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


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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Jasne Pelne signifies "full pale lager".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, holds a creamy white head that fades into a thin film on the surface. Some malt in aroma, light grassy hop. Flavourwise, some clean malts, a bit of hops in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2005
head it quick to diminish, pale amber colour. aromas of lemon and hopps. bitter finish, standard stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2923) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
[bottle] Bright straw with a rocky, white head that dissipates to a thick cover. Aroma is a little bit skunky, but full of noble hops that is balanced with a crisp maltiness; notes of fruit and a tiny bit of diacetyl. Flavour does not blow you away, but is a pleasant blend of noble hops and malt with a little fruitiness and the diacetyl that was present in the aroma does not come out in the flavour. Some ginger ale quality after halfway through the bottle and nondescript fruit. Light body with considerable carbonation, but not watery. Not a bad lager, really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
Light and fruity, pretty clean taste. This doesnít deviate too much from the ranks of random european lagers, but order it fearlessly in a Polish restaurant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
I drank quite of few of these over the past few months and I can say that Iíve never been disappointed. Quite a nice looking beer--straw gold, foam for a brief moment--but nothing out of this world. I donít recall anything out of the ordinary about the smell--certainly not anything negative that others have noted. I donít mind the flavour, but a friend who tried it when I first brought it home was immediately turned off by it. A good brew to have now and again, but nothing to die for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
Pale yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts and hops with notes of sweet gale. Watery flavour with notes of malt, alcohol and hops. Boring beer, one of the few beers that I couldnít finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
This is not a good brew - it smells bad, and it tastes even worse. One of only a handful of beers I refused to finish. I had medium expectations of this beer because of the porter by its namesake. But do not be falsely led on...this is a cheap adjunct lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
(500 ml bottle: $1.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) LMAO. The beer isn’t very good, but this "Beer Thermometer" on the back label is a fricking riot! Now, what we really need in this industry is a "Beer Quality" indicator on back labels, and it only shows the logo if the beer is worth drinking. Undoubtedly, no such logo would ever appear on the label of this pale lager. It’s not even that good compared to some other Eastern European lagers available for purchase in SoCal. This one just tastes like cheap lager, with only a moderate grain/corn flavor and some spicy hops, neither of which have enough presence to help this beer. The nose is somewhat mild, but still smells like a cheap lager. Fairly light in body, but not totally watery like a light beer. Clear in appearance and medium golden in color. Whitish head is average all around, pouring to half an inch in height, settling to a thin rim, and leaving a few patches of lace on the glass. I’m part Polish, and I so really want to like this beer, but I just can’t betray my Polish integrity. This is not a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Once of the beers from Europe that I couldnít remember how to spell. Germany I believe. Average lager, a little better then most

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2005
Just another lager. Not too bad, not too good. Grainy and a little bitter kickoff. Had it straight from the can and thatís what its supposed to be as a beer I guess.

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