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Zywiec Porter - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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very good

607 Ratings
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001)
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

heu_rodolfo, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

BeerWithMike, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Bonis, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JMS1512, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

tjdrewry, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

bagnz0r, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AdmiralOzone, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

kvgomps, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

kaleodrum, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sclitch, Jul 05, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gear54, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

timotao, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

K-jack211, Jun 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

rredshift, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

dustinjkline, Jun 25, 2014
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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
Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
86 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.