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Warka - Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jackndan on 10-20-2002)
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-13-2013 01:40:27 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of floral and grassy hops and bready malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and corn along with hints of a syrup-like sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is definitely heavier in body compared to other Euro Pale Lagers.
O: Although this beer is a little sweet, it's not too difficult to drink because any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste. It's not a bad beer for the style because there are no off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 01:53:03 | More by metter98
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-13-2013 01:40:23 | More by acurtis
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light amber in color, with minimal head with no lace.

S - Sweet, honey, biscuity and malt.

T - Sweet and piney. Malty and spicey hops.

M - Crisp mouthfeel that is rescued by a dry bitterness that balances the beer.

Overall - very drinkable and fairly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 00:20:35 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 05:33:43 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$1.49 pint bottle from Gene's Sausage Shop.

Fizzy bright gold, some retention in the form of a wispy skim and thin soapy ring around the rim. Visible carbonation trails.

Aroma is a little dull and muted, soapy sweet florals and maybe apple. It's difficult to pull out anything really.

Flaccid feel, clean and dry aftertaste, apple and papery notes dominate. Pretty much like every Polish lager out there, very clean but one dimensional. Not much in the way of noble hops here, they may have already faded (bottle not dated). Pretty dry. Clean and easy to drink, went well with smoked alpine sausage from Gene's also.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:43:35 | More by emerge077
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 15:08:32 | More by jwc215
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imperialking

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-20-2012 19:32:34 | More by imperialking
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The CANQuest is going Polish this evening in memory of my drinking buddy, Stosh, who owned the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern in Pittsburgh before he passed, leaving the place to his children. The Red and White dinner platters remain memorable as does Dyngus Day. R.I.P.

My pour resulted in two fingers' worth of thick, foamy bone- white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose had a very Saaz hop/Pilsner bite to it. I am curious as to its being an O-fest. Mouthfeel was slightly watery with a lager-like sweetness on the tongue. I really CANnot believe that this is an O-fest and I have sent the company an E-mail for clarification. Finish was mild, unobtrusive, definitely some sort of Lager, maybe an O-fest, maybe not. Drinkable? Sure. Cooler worthy? Yes, but not worth seeking out. It would be a nice, simple beer to have with a nice, simple Polish meal, no question.

Serving type: can

06-18-2010 03:09:31 | More by woodychandler
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Zorro

California

3.73/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In the glass this is a clear amber colored beer with a distinct orange cast to it. A decent light tan head forms and then falls.

Smell is sweet with a distinct Munich malt aroma to it. Fairly perfumed to the nose the hops are more floral than I expected.

Taste is sweet and very strong with the caramel flavor at the very beginning. Good strong hop in the background to reign in the caramel and it does a good job but this is still a fairly sweet beer. A tasty malt heavy beer that I rather like.

Mouthfeel is good.

Surprisingly good drinkability from a beer from an iffy country. Nearly in the same class as the best of the style from Germany, this is a beer I can recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2006 00:21:07 | More by Zorro
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

10-08-2013 15:21:36 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can hauled back from Poland by my friend Kris. Thanks!

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/4" off-white head above the clear light golden brew. Frothy head lasts and lasts, with lots of lacing. Aroma is light, relatively balanced, with spicy hops tipping the scales a bit. Taste is sweet pale grains, with a crisp Saaz-ish hoppiness. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is nice as well. Not bad, esp for the travelling this can has done.

Serving type: can

08-23-2006 21:28:19 | More by ppoitras
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.2%

05-28-2014 22:39:04 | More by Latarnik
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Gusler

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
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”.

Serving type: can

12-29-2002 07:52:44 | More by Gusler
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-09-2013 19:20:01 | More by dmorgan310
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.83/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-03-2011 22:22:25 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

11-15-2002 08:33:25 | More by Dogbrick
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

2.4/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 14:02:03 | More by Evil_Pidde
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cjgator3

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 23:26:00 | More by cjgator3
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StJamesGate

New York

3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale brass with a frothy white head that flees fast and no visible carbonation. Forest honey malts and flowery noble hops on the nose. Big bread dough malts, some caramel pears, a whiff of booze and spice cake hops. Dry finish, metallic linger. Light to medium, some chew, no burn or fizz.

I don't know what style to rate this against - from earlier reviews this was once labeled a Vienna lager and the 'other' beer site has it as a "premium" lager.

Regardless, solid malts and enough hops - better than most out of Poland.

Serving type: can

06-24-2010 18:44:43 | More by StJamesGate
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

01-28-2013 07:54:14 | More by matjack85
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-25-2013 16:32:31 | More by JohnK17
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-01-2013 01:42:00 | More by DaPan
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Amalak

New York

3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle it has a thick head, gold in color, no bubbles...very light. Average nutish smell, fairly dull.

It tastes like a light nut-brown ale. It has decent quality, but it really doesn't do anything special. When you finish it, it's like, ok that was good, what's next.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2007 00:02:25 | More by Amalak
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Drew966

Florida

2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 14:36:39 | More by Drew966
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