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

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76
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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 06-08-2005)
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +36%

06-20-2013 23:26:52 | More by Riik3
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -32%

06-15-2013 17:59:15 | More by TheBeeraholic
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 19:15:01 | More by andrenaline
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magpieken

Australia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-11-2013 18:13:52 | More by magpieken
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metter98

New York

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:02:34 | More by metter98
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

03-29-2013 11:41:19 | More by Kelp
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-20-2013 19:21:50 | More by Celtics76
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G-Hawk

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-13-2013 22:55:03 | More by G-Hawk
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-12-2013 00:39:19 | More by Maximusmaximus
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Ammon

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-31-2013 17:20:26 | More by Ammon
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Trrogm

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

01-06-2013 23:36:00 | More by Trrogm
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Beerman1977

Austria

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

01-06-2013 21:46:47 | More by Beerman1977
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

12-26-2012 14:52:06 | More by BierBliss
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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".

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 14:23:21 | More by BigCheese
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 00:40:15 | More by hopsolutely
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-22-2012 02:06:19 | More by cfalovo97
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 03:32:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Prestonlegal

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

09-29-2012 15:34:11 | More by Prestonlegal
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Zakk

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-14-2012 01:34:47 | More by Zakk
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When I first met my Polish friends years ago, one of the topics of conversation was of course our favorite alcoholic beverages. I was interested in what their favorite beers were, expecting to hear names like Zywiec and Okocim, Polish beers that are readily available in America. However, my all 3 of my friends, who happened to all come from different parts of Poland, said that Warka Strong was their favorite brew. Of course, a beer that not only was I not familiar with, but a beer that I couldn't find in America. Until 10 years later...

Warka Strong pours a nice amber color. About a finger and a half of cream colored foam forms and lasts for about 30 seconds before thinning out. The smell was not that pleasing. It was a husky, Euro lager type smell, mixed with wet paper and despite the brown bottle perhaps even some skunk. The mouthfeel was moderate for the style with a medium amount of carbonation and maybe even felt a bit sticky on the palette. The brew was surprisingly flavorful. The first sip seemed sugary sweet, and the caramel like malts were very evident. A fruity flavor was present as well as some alcohol flavor. There was a light-moderate hop presence, lending some citric, grassy, and slight floral notes to the brew, and was lightly bitter and dry in the finish. The sweet grains and light alcohol flavor lingered on and the beer finished with some alcoholic warmth.

This beer tasted better than it smelled and exceeded my expectations. This might even pair well with Polish food. All in all, this might be worth trying again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 05:47:28 | More by Beastdog75
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rjpetrizzo


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-03-2012 00:49:49 | More by rjpetrizzo
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: It's a darker gold, light bubbles floating through the body with a minimal head which comes off white.

Smell: Light hops little weak if you ask me, wish there was more.

Taste: After tasting this, yes there is more to it. It tastes like an imperial marzen...full and creamy taste.

Mouth: Sticky, especially paired with sharp cheddar I can't get enough of how complimenting the after-taste is.

Overall: When you factor in price and what your getting out of the beer, it is like hitting lotto buying this beer. I really liked it, was it the best beer ever no but it was damn sure satisfying. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 06:34:48 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good solid head of foam, leaves a decent amount of lacing, a coppery red-brown coloured beer. Quite a bit of carbonation.

Aromas here are quite light. A fair bit of malt and yeasty character though. Quite solid.

Mouthfeel is quite carbonated, and a really bitter taste. Has some pear and bready flavours initially, but also a bitter somewhat metallic flavour. Good amount of malt character though, and a lot of sweetness becomes apparent.

I think the flavour starts to improve as the beer warms. Finish remains somewhat sour, although aftertaste is smooth. This beer definitely has some redeeming characteristics and is starting to grow on me a bit more from when I first tasted it. Not amazing but not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 03:24:03 | More by mick303
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Kingghidorah

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-17-2012 11:08:52 | More by Kingghidorah
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-13-2012 13:44:21 | More by LJWalker
Warka Strong from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
76 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.