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Warka - Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 10-20-2002)
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Photo of Evil_Pidde


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
Photo of sauron681


3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color, super fluffy head, low lacing glass. Light carbonation. No real smell, and light mouth feel. Tastes kinda flat cause of the lack of carbonation, yet is clean and smooth. Has a very slight bitterness at the end, preceded by a skunky, syrupy, caramel flavor. Not the worst Poland beer I have ever had, better than most

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 02:33:38 | More by sauron681
Photo of Caskaway


2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-25-2012 01:35:15 | More by Caskaway
Photo of caholley

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-24-2012 05:13:21 | More by caholley
Photo of chasmandocharles


4/5  rDev +27.8%

03-18-2012 00:31:37 | More by chasmandocharles
Photo of leansean88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

03-10-2012 05:27:53 | More by leansean88
Photo of Beer4Baltimore


3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can
A - a quite clear bright amber with a thin little head and traces of lacing.
S - a little sweet malt with a trace of hops.
T - moderately sweet maltiness with a light hoppiness all of which comes and goes quick and clean.
M - light, crisp, and lively with no lingering strong flavors.
D - goes down very easily and the abv is of little notice.
A very clean and easy drinking beer that would make for a refreshing picnic beverage.

Serving type: can

02-08-2012 04:46:24 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Photo of rwrk42

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:44:44 | More by rwrk42
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-17-2012 16:00:13 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of MyTBeerDrinker


1/5  rDev -68.1%

12-29-2011 04:06:20 | More by MyTBeerDrinker
Photo of stevoj


4/5  rDev +27.8%

11-24-2011 23:17:50 | More by stevoj
Photo of KC9LDB


3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-21-2011 23:58:42 | More by KC9LDB
Photo of Nerudamann


3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - light amber in color, clear, with about half a fingers' worth of light off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - pale lager type of smell, but with a slightly heartier edge to it.

Taste - much like the smell, but more biscuity than I originally noticed or would have guessed it to be. There's a little bite to it in the middle and then the following toward the finish.

Mouthfeel - the texture is actually fairly well balanced - not lingering more or less toward watery or creamy.

Overall - not very intriguing, but still a pretty solid and decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 03:39:18 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of TMoney2591


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
Photo of stjaernstoft


2.65/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-24-2011 16:46:02 | More by stjaernstoft
Photo of kylehay2004


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
Photo of BeerFMAndy


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
Photo of emerge077


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
Photo of curasowa

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 00:47:26 | More by curasowa
Photo of generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from 500ml can into a mug. There is a freshness date of 04-15-2011 printed on the bottom of the can and the ABV is listed as 5.7%.

Appearance: Its body has a golden yellow color with excellent clarity and lots of visible carbonation. Its head builds up to about a two finger tall creamy just off white head of foam that quickly settles down to a wispy thin covering. Some lacing was left at the top of the glass but the rest just slide right down the sides of the glass. I'm not complaining but the can describes the head as "IDEAL HEAD". I would like to have a little taller head with much more hang time on it.

Smell: There are typical pale lager malt notes with modest noble hop notes in the aroma. Overall it's kind of sweet and lightly nutty. (Not at all what I was expecting.)

Taste/Palate: It tastes just like the aroma suggests. There is a pale lightly bready maltiness with a nice sweet and slightly nutty character. For balance it has a light kiss of clean floral noble hops. The finish is quick, snappy and dry with light bitterness and more of the nutty notes in the malt coming through. The texture is smooth and lively with good carbonation.

Notes: Well I was not expecting a Fest beer when I picked this one up but there it is. I was thinking it was going to be more of a Czech Pilsener or a Euro Lager but it is well in keeping with a good old German Fest beer.

Serving type: can

09-30-2010 03:14:18 | More by generallee
Photo of jneiswender


2.88/5  rDev -8%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 02:07:06 | More by jneiswender
Photo of soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Serving type: can

07-01-2010 20:09:14 | More by soulgrowl
Photo of 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
Photo of woodychandler


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
Photo of jwc215


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
Warka from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
73 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.