Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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930 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
930
Reviews:
394
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
19.22%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
143
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 930 |  Reviews: 394
Photo of bobert84
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taters21
3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice translucent golden color with about two fingers of head, decent retention.
Smells sweet, like hay, reminiscent of many pilsners.
Lemon zest, mild hop bite, and then a nice pilsner like light malty finish, crisp finish at that.
Mouthfeel is light and thin, quite refreshing considering its summertime.
Overall, a decent euro pale lager, and one I'd search out again if given the chance.

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Photo of Commandophile
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freepack88
1.64/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Redbarchettayyz
4.01/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CRObighit2
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keg-Stand-Kenny
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Saw this Zywiec at Bevmo and decided to buy a pint size bottle of it. The beer pours with a minimal head. The visual appearance is above average. It's a rich golden colored lager. This beer has more complex aromas than most lagers. I detect hoppy, fruity, grainy, mineral-like-and bitter aromas. The beer has a nice thick foamy mouth feel to it. I was happily surprised by the taste. There is an initial crisp hoppy taste with this beer. I also taste fruity, grainy, and earthy flavors. Overall this is a tasty, drinkable lager that goes down easy, but still has bold flavors. I am going to buy this beer more often now that I've tried it.

I would recommend this beer to anyone who is a fan of Euro Pale Lagers. This Zywiec is one of the better ones.

Cheers

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Photo of mikr
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheDoctor
3.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Serving: Bottle
Best before: Sep-9-2016


A:
Pours a crystal clear gold with one finger to quarter finger then next to nothing fizz touch of lace with little retention. (3.5)

S:
Slightly sticky cereal sweetness with some herbal hops. (3.25)

T:
Cereal, medium Euro-hopped, relatively dry. (3)

M:
Fluffy dryish,, medium carbonation, slight sourish "AAL finish/aftertaste. (3.25)

O:
Goodish European lager pretty easy drinking, refreshing, not to flashy beyond that. Interesting dry/sweet graininess flavor in the finish. Probably would not have it again. (2.75)

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Photo of Hazen
3.63/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackVeg
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
2.61/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale gold with ample white head, though it fades fairly quickly. A bit of lacing left behind on the glass. Obvious lager nose at first pour that also dissipates quickly leaving a very mild-flavored lager behind. This is fairly typical basic Euro lager, and little taste develops as you sip (or chug) it. Soft malt and few hops and not much more. The label says (in all caps) that it is "brewed using three ingredients only" leaving me to wonder which they omitted...? Mouthfeel mainly watery, with the slightest softness. Almost no aftertaste. Pizza beer? Lawnmower beer? No off flavors, just not much happening. Thirst quenching, in any case.

My bottle did contain a best-before date, clearly stated, of 07.05.2016.

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Photo of TobeerAs
1.87/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Don't like

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, best before 05/27/2016. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery; acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. 'Beer' per the label. Thanks. Apparently this is brewed without yeast, as the label says it is brewed using only three ingredients: malted barley, hops, and pure mountain water.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a traditional clear lager gold. Excellent clarity, one finger's worth of thin fizzy white head that dies down to a ring quickly, and leaves some okay random spotty lacing. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks good for what it is.

S - Aroma is more pungent than expected: lots of grains / husk, bit of dusty bready malt, and some old horseradish / herbal hop notes. An interesting nose, not quite appealing, but not off-putting either.

T - Taste follows the nose: generic and simple: cooked cereal grains, some huskiness, slight grapey medicinal flavors, notes of dry bread. Corn / huskiness is the only flavor that really sticks. Still, with that said, it still smells and tastes a hell of a lot better than some American adjunct lagers made in the US.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Light-bodied & easy-drinking.

Overall, i'd call it a good example of a mass produced Euro lager. Definitely better than many of it's American counterparts. Glad i scored a single of this.

Zywiec -----3/5.

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Photo of ZachT
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Burgz
2.36/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On the 1001

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Photo of MacStinson
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Polish lager? Sure, I'll buy a ticket. Not to shabby really, fuller than usual body, texture and taste. Malt/hops of the standard Euro larger style, but with a bit more punch.

Recommended with heartier style food.

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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
3.07 out of 5 based on 930 ratings.
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