Tyskie Gronie
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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #160
Ranked #49,932
3.09 | pDev: 17.15%
Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
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Notes: Tyskie is a pattern Gronie taste lager in the world. Perfectly composed flavor profile provides a strong bitterness and malt fully, while satisfying the desire.

Tyskie is made from carefully selected ingredients: malted barley, hops and water, using natural yeast in the beer fermentation.

Perfectly given Tyskie Gronie attracts the attention of a thick white foam, clarity, and light golden color.

Seasoned drinker senses in the notes of malt, delicate aroma of hops, and even touches of apple and banana. Gronie years gaining recognition in Poland and in the world. As the only Polish beer, twice won the "Beer Oscars" - Grand Prix at The British Brewing Industry Awards, the most prestigious beer competition in the world.
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Sigmund from Norway

2.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

500 ml can, shared by my beerpal Olav, as Tyskie Gronie Grand Prix, which I expect to be the very same beer as the "ordinary" Tyskie Gronie (yes, the beer received some prizes in its time). The ABV is also the same (5.6%). Golden colour, big white head. Strong sweetish aroma of malts and candy. Soft mouthfeel. Standard pale lager flavour, nothing offensive about it. Moderate hops. Earlier Rating: 7/3/2005 Total Score: 2.6 500 ml can, had this served unexpectedly at the quayside somewhere in the Ryfylke fjords (it’s not imported to Norway, as far as I know). As it was for free, I couldn’t object to having to drink it from the can, which means I can’t really evaluate the appearance (I trust those who say it’s average or slightly above). Aroma of Saaz and possibly Hallertau hops. Clean tasting refreshing pilsener, nothing offensive, nothing remarkable. I’d be happy to drink it again, if it’s for free - but would like a glass the next time!

Apr 23, 2021
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staubot from Canada (MB)

3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Having had the pleasure of living in Europe I also had the pleasure of drinking many great Polish beers. Unfortunately this is the one that got mass exported to my local market. Its a poor ambassador for Polish beers. No taste to write home about but you get a bit of spice bite at the back end. Someone made mention to Coors, good comment as this is like the Coors of Polish beers.

Dec 22, 2020
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Ristonen from Poland

3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good "traditional" / most famous Polish Pilsner, if you get this on your hands definitely test.
Nothing wonderful but simple and good.
Not very expensive beer and availability is good all over Eastern and Central Europe.

Dec 06, 2020
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ThirstyFox from Ireland

3.9/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm enjoying a bottle of this at home during the pandemic. Very refreshing but still a full flavour and a medium strength at 5%. Could be a bit more frothy in appearance. Very reasonably priced. Worth a try.

Aug 08, 2020
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

(500 ml bottle, best before 02.01.20; purchased single off shelf... poured into Belhaven pub pint)

L: brilliantly-clear, pale yellow-amber liquid; tall, tight, sudsy foam cap... decent head retention, rocky collapse... keeps medium-thick collar, laces a little

S: bready, grassy (burlap), subtle perfumy-fruity essence... overall, pleasing intensity and vibrancy

T: bread, white wine in first rush; flash of bubblegum, then earthy barm and earthy-leafy hop swelling in the finish... mellow doughy and crusty bread interplay in the malt, subtle cereal sweetness... aftertaste moderately dry... missing (or lower levels of) some of the more spicy-perfumy phenolic edge I find in other e.p.l.; relatively flavorful, nonetheless

F: extra light-bodied, with a soft spongy touch up front, while the finish starts midway and just drops... very little bitter sting, barely any alcohol presence... I could seriously drink buckets of this; stellar swill

O: I like the 500 ml bottle for this; had my eye on some can 4 packs, which I may still grab seeings how this is a good 'un... perhaps once of the more refined, relaxed, balanced of its ilk (1539)

Oct 04, 2019
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LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

3.49/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

good balanced beer and food pairings with almost any kind of food only 5% might be able to have more then one maybe two or three. better then bud or coors,miller any kind of macro beers someone can buy. but there was good amount of head this beer yellow light color some carbanion to it.

Oct 01, 2019
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MercInc from Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Given to me to try at a friend house (he knows I normally drink Porters and stouts) Pours a light honey color in a pilsner glass. At 35 degrees (Maybe too cold) this a nice crisp and clean lager. Well balanced. Very drinkable.

Apr 01, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cerveza dorada, ligera de carbonatación media. Tiene aroma a malta y trigo. En boca es acuosa, dulce, con notas de malta y un poco herbáceo. Cerveza sencilla y fácil de tomar.

Feb 14, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 11/11/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity/diacetyl aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malts and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey/pepper, wood, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malts and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good Euro pale lager. All around nice robustness of pale malts and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pils malt showcase, with solid earthy noble hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example; other than the slightly off noted aromas. Was a few months past the best before date, so probably over a year old.

Feb 11, 2019
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drmeto from Germany

2.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

-pours a clear golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-perfume,grainy,artificial lemon,pear
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
Very mediocre Euro Lager.

Jan 03, 2019
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BulleitBob from Kentucky

2.8/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perhaps I just gave Zywiec a tough rating because I was comparing it to beer styles that I prefer. Tyskie comes in a bit tastier than Zywiec. I think there's more of an earthy smell (not much) and cleaner mouth feel. I used to really prefer this beer style to the US macrobrew that was on the market in the 80s. Then the Real Beer revolution came. I brewed my own stuff from a deep well at my Elbert, CO home. Changed my beer palate forever.

Dec 08, 2018
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Baldar from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tyskie Gronie is a reasonably priced reasonably good Pilsner. Crisp a fresh as a good Pilsner should be. If you like Pilsners like I do, you’ll love this.

Jul 02, 2018
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Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to shaker pint. Clear and yellow gold with a thin ring of foam. Aromas of grain, corn, and floral hops. Flavors of white bread, cereal grains, and a touch of honey. Not bad, but I'll stick with my OK Beer.

Apr 21, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold in color with minimal head. Taste is cereal, grain, and earthy hops. Light bodied with moderate carbonation sweet. Another tasty lager

Apr 14, 2018
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JPNesker from Canada (ON)

2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Totally innocuous euro pale lager - light as a feather as goes down like air when sufficiently chilled.

Warms to butyl flaw aromas and a deep corn syrup taste.

Apr 08, 2018
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AAG from New York

3.69/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber color, nice carbonation; minimal head; minimal lacing.

S - Grain, light citrus; apple (maybe); hay.

T - Bread, grains, hay.

M - Very nice carbonation; intense throughout but nice mouthfeel.

O - Very crisp; incredibly refreshing; seek this lager out again; very nice.

Nov 12, 2017
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blackbeardsmith from England

4.06/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From start to finish great creamy mouth feels. Would Recommend, highly.

Tyskie has been a staple in shaping me into the beer enthusiast i am today. the colour reminds me of the amber waters of a forbidden forest i visited in my dreams. once hitting the pallet the journey truly begins. you'll feel a range emotions, twists and turns.


Oct 31, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gronie is better than BA's average ratings. It is important not to expect too much flavor from a beer made to refresh and not designed for an uneventful kitchen.

Slightly below average Lois and Smells, it is balanced at least.

I Had it with salty Indian food and it did its job. The hops and bubbles cleared my palate for more food.

I went on tyskie's website and fortunately found the English button. Whether Miller's influence or not, they follow the CSR strategy of being a good corporate citizen in a world requiring Sustainability and Resilience.

Oct 10, 2017
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

1.88/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Review: 500ml Bottle of Tyskie Gronie: ABV: 5.5%

Nice big brown looking bottle that is a 500 ml bottle, and not the usual 300ml sized one can get, which is all good, that bit more to drink! Like the striking label, which apparently depicts the royal crown of Polish King, John III Sobieski, born in 1629, the same year the brewery was founded.

Based on the original recipe all those years ago.

Head big on pour, a huge white head. Golden clear colour.

Head reduces in size but maintains.

Bit of carbonation. Not a bad looking beer.

Get a lot in the bottle!

Lovely smell although a bit tinty and stringent, of light citrus.

Bit soapy on initial taste, a very industrial taste.

Hoppy and too sweet at start. Bit sickly. Not nice.

Creamy mouth feels.

Ok not really enjoying this. Tasty but not nice flavours. Manageable, just about!

Gave me a bit of a head the next day which I didn’t want or need! Like an angry uncle!!

Will the Polish drink any old shit? Will pass on this in the future, disappointing………..

Sep 16, 2017
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear deep straw with a low rocky head that did leave some lace. Nose is fresh grain, hay, very light citrus...pleasant for style. Flavor very light malt, watery, but no off flavors. Mouthfeel light and a bit rough. Overall, drinkable for pounding a few in E. Europe but not exactly enjoyable.

Aug 01, 2017
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

3.32/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

6/18/17 (Chicago). 500 ML Bottle, best before 4/11/16, poured into large lager glass. Slightly dark golden pour, minimal white head and lacing. Strong malt, hops and bread aroma. Taste match aroma, crisp and clean. Medium carbonation, solid mouth feel, felt good drinking this beer. Overall good offering.

Jun 18, 2017
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MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tyskie Gronie is a Polish beer that is golden in colour with a decent white head.

This beer came in a 500ml bottle and the abv is 5.3%.

The smell is grain and white bread, but all quite subdued.

The taste is also grain and white bread, with a faint bitterness from the hops.

The beer is light to medium bodied.

The finish is dry and refreshing.

I've certainly had more flavourful Pilsners, beers that have a sweeter flavour and a stronger yeast profile, but nonetheless I enjoyed this and would give it an A Grade. I think the lowest one could go is B+.

Jun 11, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

1.65/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

One of the large-scale pils producer, in a large bottle as if it were an oriental specimen, Aroma of plain grain muesl, transparent tint-like body and witty foam wool soft tones water with little malt and fuzzy edge hop bitter, reasonably lower

May 20, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: medium spicy floral hop aroma with light grains and medium low pale light malt aromas.

L: brilliant gold under a small white cap with moderate retention supported by streams of bubbles rushing to the surface.

T: A surprisingly creamy start delivers medium light malt flavors seasoned with medium floral hops and balanced by medium hop bitterness. It has a faint apple taste and a slight sweetness up front but finishes dry and crisp.

F: moderately lingering aftertaste with faint apple, grain and mild bitterness.

Apr 01, 2017
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this. Pretty smooth and not too skunky. Has a familiar malt forward taste and goes down easy. Out of all the Polish beers I've tried so far I like this best

Nov 13, 2016
Tyskie Gronie from Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 601 ratings