Dojlidy Zubr | Browar Dojlidy S.A.

Dojlidy ZubrDojlidy Zubr
31 Ratings
Dojlidy ZubrDojlidy Zubr

Brewed by:
Browar Dojlidy S.A.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by allergictomacros:
Photo of allergictomacros
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.8% abv 500ml brown bottle that doesn't look anything like the one in the pic. This is the Polish Zubr, not the Czech one. Pretty sure I'm reviewing the right one...

Medium gold colour with some small bubbles rising. If the head had any sort of staying power, I would have said it looked good. Smells like not much, same with taste. Nothing bad about it - there's a hint of bitterness and barely there hops. Almost no aftertaste.

Medium carbonation. Medium body. Drinkable, sure, like water is drinkable. Good for a hot summer day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into my Czechvar fluted pilsner glass, enjoyed on a cool summer's afternoon on the patio.

As to be expected, this brew is that classic apple juice golden colour, with the pour producing a tall, yet fleeting head. A few scattered bubbles are the only survivors.

The nose is all Euro lager - sweet corn, not much else. Unremarkable, but not unpleasant.

The taste is the feeling of "meh", liquified and bottled. A resoundingly "snuh" experience punctuated with the occasional outburst of "it's okay I guess." I also detect subtle notes of exactly the same taste as every other mass-markete eastern European lager. Sweet, a bit of corn, mild mild hops to the finish, which is slightly dry. As the beer warms (do not let this happen). a funky grainy taste starts to emerge which is entirely unpleasant.

Carbonation is light, but sufficient. Thin bodied.

Sorry, Zubr bottle label, despite your high hopes, I do not "imagine a place of pristine undisturbed nature" when I taste your beer, nor do I "feel how, with every sip I take...go into the depths of the forest." What I do feel is that same feeling I get every time I pick up a hard-to-pronounce Eastern European lager, and that's 'deja bu' - the feeling that somehow, somewhere, I've drank this exact same beer before.

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Photo of jisak74
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, yellowish-gold body reveals average-sized bubbles rising quickly beneath a short head of bright white foam that drops almost immediately to an average collar and whispy surface covering. Surprisingly, however, it still leave some thin splashes of lace about the entire glass. A sweetish, grainy malt peppered with grassy and herbal hops and a waft of alcohol greets you in the nose. The body is medium-full and it's median carbonation is lightly crisp across the tongue. The flavor is exactly as the nose suggets without deviation. What alcohol is present (it's 6.2%) is well-heeled, and never becomes apparent in the flavor other than a touch of spiciness in the finish that may also be due in part to the hops employed. It finishes dry but with a quick flash of sweet malt that quickly comes and goes. A decent, strong Polish lager.

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Photo of jackndan
4.15/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zubr: A very nice Polish beer. Again, another wonderful value from the eastern block nations. This beer was better looking than most like style Pils. Darkish golden color below a pure white, and very creamy head. The aroma is sweet malts, and not a drop of skunk. The taste is a musky malt, long lasting, with very little in the way of hops. There is some fruity tang to go along with the rye taste of the beer. I really think we have found a winner here, 10 bits buys an excellent beer.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The typical pilsner pour, a distinctly clear and golden yellow to amber color, with a pleasing white head and lots of lace to coat the glass. Malt sweet nose, crisp and clean, start sweet, top skeletal, finish highly acidic, minimal hops, dry as a bone aftertaste.

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Photo of Sebas
1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of Douberd
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can, bought in a polish shop in Arnhem. Poured into my Guinness pint glass. ABV 6% NIce appearance with deep yellow golden colour, and two fingers of white, soapy head. Low to average retention. Not much of an aroma, just a usual lager smell and even that, quite faint. Malty sweetness on the taste. Aftertaste very slighty bitter. Thin body, average carbonation. Overall, drinkable and somehow enjoyable, but a bit boring nevertheless.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is Zubr from Bialystok in northeastern Poland, not to be confused with the Czech beer of the same name. Zubr just means "bison" as Poland is the only country in Europe that still has these mighty beasts in the wild. Not sure why the Czechs are commemerating this also..
A classic golden lager pours into my glass, accompanied by a mass of drippy foam that clears out pretty quickly to a thin cap. Lots of visible carbonation as well. Malt and alcohol rule the nose along with a bit of a caramel tinge.
At first the taste hits clean but is then smothered by sweet malt with a bit of a fruity accent. Definitely reminds a bit of malt liquor due to the the high alcohol and finishes with a bit of unneceassary grittiness. However, this is not a bad beer and more interesting than I expected.
More drinkable than most of the Mocne beers like Warka strong, this has plenty of flavor and delivers a solid punch to match. Not for everyone but I can see some virtue here.

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Photo of RBorsato
2.74/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow gold with large white bubbles that disappear quickly leaving no head and no carbonation. Light grain and very light standard Saaz(?) Pils hop aroma and flavor. No life in this one. Light-medium bodied; not thin but very flat !! A bust !

I'll rename this beer from ZUBR to DUPA.

Per Label: "Since 1768"

(16.9 oz / 500 ml)

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Photo of funkengruven
3.79/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this and thought i would give it a try, being the first from Poland that i have tried. This beer pours a golden brown to a nice creamy head that sits on the top nicely. Smells a little weak, but not bad. Taste is pretty good, smooth, not too bitter. The feel in the mouth is a little bite, that disappears to no aftertaste. This is a drinkable beer, similar to most Euro Lagers. I would get this one again, it's a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of Suds
3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear, golden beer with a pillowy, lace-producing white head. Initial taste is surprisingly malty and sweet. Very subtle bittering hops. Medium bodied and drinkable. To me, the finish seemed a little bland and hollow. Also, the smell is somewhat understated - a very faint floral aroma. That said, it's still a solid, drinkable pilsener.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a clean and crisp pale malt scent that is slightly sweet and dry. The taste is decent as well. It has a light, yet sweet and malty flavor that boasts of pale malts and lager yeast. It's your typical lager, but with a bit more malts and flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good Euro lager. It's nothing too impressive, but it has a clean pale malt flavor that is sweet and very drinkable.

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Photo of putnam
4.47/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A forthright gathering of durable mousse over golden liquid foreshadows a beer adequately equipped with carbohydrates. Even before summoning the nose, it announces a sweet, floral bouquet of lilac and apple blossoms intermixed with toasted white bread. Freshly cracked sweet pearls of grain are evident as the mouth begins. On the palate it is slippery smooth, pillowy, and urgently tannic on the finish. Along the way to a nicely balanced, medium-length finish it delivers flavors of butter-crusted apple pie, ripe twigs and velvet.
This is a very clean, bready, moist lager that should satisfy those seeking higher gravity in a lager.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of stoutman
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not bad, Not great. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is a hazy light yellow. Aroma is moderately malty, moderately hoppy. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Nicely made: clean, plenty of body, great sweet/bitter balance.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a shortlived head and no lace to speak of. The aroma is of pancakes and glints of grassy hops. The taste is well balanced with malt sweetness grain husk, a wall of hop aroma and bitterness. Theres a bit of adjuncty corn flavor but its very understated. The finish is is lightly bitter and with a lingering sweetness. The mouthfeel is somewhat sticky with a heavy amount of carbonation.

This is a decent pilsner style beer. Id recommend trying it.

Note: My bottle said it was 5.8 percent ABV. Theres another Zubr beer thats 5.8% but that one is made by another brewery and mine has 'Djlidy' clearly printed on the front label.

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Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of UnionMade
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green 500ml can. Purchased in Krosno, brought back home to me by my loving sister. Thanks Jen!
Clear, orangey gold, topped with a thick puff of white foam.
Smells like clean pils malt, with a generous saaz/zatec/lublin dry hopping. Nothing out of the ordinary for a euro lager, but well done.
The flavor opens up with crackling carbonation carrying moderate pils malt sweetness. A bit sweeter and less dry than your average euro lager, finishing with moderate, soapy hoppage. A bit of a boozy undercarriage. Not bad.

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Photo of mac1381
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of biegaman
2.59/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Any and all bubbles seem to have already run and hid in the enormous, creamy mass that is the beer's head. Although parts of it start to crumble with aeration, the main frame and bulk of it stay intact. The beer's body is spectacularly clear and dazzlingly golden in hue. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't one of the best looking lagers I've come across in some time.

The aroma, on the other hand, is not only dime-a-dozen amongst industrially produced lagers but it's also one that, relative to any unadulterated beer, is somewhat foul and off-putting by comparison. Notably, this is made so because of the prevalence of corn (not barley malt) - despite what some brewers might think, the difference is quite apparent.

And it's especially noticeable in the taste which, rather than being toasty and dry and biscuity, is saccharine sweet and resembles the syrup mixed in with fountain pops. Indeed, it tastes much more like a soda than it does a beer. While that may make it more agreeable to the general public, real beer drinkers, like myself, do not appreciate corn syrup.

And I dislike it exponentially more when it's combined with a subtle, but noted, hint of alcohol. Why brew it so strong if you're not going to market it under the 'mocne' (strong) moniker? Once again, anyone looking for a quenching, gratifying pint is stood up by a product that, although it may resemble beer, offers none of the satisfaction or delight.

The Wisent (European bison) that adorns this brewery's labels was almost hunted to extinction; too bad this beer wouldn't disappear. No one would miss it. Unlike the vulnerable Eurasian bison, this beer has dozens and dozens of species just like it and none of them serve much purpose, other than to intoxicate. Poland can make just as good a lager as its neighbors Germany or the Czech Republic, but you wouldn't know it from this.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ralphus
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Zubr is one of Poland's most popular brands of beer and also recommended by my coworker and his Polish descent. Todays sample was purchased at the LCBO.. the best before date a good eight months away.

Off the pour you are left with a fairly typical looking euro lager. A deep golden colour topped with a heavily carbonated head that subsides quickly. It falls to a small white ring that stays with the drink to the bottom of the glass.

The smell is light but there's malts there and alcohol with some grain and hops. Upon tasting it though you get a much more pronounced view of things. The maltiness is there along with the alcohol but more-so are the hops - right from the get go. Stronger than you would think and they stay till the end with a bit of a soapy residue. There really isn't much transition in this beer to speak of.

Drinkability gets better as you get closer to the bottom of the glass but another, at least in my case, was not on the evenings agenda.

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Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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