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Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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947 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

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,103
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
947
pDev:
19.34%
Bros Score:
2.77
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
150
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 947 |  Reviews: 399
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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Photo of Hazen
3.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BlackVeg
3.52/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSwampy
2.61/5  rDev -14.4%
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 -38.7%
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 +3.6%
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 +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am not a big fan of Euro lagers. But Zywiec's ratings from BA seem low. While this is an undistinguished beer, it is a pleasant middle-of-the-road lager.

Listed on the "1001", I suppose it deserves to be there as Poland's representative and for its cross-section of history: being founded by a royal 19th Century family, having been confiscated by the Communist regime, having gone back to private hands in 1991 and then Heineken buying it quickly adding the marketing strength to make it Poland's #1 beer.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.52/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.29/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajwii33
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsteez
3.29/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +30.5%
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 +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
2.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redbarnbikes
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Zywiec Beer from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 947 ratings
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