Tatra | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 11-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
16.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 77
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1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of sweemzander
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of GeauxSioux
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Pmicdee
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
2.06/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Review from notes in February 2010.

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Yellow, crystal clear, with a head that foamed up but then died shortly thereafter. No lacing to indicate it was ever there. Corn, cereal grains, and a mild tang in the nose and the palate. If there ever was an identical taste and smell, this is it. DMS, very slight cereal, and a metallic twang. Thin, watery, no depth, hardly any flavor, hardly any excitement here. I poured it just so I can get on with the next beer.

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Photo of Sammy
2.07/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of rodenbach99
2.18/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought this 500ml can at the LCBO in Hawkesbury, Ont., the label (can) says 5,5% alc/vol.

A: suprisingly dark for a pils, golden almost copper, no head wharsoever.

S: this beer smells fresh, some malt, no hops

T: classic industrial pilsner taste, round, almost sweet, some malt,

M: medium-bodied, missing the cleaniness

D: I won't this one again, much better pale lager are on the marketfor the same price (2,05$).

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Photo of Adr05
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.27/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rather strong alcohol taste which is odd for a bohemian type jasne Pelni. While the grassy side is present as in all beers of this style but we find no malt in all its qualities, including one where the sugar comes in a subtle way to make the beverage so easily drinkable, which is obviously harmful for beer thirst.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.28/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

After Germany, Poland seems to offer more varieties of imported lager on the Orange County store shelves than any other country. Some are reasonably good, and some are just no. Tatra is marketed as the "beer with character" so you can bet that my expectations will be hoping for the former. On to the beer:

Dark golden color, topped with an inch of soapy head. Some visible large bubbles run through the body of the beer. It has an okay aroma. There's a vague fruitiness, grain soaking in water, dough, and a metallic note.

A mouthfull of not much, and what there is doesn't impress me. The flavor brings a strange fruitness, a metallic edge, a taste of sharp alcohol, and a dry grain taste. The mouthfeel has a slick character and a humming of carbonation.

Tatra isn't going to be one of the first names which I conjure with Polish beer. Could be worse....could have been infected (I'm looking at you New English).

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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 emerge077
2.38/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

BBD: 06.02.2010

"Beer with character" and a Polish fellow (feather in his cap and brass buttons on his vest) smoking a pipe on the yellow label. "Truly Polish" on the neck label. 6.0% abv

Pours crystalline amber gold with a decent finger of lasting foam. Dull surface with a decent skim of foam after 5 minutes. Sweet grainy euro pils aroma, some cooked corn. Nothing special, reminds me of past benders of Samson beer at Johnnie's.

Flavor is passable, again just a variation on a worn out theme. Fizzy astringent cardboard corn drink. Bleeehhhh. Horribly metallic, corny, with a cardboard aftertaste. Not worth finishing. This is horrible beer, don't let the new label fool you. Foul tasting, watery corn silage. Do not drink... this is garbage masquerading as beer.

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Photo of stevoj
2.39/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Toom Getrankmarkt. Not much to this beer, no aroma, little flavor, just a carbonated beverage that happens to have alcohol. There’s better to be had in Poland....

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Photo of MickeyBeer
2.45/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can poured into an imperial pilsener glass

A- Golden and clear in color, active bubbles of carbonation rising, very little bit of white head that disappeared right away

S- A little bit of malty sweetness and bread aromas. Really not a lot going on here.

T- Pretty simple in flavor. Malts, bread, and a hint of alcohol.

M- Light body that is smooth and easy to drink.

A- To me this is the epitome of many european lagers- smooth and easy to drink with a decent ABV, but really nothing spectacular. It lacks any real aromas or complex flavors. It isn't bad, but it isn't good either.

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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 acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Jose9e
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of poskok
2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 500 mL bottle of Tatra, a "Beer with Character" according to the label. The beer pours a dark golden color with a very thin wispy head that quickly disappeared--entirely.

The aroma was that of grains other than barley: corn maybe rice. Fairly light on the palate. Flavors of a macro lager abound. There is a ghost of decent bready malt finished by a whisper bitter hops.

Somewhat disappointing for a beer with "Character."

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Photo of Douberd
2.55/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another 500 ml can bought in the polish shop in Arnhem. This one also poured into my Guinness pint glass. ABV 6%.
Nice deep yellow golden colour, with two fingers of white, soapy head. Average retention, no activity in the glass.
Aroma is very faint and it consists mostly of malts and hay.
Lots of malts on the taste, stale bread, you could say sweet. Aftertaste is slighty metallic, nothing too offensive but it's there.
Average carboanation, medium thin on the body.
Maybe the score given doesn't do it justice, since overall it offers a good drinking experience, nothing too vile, nothing too fancy, and for being a cheap euro lager, it does its job well.

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Tatra from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
3.05 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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