ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden appearance. Yeasty, hay-like, vegatative aroma. Dry, smooth, slightly sweet taste. Finishes clean and sweet. Not a standout.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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!
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear straw colored, small white head. Grainy malt aroma. Clean malty flavor with hints of toasted malt. finishes with a slight hoppy bitterness.