Warka | Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.

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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Photo of hopnerd
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle to nonic pint. Pour straight down the middle gives a few fingers of foamy active head with good retention. Settles to a small cap and no lacing. Aroma of pepper, lemon, white bread, malt. Peppery, clean, crisp flavor, with touches of apple. Sweet. Good beer for a hot day.

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Photo of ugurcan
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of serhankoray
4.28/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle 500 mL to wine glass
Appearance: Golden amber clear, medium off white foam that disappears quickly, small foam lingers
Aroma:scent of malt not a lot
Taste: low bitterness, not a lot of taste, long finish
Palate: lively carbonation
Overall: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for
Drank: 8/25/2016 6:08 pm

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty. In a good way. A bit heavy/chewy. Good.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
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 TobeerAs
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh intro with a well balanced bitterness. Average finish

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Photo of Redrover
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +6.9%
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 -6%
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 DrAnnaNemis
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spoony
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samibr
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LizT
2.81/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pleebak
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raime
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


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 The_Kriek_Freak
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of will4738
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AmitC
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ant777uk
2.68/5  rDev -16%
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 +2.8%
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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Warka from Browary Warka Sp. z o.o.
3.19 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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