. Pretty smooth finish for this high alcohol porter (though you don't taste the alcohol at all). Over a great tasting Baltic Porter! Prosit!

08-11-2014 22:08:00 | More by BeerWithMike
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2014 01:55:13 | More by Bonis
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JMS1512

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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tjdrewry

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-25-2014 23:52:29 | More by tjdrewry
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Poland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-23-2014 16:33:01 | More by bagnz0r
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Mostly opaque deep brown. Just shy of black. Medium khaki head. Nice lacing slides down the inside of the glass as I drink it. Island of foam persists on the surface with a medium collar.

Smell - Dark fruits. A bit of banana. Roasted malt. A little bit of deep caramel.

Taste - Banana right up front. Moves toward dark fruits. Sweet in the middle, like a very dark brown sugar. The back end is less sweet, much more flavored with roasted malts. Coffee like bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Drinkable for 9.5%. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very tasty. I have to admit I was surprised to find that I enjoyed this so much.

07-21-2014 01:11:31 | More by Alieniloquium
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

500 ml bottle into snifter, best before 9/28/2013. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, light herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, raisin, prune, brown sugar, molasses, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; with a a great malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Baltic porter. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

07-07-2014 23:59:45 | More by superspak
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Dark black with 1/2 inch of thick head. It failed down the glass without and lace.

S: Faint licorice aroma

T: Wonderful full coffee and chocolate noted. Long lasting and no bitterness

M: Does well to coat the mouth

O: This is a good porter. I was surprised for the price how well it performed.

07-01-2014 00:31:22 | More by Gear54
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California

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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
88 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.