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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
931
Reviews:
394
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
19.22%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
144
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 931 |  Reviews: 394
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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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajwii33
3.46/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Decent Polish macro. Not much to write about it.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From Hipercor. In Bavaria glass. Reading CSHTP6 Ch6. Ultradrinkable, with a good malty base that provides pleasant aroma and taste. At the level of my favourite german pilseners

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Photo of Octoberist
3.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
2.99/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redbarnbikes
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.42/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale gold with a solid head. The aroma offers up crackers, black pepper, cocoa powder, and saw dust. The flavor offers up a fairly earthy bread flavor, with pepper very pleasantly in the background. The mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style, with a pleasant creaminess. Overall this is a decent example of the style - not particularly interesting, but there is some depth here.

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Photo of Specialk1213
2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Walleybeer
2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcscientist
3.42/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty meh, just your average Euro pale lager. I much prefer the porter from this company. This is good with heavier food so it balances out a bit, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it when they have so many other more interesting options.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 5-27-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light golden color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated quickly until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, slightly higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: sweet honey, crackers and grassy.

TASTE: initially sweet honey and crackers then a mild, slighly skunky hop profile, there is also an earthy note.

PALATE: medium body and slightly higher than average carbonation.

OVERALL: this beer is just average, I'm not a fan of the euro skunk flavor, this has that but it's more subdued and otherwise a decent tasting beer but nothing special, I would have it again but would not seek it out as there are better beers to be had.

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Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrschaef
3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
2.89/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought this expecting a pils. This is no pils. But it's also not the absolute worst.

Brilliant gold clarity, decent couple fingers of head with surprising persistence. Moderate visible carbonation. Smells biscuity, grassy, crackery. Malt foward, bready, with a vegetal "green"-ness about it. Taste is initial bitterness, but big malt. The body feels a bit heavy. Mildly peppery, grassy, hay.

All things considered, I'm pretty indifferent about this. It's not bad, but it feels very much like a vaguely amped-up "European" Budweiser.

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.47/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

1/29/26 Chicago (500 ml bottle poured into lager glass). Pale, clear golden pour, minimal carbonation, quickly dissipating head. Faint grain aroma. Sweet corn taste, firm texture, decent kick and feel. Mediocre.

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.18/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured from 500ml can into pilsner glass.

Appearance: a 2" pillowy white head falls slowly with a tiny bit of lacing. Color is mostly clear light gold with tons of small sediment in suspension. Moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: yeasty bread dough and grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: light and easy drinking with a dry finish.
Flavor: sweet, lightly toasted barley malt and a mild but noticeable grassy and floral hop bite for balance.
Overall: a generic but enjoyable euro style lager.

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Photo of CristianSitov
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
3.07 out of 5 based on 931 ratings.
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