Tatra Malt Liquor | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Tatra Malt LiquorTatra Malt Liquor

Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 13
Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some grains. Taste is grains, alcohol, malts, a bit metallic at the finish. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, not terrible, but I won't be buying it again.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

(500 ml can, best by(?) 04-29-2016 - poured into a wine glass)

L: liquid is brilliantly-clear, dead on gold color... head forms, but swiftly recedes, leaving a very thin collar of foam... leaves splotches of lace - wants to leave more... tiny white fibers seem to be floating about, they look not unlike the hairs that come off printer paper

S: wet pavement, mild bubblegum, hint of wet grass... smells like an industrial Belgian strong pale... fresh printer paper... perhaps the faintest whisper of leafy hops... certainly a malty undertone, but not grainy in any way... overall, very clean with a bit of brightness in its esters/fusels, mellow

T: brief, almost pilsner-like malt up front, followed and finished by a mellow whoosh of vinous fruitiness then alcohol (vinous on both accounts)... lingering lightly-spicy alcohol, almost whiskey-like (as in hints of smoke and oak?!)... mild bitterness, but more than you would find in an average-strength pale (American) lager - bitterness perhaps more on par with something like fresh Stella?... remarkably dry finish... clean and free of blemishes, but kinda boring

F: quite light-bodied, clean, maybe a little glassy smooth, but altogether pretty light... mild blushing warmth builds in the back of the jaw... damn near bone dry after its settled... I've heard of legs inside a glass - can one have that on the palate?

O: second time in as many days drinking this - yesterday, drank it out of a tall, fluted goblet... compared to American malt liquors, this is a touch cleaner and thinner than some of the cleanest/thinnest domestic examples... the can says 'full-bodied taste' - not getting much of either... the taste is really subdued, but if you're just going for a quick buzz, you can knock back a couple of these and not feel full

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Photo of cheer4beer_
2.55/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 4 pack of cans. The beer has a yellow / Orange hue with a thin white head. The smell is malty and a bit sweet. Its taste is more bitter than most american lagers and there is an unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. I'm also getting a metallic aftertaste that builds the more I drink the beer. There is a smoothness to the beer and it has light carbonation.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a clear lemon yellow body with a slow carbonation supporting a bubble white head that last for a bit as a thin film.

S- The clean slightly sulfury hops note comes through as the beer opens.

T- The dry clean flavor has a pungent bitterness that turns to a bitter bite in the aftertaste.

M- the medium-light mouthfeel has a spicy fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is thin and a bit flavorless with the only flavor being a big hop bitterness. It was not worth finishing.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.21/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can into my Moonlight shaped pint glass.

Brilliantly clear Mikado yellow body with a smattering of off white foam. Delicate lacing, decent retention.

Very faint apple (golden delicious) in the nose with a touch of straw - clean malt, and little else. Faint grassy note along with a hint of honey.

Malty, slightly fruity with a somewhat grainy base - not much character despite what the can claims. Light hop bitterness throughout with a touch of dandelion greens. Medium-dry finish with a little alcohol kick.

Medium bodied, zippy, crisp, and relatively refreshing despite the ABV.

While I bought a 4-pack to counter the growing heat of an afternoon spent working in the yard, it would pair equally well as a counter-point to a heart stew on a cold night.

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Photo of matjack85
1.72/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I found this single 500ml brown bottle in the back cooler of Springbrook Liquoprs in Blooimingdale, IL. Good value at $1.99 for this size bottle, so I took one home to try it.

The beer poured a rich gold color but it only made a razor thin rinfg of white foam on top, and even that disappeared quickly. No lacing.

The beer smelled like a mix of grain and sugar.

Sweet start to this, but it soon turns to an unpleasant metalic taste with alcohol being the only other flavor.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I didn't care for this at all and wouldn't buy it again despite its cheap price.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.21/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly dark gold, has a (white) head which didn't rise much maybe to a 1/8".

Smell: Light light hops, not much bragging right here.

Taste: Lightly bitter but exceptionally smooth. This isn't your american-style malt liquor. Very easy but sharp.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, exceeded my expectations.

Overall: Not bad at all, I mean it isn't the best beer you will have in your life but overall it satisfies you, if it doesn't it was only 2 and half bucks. Salud!

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Tatra Malt Liquor from Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)
2.94 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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