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Warka Strong - Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browary Warka Sp. z o.o. visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 06-08-2005)
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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

harpus, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%

Returning home from the gym, I don't know what to drink for the night. Hispanic grocery store, discount cart, $1 Warka Strong. Jackpot.

16.9-oz bottle served to tulip. Best by 8/10/2013. Consumed 7/30/2013.

A: This pours a dark honey, amber color, with a ton of rising carbonation. Unlike earlier reviewers, I got a large, off white head. The head took a while to recede, left a small cap of foam.

S: The aroma improves with time. Very sweet caramel, malted grains. Vigorous swirl yields a very pleasing honey aroma.

T: This one's better cold. In fact, the taste's the best part right out of the bottle. Very sweet grains, fruit. Very slight burn or bitterness at the tip of the tongue, either from the hops or the 7% alcohol.

M: Moderate carbonation, syrupy, but very drinkable

I'd drink this again.

StoutItOutLoud, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of bigox420
3.75/5  rDev +14%

bigox420, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of carlitosbronson1
3.75/5  rDev +14%

carlitosbronson1, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -8.8%

kylehay2004, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $2.45 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass. Re-review as it's been over a year and happened to see this in the store.

Appearance - clear, bright golden color, capped by two fingers of white head. Plenty of bubbles. Good retention time and some lacing. A handsome beer.

Smell - grains, slightly astringent metallicness. Some stale soapiness. Pretty mediocre.

Taste - surprising caramel sweetness. Some sweet near cherry flavor. A hint of roasted malts almost chocolate sequence on the conclusion. Lots of tasty flavours going on and somehow it pulls it all together.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium bodied, closer to syrupy than I'd like, but not too bad. Dry finish.

Overall - one of the better ones in the style, the nose isn't great, but everything else is enjoyable, refreshing, boozy enough to get a buzz on and affordable. May repeat this one yet again.

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Happyhopper
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Happyhopper, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Cramshawbar, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Riik3, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Musty grains, burnt sugar and caramel, hint of burnt malt and coffee.

T - Flavour is mild, but the sweet caramel and hints of roasted coffee are coming through alongside a hint of alcohol sweetness, grainy malts and toasted cracker notes.

M - A tad thin but still smooth and wet.

O - A reasonably tasty euro strong lager, flavour is mild, but at 7% this stuff is surprisingly drinkable. Probably wouldn't buy it again but I wouldn't turn one down if offered.

andrenaline, May 20, 2013
Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -8.8%

magpieken, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is clear deep yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head that died down rather quickly but left a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is a little sweet and malty with faint hints of caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer itself feels a little thick and coats your mouth to some degree.
O: This is a really easy beer to drink and hides its alcohol very well. I liked the maltiness and thicker mouthfeel compared to other malt liquors, especially the American varieties.

metter98, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Kelp, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Celtics76, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of G-Hawk
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

G-Hawk, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Maximusmaximus
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Maximusmaximus, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Ammon
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Ammon, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Trrogm
4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

Trrogm, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Beerman1977, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of BierBliss
2.5/5  rDev -24%

BierBliss, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

Uncle got this for Christmas eve, random choice, I'm game.
500ml Bottle, cool looking polish guy on label, nice that they use brown bottles and not green.

Dark straw/honey, crystal clear, nice white foamy head.

Minimal Grainy/malty aroma.

T: Malty up front, everyone commented it was smooth. It was pretty caramel/molasses-y sweet up front. I thought it had slight noble hop bite. Finishes classic german lager yeast clean. Tasted like a authentic euro/german brew. Not a ton going on but you would struggle to find someone who strongly dislikes it.

M: HIgh carbonation, creamy, light body though, pretty quaffable. Good for a heavy holiday meal.

O: A good strong lager, all my relatives were crushing it, and there arent many 7% that I'd imagine they'd like, that counts for something. A boring style well executed perhaps. A good "table beer".

BigCheese, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a dark golden treacle colour with a limited head. Aroma of smoky and sweet malts, however the flavour leans more towards a "malt beverage" or simple barley wine. Unfortunately the alcohol burn in the finish is the most pronounced feature. Although my experience is limited, I don't believe this is Poland's best!

hopsolutely, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -8.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%

Best before 7/22/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a sweet finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a better smell than taste in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 27, 2012
Warka Strong from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
76 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.