Okocim Mocne - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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2.25/5 rDev -24.5%
$1.29 a 500 ml bottle is worth trying. I suspect this is fairly fresh knowing how the Polish beer moves in my neighborhood. Label says 7% abv, not 7.5%.
Clear and bright. A little bit more color than a Euro Pale Lager. Head formation is rather weak, but tons of visible carbonation at work. The thin cap actually does last most of the way to the end. A dash of lace here and there.
Green apple dominates the aroma. I would feel better if this smell was from Ephemere, because I know what this suggests for a Euro lager. Sweet bready maltiness is under that, like a pale bock almost.
Alright, so we're looking at a Euro malt liquor basically. I gather that "mocne" translates to "malt", seen on other beers too. At 7%, it's even stronger than most malt liquors here. Vodka-like alcohol presence tasted, and it's there on the finish too. Characterless bitterness in the back end, but it keeps the beer from being cloying, which would be a legitimate concern due to the one dimensional malt character. Something sour in the back works against the sweetness as well. DMS detected.
The mouthfeel isn't bad. It's not fizzy. In fact the carbonation is soft enough not to bother. Sufficient body as well. Alcohol doesn't help. It numbs the tongue when I try to taste it for too long. Ends up being kind of heavy. Takes time to knock back the whole bottle.
It's something to drink to get drunk. I can do that with this beer. I'd think I'd rather have Steel Reserve or Labatt Max Ice for that purpose and less money spent. Those beers actually do a good job of minimizing taste and flaws, and they're more drinkable than this. It has more flavor, just not anything worth tasting. I don't feel compelled to have another. I seem to recall Hevelius Kaper being better. Go with that instead.
03-11-2009 05:13:56 | More by ommegoose
2.8/5 rDev -6%
Poured from a 50cl bottle
A - Clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. no lacing.
S - Very bready, a little alcohol and a little caramel.
T - Quite sweet from away. Taste follows nose.
M/F -Medium body. Beer is a little sticky. Carbonation is a bit light.
D - It's OK but a little too sweet for my liking. Will not seek out.
01-27-2009 02:19:04 | More by ThirstyBird
3.05/5 rDev +2.3%
A - Light gold with white fluffy head full of carbonation.
S - Smells dark and slightly sweet and malty. Hints of chocolate and fruit.
T - Sweet up front, but drying and quite bitter. Lasts long and lingers fruitiness.
M - Feels heavy, but has very little substance.
D - Decently drinkable, a bit heavy and strong though.
01-11-2009 13:02:51 | More by Quej
3.23/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
12-22-2008 21:06:51 | More by Halcyondays
2.55/5 rDev -14.4%
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep golden color with a half inch head. Head doesn't linger but does yield some light lacing.
Notes of grass, hops and sweet malts on the nose. A bit musky. Somewhat creamy of roasted malts on the tongue with a thick close. A bit sweet and cloaking with a simple sugary tingly finish. Feel is a bit numbing and drinkability is unimpressive. In fact I didn't finish it. Certainly could have, but thought I'd prioritize some better tasting calories.
Not really familiar with the style, yet this brew doesn't impress.
12-17-2008 03:46:01 | More by HalfFull
2.4/5 rDev -19.5%
It says "malt liquor" right under the "MOCNE" on the bottle so I wasn't expecting a refined brew. The initial impression is of a thin, weak brew with very little lace and rapidly retreating bubbles. The taste is surprisingly approachable for a malt liquor with a strong wheat maltiness that satisfies a thirsty palate. The deeper flavor veers toward apply and sour, but the aftertaste loses the rawer tones, helping disguise the 7% ABV. Unfortunately, the whole experience is crippled by the ever-present aroma of raw alcohol...ultimately, the bouquet more than anything batters what could have been a decent high-alcohol sour lager.
12-07-2008 00:47:27 | More by Brandegee
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
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
3.58/5 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
3.15/5 rDev +5.7%
The beer has a quite a bit of carbonation with a small head that dissipate rather quickly. The slight copper color isn't surprising for a strong lager.
The nose on the beer is extremely malty with the lager smell there. The beer is malty with a bit of carbonation. Not much depth, just a slightly better malt taste than the standard Okocim beer. There is a hint of fruits in here as well. The feel is watery, yet I could drink a couple of these because there isn't much flavour
05-12-2008 08:46:42 | More by swizzlenuts
3.03/5 rDev +1.7%
Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2007.
Appearance : clear golden color, with white foam head.
Smell : aroma mainly of alcohol, sweet malty.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with notes of alcohol, some hop bitterness in finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Strong lager.
05-10-2008 18:52:50 | More by thierrynantes
1.75/5 rDev -41.3%
500ml bottle with a black and gold label that contains their symbol of a goat on its hind legs drinking beer from a large goblet.
When poured into a Heavy Seas Euro style pint glass, this beer was a pale urine yellow that had a tiny head of clear bubbles. These bubbles quickly popped and left only a few bubbles along the edge. There was no sign of any lace whatsoever. It had a solid lightly sour aroma of apple juice, malted grains, and a dash of pepper at the end. I don't know how you could make apple juice sour. They did it! The taste was thin and weak with sweet malted grains, more apple juice, crispy herbal hops, and then all of these "great" flavors ended with some malted wheat. I know the mouthfeel was weak and light, but I did enjoy the aftertaste of crispy herbal hops and malted wheat. The aftertaste was better than the initial taste. I wouldn't touch this beer again. All this beer had going for it was its aftertaste and low price.
04-01-2008 18:01:05 | More by AltBock
3.18/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured from the 500ml.brown bottle into a 13.5oz tulip yeilds a pristene yellow-gold lager with a 1/2" of snow white foam. The head falls quickly leaving decent lace and some room to top it with some of the remaining beer.
Has a fairly strong cereal grain smell to it, just on the sweet side with a bit of hop and alcohol in the background.
Same taste as smell with a bit more depth and a grassy straw (hay) finish to it. Fairly well balanced and a light body give this brew a thirst quenching ability...even with it's above 7% ABV.
Worth a try and it certainly suits it's style.
01-25-2008 06:23:36 | More by scottoale
3.35/5 rDev +12.4%
500 ml bottle into tulip glass. A: A mildly displeasing, very yellow sort of amber, crystal clear, puffy white head that goes away pretty quickly, with a little bit of lacing. S: Very sparse in character, some lighter malts with maybe a hint of hops. T: A little more to say than I expected. Sweet but not overpowering, a pretty decent balance actually. Faint hops, alcohol is present. M: Thick, sticky. D: I actually expected not to like this one at all, but I gotta say it's not that bad, especially for a malt liquor (I notice in the BA picture the label doesn't say "malt liquor", though the label on my bottle proudly proclaims it). I wouldn't seek it out again but I wouldn't refuse it either. A totally decent lager.
09-28-2007 04:53:40 | More by PlaywrightSam
2.1/5 rDev -29.5%
Small white head that lasted three seconds. Straw-coloured without any effervescence.
Aroma is imperceptible save for a tiny hint of euro grass.
Tasted of grass and was too cloyingly sweet for my liking. I didn't like the aftertaste from the bittering hops.
It's a good thing I bought only one bottle as I had trouble finishing it.
08-19-2007 11:29:32 | More by aussielars
3.03/5 rDev +1.7%
I just moved to Greenpoint so I figured I would give some Polish beers a shot. With this being such a Polish neighbourhood I would imagine there would be a high turnover rate for the Polish beers. Purchased for $1.75 at the Bodega on the corner of Eagle and Franklin.
A-Toasted golden hue with a steady stream of medium sized bubbles. Decent fluffy white head which dissipates to a nice sized cap. It looks very pretty in my stange. No lacing brings down the score.
S-Sweetish at first with some slight Euro-skunk. Lightly toasted bread rules here with some subtle hop grassy notes.
T-Sweet start to the tasting, but it leaves a very dry finish. Very mildly hopped, but the sweetness dominates. Somewhat of a light toasted white bread taste. The alcohol makes its presence known here in the form of the sweetness but it is not harsh.
M-slightly less than a medium body with a decent carbonation.
D-This one seems like it exists to get people drunk. This beer isnt really offensive to me in any way but there is nothing really pulling me in to want another. I probably will not be buying this again.
06-06-2007 02:10:05 | More by sleazo
3.43/5 rDev +15.1%
Getting bigger bottles is always a challenge. If you enjoy what is being offered, you get your money's worth. If you get some corn in a can, well, at least you didn't pay too much.
The beer poured real nice, big fluffy head, nice maroon color, excellent carbonation, it was a real treat to see after installing a new air conditioner. Smell was just your basic corny filler, but served cold, it made all the spicy stuff coming off the grill fantastic.
Vegetably, almost baked, like a pot pie. Not really much going on, but really fresh. Heavy toasted malt, with almost no hoppy yang. So refreshing, yet so empty. Honesty, it's just really good filler.
Enough food, & you can have one of these every other beer. There is no sense of alcohol; light as can be. No respect that there are people who have to work tomorrow. :P
05-29-2007 03:09:29 | More by PEBKAC
2.35/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
03-28-2007 05:18:37 | More by DoubleJ
2.05/5 rDev -31.2%
Purchased a single 500mL bottle of this at the LCBO, just 'cause I love the porter and hadn't tried this. Well... at least they got one beer right.
This one pours a darkish gold with a small, fizzy white head that fades quickly. Lots of lacing, interestingly enough, although not very thick.
Smell is a real turn-off... corntastic, with some cooked vegetables and cheap maple syrup. Taste doesn't improve anything, although it's basically just overly sweet and adjuncty. Borderline offensive. Mouthfeel is not too bad, surprisingly enough.
Overall, not drinkable, and I'll avoid it from now on.
03-21-2007 21:06:20 | More by crwills
2.58/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
02-25-2007 14:28:49 | More by jwc215
1.93/5 rDev -35.2%
500 ml.glass bottle- color of amber , with a small white head - nose of malt , oats , corn , and slight hopps taste of sweet malts , yellow corn , and iodine - body high carbonation , and sweet acidic - aftertaste of sweet , caramelized , and sour
02-18-2007 01:58:04 | More by stephendr
3.15/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a light golden color with a foamy white head. Smell is dominated by sweet malt; corn and has a slight tinge of alcohol. Taste is initially sweet but finishes slightly bitter and has a metallic taste. The alcohol does seem to be covered pretty well. Beer is very light and has an adequate amount of carbonation. This is a drinkable beer, but I believe this one may have been a little old. With no freshness date, it's hard to tell.
01-21-2007 03:58:40 | More by gmfessen
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
2.13/5 rDev -28.5%
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.
10-18-2006 02:50:13 | More by cjgator3
3.13/5 rDev +5%
Okocim Mocne pours a light orange color with a thin white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. Very little aroma is noticeable, what's there is slightly sweet. A little grain and a little hop in the flavor, alcohol is a little noticeable. Nothing offensive. Pretty drinkable for what it is.
10-12-2006 22:51:52 | More by Drew966
Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
70 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.