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Zywiec Bock - Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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
Reviews by Huffs:
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.

More User Reviews:
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 BrewMaven
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
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!

Photo of G_Mad
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sdrenfrow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bagnz0r
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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 kurgan3
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of OHBridgeGuy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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 DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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 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 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 spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of csrbv
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JosefBerger
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

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