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Warka - Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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56 Reviews
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 135
Avg: 3.19
pDev: 26.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browary Warka Sp. z o.o. visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jackndan on 10-20-2002

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Photo of Douberd
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500 ml can, bought at a polish shop in Arnhem. Poured into a Guinness pint glass. ABV 5,7% Golden yellow colour with one finger of soapy white head, with low retention. No lacing of course left behind, just a couple of bubbles in the body. Typical macro lager aroma, but very faint, almost non existent. Malty taste but only a bit sweet. Aftertaste is much sweeter. Very thin and watery body, minimal carbonation. Overall less than average macro lager tasting beer, very easily forgetable.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Color is clear golden. The head is light but still nice, medium-large and white. Only a little lace.

S: lots of sweet malts, but with a slight off-smell of boiled vegetables. Some bitter hops?

T: Sweet malt and some bitter hops, but the alcohol together with a marzipan rather rough taste.

M: long bitter aftertaste. Body is medium as well as the carbonation.

O: just another standard macro lager. This is rather a Euro Pale lager than a Märzen. Absolutely nothing to write home about.

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Photo of soulgrowl
2.47/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the latest addition the unusually wide range of Polish lagers at my local off-licence, and one of the most attractive so far. But it's still not going to win any beauty pageants, not with its generic golden body and completely average white head. The nose is noticeably and aggressively alcoholic, smelling kind of like a can of cheap cider, without much nuance to speak of save a hint of sulfur and a touch of glue. The flavor is sweet and a bit thick, so if this style classification is to be trusted, then it's pretty much spot on, but that's the best that can be said for it. It tastes like some kind of lemony beer and rum concoction, and that's how it drinks. Not terrible, but far from recommendable.

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Photo of stjaernstoft
2.66/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Warka, ABV: 5.7%.
550 ml can, gift from a friend (bought in Poland).

A: The liquid is clear and bright amber in colour, with an average white head that leaves some lacing in the glass.

S: Grainy malt, bread, syrup and banana skids. Not much.

T: White bread, cereals, citrus, syrup, banana skids and alcohol.

M: Sticky carbonation. Both body and bitterness is small to medium.

O: As usual with the Polish standards, it doesn't benefit from the slightly higher ABV. Warka is far from the worst example, though. It's still drinkable. The taste is neither good nor bad.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dark offering, almost amber in colour with a taste of fruitiness and almonds and a little thin. This is a full bodied brew with a minor lace as its crowning glory or lack of. Does nothing for me...but I am glad I met it...

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Colour is amber, not that much head, though looks good and refreshing.

Aroma is ok, seems a bit low in hops though.

Tastes crisp with a slightly bitter and barley infused aftertaste. From memory quite similar to Tyskie, though does not have as much hoppiness as Lech. Have not had a Tyskie for a while so will have one later to recompare.

Would not want to drink lots of it, seems/feels quite heavy somehow. The taste is crisp, yet not that refreshing, as the heavy aftertaste lingers and is not really that inviting. I like bitter beers, though this bitterness does not really fit with the overall feel and taste, and is a bit off/heavy tasting somehow...though overall is it not too bad a beer, better than Zubr at least.

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Photo of TerryW
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber orange. Pours a good yellowish head that settles to a film. Gives up a thin bit of lace.

Overall this beer comes across as almost achingly sweet. Lots of sweet malt in the nose with some hop lurking in the background. Nice touch of grain in there as well. The flavour is dominated by the malt and the whole effect is just too sugary. Carbonation is nicely tuned.

This beer has a couple of nice touches, but is just too sweet to be really enjoyable. Not enough balance, too watery.

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Photo of gumper2
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured nice into the glass with a nice white head. the color was a amber color with the smell being sweet. The mouthfeel was not clean but that of a light syrup texture. The alcohol content was 7 percent but the alcohol wasn't present in the taste.The beer was lacking character along with taste. Overall I was disappointed

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Let me preface things by saying that I'm ignoring the current designation of this beer and reviewing it as a Euro pale lager (or something generally akin thereto. I'll explain later. Anyway, it pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises white bread, corn, dusty wheat, and light honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a dull sweetness and a vague twang of booze duking it out amidst the aforementioned elements. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly syrupy feel. Overall, a pretty meager beer in general. As a marzen/O-Fest, it's downright terrible, but as a normal Euro lager, it's just mildly sad.

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Photo of paceyourself
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been awhile since i've had beer from a can and i wasn't expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised. The crystal clear straw yellow color was covered by a fluffy white head that faded slowly leaving a thin white film on top. A faint odor of cardboard is there but very little aroma overall.This brew is lacking in the taste department, i would say it's like a thin vienna lager at best. By not being over carbonated i could drink many of these with a couple kelly dogs on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Drew966
2.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Warka Beer pours a dark amber. The smell is decent, no unpleasant notes. Mostly malt and maybe just a touch of hops. The taste is dominated by malt, not much hops. Nothing special, but not bad either, definitely drinkable. I'm not sure I'd pick one up again, but I could see someone else liking it.

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Photo of ElGuapo
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one poured alright, with a white fluffy head on top of a golden amber brew. The aroma is sweet, very sweet. Apples jump right out of the glass. There was also a very surprising hint of alcohol.

Apples and caramel in the start of the taste. There is a solid grainy kick just before the aftertaste, which is dry and bready. If it weren't for the apple taste overpowering the grains, this one would be a much better brew than it is. It is easy to drink, and the carbonation is at the right level.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap at Pod Wawelem in Krakow. Served cool in a stout krug.

A-gold yellow body, thin white head.

S-slight hop aroma but otherwise clean.

T-nice balanced taste, but rather non-descript


D-Okay at best. Nice balance. Good in a pinch and certainly thirst quenching. Marzen?

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.86/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can split and poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.7% ABV, Best By 07-16-2011.

A - Golden and mostly clear like a European Okto should be, this has very nice clarity and a thick, short ring of white foam. Good lace left on the glass too.

S - Sweet corn and pils malt open the aroma with an average but certainly not offensive start. Märzen malt profile is surprisingly good and inviting, but the aroma is average overall.

T - Thin Märzen malt profile with pils and bit of corn-like sweetness. Very little English hop to the taste.

M - Medium-light bodied and smooth with a clean profile and lightly dry, crisp finish.

O - Definitely a surprise that this one isn't terrible, after all, I was expecting it to be when I bought a single of it. I suppose lower standards help. A decently drinkable polish brew.

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Photo of rwrk42
2.88/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: A dark yellow similar to virgin olive oil in color. No head whatsoever.

Smell: Very light sweet malty aroma.

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.

Exactly like Tatra, you would think they were made by the same brewer.
Was hoping for a bit more.

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Photo of mrmanning
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark amber body wqith tons of carbonation and a huge off white head. Aromas are caramel, malt, bread, and some hops. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, some hops, molasses. Smooth and creamy. Very dangerous considering it is 7%. Not my favourite ES, but all in all, well made, and given the high ABV, a well made brew.

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Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a quite deep gold to almost copper color with a pertinent white head that is frothy in texture, and the lace a nice thick sheet to seal the glass. Nose is dominated by malt, somewhat crisp and fresh, a bit musty and the start a bit too sweet, the top thin. Finish is strong in its carbonation, with the hops adequate and the aftertaste dry and lingering, drinkable, but not something that “Lit my beer fire”.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very limpid deep golden in colour with great amber hies. No head retention, dead beer to look at, very boring.

Smell is of corn sugar, syrup, caramel and malted.

Taste is pretty sweet, very malty, malt is quite present, woth shy hoppy flavours which rounds up a floral bouquet. Very watery and smooth, there was some presense ethyl in the end.

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Photo of Jakeszetela
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a dark gold color. head dissipates quickly. no carbonation visible. corn and malt aroma. the interesting thing about this beer is that I get a flavor reminiscent of sweet tea with lemon. my friends concurred. there is the slightest hint of skunk flavor, but primarily i get flavors of tea and lemon. hit me completely off guard.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was a deep yellow, clear brew with a one finger head composed of large bubbles.

The aroma was mostly of grains, with a little bit of spicy hops. Not terribly malty.

Taste was mainly of grains, and it was a trifle sweet. There was a bit of caramel and some spicy hops thrown in for good measure.

Mouthfeel was a little thin, but not overly so.

Drinkability was OK... I could have another if I wanted to, but I wouldn't be terribly drawn to it unless the only other thing available was macro-swill.

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Photo of curasowa
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with 1 finger of head that fades to a ring with some lacing. The aroma is a mix of grainy malt and that sharp, crispness common to domestic lagers. It starts off fairly bland and sweet, with just some light bitterness on the back end. The finish is fast and clean with just a hint of corn sweetness. The body is slightly fuller than a typical macro lager and the drinkability is on par with macros. This is a decent lager, but I would hardly call it a Marzen.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can version. Poured a nice amber color with a thick beige head. Malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malt flavor but kind of thin for a Vienna. Granted, GL's Eliot Ness has ruined me as far as other Vienna's go. It is nice to know that people had a beer this good 500 years ago.

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Photo of jwc215
3.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle - has a "Best by" but no date:

Pours golden with a white head that has a decent retention before vanishing to a wisp. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of sweet graininess - towards caramel, with a touch of "Euro-skunk" and a touch of soap.

The taste is sweet - in a rather bland way. Some (woody) dryness in the finish, though remains sweet.

The feel is fizzy at first, but eases up. Light-to-medium bodied.

I thought it more of a Euro Pale Lager than a Marzen/O-fest, but I suppose the sweetness puts it into the latter... Anyway, it's a rather bland, sweet, though "drinkable" brew.

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Photo of TripT
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Recieved a six-pack for my birthday. Immediately after pour, smells like angelfood cake. Didn't expect that. Head disipated quickly. No trace of lace and the carbonation left quickly. Taste is sweet and syrupy, with caramel and some kind of fruit, like raisins? Alcohol was prominent to me. Never had anything like this one. Glad I tried it. Don't think I'd buy it.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark golden orange color with a thin fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is dominated by slightly toasted malts, some caramel and a hint of toffee. The taste much like the aroma is mostly malt with some caramel and a barely noticeable hop finish. The mouthfeel is pretty thin and under-carbonated for my liking. Overall, I will likely pass on purchasing this beer again.

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Warka from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
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