Zywiec Porter | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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3.89/5
Very Good
835 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Poland
zywiec.com.pl

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,886
Reviews:
430
Ratings:
835
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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41
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Photo of Jmar25
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 54V4G3
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Photo of antimasone
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerbecueSauce
2/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Citydidzz
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle, with best before dating

Pour dark and murky, dark tan and long lasting cap.

A bit of chocolate and some malt on the nose.

Tasty and rich porter, ample chocolate and coffee roast notes....9.5% hidden nicely

Quite worthy brew and at $3 for the bottle, a good value

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Photo of dextr24
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a strong dark porter, what I love about It If you are In a budget, $2.50 for 16.9 oz at 9.50abv lets do It!

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Photo of LeftyMike
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BennyProfane
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
2.55/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Taste is not roasted chocolatey malts but rather stale barley and malts. If it wasn't for the color I'd never know it's a porter, tastes more like a bad pilsner.

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Photo of Syemoot
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SharkDiver
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Was recommended by store rep as I was buying Stone Xocoveca. Not bad. Will buy again.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Polish porter pours pretty dark, but with thin viscosity. It's not "motor oil" black but the light at the edges is all but impossible to discern. Half-finger head that quickly dissipates to paper-thin. When swirled, there's nice alcohol legs/ lacing.

Aroma is malt and bourbon. A bit of coffee, a bit of...lavender? More floral than, say, cherries or dark fruit.

Taste is crisp, sweet malt, and it has a lager aspect. That with wood, anise, and a bare bit of roast. Smoke hints is in there, but you have to look for it. Full-bodied, nicely balanced; this drinks like a porter (not heavy, almost sessionable), but verges on a stout (drink slow to savor the various nuances). In other words, really quite good.

Bourbon aspects, wood (although it doesn't say anything about barrels), and the 9.5% is lurking underneath. No alcohol "burn" but it's warming after half a snifter. Anice/ spice becomes more dominate with warming. There's an "old ale" aspect to this, not too sweet, full bodied, crisp. Worth a pick-up if you can find it at your local BevMo. A 500ml bottle goes for under $4 in the Europe section.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mando31
3.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Monday, November 20, 2017 7:09 PM
500 ml bottle poured to tulip
Sight: Black, big light brown foam
Aroma: fragrant, aroma - malty, smells like its oaked or barrel aged
Taste: very good, low bitterness, low sweetness, bold and complex flavor
Mouth feel: good carbonation, creamy, very good follow through and finish
Overall: excellent beer, ok to repeat and look for BA RB

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Photo of DW78715816
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stegmakk
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown (used oil) almost no light getting through. Head shaped up good. Light lacing once went away.
Smell of Roasted malt, just a shimmer of campfire smoke (but not a smoked beer/rauch kind of power), bready.
Taste...I really liked this one. Nothing was overpowering, and got a good balance of a little sweet raisin molasses, with some roasty coffee, and again that subtle hint of smoke was always there...took a while for me to put my finger on what that was...
Would buy this again

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3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Zywiec Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 835 ratings