Zubr Bison | Pivovar Prerov

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Zubr BisonZubr Bison

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Pivovar Prerov
Czech Republic

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pootz on 05-03-2005

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2.68/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.24/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear honey yellow with two puffy fingers of eggshell head that leaves globs of foamy lace as it recedes.

Smells of sweet grainy pale malt, mild cooked corn and vegetables, and mild grassy hops.

Taste follows nose with more grainy malt, steamed veg and cut grass hops.

Feels light and crisp. Light bodied with mildly prickly carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Not bad, but not really worth buying.

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Photo of Beervana
3.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironmark666
2.07/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BcCraft710
2.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ant777uk
1.61/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Initial aroma is kind of boring and old. Not really a nice beer in terms of flavour, probably my least favorite Polish beer that I have tried from my local shop. Not a huge amount more to say really, no wonder the bison on the front looks angry like it is about to ram me

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2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.46/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very manly bottle, simple with a bison on it, of course this attracted me !
Pours like any euro lager, / pils, has a amber colour. Head is three fingers but vanishes soon. The smell is bland just a little boozy and a little malty, boring though.
The taste is bland simple lager, very usual and nothing special. taste is crisp and goes down well with a malty after taste, simple but nice. Overall this to me is a simple nothing special lager/pils, would happily drink it but not chose it.

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3.15/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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1.46/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I saw the can among the other polish lagers, the logo is nice with the bison and the name so I bought it. Has nothing special I won't repeat much, looks ok orange browned few gas, smells boozy like rotten beer, no taste at all, a bit of alcohol a bit malt... Aftertaste is like wooden flavour. Not bad option for a can at home, is cheap.

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of LummyGiles
2.56/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can bought from local newsagents. 500ml, 6% Vol.

Pours a dark golden colour. Little head which leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smells quite poor. Smells slightly of sick. Not very pleasant.

Tastes okay. Not much bite, which I like in a lager, but it has enough taste.

Probably won't buy again.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Moonsorrow
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great Can. Dark green with a picture of a bison. Everything about this beer's packaging says it is a man's beer made for those who don't mess around.

Golden amber appearance. A bit of lacing a a foam that stays on top.

Smells a bit boozy and malty. Pleasant but somewhat industrial and lacking in any kind of delicacy. Nevertheless quite inviting in a hearty east European lager way.

Tastes very drinkable with above average flavour for it's type.

Mouthfeel is slightly sticky in a good Munich Helles way.

Is this a Euro Strong Lager or a Euro Pale Lager? Perla Chmeilowa and many other Polish beers are the same percentage but classed as Euro Pale. What's the difference? Just ABV or other flavour characteristics. Just wondered. Anyway... I've drunk this mant times and never regretted buying it. It is not fancy or refined but it is way better than Heineken, Stella, Kroenbourg etc. And I prefer it to other overly boozy, syrupy "Euro Strong" lagers. It's widely and very very cheaply available in London and a good choice to intermingle with"fancy pants" craft ales and lagers now and then. Well worth a try. Excellent to wash down hearty meat dishes.

My mark out of one hundred would be 75.

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3.01/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.40 CDN and served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Drk yellow, with slight golden aspects with only 1/2 fingers of head which dissipates quickly. Strikingly few bubbles too.

Smell - "Beer" aroma, slight graininess, with light grassy notes. There's also a faint sweet smelling floral note which is a bit distinctive.

Taste - Slightly floral taste within the lager itself. Some sweetness up front transitioning to a grainy finish,.

Mouthfeel - Good fizzy feel, medium finish and medium high carbonation.

Overall - Not a whole lot to say here, it's nothing fantastic that is definitely quaffable, but if you're looking for something different or unique look elsewhere. Would choose others in the style before Zubr Bison, but would drink it if offered.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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Zubr Bison from Pivovar Prerov
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