Golden Denar (Zloty Denar)
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Golden Denar (Zloty Denar)Golden Denar (Zloty Denar)
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European Pale Lager
2.68 | pDev: 13.81%
Browar Namysłów Sp. z o.o.
Retired (no longer brewed)
Golden Denar (Zloty Denar)Golden Denar (Zloty Denar)
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Photo of daliandragon
3.17/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat surprised to see this wash up on the shores of the Islande Longe, considering hard to find beer is not really the isle's forte. Vaguely remember Zloty Denar as one of the cheap beers available in the corner shop where I lived in SW Poland a few years back. Like most of its discount brethren, this beer shows why the Poles are more known for their vodka.
Golden and very carbonated with a nice cap of head and respectable lacing. Nose is questionable grains but has some resiliant hops to balance it out.
Taste is slightly astringent from adjuncts but not undrinkable, with mellow but clean finish. Body is rather watery and mouthfeel could use stiffening. Certainly drinkable but not much beyond that. This isn't craft brewed genius, more like macro mediocrity but you could probably do worse.

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Photo of pentathlete
2.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear bright yellow gold with a huge white head. No stickiness but there is a light table after the quick fall of the suds. Nose is plain malts, nothing heavy and rather boring. The taste is similar to a non-alcohol, as if there are some unfermented sugars still here. The hop presence is weak and the finish lacks any semblance of a crispy bite. Body is thin, with the corn sugar flavors undermining any chance at pleasantness. Yeah, you can drink it, but there really isn't a reason to. Even the spouse said that, "Heineken is better than this!"

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.26/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Hazy gold body, big white head, which fades fast.

Smell: Grainy sweetness, not a lot there.

Taste: Grainy and slightly sweet, fairly bland, not much hop flavoring, slithly metallic.

Mouthfeel: Not much carbonation, needs more.

Drinkability: A typical, if not subpar euro lager. No need to spend time on this one.

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Photo of Suds
2.61/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew is a hazy, effervescent, golden liquid. Nice head: towering, firm, dense, and persistent. Unremarkable aroma…there’s a little grass and grain. Very low hop aroma, and no appreciable malt smell. The forcefully sweet (inexpertly so). Unfortunately, it lacks the rounded depth and malt character that would have done the beer some good Instead, it seems rushed and artificial. The beer seems to dry out a little in the finish, but I still wouldn’t call it crisp. Low hop bitterness. This is, unfortunately, a forgettable and average brew.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Lightly hazy yellow-gold, somewhere between straw yellow and haystack gold. The head is decent in terms of texture, but is dirty ivory in color with something close to a grayish cast. It has an acceptable soft creaminess as it melts and leaves an average amount of lace in thin, broken sheets.

There isn't much going on in the nose to make me sit up and take notice. By the same token, there's nothing that really offends either. It smells of sweet (and slightly sour) grain/husk with a mild hop presence. Generic and ultimately forgettable.

Golden Denar is okay, but the last sentence of the last paragraph could apply just as easily to the flavor. I get the faintest suggestion of cracker-like malt that was at least in the same room as a flame. It's too grainy though and is now more sour and bitter than sweet. A mild hop bite was semi-interesting the first few times I experienced it.

While there are no overt off-flavors, there aren't any on-flavors either. The body is light and in that respect is no different from the hundreds (thousands?) of other EPLs that the world produces. Carbonation doesn't make an impression either way. It's neither lively nor flat.

This beer is a yawner of a Euro pale lager. It fits somewhere in that vast mid-range of drinkable (but bland and insipid) lagers that seem to dominate the energies of every Eastern European brewer and his brother. Golden Denar isn't worth your denars (or the $1.99 that I paid for it).

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Photo of stirgy
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured with a nice bright white head, was a light golden color and slightly cloudy in appearance. Good steady carbonation.
The aroma is slightly sour and bready. Like wet pungent yeasty bread dough – along with some musty graininess. The taste is really light as water. Lacking in substance and flavor as well. Soft and bittersweet grains with a few lemony notes. The alcohol is noticeable, but just barely. Not bad, but not what I would consider good, either.

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Photo of WesWes
3.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a frothy white head. The aroma is decent. It has a grainy pale malt scent with some lager yeast. The taste is average. It is light and pale; no malt character. It has a watered down flavor to it along with a skunky finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is not that good of a beer. It is an average at best lager. It's one and done for me.

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Photo of ADR
2.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear medium gold color (darker than straw). Tall head to start but large interior bubbles take its legs out like the end of a bubble bath. Traces of 1/2 to 2 inch partial laces. Slightly papery aroma, extreme straw in place of grass. Lightly carbonated, very lightly malty at first with a slightly astringent twist that seems more a case of excessive brewing temperatures or warm storage rather than a wanted result. Very slight hop sizzle, some turpy solvent in the aftertaste. Not well-constructed to my tastes, off flavors and a weak and inconsistant body.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A slightly hazy yellow-gold body is capped by a thin, bright-white head that holds well at first but eventually drops to just a thin collar and whispy surface foam. The aroma expresses some very lightly grainy malt amidst a dull, vegetal/earthy character. The body is thin, and it's gently crisp on the tongue before becoming soft and smooth across the palate. The flavor is as might be expected from the aroma with a lightly grainy malt that's a bit husky and fairly dull. It's balanced, although it does lean towards sweetness (and might even make it if there if more barley was included in the malt bill). What bitterness is present lays under the surface throughout the mouth, only to emerge in the dry finish with a raspiness that's not really pleasant. Disappointingly, this is a surprisingly basic beer from Namyslow. Their similar Zamkowe offers the same alcohol, and roughly the same amount of maltiness (it might include a bit more adjunct), but is much cleaner.

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Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The pour a limpid golden color, the head minimal, the color brilliant white, the lace patchy. Nose is malt, crisp and clean, fresh as it should be. Start somewhat sweet, the top skimpy in feel, the finish biting in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, dry and long lasting aftertaste. Average or a touch below is the best I can do, just not enough body to catch my interest.

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Photo of Jason
2.24/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Awesome sticky white head, the brew was quite clear too with an even golden hue.

Grassy with a faint cooked veggie DMS aroma, not to clean in the nose at all.

The lager crispness is lost, slick and bitty mouth feel. Husky and mildly astringent grain attack the taste buds and faded, maltiness is thin and the hops are more for bitterness than anything else. Even the bitterness is off with a paper-like flavour, not oxidized but bitty. Obvious dry finish.

This is a Euro brew not even to bother with, off flavours and aromas are apparent. Look around for a brew that is better than this … it can’t be too hard.

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Golden Denar (Zloty Denar) from Browar Namysłów Sp. z o.o.
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 12 ratings