Brewed by Zywiec (Zywiec Group/Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Zywiec, Poland


on tap

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle/Can: Filtered.
2003-2005: 5.5 %; 2006-2008: 6.0%; 2008-2011: 5.5%; 2011: 6%
Pelne signifies "pale lager".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2008
Can from the LCBO- Deep yellow liduid pours a fizzy white cap. Faint floral hops meet grains and honey. Tastes of sweet grains with metallic floral hops, a bit of biscuit and pale malts. The abv doesn’t seem to be a factor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
50 cL can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Sweet cornish and mild spiced. Smooth floral and mild caramel malty base flavour with a mild sweetness. Ends without much bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 10, 2008
Pours a medium yellow with a quickly dissolving head. The aroma is lightly sweet, with some metallic notes, and some light hops. The flavour is ok, nothing really offensive, mostly malts, a touch of grassy hop extract. The finish suffers from a dry industrial bitterness. Probably won’t ever buy this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
charlotte (4371) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Can.Clear golden colour with faste dissapearing white head.Aromis malty and light grainy and hoppy,has high carbonation and short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 500mL can from the LCBO (5.5% abv, as opposed to the listed 6% abv). I was totally unaware that this beer existed in their system. Pours a nice full golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is a lot of tinny hoppness, and just some mild malts, not a whole lot. Flavour is a touch better, leaning a lot more towards some nice sweet pale malts, with only a slight hint of hop dryness around the edges, and maybe a tad too much carbonation. Not nearly enough hop character to be a real Pils. As it warms this weird fake creamy sweetness get more prominent, which is sort of weird. Decent enough, though I doubt I’ll buy it again. Even after a long day this hasn’t really impressed me much, and is a let down for something that should have appealed to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Pours a clear pale golden with some white short-lived head. Very mild malt aroma. Taste is sweet malt, some vegital character and mild hops. Thirstquenching, but uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4698) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
50cl can, 6% ABV. Amber with a rapidly fading white head; sweet malt aroma; honeyed flavour, smooth and syrupy in the mouth without being oversweet; some bitter hops develop but giving a cardboard taste and feel; the finish being sticky and sweet. Different and drinkable, but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2195) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2008
08/08 Tatra Jasne Pelne, 0.5 l can on a gas station near Warszawa. Interesting candy malt with ale yeast characteristics. Sweetish flavor, also quite like Belgian ale, with flower and honey malted. Some sweet fruitness as well, so a bit cloying. Full bodied, with long sweetish finish where honey is felt the most. Now I see it’s classified like a pilsener, well, it is surely the oddest pilsener I’ve ever tried. So weird...like you’re drinking an ale, but I like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2008
Can from 24hr shop in southgate on way home. Aroma is european strong lager. Taste is similar, peppery alcohol, cheap brewing cereal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
estpiwo (1298) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2008
Can. Yellow color. Malty aroma. Flavor is more full malty. Feel strong alcohol taste. Not so good.

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