Specjal Jasny Pelny
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #157
ABV:
6%
Score:
71
Ranked #45,209
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 14.51%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
From:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
 
Poland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
71
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is mild cereal, grain, and pilsner malt. Light bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. Makes for an above average Polish lager.

Aug 01, 2018
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gandres from Philippines

2.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle 500 mL to wine glass
Appearance: Golden amber clear, medium off white foam that disappears quickly, small foam lingers
Aroma: scent of malt not a lot
Taste: low bitterness, not a lot of taste, long finish
Palate: lively carbonation
Overall: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for
Drank: 8/24/2016

Aug 24, 2016
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LagerCognoscenti from England

3.92/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow appearance with good lacing and a layer of foam that stays to the end.

Nutty and sweet aroma. A distinctive Polish lager smell that I've grown to like.

It tastes nutty and grainy and sweet with enough hop bitterness to be considered well balanced.

Carbonation is moderate and mouthfeel is mineral water fizziness... think San Pellegrino.

Drinkabilty is very high and paired with spicy food this is hard to beat. A really nice, subtly flavoursome mass produced lager from central Europe that stands happily alongside craft ales as a great choice. Particularly good with food.... any food.. and ridiculously cheap at £1 per 500ml.

This is a beer is a good example of why lager is the world's most loved beer and way better than big brand US or Western European market leading lagers. Buy it if you see it.

My mark out of one hundred would be 78.

Jan 15, 2014
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color with light bubbles on the body. Head which is white,not so thick coming up to maybe 1/4" off the body.

Smell: In reality it smells really good, roasted hops but little light to the nostrils.

Taste: Hops and slightly creamy leaning more towards like your marzen beer.

Mouth: This beer has a somewhat sharp texture and flavor the grasps your tongue, medium carbonation that may seem a little light but still very good.

Overall: This isn't the best beer but it does the job, full of flavor and ahead of the game compared to other Euro Pale Lagers. I would buy it again but wouldn't try to sell it as the best beer on earth. Drink up, Salud!

Jul 15, 2012
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Specjal Malt Liquor" 6.0% abv "Product of Grupo Zywiec"
"Imported by Amtec International of NY Corp., Brooklyn NY"
A Euro Pale Lager with "Malt Liquor" on the label.

Deep saturated orange gold, bright clarity. Thin layer of white foam recedes to a floating island veil of skim in the center, with a ring of foam around the edge. A few random flecks of lace, but nothing substantial. Retention isn't much for longevity, by the end of the glass there's no suds at all.

Initial grassy hay aroma fades and becomes sweet and floral. Subdued, but some malt sweetness manifests as honeyed biscuit.

Flavors are crisp, lightly malty, honey aftertaste with some muted floral notes again. Dry hay and some field grass, dry pilsner malt, very clean with a dry floral aftertaste. Actually pretty nice, simple and understated, thankfully not an old bottle, no off flavors at all. Light airy feel, again its a clean lager that's crisp and finishes dry. Light to medium bodied, the flavor lends a bit of substance to it. Best paired with warm weather outdoor activities.

Jun 14, 2011
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BlackHaddock from England

3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black 500ml tin, slightly out of date when reviewed on one of my 'Lager tasting evenings'.

Good rich golden yellow colour, the thin white head soon became a thin white collar and produced no lacing.

Almost no aroma, some hay esters maybe.

Typical Polish lager, the 6% ABV sat well within the beer and as a refreshing thirst quencher it was fine, I wouldn't have it all night though.

This is a standard Euro lager to be honest, no outstanding points, but nothing bad either.

Sep 19, 2010
Specjal Jasny Pelny from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 16 ratings