There isn’t much to say about Zywiec Beer that I haven’t already said
about virtually other pale lager of the style. It’s bland, it’s slightly
refreshing and easy to drink. While not a truly bad beer, it’s not
something I can honestly recommend.
I poured a 500ml can into a lager glass. It cost $1.99 ($0.12 per ounce).
Appearance: Glowing gold hue; crystal clear; plenty of visible
carbonation that settles down eventually. Forms a large, bright white,
frothy head which retains and laces very well for the style.
Smell: Pale lager aroma to the core, but milder than most. Nothing off-putting in the nose, though.
Taste: Someone in the beer community needs to write a thesaurus just for
beer terms because I’m running out of ways to describe and critique
fizzy yellow lagers. Let’s just say I probably would not be able to pick
Zywiec Beer out of a lineup because there’s nothing really distinctive
or memorable about it. As the can indicia states, the beer is made with
only water, barley and hops (what about the yeast?), so no adjuncts seem
to be used in this brew. I certainly don’t detect any DMS, even as it
A mild lager taste up front with subtle dry bitterness through the
middle. A hint of sweetness as it finishes, but virtually no aftertaste.
It’s (relatively) satisfying while it’s in the mouth, but as a whole
it’s not a pleasant, worthwhile experience.
Drinkability: Though this beer definitely is a fizzy yellow lager, it’s
one of the more drinker-friendly brews of the type. The clean palate
makes it easy on the palate, and even though it’s plenty carbonated,
it’s not a challenge to drink it down in big gulps. At 5.6% ABV, Zywiec
Beer seems a little inefficient for its weight as it drinks like
something lighter and more traditionally sessionable. Though I doubt any
drinkers will have any trouble sucking one of these downs on a hot