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Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tgbljb on 11-01-2006

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by mrmanning:
Photo of mrmanning
2.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from the LCBO-Light gold body with a thin white head. Slightly sweet malt characters with some hops in the background. Aroma is also a tad sweet. Aftertaste is sweet, anfd suprisingly not skunky, as I would have expected.. Plain, ordinary, nothing spectacular

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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 olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of beerluvr
3.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another new & relatively cheep ($1.60) find.
Pours with a decent looking white head, quickly dissipating. Deep yellow/gold in the glass. Sharp fresh 'lager' nose. Nice prickly mouthfee. Flavors of hop and malt with the malt winning out slightly. Pleasant finish, clean aftertaste...good BBQ quaffer.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden a la BMC with a deceptively nice head.

Smells like an average Euro Lager. Not much else.

Tastes half decent, actually. Fresh and lifely grains, nice hops.

Light in the mouth, but not watery.

This one is so easy drinking and unobtrusive it is crazy. Goes well with food.

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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 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 TrojanRB
2.71/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear pale gold with head that settles and floats on the surface

Smells a bit like stale cheerios, taste is similar but also adds a lemon rind/floral twist.

On the sweeter side. Above average carbonation.

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

A: Poured a very clear, light gold with a solid 1 finger bright white creamy head that was moderately lasting. No visible carbonation was observed and only a slight broken ring lacing was left after the head dissipated.

S: The nose yielded light dried honey-toast, soft flowery hops and a light toasted caramel which was fairly decent and moderate in strength.

T: fresh bread and dried lemons, honey and just a touch of sourness in the finish. Citric hops and fresh flowers with a lemony finish rounds things out here. Overall sweet with a soft lemony touch on the finish gives this some credit per style.

M: light, oily, with no carbonation felt and was buttery slick in texture on the tongue.

D: Drinkability was sweet, smooth and easy enough going down. A decent example per style.

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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 kurgan3
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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 Sebas
2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Zorro
2.36/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Clear golden colored lager with a minimal head formation.

Malty and a little grassy smelling, not a highly hopped lager. Mildly woody smelling but just not that fragrant a lager.

The taste starts out malty but not that sweet with a mild hop aftertaste. Not a Pilsener in my book, just slightly bitter. Really just not all that flavorful.

Mouthfeel is good.

Easy enough to drink by why would you want to when Beck's is actually a better beer.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
2.73/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light, clear golden, with a one finger white head that leaves a little lacing.

Nose is a little malt sweetness, not much else.

Taste is slight malt, slightly sweet and some mild hops to finish.

Mouthfeel is light, good carbonation.

One of these is enough for me, maybe not a bad summer beer, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

An impulse buy.

Clear, pale gold with a decent white head. Fair retention for a pils. Bottle dated! Aroma is grainy with Saaz spice.

Doesn't taste like much actually. The beer mouthfeel is there, albeit very low carbonation for a pils, there's just no flavor. As it warmed up I did get Dunkin' Donuts sugar-free, reduced fate cornbread muffin taste out of it though. I guess that's not terrible.

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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 TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Man, there are a lot of random Polish beers around here... This one pours a clear straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, corn, flowers, grass, and minerals. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light tin-like streak somewhere in the background. The body is a hefty light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, I treated this as a Euro pale lager, as that's what I assumed it was when I bought it. As a pils, it's pretty crappy, but it's a fairly standard and thoroughly average EPL.

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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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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 Kopfschuss
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Photo of tgbljb
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with moderate white puffy head. Some attractive lacing noted.
Smell is mild with a slight maltiness present.
Taste is crisp and refreshing, and begins to present some slight dryness at the finish.
Easy drinking. A nice thirst quenching beer. Would pair well with many different foods.

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Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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