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Tatra - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 11-26-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

StEdo, Thursday at 06:57 PM
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

CRObighit2, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

MayonakaStout, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours clear golden with good bubbly off-white head, retention is ok, some laces are present, but all quickly dissipates. Smell is clean, malty, rather sweet. Taste is full malty, slightly chalky, bitterness is weak, definitely lack of hops. Low carbonation, the beer loses all gases before being imbibed. Dull.

Dentist666, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

bagnz0r, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.09/5  rDev +0.3%

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LBCO for $1.95 CDN. Advertised as 5.5% ABV.

Appearance - Clear, rich golden color with 1.5 fingers of white head with pop-like retention time (not very long). A few bubbles rise to the top and no lacing to speak of.

Smell - Grassy aroma with a bit of a a dank earthiness. Nothing exciting but the earthiness is a bit of a different dimension.

Taste - Grassy with some artificial-like sweetness before transitioning to a dry dirt-like bitterness. For whatever reason, this works for me, despite the fact that it sounds unappealing.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation and soft feel with light body.

Overall - Decent beer for the style and affordable. Would purchase on occasion again in the future.

DenisKolkin, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Socialiste, Jul 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +62.3%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MaxBeezy, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

GeauxSioux, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

MatthewClark, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +38%

Temny, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

DrunkinYogi, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Kunstman, Apr 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Appearance: Color is a transparent lighter orange. Almost half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated quickly and was only present on a thin layer on top while drinking. Low active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Pepper and oats come out first. Prairie grass and some buttery yeast on the body. Lingering grains are present throughout. Some airy dough rounds this one out.

Taste: Some buttery yeast mixes with some grains on the front. That quickly yields to a soapy, oaky body which doesn't seem to fit. Some metallic tones some up on the back end with more oats and doughy yeast.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is low. Soap and metallic textures linger on the palate.

Overall: Disappointed here. Definitely some off flavors popping up on the body. I would definitely pass on this and go to other Polish pale lagers.

KFBR392, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%

For his first ever Polish beer, Bucky spied a 500 ml can of Tatra, produced by the Zywiec Brewery. Tatra was 5.5% alcohol by volume with a best before date of August 3, 2014 printed on the bottom of the can.

Zywiec Brewery was founded in 1852, in Zywiec, Poland, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary. It was nationalized after WWII when Poland was occupied by the Dark Empire. Today, the Heineken Group of Holland controls the operations of Zywiec's parent company with a 61% shareholding, and has modernized the brewery's production.

Tatra poured a crystal clear golden colour with a thin white head that disappeared inside one minute. This beer actually looks more like a cider...but certainly has the aroma of a beer. Sweet malts dominate the aroma, with a hint of wet dirt...the combination of which actually works well. Its taste was sweet light malts up front, with a hint of wet dirt that disappears almost instantly, and a mildly bitter finish which lingered for a few seconds. I would describe Tatra as a smooth beer, easy drinking and light bodied, though with a bit of a thin mouthfeel to it. In summary, a decent beer most notable for that unique 'wet dirt' aroma and taste (not a bad thing in this case), but not memorable enough that I would buy it again. It was interesting enough that I will try some other Polish beers though. Tatra is reasonably priced at $1.90 per 500 ml can.

BuckyBeerBeaver, Apr 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

poskok, Mar 31, 2014
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Tatra from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
72 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.