Tatra | 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): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UnionMade on 11-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,623
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
184
pDev:
17.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of metter98
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops and hints of apples.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the flavors of apples are a bit stronger and the hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean, and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have much in the way of any interesting aromas and flavors, but it is an honest lager that is easy to drink, has a good balance between the malts and hops, and doesn't have any "off" flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is grain, caramel, and a touch of grass. High carbonation, sweet, and medium-light bodied. Nice mix of a dark and light ale. I prefer other Zywiec brews, but this is solid.

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Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is a another pale ale that's not so pale as far as the taste is concerned though it has a bit strange hint of something underneath the malt and slight hops overall it's an enjoyable beer that you can sit and have with a friend or just alone.

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Photo of Ant777uk
1.15/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This somehow has a really unnatural metallic taste, and no hops or malt flavor, it's like Mocne without alcohol, so totally pointless, this is the least good beer ever

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Photo of Deeds810
3.6/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled nabbed at a bodega in Brooklyn, NY.

APPEARANCE: Clear pale copper body. Off-white head. Fairly frothy. ~5-7 minute head retention.

AROMA: Grain. 6-row. Mineral-forward water. Grassy hop character. Mild aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Matches the aroma, with a biteen more hop oomph than was anticipated (but which is still extremely mild overall). Grainy, a bit metallic, not too sweet. Balance isn't dialed in, but it's tolerable.

Fairly shallow for the style. Average flavour duration and intensity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, somewhat stale, medium-bodied, overcarbonated. Not boozy.

OVERALL: Approachable and enjoyable for what it is, but overall it's not stellar. Drinkable and pleasant, but far from world-class. I'd get it again at Polish prices.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of Macamah
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Campodog
3.89/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Squeezyq
3.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, hints of green apples. Taste is grains, light malts, hints of band-aid at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not horrible, but it's a beer I won't be buying again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a small pint glass. Pour s a medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of sweet grainy malt, and light grassy hops, a hint of lemon, slightly skunked (despite a brown bottle). Flavor follows with mildly sweet grainy malt with hints of biscuit and mild grassy hops; finishes with an odd sweetness overlaying grain and a light bitterness. Light to medium bodied. This has a classic Euro lager malt body with a little more grain and biscuit flavors than normal, which is nice, but with a strange light sweetness that is reminiscent of adjunct lagers, but almost tasted artificial. As with most beer of this style, quite drinkable and inoffensive, but the malt flavors left me wishing for more. The child in me liked the light sweetness, but it was somewhat off putting. I like the husky graininess of beers like this that are otherwise bland, so that is somewhat redeeming. Drinkable in a pinch. Fairly painless tick for this brewery.

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Photo of gandres
2.29/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle 500 ml to wine glass
Appearance: Golden amber clear, very small off white foam that disappears quickly
Aroma: scent of malt not a lot
Taste: low bitterness, not a lot of taste, watery, abrupt finish
Palate: lively carbonation, good long finish, tart follow through
Overall: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for
Drank: 8/20/2016 11:30 pm

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Photo of Commandophile
2.61/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Duffman79
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.49/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Boo-urns
3.71/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TobeerAs
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Flat beginning with regard to carbon and notes, but nice grain tastes in the finish

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Photo of Max8787
3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malty and sweet, no hops. Decent. Will buy again.

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Photo of Noelan
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500ml can from my local LCBO, served in a pint. Grabbed it because of the fascinating art on the can.

Look: Golden color with a finger and a half of white head that almost instantly dissipates. 3.5

Smell: First comes a piney grass smell, followed by earth undertones. Wasn't expecting the piney grass smell but with my second smell I actually kind of liked it. Very different. 2.75

Taste: The initial taste is exactly as described in smell, pine and grass. Followed by a sweetness that I cant describe, and finishing with a kick that almost reminds me of malt liqueur. 2.75

Feel: Almost zero carbonation. soft feel. 3.25

Would buy this again, but could not drink it regularly. The earthiness is both desirable and problematic.
Overall: 3.0

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Photo of Electros
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmaggot
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Tatra from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 184 ratings