Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

BA SCORE
72
okay
930 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor
Read the review
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
Ratings:
930
Reviews:
394
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
19.22%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
143
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 930 |  Reviews: 394
Photo of Weli
3.63/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden and crystal clear with a fine white head

S-Hay and fresh cut grass, reminds me of summer in farm country, a little bit of funk

T-Sweet and malty up front some what corn flavored, rather light flavor, very little bitterness. No serious off flavors. Quite clean tasting. Could use a bit more hop character to balance. Maybe a touch less sweetness.

M-Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slightly sweet and acidic finish. On the edge of being cloying for this style.

O-Surprisingly tasty for a macrobrew. Way more character than most domestic American offerings.

 575 characters

Photo of bashiba
2.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden with a light sticky white head.

The smell is slightly metallic, coppery, with a touch of light sweet malt.

The flavor is light and a touch grainy with a hint of a metallicy finish.

The mouthfeel is light with good carbonation.

A pretty boring, very average beer, nothing bad, but nothing to get excited about.

 336 characters

Photo of kkmiller76
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MaxOhle
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of FLima
3.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Two finger head that is fueled by tiny bubbles that comes from the bottom of the glass.
Clean pale golden color.
Malty and grassy hops aroma, smells similar to a German pilsner.
Good carbonation with medium bubbles.
Taste was a bit surprising, I was expecting more hops, not so bitter and a predominant sweet malty taste. Felt a little oxidation. Not so refreshing and today was a quite hot day.
Light body, but denser than pilsners. The 5.6% alcohol is perceived more than usual. Regular beer.

 494 characters

Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of mtnwesdew
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rallyr32
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of seplo
1/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of smutty33
1/5  rDev -67.4%

Photo of zapx
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice, clear golden yellow crowned with a thick, creamy white head. Mild grain aroma with a hint of pear. Thin, watery body holding a faint malt taste and medium-strength hop bitterness.

An okay lager that didn't quite live up to my expectations based on appearance and smell. Still, it's light, refreshing, and easy drinking.

 326 characters

Photo of guezarka
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of THEGENERALISMO
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of moistnugget
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of metalblack
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of Corpsehoagie
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of richgro
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 1/3/13.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a slight skunky aroma. Taste is of malt, grass, and a slightly fruity flavor. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but nothing special for the style.

 530 characters

Photo of Ddiogenes
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ChickenBugg
3.5/5  rDev +14%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe