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Warka | Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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Brewed by:
Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
Poland | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jackndan on 10-20-2002

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61
Ratings:
144
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
26.42%
 
 
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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle, best by 04/29/2016 printed on the back label. Acquired a bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's. 5.50% abv listed on my bottle.

Poured into clear tulip-ish stemware.

A - A clear golden pour, one finger of thin fizzy white head that doesn't stay long. Ample carbonation. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Aroma comes off a bit of skunky. Grainy & malty, with light huskiness. Perhaps comes off a bit metallic. Reminds me of how i felt when i smelled a Heineken.

T - Taste is the same: crisp, creamy, grainy, lightly husky, slightly metallic / skunked. Not papery or chemically laden like some American adjunct lagers.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy. Light-bodied, with brisk carbonation. Fairly easy-drinking stuff.

Overall, a decent Polish import, definitely better than many many many of the cheap swill adjunct lagers that permeate America.

Warka -----3/5.

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Photo of Redrover
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 OZ. brown bottle with clear best by date which is always nice to see on a import (or any beer for that matter). Poured into a shaker, the beer is a crystal clear gold with a thin white head.

It has a nice aroma of spices, grains and something cracker like.

The initial taste is slightly spicy and bitter followed by some sweet bread like malts. It has some mineral elements and touch of floral hops late. It is an easy drinker that would go great with burgers, brats, etc.

The mouth has sharp carbonation and just the right amount of heft.

From the label, they have been brewing since 1478. Well they got this one down pat as it is a nice beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.41/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 4/29/2016. Pours crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with balanced pale malt and earthy hop notes; with decent strength. A bit too yeasty in the aromas. Taste cracker, corn, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy/bready, and lightly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. Fairly clean on lager flavors with some slight yeast ester notes present. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid pale lager style. All around well balanced and robust pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of puboflyons
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 5, 2016.

It pours golden yellow with a short-lived white head. Excellent clarity.

Can you say caramel malts? That's what I get on the nose and little else.

Light to medium body.

The taste is overly sweet and malty with almost no hop profile to speak of. Maybe a hint at the end but I really have to think about that. It is fairly easy quaffing I will say.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Warka


Gift from the neighbor. Never heard of these guys but I'm assuming it will turn out to be a generic euro lager. Not in a green glass so I can at least hope for the best.

Look - Pours a straw yellow with a two finger soapy head that retains fairly well for about 15 seconds then drops down to a cloud formation amongst the top of the glass. Carbonation appears to be moderate as expected and the head leaves a touch of lacing. 3.25.

Smell - Pale malts with a touch of toastyness and grass along with a small hint of lemon zest. Not much else coming through on the nose, but it does smell a bit better than average for the style plus the lack of nasal killing skunk is always welcome. 3.5.

Taste - Follows the nose completely with that bit of lemon coming up first and lingering around the tongue. Malts are notcable though do not take dominance. Finishes grassy and easy. 3.5.

Feel - This is where this beer won the most. Body is moderate with the perfected amount of carbonation and a creamy finish despite the fact that there is no retaining head. 4.

Overall - Probably the best Euro lager I have had. Isn't too often one makes it all the way to the U.S. without becoming a skunked mess. This could easily become a regular if it didn't have an import obvious price. I'd surely have again. 3.5..

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Colour is amber, not that much head, though looks good and refreshing.

Aroma is ok, seems a bit low in hops though.

Tastes crisp with a slightly bitter and barley infused aftertaste. From memory quite similar to Tyskie, though does not have as much hoppiness as Lech. Have not had a Tyskie for a while so will have one later to recompare.

Would not want to drink lots of it, seems/feels quite heavy somehow. The taste is crisp, yet not that refreshing, as the heavy aftertaste lingers and is not really that inviting. I like bitter beers, though this bitterness does not really fit with the overall feel and taste, and is a bit off/heavy tasting somehow...though overall is it not too bad a beer, better than Zubr at least.

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Photo of tone77
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A big thanks to the commander of canned beers, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a touch of sweetness. Taste is grains, malts, some hints of corn, light and refreshing. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but a bit milder than other Polish lagers I have tried.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Warka has a thin-to-medium, white head, a fairly good amount of lacing left behind, and a clear, golden appearance. Aroma is of sweet honey and bread crust, and the flavor is of the same, with low-level, grassy bitterness and German bread. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Warka finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best before: 6/24/15. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, corn flake, caramel, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid malt and caramel aspects that make it one of the better Euro lagers I have had in a while.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500ml bottle with a BB date of May 2015.
A light bodied, light tasting lager. The main virtue is a lack of problems. This is clean and not skunky, with decent albeit weak flavor.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Typical pale lager appearance. Average head and lacing. Not great but ok.
500ml can. 5.5% alcohol - no longer 5.7% as it used to be.

Smell is typical euro pale lager graininess. Quite inviting and strong enough to make you feel good about taking the first swig.

The taste is mild. A little bit of malt sweetness and some generic hop bitterness in the finish. No herbal or grassy hop flavours.

Overall a pleasant a drinkable lager with no off notes. A good lager bite in the taste and a well balanced finish.

76/100

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Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

This is Poland's version of a pale lager, similar to Stella or Harp, etc. It's pretty decent, and can be a nice complement to what is usually pretty heavy food. If I'm at a Polish place, I'd get this one, and maybe try others from this brewery as well.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale transparent orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated quickly and was lightly present on the top of the brew while drinking. Mild to average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: light buttery yeast on the front. Grainy malt backbone. Some toasted oats round out the aroma. Very light and subtle overall.

Taste: The front is pretty watery, some light malt mixes with some bready yeast. The body picks up with some grain character with oats and very subtle hop tones. The finish is semi sweet butter and prairie grass.

Mouthfeel: I could use some more crisp hop and malt tones. Front is definitely watery and fails to pull the drinker in. Carbonation is okay.

Overall: Unimpressive overall but I would recommend it for a macro drinker looking for something different within that similar price range. This brew just need more character in all areas. Good for a warm day barbeque though.

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Photo of Jakeszetela
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a dark gold color. head dissipates quickly. no carbonation visible. corn and malt aroma. the interesting thing about this beer is that I get a flavor reminiscent of sweet tea with lemon. my friends concurred. there is the slightest hint of skunk flavor, but primarily i get flavors of tea and lemon. hit me completely off guard.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Pint glass, almost no head but a nice golden color. Aroma was of sweetness, corn and malt with a hint of alcohol. Slightly sweet taste with a skunky after bite and a mild malt finish. Mouthfeel is wet at first and then fizzed to a dry end with a suprising bit of carbonation, left flavor hints on the roof of the mouth. Overall a nice Euro Lager that had some flavor, I'm sure there are better and worse Polish Lagers to be had....and I want to try them.

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Photo of metter98
3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of floral and grassy hops and bready malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and corn along with hints of a syrup-like sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is definitely heavier in body compared to other Euro Pale Lagers.
O: Although this beer is a little sweet, it's not too difficult to drink because any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste. It's not a bad beer for the style because there are no off flavors.

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Photo of Douberd
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500 ml can, bought at a polish shop in Arnhem. Poured into a Guinness pint glass. ABV 5,7% Golden yellow colour with one finger of soapy white head, with low retention. No lacing of course left behind, just a couple of bubbles in the body. Typical macro lager aroma, but very faint, almost non existent. Malty taste but only a bit sweet. Aftertaste is much sweeter. Very thin and watery body, minimal carbonation. Overall less than average macro lager tasting beer, very easily forgetable.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.45/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Color is clear golden. The head is light but still nice, medium-large and white. Only a little lace.

S: lots of sweet malts, but with a slight off-smell of boiled vegetables. Some bitter hops?

T: Sweet malt and some bitter hops, but the alcohol together with a marzipan rather rough taste.

M: long bitter aftertaste. Body is medium as well as the carbonation.

O: just another standard macro lager. This is rather a Euro Pale lager than a Märzen. Absolutely nothing to write home about.

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Photo of sauron681
3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper color, super fluffy head, low lacing glass. Light carbonation. No real smell, and light mouth feel. Tastes kinda flat cause of the lack of carbonation, yet is clean and smooth. Has a very slight bitterness at the end, preceded by a skunky, syrupy, caramel flavor. Not the worst Poland beer I have ever had, better than most

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can
A - a quite clear bright amber with a thin little head and traces of lacing.
S - a little sweet malt with a trace of hops.
T - moderately sweet maltiness with a light hoppiness all of which comes and goes quick and clean.
M - light, crisp, and lively with no lingering strong flavors.
D - goes down very easily and the abv is of little notice.
A very clean and easy drinking beer that would make for a refreshing picnic beverage.

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Photo of rwrk42
2.88/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: A dark yellow similar to virgin olive oil in color. No head whatsoever.

Smell: Very light sweet malty aroma.

Taste: Very Light bodied but clean and smooth. Sweet malty taste followed by a slight hop bitterness. Not much else to it. Very mild in flavor.

Exactly like Tatra, you would think they were made by the same brewer.
Was hoping for a bit more.

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Photo of stevoj
2.37/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from Toom getrankmarkt. Musty flavor to this lager, looks great in glass with nice fluffy head. Aroma is light, and taste is of paper and paste.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - light amber in color, clear, with about half a fingers' worth of light off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - pale lager type of smell, but with a slightly heartier edge to it.

Taste - much like the smell, but more biscuity than I originally noticed or would have guessed it to be. There's a little bite to it in the middle and then the following toward the finish.

Mouthfeel - the texture is actually fairly well balanced - not lingering more or less toward watery or creamy.

Overall - not very intriguing, but still a pretty solid and decent brew.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.71/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Let me preface things by saying that I'm ignoring the current designation of this beer and reviewing it as a Euro pale lager (or something generally akin thereto. I'll explain later. Anyway, it pours a clear pale straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises white bread, corn, dusty wheat, and light honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with a dull sweetness and a vague twang of booze duking it out amidst the aforementioned elements. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly syrupy feel. Overall, a pretty meager beer in general. As a marzen/O-Fest, it's downright terrible, but as a normal Euro lager, it's just mildly sad.

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Photo of stjaernstoft
2.66/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Warka, ABV: 5.7%.
550 ml can, gift from a friend (bought in Poland).

A: The liquid is clear and bright amber in colour, with an average white head that leaves some lacing in the glass.

S: Grainy malt, bread, syrup and banana skids. Not much.

T: White bread, cereals, citrus, syrup, banana skids and alcohol.

M: Sticky carbonation. Both body and bitterness is small to medium.

O: As usual with the Polish standards, it doesn't benefit from the slightly higher ABV. Warka is far from the worst example, though. It's still drinkable. The taste is neither good nor bad.

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75 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.
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