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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tallpaullbc (7) - USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
In my last trek to Poland, I saw Zywiec everywhere. So, I made it my beer of choice. I would not say that it was exceptional, but it wasnít repulsive either. This is a beer that you drink out in restaurants and bars. It is not necessarily a beer that you drink with food, or to simply enjoy the taste of a fine beer. Though, I would still give it a thumbís up! Enjoy Zywiec... Polskie Piwo!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Pours gold with a slight amber tintódarker than I expected. Very small head and medium effervescence. Nutty and papery aroma. Not too promising. Basic pale lager taste with a little extra malt backbone and, if you can believe it, a very slight hint of honey. Semi-dry finish. Not good, but not the worst you can get. Probably a good Crappy European Lager to buy because the amber bottle prevents skunking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2005
From the bottle. A slight funky aroma coming from this beer, maybe it was the bottle, i dunno. I do know that the flavor was a lot better. Subtle, sweet malt flavor with a slight citrus, acidic like tange. Rather refreshing for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Had this one in Windsor, first Polish beer that I think I have had, nothing outstanding but overall appealling, should have bought another to get a true sense for it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
My first Polish beer. Iíve had a few prior to this one so Iíll give a proper review later on... But as it stands, I like it! (500ml bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2006 Pale, slightly bitter lager. Head goes off fast, almost completely. A decent taste in the beginning, but at the end you feel a slight yet unpleasant alcohol note. Heavy carbonation. The most popular and widespread Polish beer, sort of a mainstream standard. Not bad, used to be much better though - itís either that my taste has developed throught the years or this beer is constantly deteriorating.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 canned; quite unusual, itīs sugary but not sweet, some nice bitterness, a bit special taste to it, nothing wrong with this brew, but fails to be anything else then a decent lager,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle. Sickly nose, golden thin white head, this taste, Not used to drinking lager for so long not sure what to make of it. Nothing wrong with it, but that sickly first aroma stayed with me throughout the bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2005
OK, so I didnít drink this in ideal tasting conditions - from a can at the Oval watching England getting trounced by Australia at cricket. Couldnít tell you anything about the appearance and getting the aroma through the little ring pull hole was a bit difficult too. I got some strange looks for trying. This came over as a decent enough lager with some soft malt and a touch of hop. Maybe a touch of sweetness, but there was reasonable bite and kick. Not surprisingly, there was a metallic edge. Nothing to write home about though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2005
light yellow small white head decent lacing. I smell nothing, palate is like carbonated water. Flavor a bland corny carmel blah.. not good.

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