Davhgbrew (747) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Skunky aroma, a little a hop presence, but overall a very forgetable ordinary lager.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty scent. Golden, frothy head. Bitter at first, grassy after taste. Nice full texture. Very good beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light clear gold in color, huge white head and decent lace, nose is malt, the front is malt and a bit sweet, the top light, the finish is lightly hopped, crisp and clean, dry, acidic, and as I always say ’To Light’, but it is another beer on my wat to ’5000’.
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank a bunch of this when I first moved to Polish section of Brooklyn. Maybe too much because now it taste a little too sweet to me. Still a great beer with some Krajana or any other Polish sausage.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth pilsner, a little bitter for my taste.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I knew little of Polish brewing other than my first porter in Krakow 8 years ago, so this Polish pilsner was something of a surprise. It’s another one of those beers that fellow reviewers seem to have been a little harsh upon just because of what it is (boring compared to the porter? most pilsners are). The looks are great with a little haze and a perfect resilient white foam. Aroma is equally promising, fresh with fragrant hops, hints of honey and spice. A fruity malt tip makes a great intro, while the hops provide a nice crisp finish and a bitterness that lingers well along with hints of oak in the aftertaste. I might buy this one again. As for the temp indicator on the bottle: I can usually tell if it’s the right temperature just by wrapping my hand around it.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Maybe I had a bad bottle? This stuff was beyond awful! Skunky smell, putrid taste, I couldn’t get halfway through the bottle.
JacksonMayhem99 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
slightly sweet, nice on occasion, but not something that one would want on a regular basis-sweetness is almost a little gimicky.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 ok this is bland, sweet, underbittered yellow swill lager, you know that already, but it does have a decent amount of bready malt, and a peculiar resiny/spicy/lemony/fruity hop flavour. so... good points, but in the end, it's still a bit too bland.
HammsBear99 (22) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I thought Zywiec was alright. Not the kind of lager I am usually accustomed to, but it was alright. The aroma reminded me of cereal. Kind of like Honey Bunches of Oats.