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Okocim Mocne - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 122
Avg: 2.97
pDev: 19.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Poland | website

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-18-2001

Listed as "Malt Liquor" on some labels in the US, due to some US State laws.
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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.59/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear golden color ale with a medium pure white foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet adjunct is not too strong but not that pleasant either. Taste is also dominated by sweet adjunct with light cardboard notes. Body is slightly oily with medium carbonation. Not something I really cared about or that I would need to revisit again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've been steamed lately that this Polish brewer's fine Porter is no longer being produced, but, however, they are happy to provide us with their "malt liquor." Is it worthy? Let us see...
Appearance: pale yellow, highly carbonated, with a beautifully fluffy, cloudish head.
Aroma: a bit sour, lemony, notes of straw, minerals, metal.
Taste: utterly blase', missing just about everything I'd think would be required in order to provide flavor. If any exists, it's utterly inevident to me, I'm drawing blanks, as I sip from this tall glass of nothing.
Short finish, bland, flat character.
Further in, sweetish notes arise, but feeling thoroughly on the cornish side.
Lack of body, malt, hops, anything at all, gives little to redeem this hopeless brew. Pretty boring, a touch too strong, and not good in the least.

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Photo of jwc215
2.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml bottle

Pours light golden with a thin head that almost immediately becomes patchy.

The smell is of sweet graininess and alcohol esters.

The taste is sweet grains and husk. Imbalanced raw alcohol is too noticeable, though not too burning. Alcohol lends little in the way of fruitiness or spice. Sort of just lingers there in a raw way. The malt comes through, but hops are nearly undetectable. They are watered-down/bland.

It seems a bit dilated by water, though there is something of a body there. Some sweetness sticks around.

This is a bit of a chore to drink as there is little in the way of flavor, other than some husky, sweet graininess. The alcohol gives it a rather raw character. I aassume that the medals on the label are for the brewery as a whole.and not for this particular beer, though you never know.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I didn't know what kind of beer this was going to beer since the style isn't labled on the bottle. What does Mocne mean? There was a goat on the label though, so I guessed it would be some kind of Polish bock. Nope. Instead, I found out it's a strong lager. Let's give this beer a test drive:

The beer has a light, clear golden/faded orange color with an average soapy head. The smell of typical pale lager fades away in favor of the strong metallic/alcoholic fumes arising from the beer. Taste isn't so bad at first, but once it warmed up slightly, the alcohol spoiled the taste and punshed my mouth with a lingering cheap vodka feel, making the beer flavor the minority.

Notes: A little rough to take, but it's small step up from American malt-liquor. I drank it with my dinner not knowing what to expect, and it didn't quite compliment my meal, so scratch that idea.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a standard Euro lager gold, with a firm cap of white foam, good clarity.

S: Heavy fermented bready malt, sweet corn.

T: Malt-oriented, with maize notes and light DMS, vegetables. Boozy, but not fusely like an American malt liquor.

M: Too light for it's alcohol content, it could use a bit more body. Solventy, quite smooth going down.

D: A pretty good strong lager, certainly better than what you get in the cheap American malt liquor category. For the price, it's worth a shot.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.36/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

7.1%ABV 500ml can, lets hope I enjoy it more than the bottle I reviewed back in 2008.

The can had a best before of 27 Apr 2011, it was reviewed two months later: poured into my Budweiser Budvar 0.2 litre tasting glass on 23 Jun 2011.

No complaints from the look, bright, clear and golden. Lovely white head on each pour of the three.

Grainy, metalic type smell, but strangley not offensive.

The taste is all about the alcohol, with a drying bitterness that I didn't really take too. There is a hop mini feel in the flavour, but it just didn't seem to do much taste wise.

I could see two pints of this giving you the mother of all hang-overs. It's the sort of beer drunks drink out of brown paper bags!

As unimpressed as I was with the bottle, but for completely different reasons: have my tastebuds changed, or has the beer?

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Photo of liamt07
2.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can from the LCBO, 473ml into a stange. Best before February 1, 2013.

Clear gold with a reddish orange tinge, short-lived whited head with almost no lacing. Nose is generally sweet, some honey, grains, and what moderately resembles some caramelized malts. Taste is just the same, sweet malts, grainy, alcohol, apple juice and more alcohol. A general bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel, high carbonation. Too much fusel here and lackluster flavour - a chore to get through.

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Photo of biegaman
2.44/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Okocim Mocne ("strong") looks a shade stronger than most Euro pale lagers; its golden tone is refulgent and its complexion clear as a bright summer's day. The little bubbles that dot the landscape give it character and charm, the soapy pool of head they become part of lend assurance that this is well brewed. Looking at it, I trust this will be a good lager...

Smelling it, however, tells a different story. Warm and bready corn muffins await the nose, all too eager to showcase a big box-store worthy processed smell. This bouquet is stale smelling and predominantly unauthentic, lacking in both hops and barley, and tinged with a note of alcohol that, while not outright just yet, is suspiciously close to the surfacing.

Okocim regular - like many bottled, mass-produced, exported Polish lagers - is reasonably unpalatable although in this case, it's made doubly so. The 'strong' in its name doesn't correspond so much to the alcohol as it does just the fact that its taste has been compounded twice over. The flavour of corn syrup and white bread is twice as strong.

To its credit, the alcohol itself is not made any more obvious; instead, what drinkers have to endure for the extra buzz is an extra-prevalent taste of chemical adjuncts and disagreeable, cheap malts. If you ask me it's not worth it - if you're drinking to get drunk try hard liquor, that's my advice. If you're looking to enjoy a satisfying beer look elsewhere.

The beer was designed to be as tasteless as possible, a goal in which it relatively succeeds, and as drinkable as possible - a goal which it succeeds only with the assistance of a plugged nose and near freezing temperatures. This is negligibly different from the original, which is a good thing for alcoholics, but an unfortunate disappointment for everyone else.

They can poke you with all different kinds of instruments but it's still pain. Okocim Mocne, living up to its name, roughs up the palate with more strength than lesser-alcohol lagers. The abuse suffered is nowhere worth the price paid for it, no matter the momentary jollies that 7.5% alcohol might bring. Stronger is definitely not better.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden straw amber with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thick cap with heavy lacing. Aroma malty; bready malt, slightly sour and grainy. Similar to a somewhat soured bock. Flavor is sweet malt, grain and adjuncts, hints of apple juice and diacetyl. Hints of hops and oxidation in the finish. Mild flavor does not quite cover the alcohol, tasting like a fortified light bock. Light bodied with decent carbonation. This can is also labled "Malt Liquor" obviously for the US market and that is actually a good description. This tastes like a slightly maltier adjunct lager fortified for getting a buzz. Except for the diacetyl, no real off flavors, but nothing much to recommend it either. A cheap, fortified lager. Needed to tick this brewery and style. Done and moving on.

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Photo of wl0307
2.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

BB date: 03/05/06.
A: served in a pint glass, it pours a slightly dark golden hue, with a inch-thick, foamy white beer head with quite good retention; the carbonation is medium to gentle for a bottled lager.
S: sweet grainy aroma dominates the nose, while a tinge of softly sweet apple like fruity aroma sustains at the back. Straight forward and lack of interesting elements.
T&M: an alcoholic grainy and malty flavour arrives upfront, with more warmish malts following, causing an alcoholic-rich mouthfeel surrounding the palate on top of a slightly watery and thin body. A little light-bitter taste is left at the back, apart from that there's little trace of anything in the finish. The mouthfeel is refreshing at first but destroyed by the immediately-following alcoholic palate, worse still the finish is slightly sticky...
D: a medium-bodied lager desparately in need of a soft but explicit flavour to balance the unbalanced, alcoholic mouthfeel. Not impressive.

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Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color wit a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts. Taste is of malts, alcohol, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this makes for a fairly decent brew.

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Photo of Derek
2.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This label says 7%... which is probably a good thing!

Best before 30 06 06. (it's been "lagering" in my fridge for a while).

A: Clear gold, pours with a fluffy white head which quickly dissipates. Swirling results in a little lace.

S: Bready malt with a little caramel, alcohol & earth.

T: Bread, caramel & a little bubble gum fruityness (strange for a lager). Alcohol is somewhat assertive (there just isn't enough flavour to cover it up). Mild bitterness allows a little sweetness to come through.

M: Fairly full body, carbonation on the light side of moderate.

D: It's not offensive, but it is a little alcoholic.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.14/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head that does a decent job sticking to the sides of the glass. Smell is faint with some slight grain and hop aromas and an unpleasant metallic twang. The alcohol is pretty evident in the nose as well. The taste is sweet malt and once again an offensive almost metallic taste in the finish. The alcohol also makes it's presence felt in the taste. Overall, I am surprised with how bad this beer is considering it is coming from Okocim who make a really nice porter. I don't think I will waste my time on this again.

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Photo of DrJay
3.67/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance – Clear dark yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is almost no lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, light hops, and lots of corn. There is also another cooked vegetable taste - can't my finger on it. The beer ends with corn/malt slightly harsh aftertaste.

Overall – Found this beer listed in the book '1000 beers you must try before you die'. Well I tried it.. definitely noting to write home about. I didn't have any issues finishing my glass, but it's not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of Viggo
3.57/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tbeckett
1.94/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle from a corner store in Lublin. Suggested retail price on bottle. From notes.

A - Light golden colour with a two finger frothy white head. Bright. Lot's of carbonation. Slight lacing and retention.

S - Weak. Typical of a strong Euro lager. Corn, sweet grain and nothing else. Very faint and almost nonexistent.

T - Corn and sweet grain. There was a little grassy hop to balance and keep this from being terrible.

M - Light to medium carbonation and a medium body. Sort of oily and unpleasant.

O/D - Avoid this. No way I would have it again. Saving grace is the mild hop presence. I didn't finish the bottle.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The quintessential lager color a unblurred gold, the head portly in size, brilliant white in color, frothy in texture and as it disintegrates, a fine film of lace forms on the glass. Prototypical lager nose, malt, citrus crisp, clean and fresh, with the start cloyingly sweet, full of malt with the top skimpy in its feel to the palate. Finish is stingingly acidic, alcohol bitter along with the hops that are pertinent to the style, the alcohol bitterness lingers on as a substitute for the aftertaste, and the 7.8% ABV, gives the “Tummy” a bit of warming. Damn I wish this was their Porter, but this is just an average lager with double the alcohol, which does little for me.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.44/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I liked this more than the Zagloba but it was still a slightly below average beer. I had the can version and it poured a golden color with a thick white head and lively carbonation. Faint hops aroma. A little on the weak side flavor-wise, it was mostly hops and metal. Dry finish. I won't bother with this one again.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 isn’t 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 doesn’t sting. The carbonation is light but lively.

Drinkability – This wasn’t 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.

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Photo of morimech
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, light golden color with two fingers of dense white head that had decent retention before settling to a thick cap. Large amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is not as impressive as the appearance. It is grainy, sweet malt, and just a faint wisp of hops. The beer comes back to life in taste. Not too sweet with a decent amount of hops to balance things out. Almost has a clean finish but there is a little lingering astringency. Otherwise has the Polish lager taste. The body is light despite the elevated ABV. Good carbonation that is far from harsh. I think I picked this bottle up right after it got off the truck at the store. So it may of benefited by being as fresh as an import could be. Add some more hops and this beer could be something really good.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce [500ml] tall looking brown glass bottle. Labeled as ‘Okocim Mocne’ with the words Malt Liquor below. Looks just like the bottle in the BA Avatar. Listed as 7.8% by volume, but with no freshness date anywhere that I could see.

Appearance: Classic dark golden body, so typical of many an East European strong lager. Frothy white head that leaves some nice stodgy ring marks on the glass. Conditioning is above average and a gentle swirl aids the head retention.

Nose: Looks like an East European Strong Lager and it sure smells like one. Grainy malts and alcohol with a much smaller contribution from the hops. Some honey sweetness as it warms up.

Taste: Sweet start, again, just like the nose, the sweetness is honey-like at times. Crisp and clean lines though. Malty body with a decent contribution from the alcohol and a nice effervescent feel from the carbonation. Light bitterness but not much to write home about. Warms a little at times after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Has a very average mouthfeel which is a real surprise given the strength. Lager-like, the malts dominate the body’s feel with a strong supporting role from the conditioning throughout.

Drinkability: OK, easy enough on the senses, but the Half Litre is enough for me.

Overall: I wonder if this is what the Polish Dosser’s drink in the Parks during the colder months.

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Photo of KTCamm
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Poured a golden yellow color with active white foam dissapating very quickly. No lacing left behind.

Smell is unremarkable. That basic beer smell if you will.

Taste is malty and modestly hoppy. Corn, grains, etc. Its like your basic American lager, but with the malt liquor taste running through. Its not "clean" in the classic sense - maybe instead a little dirty.

A drinkable brew - not as smooth as a plain lager, but good enough to come back to.

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Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
70 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.