Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro 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:
#45,107
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
954
pDev:
19.34%
Bros Score:
2.77
 
 
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Photo of Tweezerjam
3.84/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Exceptional lager with a kick

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Photo of YogaMattR355
3.27/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.19/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 330ml bottle into glass. Label has Best before: '04.08.2018'.
Clear, straw colored body.A little white head settles to thin cap and middle island. Few, scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of hay and wheat, light pepper. Not the most pleasant of aromas.
Taste of cracker, bread malt, and mild spicy hops. Sweet, honey like at the back end.
Thin to medium mouth feel, clean but with some tongue bitterness.
A mild lager, but still tastes like beer.

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Photo of janubio
2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden colour, decent head that dissipates quickly. Smell of grain and citrus, promising, but wait a few minutes and it decays to a really unpleasant aroma.
Light body.Taste is again grain and some citrus, hints of banana and honey, refreshing. It never comes as unpleasant as the smell, it could be a decent beer without that.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.24/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Toynk
3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BearBrewing
3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leantom
3.93/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad brew. Here goes:

A: Great. Massive, fluffy head and lacing. Pours clear gold as well. Only downside is the lack of body carbonation.

S: Good. Hay, wheat, and lighter peppers - the traditional pilsner hops smell. Horseblanket.

T: Fairly one-dimensional. Can taste the pilsner hops but not much else (no cereal grains or baker's yeast, like in other pilsner beers). Still good, though, just nothing to write home about.

F: Little undercarbonated.

O: Good beer. Has its flaws, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of Rifugium
1.69/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of adipilla8708
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brutalist
3.48/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcbroome
3.71/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice warm malty smell with alc odor mixing well, nice strong alc taste with the maltyness just playing underneath it, very rich flavor not your average pils.

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Photo of bplabernie
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.74/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CreightonSM
2.04/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jsalz21
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cshaffer
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DutchGermanguy
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good lager beer.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.21/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First time in Poland, you would surely drink this and would appreciate its taste, its density and intensiveness compared to other Euro(pean) lagers.
And then you try it again after a few years, having had a few good ones in between and you look up surprised saying hey, was this really the one that I liked?
Because it just simply is too much of a sickening euro lager, with its euro lager yeast (sour to make you sick) and perhaps even some corn starch in the mix? who knows.
Anyway, it is not THAT bad, it can be very good when enjoyed fresh and cold, especially when on tap. Would recommend it for anyone visiting Poland!

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