Zywiec Beer | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Zywiec BeerZywiec Beer

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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2001

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2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of ssjkyle
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looks like a good pale lager. Clear yellow with a 1/2 inch of sticky foam. Can't knock it for it's look.

S - Smells kind of grainy, kind of skunky (sort of like Heineken) with a touch more hops.

T - Not bad it's better than Heineken. Still a touch skunky, good floral hops and grain seems balanced.

M - Light and kind of crisp.

Overall not something I would seek out again. Kind of terrible actually.

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Photo of mikerems
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SmashPants
3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: big brown 500mL bottle. If I'm honest, the label is quite cheesy and tacky.

Appearance: pours a pale straw yellow colour with a big, fluffy head that settles to a thin film, with some spotty lacing.

Aroma: light barley and grains, something that smells almost a bit vegetal. Not entirely unpleasant either.

Taste: sweet bread malts and a good dose of lager grain flavours. The vegetal flavours take a back seat with a touch of floral hops.

Aftertaste: hops and malts back off, the vegetal flavour comes through as a bit of boiled vegetables.

Mouth feel: light bodied, medium carbonation. Suits the style.

Overall: good for the price. 500mL for AU$4 (for one bottle, not for the case etc). Pretty good value. Can't get it much better for that price.

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Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of NV9
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to pilsener glass.

Nice looking beer, good half inch-plus of head and nice carbonation, fades quicker than I thought it wood though, strong golden colour.

Not much to smell, a bit of corn and grains, very mild.

Lots of flavour, bready malts, some hope present, a hint of citrus.

Light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, pretty nice tasting beer that falls short in the more subjective areas.

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Photo of Spotupfor3
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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

A-Pours Bright yellow. Clear body and a well fluffed head. Constant carbonation rising.

S-Smooth and sweet with a bit of skunkiness. A sugared bread aroma. Grains. Mild nose but it smells quite quaffable.

T-Sweet bread with light skunk. Mild grassy hop flavor. Very mild. Malt leads the way. Grain and corn on the back end. Actually pretty pleasant.

M-A bit bigger in body. Carbonation is not too eccentric. Smooth for the style. Semi crisp.

O/D-This went down very nicely at a barbeque. Not as poorly produced as many other Euro Lagers. I enjoyed it to a certain extent.

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Photo of gsnowman
2.34/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had one at work from a bottle. Tasted pretty standard for a polish beer (I never really taste the difference between any of them anyways).

Didn't realize that it was 5.6 percent alcohol, doesn't really taste that strong. Just noticed it on the bottle.

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Photo of stevoj
2.46/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly more malty than you average pale lager, but nothing outstanding on this one. From all appearances another average lager. No aroma or flavor characteristics to set it apart....

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Photo of the_james
4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of maviola
1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Zakk
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Converge
2.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into a 20oz nonic.

A - Pours a pale straw-golden color with a foamy white cap. Settles to a thin film that leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Mild skunky twang with undertones of honey, subtle grassy hops, and corn. Really watery and subdued.

T - Tastes old. Musty, stale grains, wet cardboard, definitely oxidized. Mild grassiness in the finish, I wouldn't go as far as to call it at all hoppy. Maybe a touch of faded honey sweetness. Slightly metallic. Overall, not good. Really thin and watery.

M - Over-carbonated, but not quite as thin as anticipated. Fitting for the style, but not so much so for my palate.

D - I'm assuming this bottle is a bit past its prime, but even then I don't think this would have been anything spectacular when fresh.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours Clear golden with a medium large white, aggresively sizzeling head. Only a little lace.

S: Rather mild smell, mainly sweet malts. Boiled vegetables, and perhaps some corn. Only faint bitter hops.

T: Sweet malts, a bit bread. The boiled vegetables are held back some, compared to the smell. Some bitter hops.

M: Aftertaste lingers with both bitterness, but also creamyness. Body is watery light while carbonation is strong and offensive.

O: A typical macro mainstream beer, for those who care more for buzz in relation to the cost rather than high quality.

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Photo of herring556
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of BierStein711
2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into weizen

Best enjoyed by Feb 2013

Two finger, rapidly reducing head

Pale amber

Smells of malt, cooked veggies, herbs and some hops

Tastes: Bitter with a sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Feels like a soda, but not as watery as I thought it would be.

Overall, this is a boring beer!

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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