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72
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tgbljb on 11-01-2006)
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Photo of Spikester
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Clear gold with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutesand leaves some spots of lace. Smell is bready malt. Taste is Euro lager style with a bit more malt than expected. Hops do show up for balance.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is enough.
Overall a slightly sweeter and fulller bodied than typical. But this is and old can.
date is 4 14 2013.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Martinn
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.39/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good appearance with nice head and good lacing.

Aroma is sweet and honey like. Typical lager/ malty aroma is present too.

Buttery sweet taste is balanced by light bitterness on the finish. Nice mixture of bitterness and malty sweetness coats the tongue after swallowing. This has a distinctive cloying sweetness that is different to other Polish beers. I quite like it and find it to be a charming idiosyncrasy rather than a flaw.

Mouthfeel is a little bit oily. It's quite pleasant though! Interesting!

Overall a good offering. Rather sweet but satisfying and somewhat unique. An ok beer by me. There are other lagers I rate higher but I might still pick this up just for variety.

Mark out of 100... 78

Photo of BeeSquared
3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sebas
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jsisko01
4.03/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden color with a half inch thick, creamy white head. Leaves a spotty lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, bread, and grains.

Taste - Pale malts, grains, bready, and has a mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall - Simple, but tasty.

Photo of smcolw
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Modest but lasting head. Initially leaves some spots on the glass. Crystal clear, light gold color

Fresh very pale malt aroma. No hop nose.

Very much a macro-lager in terms of the taste. Quite light, almost watered down, malt flavor. I do detect a touch of hop in the swallow. The body is decent, the carbonation high. There's some sourness to the taste as well.

Photo of beerluvr
3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another new & relatively cheep ($1.60) find.
Pours with a decent looking white head, quickly dissipating. Deep yellow/gold in the glass. Sharp fresh 'lager' nose. Nice prickly mouthfee. Flavors of hop and malt with the malt winning out slightly. Pleasant finish, clean aftertaste...good BBQ quaffer.

Photo of kurgan3
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of pure white head. The retention was pretty good and it left lacing in spots off the collar. The aroma was of grains, a hint of crystal/sweet malt and some light minerals. The flavor was comprised of grains, a slightly sweet maltiness and a touch of citrusy hops. Clean and simple but also very… boring. A good session beer but nothing to think about. The mouthfeel was average, the body light/medium and the carbonation standard.

Photo of Shumj
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Man, there are a lot of random Polish beers around here... This one pours a clear straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, corn, flowers, grass, and minerals. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light tin-like streak somewhere in the background. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, I treated this as a Euro pale lager, as that's what I assumed it was when I bought it. As a pils, it's pretty crappy, but it's a fairly standard and thoroughly average EPL.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.7/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light, clear golden, with a one finger white head that leaves a little lacing.

Nose is a little malt sweetness, not much else.

Taste is slight malt, slightly sweet and some mild hops to finish.

Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation.

One of these is enough for me, maybe not a bad summer beer, but not worth seeking out.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.4/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden a la BMC with a deceptively nice head.

Smells like an average Euro Lager. Not much else.

Tastes half decent, actually. Fresh and lifely grains, nice hops.

Light in the mouth, but not watery.

This one is so easy drinking and unobtrusive it is crazy. Goes well with food.

Photo of mrmanning
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from the LCBO-Light gold body with a thin white head. Slightly sweet malt characters with some hops in the background. Aroma is also a tad sweet. Aftertaste is sweet, anfd suprisingly not skunky, as I would have expected.. Plain, ordinary, nothing spectacular

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

An impulse buy.

Clear, pale gold with a decent white head. Fair retention for a pils. Bottle dated! Aroma is grainy with Saaz spice.

Doesn't taste like much actually. The beer mouthfeel is there, albeit very low carbonation for a pils, there's just no flavor. As it warmed up I did get Dunkin' Donuts sugar-free, reduced fate cornbread muffin taste out of it though. I guess that's not terrible.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A half liter bottle of EB "Natural Premium Quality Beer". A darker golden beer with not much head to speak of. A bread dough component to the aroma. A malty, almost husky, flavor on the palate. A little sweet in the center, followed by a banal bitterness toward the end. Fine feeling on the palate, but its drinkability suffers due to its flavor.

This is one of those beers that needs to be ICE cold while you drink it.

Photo of Zorro
2.33/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Clear golden colored lager with a minimal head formation.

Malty and a little grassy smelling, not a highly hopped lager. Mildly woody smelling but just not that fragrant a lager.

The taste starts out malty but not that sweet with a mild hop aftertaste. Not a Pilsener in my book, just slightly bitter. Really just not all that flavorful.

Mouthfeel is good.

Easy enough to drink by why would you want to when Beck's is actually a better beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a very clear, light gold with a solid 1 finger bright white creamy head that was moderately lasting. No visible carbonation was observed and only a slight broken ring lacing was left after the head dissipated.

S: The nose yielded light dried honey-toast, soft flowery hops and a light toasted caramel which was fairly decent and moderate in strength.

T: fresh bread and dried lemons, honey and just a touch of sourness in the finish. Citric hops and fresh flowers with a lemony finish rounds things out here. Overall sweet with a soft lemony touch on the finish gives this some credit per style.

M: light, oily, with no carbonation felt and was buttery slick in texture on the tongue.

D: Drinkability was sweet, smooth and easy enough going down. A decent example per style.

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