Debowe Mocne | Tyskie Browary Książęce (SABMiller)

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Debowe MocneDebowe Mocne

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Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bruachan on 06-14-2005

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Douberd:
Photo of Douberd
2.44/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can, bought in a pilish shop in Arnhem, along with others, so I guess it's ticking polish beers week. Poured into a Guinness pint glass. ABV 7%
Nice colour, deep golden yellow, with a big, soapy, white head. Average retention and very little activity in the glass.
Disappointing aroma. Some malts and a prominent feet smell, and not even your own feet which you don't mind that much or you maybe find appealing, but the feet or someone else who just came in the room and took his wet socks off. You get it.
Taste is better, but not anything special. Just lots and lots of malts, more like a wort taste. At least the alcohol is only slighty traceable, so you can drink it quite fast. It does leave a light bitterness behind, to be honest.
Thin on the body and light to medium carbonation. Some dryness on the palate.
Overall, after the initial bad smell, this is not that bad for what it offers. I am now already down to half the glass, drinking it rather quickly and I already find it better than when I opened the can. Either it gets better once it warms up, which I doubt, or the 7% ABV has gotten me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml can with a BB of Sept 2014, so it's rather out of date. Picked up a while back from a B&M store. I'm guessing this is the Polish version of Special Brew....

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright, clear amber colour with slight floating sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of mildly sweet malt with hints of barley sugar, subtle caramel, faint grain, stewed leaves, a touch of yeast esters and a whiff of booze/solvent in the background. Not too bad for what it is.

T: Tastes of sweet malt with a mild finish. Notes of barley sugar, subtle caramel, husky grain, stewed leaves, faint yeast esters and a touch of harsh cardboard in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by boozy overtones and a subdued leafiness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body for the style. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of barley malt, mildly acrid cardboard and faint stewed leaves.

O: So-so; OK for a mass-produced lager but not exactly a classic. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are sweet, malty and mild. Par for the course character-wise. Decent body. Goes down without complaint but pretty forgettable. No need to seek it out.

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Photo of JohnW
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured gold coloured from a 500ml can into two half pint glasses, lively dense white head which lasted fairly well. Aroma almost non existant, just a hint of malted sweetness and grassy.

The taste is more of malts with a hint of initial sweetness, though also a slight bitterness of the hops at the end - but neither giving much character or depth of flavours. The 7%alc level didn't strike me at all - would not have guessed it was 7% had I not known.

Difficult to make a judgement, cant say it has any bad points, but equally nothing to make it good. I would drink it again, but would not be high on my list of beers to have again. There are better beers of this style and from Poland.
Though good value at £1 a can from Polish stores in UK.

B'ham UK March 2011

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Photo of Mar02x
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer on the local PINT tasting evening in October 2011. All the beer is blind tested.

A - A clear gold yellow beer. There isn't much foam, only a thin ring sticking to the glass.

S - A smell of apple and pear, some flowers and malts.

T - The beer is a bit sweet, the bitterness is almost not present.

M - Not bad, medium alcohol and body.

O - A nice flowery beer, a bit sweet and not to bitter.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.4/5  rDev +37.9%

Photo of Ant777uk
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Used to really like this in the past, then changed my mind...anyway after a while and more experience, I am reviewing again!

The bottle is quite vintage looking, kind of cool.

Beautiful reddish amber colour, typical Polish Mocne aroma, maybe lacking a bit in the hops.

Good amount of head, just the right amount of carbonation, which created a good mouth feel.

Flavour is kind of unique actually...definitely best ice cold. Many European stronger beers (aside from Belgian ones) are lower quality and marketed for homeless people and alcoholics and myself. This however has a complex maltiness and bitterness balance, mostly via the grain as opposed to hops. This would be great if only they added more hops!. Anyway, it still has a subtle czech style hops happening, but it is slightly too subtle. Still, it's a very unique and interesting beer, and it's stronger than all the silly pilsners everywhere, which all taste the same.

I am loving the taste. it is strong and quite bitter, yet still crisp, and there is some hops. It is let down a tiny bit with the aftertaste, which is not quite up there with Tatra Mocne. Though it is a bit lighter, and would probably be my preference on a hot day.

So overall, I like this and will buy more of. Much better than 90% of other European beers that are not IPA's. So respect to whoever made this.

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Photo of AEK
2.33/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

500ml brown bottle poured into a JW Lees Original Golden Lager pint pot.

A. Amber-orange colour with a tall, bubbly, soft looking white head that remained on top of the beer so long any top fermenting beer would be proud of.

S. Malty, hoppy. A slight strawberryness and candy floss is noted. Once the beer has warmed up in the glass sufficiently the alcohol can also be detected on the nose, more so than in the taste.

T. There is a nice interplay between the malt and hops. Sadly there is nothing else to report.

M. Light and highly carbonated.

D. If, like myself you have an intolerence to excessively carbonated beers then this WILL be hard going, it's certainly not one to drink fast. It certainly did not taste or feel like a 7%ABV lager. A constant steady stream of tiny bubbles rise up with a regular appearance of larger bubbles swimming upwards.
This beer had been reduced to £1 as it was slightly over its BBE date, I bought the last bottle and this WILL be my last bottle of this beer. Debowe Mocne could be even 'gassier' than San Miguel and that is some statement from me as I thought nothing could be as bad as that which is why I have only given it 1 for drinkability.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of desint
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking at my bottle review after I'd had this can, I wonder what frame of mind I was in for the first tasting, because I have completely different views of the beer with this review.

Yesterday afternoon (when I had the can) was beautiful and sunny, my garden looked a picture as I sat outside. I fancied a lager/pilsner, what was in the fridge?

I came back out into the sunshine with this can.

The beer poured (into a Corsendonk stemmed tulip) a deep golden colour with a huge snow white head. The head became a thick collar and a dusting of snow as the beer sank down my throat, leaving some good lacing on the glass.

No real aroma. Normal score of 3 for a non smelling pilsner/lager style beer.

The taste was OK, the alcohol is in the front, but the blend of hops and malt sat pleasantly together, the malt giving it a smooth finish and not letting the hops have an over-riding bitterness or dryness some of this style possess.

The sun obviuosly helped to mellow my thoughts and I needed a refreshing drink, which this beer gave me, but I think my first review is now somewhat unfair on this above average product.

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Photo of kurgan3
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of lehows
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber color with a medium-sized white head. The head dissipated but left some mild lacing. Mellow aromas of malt, metallic grain, and mild hops. Taste is sweet and bitter malt, light hops with a fruity quality. Some light spice notes in there too. Pleasant carbonation. A nice and drinkable lager, went well with some Polish meats and cheese at a picnic in Warsaw. Certainly a pick over the Zywiec lager everyone was drinking.

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Photo of Sebas
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BogBoyJD
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Actually quite similar to Special brew
vibrant yellow clear body big foaming white head just with the flavour turned down
& spesh ain't that big on taste

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Photo of Sigmund
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can, bought in Poland. Golden to amber colour, large head. Fairly strong sweetish musty and fruity aroma. Flavour is fairly malty and sweet with evident alcoholic notes, partially balanced by tolerable hops. I had it on its own at cellar temperature, would probably prefer it cold with a solid Polish meal.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light coppery amber colour... White head poured quite thick and foamy then faded to thin layer... no real lacing...

Aroma - Light biscuity / bready maltiness, salty notes, corn, some fruitiness (lemons, apples), toastiness, light almond / marzipan notes, grassy, peppery, very little hops, some metallic traces... not particularly appealing - similar to many other standard macro lagers...

Taste – Quite nice biscuity malts, nutty sweetness, nice light hop bitterness, light toffee hints, floral, some bitter orange traces... tastes nicer than it smells...

Feel - Quite smooth and dry. Light to medium bodied. Pretty drinkable considering its strength...

Overall - An OK beer - nothing groundbreaking... Better than the initial aroma indicated... worth a try...

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Photo of jeff1973
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
2.38/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear gold color with a crisp white head that faded quickly and left almost no lacing.
Smells of sweet corn, maybe a faint hint of malts
Taste is metallic up front and the carbonation is as well, it changes to a sweet smoothish flavor that then finishes with a metallic bite.
The alcohol hits your belly and stays there.

This beer reminds me of malt liquor from the states and it's for the same purpose. I am disappointed and I was expecting more from a 7% beer.

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Manotauro
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Michael1979
4.83/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had many beers across the world, but this one is by far the best. There's no beer in America that can even compare or come close. Strong alcohol content and a sweet taste. Enjoyed this beverage at many establishments in Legnica Poland. Does anyone know where I can order this from in the U.S.?

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