Zywiec Beer
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
European Pale Lager
Ranked #159
Ranked #29,212
3.08 | pDev: 19.81%
Aug 08, 2023
Oct 08, 2001
Notes: None
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.09/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The colour is straw yellow (5 EBC), the liquid is clear. The compact two finger head sinks slowly leaving no lacing.

The smell is clean and sweet. Some anonymous bitterness and notes of fresh French loaf. Hints of alcohol.

The taste is sweet. Clean as a nanotech lab. Some bread-like flavours. Weak hints of some kind of bitterness. Nuts? Light body. The aftertaste brings some alcohol and dry bitter hints. Alcohol in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles small. The liquid is light with some smoothness.

Clean as most Central European pale lagers tend to be. And perhaps a bit boring.
Sep 11, 2012
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured cold from a 330ml bottle into a lager flute. Clear amber in color, with a couple of fingers of white head that settled within a few moments. Malty up front, with notes of bread, grain, grass, wet hay, and a hint of tart apple. Light to medium bodied, with prickly carbonation and good hop bitterness. Finish is dry and quite astringent, with a note of sourness lingering on the finish. Overall, I'd say this is a pretty good beer. It has a lot of character, and it goes great with food. I thought it was much better cold; YMMV.
Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look...Usual pale yellow with a significant amount of foam and a white head of little bubbles
Smell..the usual insignificant light hop citrus of many lagers I find especially the big companies. A little white bread loaf.
Taste...I get a pilsner off the start. Something about that unique transition to the yeasty malt indigenous to the motherland Poland, A drying bitter invites more sips with enough sweet to balance. A typical lager for me but very good
Feel.. A perfect slickness that adds to the sum of the parts I think. A medium carb leading to a small lacing that is full and -still very drinkable.
Overall...l had to try this living in the Hard Hittin New Britsky. The polish contingent in this town is apparent and I see the boys come into my local always picking these up. Had this a long time ago but always remembered it well. Glad to rate this and very enjoyable and feel this one to be fresh, Trying to figure out the code is difficult but with the movement of this product at this store...Its fresh. This is a keeper
Aug 01, 2023
Rated: 3.38 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jul 23, 2023
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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