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


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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Jasne Pelne signifies "full pale lager".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Piwosz (5) - POLAND - MAY 16, 2004 does not count
One of the best beers out there. I have to say that i tried many, but this flavor carries with it such tradition, that we can admire it purly for history...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 (on bottle)This is a fine example for other brewers, who whises to make good mass-producted beer: Do as Zywiec and don´t ever compromise on your malt, hops and yeast. Being a avarage, every-day-drinking-beer it beats all the big players in quality of raw materials, and therefore in aroma, flavor and taste. Maybe my best pilsner experience ever!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 2009-07-18, draught in Warsaw, 5-2-5-2-11=25
Blond color. Light malt aroma and flavor, correct bitterness. Not bad on a hot summer day in Warsaw...

2004-04-27, bottle, 2-1-2-1-2=8
Blond color. Very strange aroma, light, of alcohol and cleaning products. Poor character, spicy berries, dry, a bit harsh, bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
This is a very good polisch beer. Nice golden colour with big head. Aroma is very hoppy, in a good way. Flavor is very full with both hops and malts. Mouthfeel is nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
Nice gold colour, but absolutely no head. Decent aroma - maltiness promises some real flavour, but what follows is a mild hint of sourness with a slight metallic tang. Still, not too bad, but nothing to really recommend.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1576) - 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.

   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.

   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!

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