Porter | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark, porter-type beer was brewed in Żywiec as early as 1881. It owes its intense color and clear flavor to four types of malt.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,093
Reviews:
437
Ratings:
859
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
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Photo of Azdirtmover
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice for the price.A good bargain in the world of overpriced porters.While not the best,it’s a great compromise.As stated earlier,drink slow or the high alcohol content wil sneek up on you.

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Photo of WynnO
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkblr
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle bb 4/14/19 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 9.5% ABV. The beer pours dark brown with ruby highlights and mocha colored head. The head recedes to an island and thin ring leaving a little lacing. The aroma is faint with a touch of roasted malt and baker's chocolate. The taste is semisweet smokey chocolate with a nutty roast driven medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied and slightly gritty with less than medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. I'm really impressed with this for $2. Purchased 6 months before the bb date and it is definitely the ultimate bargain Baltic Porter. Recommended, if you enjoy the style.

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Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tradershmulie
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Tcsox
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey, you want to buy a Polish porter? It's cold. $2. OK, I tried it.

It pours black with nice head and lacing. The aroma gives a hint of funkiness. The taste gives more than a hint. It's underneath a nice roasty porter, just a bit funky. It lingers in the aftertaste.

Not recommended.

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Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
1.81/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Nunya
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrOH
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep black with some brown highlights. Dense tan head, ok retention, good lace.
Smells like chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice.
Flavor follows aroma, a bit more of the dark fruit. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced.
Medium bodied, low carbonation, not sticky.
Really dig it.

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Photo of SayBoom
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its okay...not great although a bargain at $1.49 for a 500 ml bottle...can't beat that! Actually, its a decent porter, about the only downside (which is a biggie) is a slight metallic finish that lingers with me after a sip. I bought six bottles for $9 and had two. Going to let the others sit a while to see if it improves. If porters are your thing, its a must try.

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

Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Shipped over from Poland by a friend.

L: Nearly clear dark mahogany brown pour.. nearly black. Thick tannish head leaves solid lacing.

S: Sweet and roasty... molasses and burned sugars.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet and roasted... burned sugars abound... molasses, cooked raisins, and light cocoa. Not cloying, but the roast and light hopping don't bring quite enough balance to the brew. Warming, but the ABV is mostly hidden. Medium bodied. Sweet malts on the aftertaste.

O: A sweet dessert porter... overall a pretty nice brew and a sipper. The ABV will sneak up on you if you're not careful.

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Photo of Schlitz74
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a larger tan head. I poured it into an English pint glass. This is not a heavy or boozy beer given the high ABV. Even if you sip on this beer you will feel it later on when like me you start to fall asleep. I would recommend sharing this beer with some one. While this beer is good I would not drink this again.

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Photo of Tbulling
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmar25
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Porter from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 859 ratings