Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Poland
zywiec.com.pl

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,598
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
990
pDev:
19.54%
 
 
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15
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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.47/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HighGravityMan
3.97/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is for those who want something refreshing without going into adjunct territory. Slightly sweet and bready malt is balanced well by a mildly bitter and grassy hop character. It makes a versatile and reliable dinner companion - especially with the hearty, carb-heavy dishes typical of polish cuisine.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow,reviews for this go from one extreme to the other which I found interesting because it sat a out in the middle for me.
Earthy grass hop and light malt aroma with a somewhat identical taste. It wasnt world class but far from some offensive disgusting lagers I could mention. Wouldn't be my first pick but had it while out to eat and went well with the meal

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Photo of BulleitBob
2.64/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK, I've tried a few of those 'generic' Euro lagers from Aldi and this one does not stand out from them. (Oddly enough, Aldi has a few wines and Scotch whiskeys with high marks; nothing in the beer aisle stands out). Zywiec is perfectly drinkable on a summer day in a Hamm's beer kinda way; refreshing, inoffensive, somewhat bland. Perhaps the Pale Lager style has burned me out as I'm more of a Dragon's Milk, Centennial IPA kind of guy. It's December at the time of this writing, so I'm leaning toward IPAs, Scotch Ales and Stouts.

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Photo of willcull78
3.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmaggot
3.36/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jguzman718
4.53/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into SN Spiegl.

Excellent clarity, crisp golden color, and a fluffy rocky head of 3 fingers. For the style, it does not get any better than this.

Sweet, clean aromas of sweet creamed corn, hay, sugars, and grass.

Sweet creamy malt base of pilsner and pale malts balanced by grassy Czech Saaz hop. Sweet creamed corn, grassy hop, slight maple syrup and brown sugar.

Crisp, clean feel. Slight hop resins hanging on afterwards. Pretty much spot on.

Overall, for a Polish lager, this one delivers. It's not my kind of beer, but I respect the integrity of this beer's near flawless execution.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer tastes really fresh and refreshing. One of the best Polish ones I've tasted. There's some stronger Polish ones out there but this one takes the edge on taste. Great Summer drink.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Some find this to be an average beer from poland but i find it to be quite enjoyable. It has a nice sweet undertone too it too. Like a slight brown sugar or maple taste way down in there.Very smooth and drinkable. Not too bitter but not nonexistent either. A tad expensive to get in the states for importation reasons but i still find it very reasonable for the quality. I would definitely recommend trying it.

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Photo of Skabiski
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.76/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.96/5  rDev +61.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ryan49ryan
4.25/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Renata78
3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whygold
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.05/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a light straw yellow color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells mainly grassy hops and sweet yeastiness. It’s simple but pleasant enough.

This is very simplistic and non-complex but pretty tasty nonetheless. This tastes super crisp, with a nice herbal and crisp grassy hop flavor, and a nice biscuity malt flavor. I’m having this relatively fresh, so I think that certainly affects the higher rating.

This is light bodied, and super crisp and clean, with a solid level of carbonation.

This is much, much better than the standard Euro lager. This is nice stuff.

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Photo of Sondre
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MoreBeer4me
1/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this beer years ago and it was horrible. Picked up another bottle last week just to give it another shot. Was just as bad, possibly worse. Here's what this beer tastes like..... Take a weak garbage lager and keep it in the backyard shed on a shelf next to the lawn mower for about 5 years. Then stick it in the fridge overnight and enjoy!

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Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anacross
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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