Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Zywiec BeerZywiec Beer
BA SCORE
3.05/5
945 Ratings
Zywiec BeerZywiec Beer
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
Ranking:
#43,684
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
945
pDev:
19.34%
Bros Score:
2.77
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
150
Trade:
0
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Photo of ShepardCommander
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GreatHammerhead
2.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Presentation: 330 ml bottle with a best before date of April 2017 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Golden yellow with a white 2.5 finger head that rapidly vanishes into a soapy residue that doesn't quite cover the top of the glass.

Smell: Corn, malt, and a little funk.

Taste: Corn and malt. Also somewhat bitter at times but without any hop flavor.

Feel: Has the consistency of water and is heavily carbonated.

Overall: Not a good beer by any stretch of the imagination.

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

Familiar straw yellow in color. Lots of clarity, big 1.25" white head. Retention sub par. Aroma was industrious moreso than agrarian.

Taste was light, heavy carbonation, light malt body, toasted malt, 2 row, at its most "cooked" (i.e. no roasting). Bitterness higher than average. Format is somewhat annoying, expensive for what it is. Lacks familiar Euro skunk lager issues.

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Photo of yaron73
2.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Wawel Castle in Krakow.

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Photo of ugurcan
3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of _Adam_
2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of nobledust
2.61/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

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

Photo of Boo-urns
3.98/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mdt88
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gandres
2.74/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 500 mL to wine glass
A: Amber hazy, medium tan foam that disappears quickly
A: scent of malt not a lot
T: low bitterness, not a lot of taste, watery, abrupt finish
P: lively carbonation, good long finish, tart follow through
OA: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for RB
Drank: 8/22/2016 10:30 pm

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bobert84
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taters21
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freepack88
1.64/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Redbarchettayyz
4.01/5  rDev +31.5%
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 +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keg-Stand-Kenny
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheDoctor
3.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 945 ratings
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