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

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RATINGS: 1161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Jasne Pelne signifies "full pale lager".


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2004
Pours gold with a large foamy head. Aroma is grassy. Flavor starts malty; a little sweet and bready. Finish is dry with mild bitterness. Slightly acidic with a dry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with lively carbonation. Nice for a light lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
Golden colour with white head fading back to a thin lace. Great hoppy nose and nice maltiness. Malty taste and not as hoppy as I would have liked, despite the promise of the smell. Still crisp and well-balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2004
Clear, golden appearance. Yeasty, hay-like, vegatative aroma. Dry, smooth, slightly sweet taste. Finishes clean and sweet. Not a standout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
Dark goldden colour with a thick white head. Hoppy aroma with some floral accents. Both fairly faint though. Taste is malty sweetness, and for some reason reminds me of a malt liquor. Decent.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
Zywiec Brewery is the pioneer, if you didn't know, of the unique new device, the Beer Thermometer. When your bottle of Zywiec has reached the ideal level of coldness, the Zywiec logo appears in a blank box on the back label. I'd forgotten entirely about this amazing technological breakthrough, until I'd finished half the bottle and noticed that the promised logo was absent. Before that astonishing discovery, these were my thoughts... Bright yellow color, that dims after time, under a brief white head. Aromas of: very little, slightly honeyish, floral, traces of hops. Sharp carbonation greets the tongue, with a short drizzle of hops. Scant malt that just barely imparts the minor hints of sweetness. Finish is brief and unmemorable, like every other aspect of this beer...hey, what's this? So I went to the 2 bottles in my OTHER fridge, and, voila, there's the logo! I opened a new bottle to find out how much better it is at this ideal temperature. To find...it was colder, yes, but only so much that the lack of flavor, taste, or any other enjoyable characteristic was well hidden! Good job, Beer Thermometer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
Straw beer with a white head, collapses densely. Mild hops aroma with some malt. Palate is dense enough to maintain the carbonation. Quite a chunk of malt with a decent wallop of long hops coming in after. Nice summer beer in the vein of a pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
This Polish beer reminded me a lot of the German Pilsners without the apertif qualities found in that style. Golden, yellow color; clean nose and a spicy flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Clear straw colored, small white head. Grainy malt aroma. Clean malty flavor with hints of toasted malt. finishes with a slight hoppy bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rajendra82 (978) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pale golden body with a thin head of white foam fed by forced carbonation. Slightly sulfurous hop aroma is typical of mass produced European lagers. Slightly sweet malt taste is pleasant and refreshing. Mouthfeel is thin but appropriate for the style. This defines the average of the entire spectrum of beers for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Very light yellow beer but with good European pilsner-type white poofy, slowly dying head. A light malty aroma. This is smooth and starchy, and reminds me of a good continental beer garden ... very sweet malted beer with slight bitter tinge, but clean finish. This site is patently anti-lager; this is a decent pils in the northern German style ... definitely better than Heineken. I've had this in Poland pre-Ratebeer days, but don't remember if there's a difference in the import.


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