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EB Premium - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 15.81%
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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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LagerCognoscenti:
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.39/5  rDev +16.5%
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

LagerCognoscenti, Jul 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerluvr
3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

beerluvr, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.4/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

RomaniIteDomum, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

beerthulhu, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of kurgan3
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

kurgan3, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Sebas
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Sebas, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Zorro
2.33/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Zorro, Feb 12, 2009
Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.7/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

FLBeerGuy, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.48/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

donkeyrunner, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of mrmanning
2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
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

mrmanning, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of smcolw
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

smcolw, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of tgbljb
3.53/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with moderate white puffy head. Some attractive lacing noted.
Smell is mild with a slight maltiness present.
Taste is crisp and refreshing, and begins to present some slight dryness at the finish.
Easy drinking. A nice thirst quenching beer. Would pair well with many different foods.

tgbljb, Nov 01, 2006
Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

rorjets, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.68/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

BeardedBoffin, May 16, 2009
Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of aforbes10
2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from kkulacki...thanks! Pours straw-yellow, with a quarter inch white head that falls off to just a thin covering. Laces thinly. looks very clean and clear. Smells of clean malt, notes of apple. Taste is very crisp and clean. mild sour malt, hint of apples in the background. Touch of ethanol. Well made, overall. Nothing special, but nothing bad about it either. thin to medium bodied. Easy drinking, no complaints.

aforbes10, Mar 17, 2008
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

thekevlarkid, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev +3.1%

rab53, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Shumj
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Shumj, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
4.03/5  rDev +38.5%
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.

jsisko01, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev +3.1%

Martinn, Yesterday at 02:05 AM
EB Premium from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
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