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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:
#44,102
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
947
pDev:
19.34%
Bros Score:
2.77
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
150
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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
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | 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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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

S: It smells of medium low bready malt and bread crumb and floral hops.

L: A brilliant gold pour releases streams of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface to help produce a 1.5" robust and persistent white foam cap.

T: big rich malts, primarily bread dough and bread crumb with light grain mixed in. Moderate to moderately low floral hops and a mild bitterness season the beer. It ends with very pleasant lingering bread crumb and spicy hop flavors and a mild balancing bitterness.

F: Medium light body, medium to medium high carbonation.

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Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle: pours a clear yellow golden color with white colored head. Cereal grain, some light sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with grain and a light sweetness, but not too much. Decent lager.

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3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dar482
2.18/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of LisaAnnLynch
4.18/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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