Zywiec Beer
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
European Pale Lager
Ranked #152
Ranked #29,585
3.08 | pDev: 19.81%
Jun 02, 2023
Oct 08, 2001
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Rated: 3.8 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Great looking beer...great clarity vigorous lively bubbles form during the pour, golden in color, white head; not much retention or lacing...just a thin film remains.

Generic pale lager nose, comes off slightly sweet and doughy in nature; there is a little bit of herbal hops trying to pop through...not much else for this one.

Taste leans sweet and doughy, plain cereal; there is an added little tiny bit of toasted feel to the bread though, generic old world hops on the finish, nondescript but they're there.

Light leaning to medium body, smooth going down but sort of cloyingly slick, low to moderate bit of bitterness on the finish.
Mar 19, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.21 by Shiredave from New York

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 3 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.1 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 2.66 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by donzilake from Ohio

2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is light yeast and hops. decent session beer.
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.37/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Zywiec Beer pours a bubbly, pale yellow color, with not much head. Aroma is grainy, a hint of "cheapness." Flavor is there, sweet, but not too sweet, grainy and bright cereal notes, not bad at all. Good body and feel. Its a not bad beer, nicer European pale lager.
Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Look :- A pleasant medium amber colour.

Head :- A thin head that didn't some disappeared after a minute except for a ring abound the edge of the glass as the bubbles kept coming . No lacing .

Smell :- Mild , not a lot to go on . Every so slightly creamy .

Taste:- Medium hop bitterness right away that remains steady balanced by a mild creamy taste and a very mild kind of sweetness. More than a hint of alcohol.

Mouth feel :- Thick and lingering , a little too much for me , this must be what oily means . Medium carbonation.

Overall:- Average sadly , the creamy taste and oily mouth feel are not great . The steady hop bitterness is pleasant but nothing much else comes through except the creaminess and alcohol. Kind of one dimensional . It feels like it has syrup in in but without any sweetness, it doesn't according to the tin.
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 3.23 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

2.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
330 ml bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass

L: Gold and very clear, two inch white head is dense but fades to a ring in a minute or two.
S: Opens with a little skunk that gives way to subdued corn and floral hops.
T: Sharp and semi-dry, floral hops with some underlying grainy malt, has a mineral taste, moderately bitter floral aftertaste.
F: Crisp light body with a tongue numbing/coating quality that makes seem a bit fuller.
O: Tastes like a mass produced macro lager, maybe average for style.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 3.15 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Clear gold appearance with a large white head and a fair amount of lacing. Vegetal aroma with a slight touch of toasted malt that faded after a whiff or two. Taste is on the sweet side with little to offer in the way of bitterness or a solid hop bite. Dull, softly carbonated mouthfeel . There is a best by date on the bottle but cannot decipher it. Overall, meh. Not a drain pour but not something I'll be buying again.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a bit darker than the average lager, with a two finger head that unfortunately disappears within a couple minutes. The smell is fairly promising: grainy malt, sweet bready yeast, a bit of grain alcohol. The taste is okay. All of the above, plus some indistinct bittering hops. Comparing it to quality German or Czech lagers (the benchmarks for the style) it doesn't come close - less flavour, tastes cheaper, etc. But it's not bad. There's nothing wrong with it per se, it's just nothing special. Overall an adequate real lager beer.
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, medium orange-golden color with a mild, bright white head. SRM of 7. (3.75)

Aroma: Faint aromas of pale malts, then some bready yeast in the middle. (3.75)

Flavor: Mild flavors of pale malts, cracker malt, light bread malt. A moderate yeasty and balanced finish. (3.75)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Lower carbonation. Yeasty, with a smooth, balanced finish. (3.73)

Compared to Stella Artois 6/17/22: Pours darker, milder aromas. More yeast. Less cracker malt, lemonflower, skunk.

Overall: A pretty standard Euro pale lager. This one has nice pale malts, bread malts. Medium-bodied and smooth. A little bit of Baking Soda. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still drinks well. Enjoyable. (Rating: 3.75)
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4 by Rhetion from Florida

Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried this beer off the tapper at the Renaissance Hotel near the Warsaw airport. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that left a little lace. The scent had grain notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 1.6 by Spark420

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
L: Pours a clear straw yellow with a small fizzy white head and no lacing on the glass.

F: A touch of creamed corn, some sweet apple, some grain, and a floral medium bitterness hop.

T: Sweet apple, a touch of grain and honey, with a floral and slightly skunks hop, with. Light to medium bitterness.

F: Light crisp and easy drinking.

O: Honestly a fairly generic European pale lager.
Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by BlueSpader from Washington

Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 2.63 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Strid from Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
First Polish beer I try, has a pilsner bitterness. A bit stronger as well than most lager-beers at 5.6 abv. Maybe a tad bit too much alcohol taste for my palette.

Quite a considerable bitternes, a bit of a parfumy aftertaste before the bitternes kicks in. Overall I would call this a pilsner, more than a lager. Def an ok beer, but because it's bitter and strong, not one I would drink many of in one evening.

For me that alcohol taste throws the beer off quite a bit. Usually a taste you get in bad beer.
Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 2.95 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

2.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I didn't expect much going into this brew, and it lived up to that low expectation. I am not being unkind, it just is not up to my snobbish taste.

It pours a deep yellow with good fix. The aroma is a disappointing soapy straw smell, with no finishing hops. The taste is pretty average - this style is seldom exciting, and this certainly has little too distinguish itself. The finish is not so clean either.

Not recommended. It lived up to (low) expectations.
Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Kinisach from Germany

4.48/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer is criminally underrated. This is a superbly balanced beer. I bought it at the LCBO and it had become one of my go-to beers, Never disappoints.
Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
500ml can into a pint glass. Coding no help in determining freshness.

Pale watery green yellow body. White head disappears quickly. No lacing.

Mild aroma, slightly malty.

On tasting, malty but not sweet. Faintest of hop bites towards the end. Ever so slightly veggie.

Mouth about medium, finish lagery with a faint bitterness.

Overall, standard mass produced euro lager. Not terrible, but little substance. The complete lack of head retention in these lagers is strange to me given the low abv.
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 2.79 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by plaid75 from New York

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: Pours bright pale gold, transparent. One finger finger white head. Head has dissipated leaving a ring around the collar of the glass at 5 minutes.

Smell: Dry grasses, green apples, and corn syrup. The smell is fairly pronounced, but not highly appealing.

Taste: Sweet, and malty with green apple tartness and grassy flavours dominating. I've always found Zywiec to have a medicinal like sharpness combined with a barn like earthy quality, It doesn't sound appealing, but it works somehow.

Feel: Light and dry, with a round softness. Plays at the front and sides of the tongue.

I've been drinking this for years. It has been available at the LCBO and Beerstore for 20 + years, before the craft beer revolution took hold in Ontario. So it does have a soft spot in my heart. Probably my favourite beer 20 years, ago.....now I'd give it a B- to a B if in the right frame of mind, but still worth revisiting every once in a while to think back to days gone bye.
Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 2 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
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