thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out to a clear golden color with a thin white head. Light grainy notes and european hop character in the nose. Grainy flavor followed by a light, refreshing bitterness.
Not a world beater, but a somewhat tasty pilsener.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 mL bottle. Pours pure gold with a faint white edgy film and some thin lned lacing. Sour malt (corn, grain) and yest (dough, horse blanket and sweat) aromas. Malt and barley, yeast combined flavor with and acidic sour hop finish and creamed corn notes. Fizzy and burpy light bodied palate.
LordBurnden (3) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The draught version is very refreshing after a hot day’s work in the Warsaw. The canned version is deceptively strong @5.6% - better than UK Stella but not as good as Budvar.
tallpaullbc (7) - USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 wasn’t 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 thumb’s up! Enjoy Zywiec... Polskie Piwo!!
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours gold with a slight amber tint—darker 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.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first Polish beer. I’ve had a few prior to this one so I’ll give a proper review later on... But as it stands, I like it! (500ml bottle)
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 - it’s either that my taste has developed throught the years or this beer is constantly deteriorating.
haukur (1682) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 31, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 canned; quite unusual, it´s 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,