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Tatra - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BA SCORE
71
okay

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

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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2.75/5  rDev -11%

djrn2, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev -11%

hansavijaticar, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.8/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)
Best before 3.19.2014
A- This beer pours a deep golden yellow crystal clear body with a thin wisp of snow white head that breaks apart and a gentle carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has hints of green slightly sweet sulfur that turns briny as the beer opens.

T- The touch of sweetness to a flat pale malt flavor leads to a green Noble hop note in the finish with a bitter hint in the aftertaste. There is a watery flavor that comes through as the beer opens.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle crisp carbonation in the finish.

O- Some nice hints of flavor in here but a bit thin and watery and the hops start to take on a soapy quality as it warms.

rhoadsrage, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.75/5  rDev -11%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 500mL can from sherbrooke liquor store in Edmonton.

It pours a nice golden yellow with a couple of fingers of head, although this dissipates rather quickly. The beer has very little smell to it - although there are some faint malty aromas which are prevalent. The taste is very pleasant - it's a wee bit sweet but has some solid bitter notes to it - this is something that is not often achieved flawlessly in a euro lager, but the brewers here did a pretty decent job. The mouthfeel is good - fairly light with some moderate carbonation.

Overall, a very tasty beer. It's a little hard to find here, although I might seek it out one of these days.

Olek4374, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
2.95/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A random can from the LCBO...

A - Pours a pale golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Mild with grassy notes, light caramel, bread and a hint of metallic on the finish.

T - Much like the nose, light grassy notes, bready caramel, hint of sour metallic citrus on the finish and a honey sweetness lingers.

M - Medium, smooth and wet.

O - Easy drinking, but nothing spectacular, though I wasn't expecting to be blown away. Typical euro pale lager and nothing more, it's pretty unlikely I'd ever pick up another can of this.

andrenaline, May 25, 2013
Photo of sfsean28
3/5  rDev -2.9%

sfsean28, May 03, 2013
Photo of MickeyBeer
2.46/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can poured into an imperial pilsener glass

A- Golden and clear in color, active bubbles of carbonation rising, very little bit of white head that disappeared right away

S- A little bit of malty sweetness and bread aromas. Really not a lot going on here.

T- Pretty simple in flavor. Malts, bread, and a hint of alcohol.

M- Light body that is smooth and easy to drink.

A- To me this is the epitome of many european lagers- smooth and easy to drink with a decent ABV, but really nothing spectacular. It lacks any real aromas or complex flavors. It isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

MickeyBeer, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Cramshawbar, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Douberd
2.55/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another 500 ml can bought in the polish shop in Arnhem. This one also poured into my Guinness pint glass. ABV 6%.
Nice deep yellow golden colour, with two fingers of white, soapy head. Average retention, no activity in the glass.
Aroma is very faint and it consists mostly of malts and hay.
Lots of malts on the taste, stale bread, you could say sweet. Aftertaste is slighty metallic, nothing too offensive but it's there.
Average carboanation, medium thin on the body.
Maybe the score given doesn't do it justice, since overall it offers a good drinking experience, nothing too vile, nothing too fancy, and for being a cheap euro lager, it does its job well.

Douberd, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of adam42381
3/5  rDev -2.9%

adam42381, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I lived in Poland for about 8 months, in a small, provincial town that resembled something out of a Disney movie as a kid, or an English period piece with Daniel Craig. While there, I found that the only beer available was lager and lager, and occasionally, dark lager. I liked the beer prices in Poland and liked how I could pick up a few brews from the supermarket (being from Canada, we can only buy liquor in liquor stores). This one was something I picked up as an alternative to the Zywiec I normally drank, and I was glad I did. It poured a decent light yellow and it smelled really quite sweet, but not off-putting. I drank it from the pint glass I had in my concrete, Communist flat and I enjoyed its sweet nectar as it flowed nicely. I had another just to make sure, but this is one I would probably pick up from my local liquor store just for the nostalgia. It won't change anyone's life, but it will make you happy you tried something different.

zachloveshisbeer, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of GhostPants
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

GhostPants, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure we need another Polish Lager in BC ( we have 5 already) but this is a decent take on the style that has a full mouthfeel and tasted pretty fresh probably due to the can. I used it to make beer brats for a New Years Day lunch party and I tasted pretty good out of the can as I cooked those sausages.

canucklehead, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Beerman1977, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of samEBC
3/5  rDev -2.9%

samEBC, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 10/4/12.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is very mild and is of malt and grain aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight grassy and hay flavor on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but nothing too special.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hilgart1, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

chasmandocharles, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Prestonlegal, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DirtyC, Aug 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

friartuck72, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

claytong, May 10, 2012
Tatra from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
71 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.