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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tgbljb on 11-01-2006

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold in color with one inch head. Taste is cereal and grain. Light bodied, sweet, high carbonation. Tasty, clean lager. Will get this one again.

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Photo of Ant777uk
1.58/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Standard lagery yellow colour! Light foamy head...

Aroma similar to Zywiec with a bit more malt probably.

Less crisp than Zywiec with more of a malty taste, not really a fan! So similar to many other Polish pilsners. Personally I prefer my pilsners more dry and crisp, prefer Zywiec!

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Photo of bmaggot
2.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of yaron73
3.34/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at "Lalka" restaurant in Warsaw.

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Photo of stevoj
1.84/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. I’m with Bierkrug on this one, skunky, musty, bleh! Mostly adjunct grains, weak head, minimal carbonation. Much better Polish lagers to be had.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.34/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark13
2.22/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 22.01.16. Nice light aroma of grain, malt and yeast. Very bright golden coloured beer, clear. White three fingered head disappears fast. Very watery in taste, only slight touch of grain and malt. Small hopiness and sourness at finish. Actually it’s not bad as i thought - there’s no significant defects, alcohol is not perceptible, only carbonation is too high. It’s just ultra-watery beer.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A big thanks to the instigator of the canned beer revolution, woodychandler. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is malts, light sweetness, hints of green apples, a bit on the bland side. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but a poor representation of the style.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.77/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

One of the really cool things about a visit to Chicago is the opportunity to visit one of the area Binny's to scour around for additions to The CANQuest (tm). I prefer their South Loop location, especially given its proximity to Union Station, plus it holds a tap room. They also have a dizzying selection of 500 ml European CANs in shrink-wrapped 4-packs and this came out of one of them.

From the CAN: "It's time for EB."; "Original Polish Recipe"; "Rich and Full Taste"; "Natural Premium Quality Beer"; "Pure Polish Pils".

I CANmnenced an inverted Glug and would up with two fingers of fluffy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with button brightness. Nose had a slight green apple tang and I know that is indicative of a flaw, but I CANnot remember which one. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, but not outright watery. The taste was not of apples, so that was good. It was, however, very sweet, even for a German Pils. It was adjunct-free, which gave it a clean flavor, but it really allowed the malty sugariness to come forward. Finish gave me a brief tickle of green apples in the back of the throat, so maybe I am not crazy after all. This was kind of a Euro oddball.

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Photo of Spikester
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Clear gold with two fingers of white head that lasts about five minutesand leaves some spots of lace. Smell is bready malt. Taste is Euro lager style with a bit more malt than expected. Hops do show up for balance.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is enough.
Overall a slightly sweeter and fulller bodied than typical. But this is and old can.
date is 4 14 2013.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Martinn
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good appearance with nice head and good lacing.

Aroma is sweet and honey like. Typical lager/ malty aroma is present too.

Buttery sweet taste is balanced by light bitterness on the finish. Nice mixture of bitterness and malty sweetness coats the tongue after swallowing. This has a distinctive cloying sweetness that is different to other Polish beers. I quite like it and find it to be a charming idiosyncrasy rather than a flaw.

Mouthfeel is a little bit oily. It's quite pleasant though! Interesting!

Overall a good offering. Rather sweet but satisfying and somewhat unique. An ok beer by me. There are other lagers I rate higher but I might still pick this up just for variety.

Mark out of 100... 78

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Photo of BeeSquared
3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sebas
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jsisko01
4.03/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden color with a half inch thick, creamy white head. Leaves a spotty lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, bread, and grains.

Taste - Pale malts, grains, bready, and has a mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall - Simple, but tasty.

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Photo of smcolw
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Modest but lasting head. Initially leaves some spots on the glass. Crystal clear, light gold color

Fresh very pale malt aroma. No hop nose.

Very much a macro-lager in terms of the taste. Quite light, almost watered down, malt flavor. I do detect a touch of hop in the swallow. The body is decent, the carbonation high. There's some sourness to the taste as well.

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