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Zywiec Bock - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Zywiec BockZywiec Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%


Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewMaven on 05-19-2013)
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 04:00:10 | More by barnzy78
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mactrail

California

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:24:37 | More by mactrail
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Huffs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 21:03:35 | More by Huffs
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 05:18:43 | More by falloutsnow
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with a large head that descends pretty quickly to a wispy cover. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is very malty. Caramel/toffee with a touch of honey.

The taste is also malty. Caramel/toffee, some hazelnut with touch of honey. A touch of alcohol is present. It is sweet, with a bit of earthy dryness balancing the malty sweetness in the finish.

It is on the heavier side of medium-bodied. It is very smooth.

This is a nice, malty drink. If you like a brew with complex, but smooth, malty character I do recommend this one. A nice example of the style.

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 16:01:43 | More by jwc215
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BrewMaven

New York

3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saw this in the Polish section of my local market. $5.99 a 4 pack of 500ml cans.

Nice clear ruby brown on the pour with a massive tan head. Head drops leaving plenty of splotchy lace.

VERY lacking (to me) in the smell department. I really couldn't pick up anything here..It IS allergy season though I'm not having symptoms at this time.

Taste is also really quite simple..a bit of initial sweetness followed by a clean finish..Nothing offensive by any means but my taste buds were a bit bored.

Fairly thin mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Regardless of my taste/smell impressions, I do find this to be a very pleasant, easy drinking session beer. Would be great to bring to gatherings so as to not have to slum it with whatever everyone else brings. Cheers!

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 22:09:06 | More by BrewMaven
Zywiec Bock from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.