Warka Premium (Strong) | Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
Poland
warka.com.pl

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 06-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
221
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
16.22%
 
 
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4
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Photo of TheHumanScorch
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeccaH
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JBudraux
3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of FCox143
2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of fisherbray
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hunterjames
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of parkwood
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmitC
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plowe70
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of johlac66
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

One of the really cool things about a visit to Chicago is the opportunity to visit one of the area Binny's to scour around for additions to The CANQuest (tm). I prefer their South Loop location, especially given its proximity to Union Station, plus it holds a tap room. They also have a dizzying selection of 500 ml European CANs in shrink-wrapped 4-packs and this came out of one of them.

From the CAN: "Excellent Composition with Roasted Malt"; "High Quality Beer Unique Taste"; "Warka Brewery is located in the Mazovia region of Poland.. Warka was the birthplace of Kazimierz Pulaski (1745 - 79), Polish nobleman and general, a hero of the Ameri[CAN] Revolution. Brewing tradition dates back to the 15th century, when in 1478 Warka brewers received exclusive privilege to supply the golden liquid to the Warsaw Royal Court."; "A noble recipe with roasted malt gives Warka beer its rich characteristic flavour. A flavour worth savouring!"

I Crack!ed it open and was anxious to see the CANtents, so I began an inverted Glug until the foaming action became too great to CANtinue. I netted two fingers of dense, rocky, off-white head with good retention. Color was solidly Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with button brightness. Nose had a husky, malty sweetness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste had a sort of cereal-like sweetness and I was put in mind of Grape-Nuts. It also held a slight alcohol burn, which worked to keep the sweetness in check. The net result was a semi-sweetness that was quite pleasant to drink. It may be called "Strong", but at 6.5 % ABV, it would not present too much of a challenge to CANsume.

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Photo of dannydanner
1/5  rDev -70%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tasted like vomit soya sauce.

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Photo of Eziel
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Warka Strong, just like the company's description, has a thick, soapy, slightly off-white head, a honey-gold, clear appearance, and fairly heavy lacing rings left behind on the glass. The aroma is of rather muted sweet malt and bread, and the flavor is likewise muted, although some sweet bread or malt extract is picked up, along with the noble hop character, which gives it just the slightest balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Warka Strong finishes crisp and easy drinking, with no alcohol pickup, whatsoever.

RJT

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LizT
4.11/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 50wolves
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I preface this with the comment that the beer has been sitting in my fridge for some time, expiration date is approx 2 weeks from now. Appearance - Poured into a dimpled beer mug from can, clear dark yellowish with bubbly head that disappears fairly quickly. Aroma - has some banana smell to it upon initial smell, fresh. Taste - fairly mild tasting, has elements of banana that I experienced in the smell. Mouthfeel - first impression is 'lacking'. I Can feel elements of creaminess and very slight astringency that would be evident in a lager. Lacks any sort of warmth, is refreshing. Overall - this is the second time that I have had this beer, it isn't a particularly strong beer however it is probably injustice to classify it as 'piss beer'. In my books it is fairly good, not great but good. Have been drinking lots of stout lately so the noticeable difference may be resulting in a slightly more positive review than the beer deserves.

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Photo of mwar
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. 6.5%, not 7.0% as listed in the description. I enjoyed it and would buy again!

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joe12pk
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little too sweet, but still malty and pleasant.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to shaker glass at Polonia in Hamtramck. Pours a deep amber color, little head. Smell is malt and fruit, caramel and raisin. Taste is smooth, finish is crisp, mouthfeel is almost creamy, much fuller than I expected. Not something I'd seek out, but not gonna pass it up if I see it out and about.

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Photo of GentleKnight1
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Alcohol % on label says 6.5%, not the 7.00% listed in the description. Purchased at a local Polish deli. Color is a dark amber. Head disappears fairly quickly. Taste is lackluster; a bit watery and weak and not and rather fizzy. Not at all like the back label description of "Intense, rich, full bodied taste..." . Perhaps it suffered from being on the patio during a freezing night or two, but (judging by other ratings here), perhaps not. Drinkable, but not one I would buy again.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a decent white head that is gone in 30sec. Dark gold and clear

S- Ok. Lacks any real nose

T- Got some good malt. Nice hops. Typical European beer.

M- Nice and creamy for a lager.

O- Pretty good little beer. If there were worse at a party I would choose this one

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with.... Fish and chips!

Enjoy

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Warka Premium (Strong) from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
3.33 out of 5 based on 221 ratings.
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