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

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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

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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Photo of cdicanio


3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's hard not to give Warka Strong a decent rating. It's my regular "go to" beer. It's a bit malty with some sweet notes. The color is between dark yellow and amber, but the head doesn't hold up as well as with other beers. The mouthfeel is somewhat crisp and, as other reviewers have mentioned, there isn't much of a bitter aftertaste. It's fairly strong (7% ABV). Comes in pint-sized bottles.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 19:45:36 | More by cdicanio
Photo of Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

05-06-2012 10:44:25 | More by Wordslinger
Photo of jmdrpi


3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle. best before 07.18.2012.

very clear dark golden color, no head. smells like corn, grain, a little boozy. taste is decent. clean, smooth, slightly sweet malt flavor. one note taste. medium body, higher carbonation, kinda fizzy.

the label wasn't real clear that this was the "Strong" version, but the 7% abv was noted on the label. decent, my first Polish beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 22:18:34 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of caholley

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

04-24-2012 05:13:34 | More by caholley
Photo of traumaqueen

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-03-2012 06:37:20 | More by traumaqueen
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-25-2012 19:26:58 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

03-15-2012 14:54:11 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of Zachtheporter


2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

03-02-2012 07:54:41 | More by Zachtheporter
Photo of Campodog


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

01-31-2012 12:54:08 | More by Campodog
Photo of rwrk42

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour: A dark yellow similar to virgin olive oil in color. Okay head but limited.

Smell: Very light sweet malty aroma with some caramel and corn

Taste: Very Light bodied but clean and smooth. Sweet malty taste followed by a slight hop bitterness. Not much else to it. Very mild in flavor and easy to drink

An okay beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 04:03:47 | More by rwrk42
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

01-17-2012 16:00:29 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of bierschmecktgut


3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle.

Nice clear amber with no significant head and no lacing throughout. Steady rising carbonation gave it a crisp, quenching look.

Smell of sweet malt stood out, no hops were present.

Taste was sweet throughout with almost no bitterness on the finish. The finish was complimented with a slight burn or carbonation. The grain gave an almost adjunct syrup taste which was acceptable.

Crisp carbonation and a mild finish with no bitterness or residue on the palette.

Not a bad beer for a winter night, at it's price and size. I drank it solo but it would pair well with almost any lunch, dinner or snack.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:27:47 | More by bierschmecktgut
Photo of dansmcd


2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Mid amber with a one finger head. Decent lacing.

S - Sweet sugary malts, honey and caramel. Some corn and boozy heat also.

T - Sweet honey and caramel malts, grain with a alcoholic sting at the end.

M - Syrupy medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - Not bad really. Not sure what would be the right time and place for drinking this stuff. Sweet and boozy without much else.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 11:10:26 | More by dansmcd
Photo of BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Crystal clear amber lager body, faint ring of carbonation.

S - Lots of simple malt sweetness in the nose. Some subtle alcohol.

T - Sweet, with a light flavored simple sweet malt base. A roasted malty bread profile. The 7% abv disguised fairly well.

M - Clean and drinkable. Sweet and light to me, the abv an afterthought.

O - I was pleasantly surprised here. An inexpensive Polish beer at the local store, with a good balance of flavor and drinkablity. A complete steal for about $1.50 for a half litre.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:38:44 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served ice cold. In general I seem to like Polish lagers more than the average BA, so seeing this one's relatively high overall grade has me feeling pretty hopeful.

Pours a nice bright, translucent orange-amber colour, topped with about a finger of soapy white head that dissipates before a minute's time has passed. There is a decent wispy cap left over on the surface, and a creamy collar around the edge of the glass. The aroma is enjoyable, but muted... lots of malt, very sweet and bready in nature, but with some definite syrupy adjunct notes. Some grassy, floral hops with maybe a hint of lemon or some other citrus fruit. No booze, at least not until it warms a bit.

Plenty more bready malts in the flavour, buttered bread for sure with a light caramel or honey sweetness in the background. Herbal, grassy hop notes intermingle with a weird, half-fruity-half-corny, sweet, syrupy taste toward the finish. Not exactly cloying, but not refreshing either. Light lingering sweetness in the finish balanced by some dryness from the alcohol, which is hidden quite well. Very smooth mouthfeel, with fairly mild carbonation for the style, just enough to provide a bit of bite. Medium bodied, and leaves a slick feel behind on the palate.

Reminds me of Zubr, another strong Polish lager I am fond of, except this one has more alcohol and it shows up a bit in the flavour as it warms. I could probably have a few of *those* for a session, but Warka Strong is the kind of brew where a half litre is plenty by itself. This is above average for the style because it's not a chore to drink, the flavour is approachable and the alcohol is masked, but that's basically all I can say. I might get this again, but there are other Polish beers I'd get again first. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 01:15:35 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Won this beer at a homebrew meeting. Poured ~4C into a Duvel tulip. Not expecting much here, let's see how she pours...

A: Rock solid look here. Amber to reddish. Crystal clear. Nice White / light tan head and it even leaves lacing! Tons of carbonation cascading upwards.
S: Not much going on here. Canned corn, cooked vegetal and sweet malts. Not at all enticing.
T: Another complete 180. Not a complex beer, but a good beer. Enough caramel and sweet flavours to keep me interested. A light fruitiness is very, very nice and pairs well. A hint of smoke or chocolate even.
O: Wow. Not at all what I was expecting. A well balanced beer, that was enjoyable from first sip to last. Not necessarily a beer or style I would hunt for, but a beer worth revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 22:10:47 | More by kjyost
Photo of TMoney2591


2.3/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Are you drinking a wimpy Polish beer? Wanna get the girls' attention? Then try Warka Strong: A Stronger Beer for a Stronger Man. ... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of short-lived dirty white foam. The nose comprises musty caramel, light wheat, light buttery biscuits, and a definite air of green apple flesh. The taste pushes the green apple to the fore, fruity caramel (still as musty as before), a light twinge of alcohol, sweet flowers, and straight cane sugar. It's all just a sweet, boozy mess. The body is a hefty-aspiring medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, a sorta painful beer to drink. It's too sweet, it's too fruity, and there's way too much alcohol on the tongue for the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 20:34:30 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of azdback


3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a regular pint glass. Very light. yellow orange color. Super carbonated and a small one finger head tops this. Almost need a sound portion to this grade because the carbonation was like pouring sparkling cider.

Smell is euro adjunct??? Belgian yeast strain and wheat or hay. Some soggy spoiled citrus fruit smells as well.

Taste actually not that bad. It has a very thick sweet malt bill that you must fight through but all of the flavors that I got from the smell aren't there. That's a good thing!! There is that dank European soggy fruit taste, but it isn't overpowering.

Mouth is crisp and refreshing at first, but does leave a bit of dryness way back on the tongue.

Overall I wasn't expecting to like this and didn't, but was quite surprised at how bad it wasn't. This was a sample and samples are always great 'cause they're free. Not a bad example of a European Lager. Thanks Bill for this freebee!!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 07:45:26 | More by azdback
Photo of heygeebee


2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colour, intial fizz, than no real head.

Aromas of malt, but not much else, Some euro-lager undertones but dulled by higher ABV.

Taste is quite sweet, no malts, so really forget 'lager' - almost like a English Stong Ale. Hmmm, will get cloying methinks. Some honey as a taste-adjective, but not much.

Mouthfeel is quite sticky.

Overall, there are really quite a lot of beers in the world, and this seems to be just one of them. Average

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 10:00:57 | More by heygeebee
Photo of rarbring


2.45/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The brew is clear dark copper, has an off-off-white head, rather high and some lacing.

The smell is mostly old grass and wet cardboard.

Extremly, nearly offending sweetness, cheap raisins, an insepid alcoholic flavor, nearly no bitterness.

Light carbonation, soft and boozy feeling, very sweet.

Nope, this is not my kind of beer, boozy, sticky and frankly quite uninteresting. I do not understand the ranking it got so far ...

Serving type: can

06-07-2011 20:49:18 | More by rarbring
Photo of aasher


3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a light bodied bright copper in color with a one finger white head. It smells of pale malts and that's about it. The flavor is of only pale malt and light honey. It is so, so light. The honey like sweetness is moderately appealing though. It drinks so, so light in body and is pretty thin. This beer just isn't complex in any manner. I can see why the store can't keep it in stock, being 1.99 but I wouldn't drink this again. It's a middle of the road beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 03:28:10 | More by aasher
Photo of Homebrew35


3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an average one and a half fingers worth of fluffy white head. Ton's of bubbles streaming from the bottom. Dark amber in color. Looks good for a low cost euro lager.
Smell is sweet sticky carmel malts, lager yeastyness, juicy white fruits( white grape and pear). Not bad overall but not great in the smell dept.
Tastes sweet and carmely right away. Some grainy malts, typical lager yeast breadyness. Not much else. A touch of lingering hop bitterness. A bit on the sweet side but still enjoyable.
Medium high carbonation, thin bodied, a bit coating and sticky on the finish.
Overall this is a good beer for the price and will get this again when needed. $1.80 for a 500ml single.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 05:18:34 | More by Homebrew35
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle

Appearance - Clear light copper colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, malts, caramel

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains and malts mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. I can also pick up on the alcohol taste. It finishes with a bittersweet malty aftertaste.

Overall - I was happy with the fact that it was at least a little bit different than the hundreds of other euro beers that are available at the lcbo. It had a little bit of a Vienna lager aspect to it. That being said, it still wasn't anything fantastic. Happy I tried it, but wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 17:51:29 | More by spinrsx
Photo of paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

different bottle than one pictured.

pours out golden with a huge head that is gone real fast.

very malty smelling. maybe some corn? nose is quite weak. a little horse in there as well.

drinks thick and sweet. not refreshing at all. just heavy and malty. the aftertaste is surprisingly short.

taste is uninspiring. mouthfeel is kinda gross and the sweetness is not at all enjoyable.

not a drainpour but hard to finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 21:03:41 | More by paxkey
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Polish beer that has turned up in rural Shropshire, mostly for the migrant workers, but also for beerhunters like me.

This gold and black 500ml can was best before 23 Mar 2011, poured into a 'Leffe' stemmed tulip glass (twice).

Deep golden body, clear, bright and darker than most lager beers. The pure white head soon turned into a thin wisp and collar.

Malty molasses in the aroma, treacle and toffee type smells, but not overly sweet.

The taste is all malt, a slight hop feel towards the end of the mouthfeel, the alcohol is fairly well hidden, just appearing once the malt flavours begin to fade in the mouth.

Pleasantly suprised, thought this would be an alcoholic street drinker special, this isn't the case.

Serving type: can

02-01-2011 20:32:25 | More by BlackHaddock
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