Zywiec Porter

I think this is my first Polish beer, Zywiec Porter.  I was surprised to find that Zywiec is owned by Heineken, but I won’t hold that against the beer.  Porters are one of my favorite styles of beer.  I generally enjoy them and I was looking forward to trying a new brand.

Zywiec Porter

Zywiec Porter

Pour:

This beer needs a good hard pour to get any significant head.

Appearance:

Started with a nice chestnut head the quickly dissipated to an insignificant ring. The beer was very dark in appearance with a slight reddish hue.

Aroma:

Very strong caramel sweetness and alcohol aroma with a bit of licorice.

Taste:

Rich lush caramel sweetness.  Slight zing on the sides of the mouth, long lasting alcohol warmth in the back of the throat balanced with some nice hop bitterness.

Drinkability:

Extremely nice Baltic porter.  I really enjoyed this beer.  The 9.5% abv was very evident, but didn’t detract from the beer in any way. If you like porters, this is a definite purchase.

Tasting Method: Pint Bottle (500ml)

My Score: 9.0

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