Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Zywiec Original Beer - Poland 16-3-11
Brewed to an original recipe since 1856, this beer is steeped in Polish tradition. It has survived occupation by both the Russians and the Germans, and that's a pretty awesome feat for a brewery.
This is what I told myself right up until I opened the bottle. This beer has bitterness, to the point that it could be called a Zywiec bitter. There is a little fruity goodness, but the hops and bitter tang win through.
The bottle at first I didn't like, as it looks like a European childs toy from the 1800's, but it gains a great deal of respect as it has a sticker on the back that reads: "Refrigerate, wait until Zywiec logo appears, this indicates the ideal drinking temperature".
Science, in this case, is an adjective used to describe this bottle.
A scientifically advanced bottle that manages to mix with the traditional brewery style.
Easy to drink, but not as easy as some due to the extra bitter flavour.
Bucket loads. Most of them a kind of hoppy bitterness, but tinges of summer fruits as well. oh and a little bit of a booze finish.
Alcohol Content: 7/10
5.6%. This is basically a lager, but you get quite a kick out of it.
$4.30. 500mls. In a science bottle, with a good drop of alcohol. A reasonable deal.
A reasonably generic beer, but with a mild manor and a science bottle. A traditional Polish Easter breakfast comes to mind when drinking this beer: Cold-cuts served with horseradish sauce and beet salads, breads, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, marinated vegetable salads and chocolate cake, amongst others. So drink it with breakfast on Easter Sunday.