BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Everyday, run-of-the-mill beer for Poland. I’ve had it on tap and in the bottles with no big differences. Easy to drink, but nothing spectacular. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
Grainy and sweet aroma has some herbal notes. Brilliantly clear golden body is topped by a fluffy white head that recedes to a light partial cover that lasts well and leaves some lace. Sweetness up front with grainy character, light but notable bitterness and some lemony citrus notes. Light body with strong carbonation. Very thirst quenching. Simple but well-made. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (BB 25/05/2007, LCBO, Dec-06). TBone (17539) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2006
"Zywiec Oryginalny", can alc. 5.6% (BB 02/2007).TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
Pale golden color, small creamy white head, some lace. Grainy, cardboard-nose. Cardboardish malty, slightly harsh flavor. Some sweetness in the finish. Quite papery and grainy flavor overall. Much worse than same company’s Warka.
500 mL bottle. Orange-gold with almost no head. Aroma is very weak. I detect malt and a little citrus. I think. Not heavily carbonated. Malt is the dominant flavour. Some sweetness. Corn. If you really concentrate, you can find the hops at the end. Crisp. Could be worse, I suppose. DJC (238) - USA - DEC 2, 2006
Clear, rich, gold color, with a faint head. Very minimal lacing. Sweet malt/yeast aroma. Initial flavor is dominated by malts, but the hops prevail in the end. Nice, gentle bitterness lingers for a while, too. I’m sure I’d rate this beer much higher if I was drinking it fresh in Poland. Anyone care to send me there so I can do a re-rate?
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 A touch of faintly smoky malt in the nose. Bright gold lagery pour. Gently malty with some subtle, cereal-like afternotes. Rice and maize? Not a sniff of hops. Desperately watery and neutral-tasting for a 5.5 percenter. Partially redeemed by the handy beer-thermometer on the bottle. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
500 mL bottle from LCBO. App.: med. straw colour with a foamy white head. Aroma: somewhat cereally, sweet, a bit floral/resinous hoppy. Tight. Palate: med. carbonation and body. Flav.: malty and cereally, a bit fruity up front, just a hint of hops when swallowed and a hint of bitterness to finish. Subdued. Certainly not awful, but certainly not great. berkshirejohn (6501) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2006
50cl bottle: strong floral aroma when poured, but this seemed to fade rapidly; golden colour with a strong white head falling backing quickly to leave some lacing and moderate carbonation; very full in the mouth, with malt predomiating; leading to a sweet aftertaste. A robust lager when compared to western european examples. StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Before I’d really discovered beer, and was used to drinking Labatt 50 and other macro stuff, I discovered this beer and thought it was the best thing I’d tasted. Now I realize that I was wrong, but I’ve noticed this as a trend of sorts. Lots of people I talk to tell me that Polish beer (this one in particular) is the best beer they’ve had. I can understand why, because compared to North American macro stuff, this is heavenly nectar. Anyways - 500ml bottle - pours yellowish gold with a decently sized pure white foamy head. This is not extremely carbonated like other lagers, which is nice. The aroma is fairly non-distinct, but sweet and malty. The taste is also sweet and malty with some fruity, floral hops, along with a bit of corn flavour in there that I could do without, but otherwise is quite well balanced. For the style, I’d take a Pilsner Urquell over this anyday, but this isn’t bad and definitely drinkable. The best of Polish lagers for my money. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Yellow body with no head or lace. Light wheat nose with a touch of lemon. Flavor has a medium malt sweetness and hints at spice. Finish is clean.