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Zywiec Bock - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BrewMaven on 05-19-2013

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 9
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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brm300
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of G_Mad
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Martinn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bagnz0r
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of CraftDanny
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from a can to a pint glass, makes plenty foam and it's quite thick with tones in brown, the color is good, brown with orange reflects. As you smell it, biscuit and caramel aromas come in, the taste is really sweet with a touch of alcohol, it is very light on the tongue, like water... A salty spicy flavour on the mouthfeel, I will repeat, delicates tastes for a beer of this kind.

Photo of JosefBerger
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, dark orange with a very light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam with relatively poor retention. Love the color, though.

Smell: quite sweet and richly malty with a nice fruity character. A good example of the style.

Taste: much like the aroma. It's sweet, though not overly so for a bock, and there's a nice fruitiness; apple character is really to the forefront. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a decent carbonation and mild creaminess. The rich texture is nice, though.

Overall: this is a decent bock. I'd definitely have this again.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good appearance. Ruby amber colour with lively carbonation and good lacing. Smells sweet and malty. Hints of toffee. Taste is malty but less sweet than the smell. Well balanced with bitterness and treacle like aftertaste. Warming alcohol Is present.. This is a satisfying chewy beer with plenty of flavour. Rather enjoyable if not terribly spectacular. Good with food and a step up from Zywiec's pale lager in taste. A good introduction to the bock style for me

My mark out of one hundred would be 79.

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of csrbv
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of kurgan3
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

500mL can, date stamped on bottom 05/11/2014
L - effervescent deep amber body, creamy persistent light beige head
S - sweet aroma of fruit, caramel, toffee, spicy hops
T - sweet but spicy, notes of caramel, fruit, toffee, bread, yeast, earthy hops, slightly metallic
F - medium bodied, higher carbonation makes it feel fuller, finishes clean, very smooth
O - nice easy drinking bock; I'd buy this again

Photo of OHBridgeGuy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color is a golen-reddish medium amber with a nice foam-up on pouring into the tulip. Light body like a typical lager but with a silky finish and fine-grained carbonation. Really a decent brew for mouthfeel.

Malty and a little sweet honey tasting. Warm caramel flavor goes on and on. It merges into the dark scratchiness that passes for hops, but it provides a little edge to the sweetness.

This would probably not win any awards but it's surprisingly easy to drink, even savor, and the price is a fraction of the domestic craft versions. From the 16 oz can purchased at the Bellingham Food Co-op.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Huffs
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a nice tan head, which did not last or lace much. Was clear in appearance with a very nice ruby color. Aroma was very mild with slight caramel, malt notes. Taste was of a mild malt with good caramel / toffee notes, really liked the taste of this bock. Mouthfeel was mild, like a lager, with a nice light caramel back on the aftertaste.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of sdrenfrow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of falloutsnow
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Bloomingdale, IL
Date: Best by 2014-01-25
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Zwyiec's Bock is an excellent example of the style, perhaps only bested (for me) by Schell's version. Extremely tasty in its representation of caramel-laced bread or cereal wiht a light continental hop flourish, this beer makes a perfect spring through winter sipper, even being appropriate on a cool summer evening like this. One I plan to revisit with frequency; at $5.50 per 4 pack, that won't be difficult.

Pours a generous 1.5cm head of beige to light tan foam, with above average retention of about two minutes, fading to a thin ring around the glass with a few small islands of foam resting atop the body of beer. Lacing is good, with thin patterns clinging to the sides of the glass. Beer is a transparent amber red color, with light bringing out orange-red amber hues. Carbonation is visible, somewhat slowly, but steadily, rising through the center of the glass.

Aroma is of substantial Munich and caramel malts, slightly bread-like and acrid, with very mild herbal hop presence (is that Perle?).

The taste is, overall, consistent and delicious, though perhaps a bit centered on too few flavors. Yet, the style suggests focus on the malt, and this beer delivers with caramel and cereal-heavy ones, with a light addition of hops to balance and add complexity. Front of palate is caramel malt forward, rich and heavy, with cereal-like Munich malts making up the background flavor. Mid-palate of heavy caramel and Munich malts, like caramel Grape Nuts or whole grain bread, with light astringency, herbal characters, and bitterness from hops. Back of palate finds herbal characters and bitterness that are enhanced, with the malts taking a secondary position, yet the caramel-breadiness is still readily discernible. Aftertaste is delicious, caramel malt sweetened cereal with a touch of herbal and bitter continental hops.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, resulting in a gently foaming, smooth and well-flowing mouthfeel. Closes quite dry with substantial stickiness lingering on the palate.

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Zywiec Bock from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
84 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.