Okocim Mocne - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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4.22/5 rDev +41.6%
This is a tasty strong lager, simple and uncomplicated but with good flavour, well-rounded, and very smooth.
Deep gold, it has a fairly big white head that's smooth and a bit creamy, streadily shrinking to a thin foamy top that lasts, slowly shrinking to a ring and wisps. It leaves a little weak lace.
The aroma is aromatic with perfumy grain, ripe apples, and raisiny wine with elements of fruit, grapes, hay and hints of juniper and citurs.
The taste is simple but solid, consistent, very nice, and full bodied with grain, a little bread crust, fermented grapes, grapeskin, hints of overripe apple, and dry grass. It has a nice, sweetish aftertaste of fruit and grain. It's simple but full, fairly zesty, with a slightly thick, frothy, oily feel, light, smooth alcoholic bite and warmth. It's very drinkable, too.
10-07-2008 18:42:14 | More by Offa
4.13/5 rDev +38.6%
Where the smell was certainly nothing to write home about, everything else was quite impressive, especially for this style. I poured this from its 500mL can into my commemorative Lord of the Rings chalice. Yes, I'm a dork. Anyhow, I am typically not a fan of lagers, but I am a fan of just about anything from eastern Europe, so I figured I'd give it a go. Usual golden colour, snow white head. Doesn't look terrible, but doesn't strike me, either. The smell was a nice mix of malt and hops, but again, typical. Not striking or unusual in anyway. Then, however, came the taste. Very good. Typical lager at first, but then a maltiness followed by a roasted nuttiness in the aftertaste. Very good. There also doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of carbonation with this stuff, either. That said, mouthfeel is very nice, very smooth. Easy to drink, and at 7%abv (not7.5%) this is a good level of "horsepower" for a brew of this style. Overall, I was quite surprised by this one, especially given the style. Fantastic.
09-06-2004 03:53:17 | More by SilentSabre
3.9/5 rDev +30.9%
My latest "Fight Night" beer poured a yellow that bordered on orange and showed a loose white head that soon departed leaving just a ring.
Either my sense of smell is bad or this beer just wasn't all that fragrant. Pleasantly smooth and somewhat creamy mouthfeel with no negatives to speak of.
Taste is hard for me to describe but was enjoyable, not bitter or harsh. I would not mind having this again and trying this brands other offerings.
04-24-2005 03:23:32 | More by BrewMaven
3.85/5 rDev +29.2%
A very interesting strong pilsner. Served in a pint glass.
A nice golden orange clear colour with a steady yet light carbonation.
Salty sour nose.
When poured a thick white head formed yet it dissipated quite quickly.
Slight hint of carmel and malt followed by a dry bitters finish.
A decent mouthfeel, not as round as other brews.
12-23-2012 03:10:38 | More by jaz58
3.8/5 rDev +27.5%
Pours a light copper into my Sammy Smith pint. The head was gone in a flash. A nice light nose; subtle malt background with a hint of alcohol a warning that this is a strong bier. The flavor is soft malt, a little bisciuty with a little alcohol bite at the end. Goes down smooth and could easly lead to a long session.
07-24-2008 00:50:32 | More by templar316
3.73/5 rDev +25.2%
A decent unoffensive brew that you can have again and again. Malty and did pick up carbonation others didn't, perhaps theirs was too cold or old and mine fresh in. And that likely affected taste and ratings too. Cannot detect the high alcohol. Sweet up front with tad bitter at end.
01-25-2004 02:23:17 | More by Sammy
3.7/5 rDev +24.2%
I decided to try a bottle of Okocim Mocne after I couldn't find the Okocim Porter that I had originally been looking for. Perhaps foolishly, I mistook the dark colouration of the label as indication of a darker ale, but was quite wrong. Still, I was looking forward to trying something new and - hopefully - different.
Okocim Mocne pours from a brown 500mL pop-cap bottle into my pint glass a sort-of gold colour, with a touch of orange and amber embers throughout. Visible effervescane and two-fingers of white head finish the look, though the head dissapates down to about a single finger. It stays at about that size, and does leave considerable gobs of thick lacing. An excellent appearance for a lager, though the appearance of heavy carbonation is just a touch worrisome.
Smell is a little off, though still remarkably pleasing. I smell a faint skunkiness; I don't know whether to attribute this to the beer or the liquor store (though I'm definitely leaning toward the store, though it appeared to be fairly well stored). Beyond that, some slight citrus and grassy hopping, accented by a heavy dab of toasted and caramel malts. A touch of indistinct fruitiness. Quite pleasing, and very unexpected in a lager.
Taste is even better. Heavy carbonation momentarily distracts, but the taste itself is quite pleasantly sweet. The toasted malts and caramel notes come through loud and clear, augmented a nutty character by just a touch of hops to temper the sweetness. Unlike other reviewers, I don't really perceive any alcohol character beyond a residual warmth. Sweetness evens out on the finish, becoming just a touch bitter, though dry and somewhat grainy.
The taste is somewhat tempered by an average mouthfeel. The body feels quite good, but the carbonation is considerably heavier than I would have liked (though not to the point of macro carbonation). Still, this is a pleasant beer, and fairly drinkable, though the 7% ABV makes this something you don't want to fool around too much with.
All in all, I think i was more impressed by Okocim Mocne than most BAs. I found it to be a rather tasty change up from macro lagers. It's surprisingly flavourful, with a very unexpected (but certainly not unwelcome) malt kick that I'm rather fond of. Definitely worth a try, in spite of its shortcomings.
08-09-2006 21:39:31 | More by headlessparrot
3.7/5 rDev +24.2%
Very clear golden colour. Poured with a generous frothy white head that disappeared quickly leaving a thin head that produced very little lace. Light spicy aroma with a bit of sweetness. Malty sweet to start, with a little bit of ripe fruit. Bitterness shows up towards the finish and carries into a lightly bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body, fairly smooth with a relatively high carbonation level.
500mL bottle, listed at 7% abv, best before date on label.
07-09-2004 01:21:04 | More by DrJay
3.68/5 rDev +23.5%
Not too bad. Near golden color with a tall somewhat fluffy white head. An average lager taste, with a bit more alcohol, much like a higher strength version of Carlsberg Lager. Actually seem to gain flavors as it warms. Loses the sourness and has a dry roasted nut flavor and finish. A strong pale malt flavor to start with a mild hop after taste. Definitely drinkable.
08-15-2004 22:47:57 | More by stoutman
3.68/5 rDev +23.5%
Presentation: 500 ml brown bottle
Pours a slightly deeper gold than your average lager, with a respectable white, sudsy heat that dissipates with 1 minute. Aroma is of grass/grains with a hint of spices detected. The taste is at first “lager clean”, but there is a perceptible alcohol astringency, followed by slightly copper-metallic hop finish, with some spices trown in between. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, and thin.
Notes: This is a noticeably strong beer. The alcohol doesn’t dominate, but it is definitely poking around in there. It is quite a nice beer, and if you ever find yourself saying “Chce mi sie pic”, then I do recommend that you give this boozy little friend from Poland a try.
05-10-2003 10:11:14 | More by lipschitz
3.65/5 rDev +22.5%
Appearance This one is a very, very light orange in color and clear with a good head that left a little foamy ring on top of the liquid.
Smell This is grain and booze galore. The grains are sweetened with orange juice. The nose is actually kind of smooth all things considered.
Taste This is Polish Malt Liquor in a nutshell. The grain is fierce yet smoothed out by the lagering process. The alcohol actually isnt as harsh at the taste as it was in the nose.
Mouthfeel This one is medium-bodied with a sharp alcohol sensation in the mouth that soothes and doesnt sting. The carbonation is light but lively.
Drinkability This wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. It beats most American malt liquors all to hell. It really does go down smooth. I like.
02-01-2005 02:55:19 | More by RoyalT
3.58/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured into a mug it has a nice golden color with a slight amber hue, generously carbonated, short white head even with a fairly vigorous pour. Smells skunky, earthy hops, and a bit minerally. Tastes like it has a dichotomous malt profile coarse grain along with smooth vienna/oktoberfest-like malt, toffee flavors, light butter, bready and grainy at the same time... and light tinlgy hops. Slightly buttery/oily mouthfeely yet creamy at the same time. Very downable I would say that this is very drinkable and a decent lager despite the smell. I would get it again if it were available and affordable.
Edit: at times I got a whiff of chemically nastiness and alcohol that threw off the tasting... it's odd because I actually genuinely enjoy the taste and despise the smell (usually smell and taste go fairly hand in hand)... maybe if it hadn't made the trip or was handled better it wouldn't be so offensive nasally.
07-13-2008 02:17:33 | More by joshwlt
3.58/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured a darker gold than a normal lager. Fairly good head that didn't stick around, but leaves a fine lace on the glass. Not much for aroma except for hops. Good carbonation that really explodes in the mouth, leaving a little sweetness in the finish with very little bitterness. Another enjoyable lager, I could sit and drink this all night.
06-01-2003 19:30:05 | More by Indybeer
3.58/5 rDev +20.1%
Pours a light brown/golden, with lots of head and no lace, pretty clear and the head leaves quickly. Smell is sweet and malty, some alcohol is present and a tiny bit of hops. Taste is sweet, with alcohol but not as present as I thought it would be, little hop bitterness at the end, but not cloying sweet. Smooth, carbonation is high, really not a bad beer, but not good and its a good price.
06-05-2005 18:17:10 | More by Viggo
3.5/5 rDev +17.4%
This old fashioned Polish strong beer is well repesented on taps throughout southwestern Poland, although usually is outsold by Zywiec and Tyskie.
Pours an elegant golden color with flecks of red with almost no head at all and a fairly flat look. As one might expect from malt liqour, the scent is heavy on sweet malt and alcohol and not much else.
The taste is broad and rippling like a river. It is sweet but not unpleasantly so and has a dry,hop tinged finish that is pleasant to sip or to gulp, which is primarily how the Poles do it. There seems to be a bit of a raisny texture to the aftertaste as well.
This is probably my favorite Polish strong beer due to it's surprising complexity of taste and mouthfeel. It's leading competitor is Warka Strong, which I find oversweet and nasty by comparison.
11-05-2005 06:19:42 | More by daliandragon
3.48/5 rDev +16.8%
Got this as part of the Okocim gift pack and since I have not tried this one yet I figured I'd give it a shot.
This came out a decent pale amber with a fluffy head that actually lasted a while, which is quite nice. Smell is clean, reminiscent of a Reinheitsgebot lager, no detectable adjuncts here. Taste is sweet, malty, with a slight touch of alcohol.
The alcohol can be a bit much in affecting the drinkability of this beer, but it's underlying characteristics are of a quality lager. And as far as lagers of this category go, this one isn't bad.
12-27-2006 03:28:10 | More by funkengruven
3.43/5 rDev +15.1%
A crystal clear golden body displays dozens of streams of fast rising bubbles. It's quite effervescent! The bright-white head starts full and frothy, holds well, and then drops to a creamy 1/4" lid. The retention is quite good and it holds through the entire glass leaving spotty lace as it goes. The aroma clearly expresses alcohol along with some grainy/husky malt. It's very clean, however, and the alcohol isn't overly distracting. The medium body is accentuated by its effervescent carbonation leaving a mouthfeel that's gently crisp. In the flavor a clean, lightly sweet, and grainy malt is tempered by alcohol. It's not overbearing, but present, and seems to diminish a bit as you progress through the glass. It finishes with a drop of sweet honeyish malt on the front of the tongue. One of the better strong Polish lagers.
03-27-2003 19:44:55 | More by NeroFiddled
Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
70 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.