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 ppoitras
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml can hauled back from Poland by my friend Kris. Thanks!

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/4" off-white head above the clear light golden brew. Frothy head lasts and lasts, with lots of lacing. Aroma is light, relatively balanced, with spicy hops tipping the scales a bit. Taste is sweet pale grains, with a crisp Saaz-ish hoppiness. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is nice as well. Not bad, esp for the travelling this can has done.

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Photo of ccs
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful gold hue, almost no head. Smells sweet, malty. Has a good taste, sweet, malty with a nice roast at the end. Tastes very much to the Oktoberfest style. Mouthfeel is good, just the right amount of carbonation. This is a great beer, very drinkable and perfect with a nice dessert.

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Photo of kmo1030
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

dark gold in color with a white head that fizzes itself out quickly. malty aroma with caamel, vanilla, and a light fruitiness. honey aromas make a showing as it warms. slight astringency and hints of an almost maple syrup aroma also show up. very sweet with candy like flavors that mirror the aroma minus the astringency. apple like fruitiness combines with the caramel to create a very pleasing caramel apple taste (obviously). lighter medium body with average carbonation. good drinkability, while very sweet, it is not overwhelming at all. worth a try if you can get your hands on it. i gotta admit, i was pleasantly surprised with my first polish beer.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber with a good sized foamy white head and extensive patches of lace. The aroma is of fruity malts, with apple and orange mixing with some noble hops. The taste is of crackers and honey with some stewed fruit notes and a subdued hoppiness. Hop bitterness is low too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy for a lager. The alcohol is very understated.

This is a very good euro lager, definitely the best Polish beer Ive tried yet. Id get this again.

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Photo of TerryW
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber orange. Pours a good yellowish head that settles to a film. Gives up a thin bit of lace.

Overall this beer comes across as almost achingly sweet. Lots of sweet malt in the nose with some hop lurking in the background. Nice touch of grain in there as well. The flavour is dominated by the malt and the whole effect is just too sugary. Carbonation is nicely tuned.

This beer has a couple of nice touches, but is just too sweet to be really enjoyable. Not enough balance, too watery.

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Photo of stoutman
4.3/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Malty nose, smells somewhat like a golden graham cereal. Almost tastes like a graham cracker sort of a lightly sweet, syrupy, and grainy flavor. The deep straw gold color with a steady stream of carbonation throughout begs to say "drink me'. Not quite enough hops for me, but has the sticky sweet finish and nice mouthfeel most real beer drinkers talk about. Perfectly drinkable, and, surprisingly to me, a dangerously enjoyable beer.

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Photo of proc
3.98/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if I would classify this beer as a Marzen/Octoberfest. It is clearly a pilsner. Pours out to a bright yellow in the glass with a very active carbonation and a nice, fluffly white head. The aroma is that of hay/freshly cut grass. The taste is superb for a "fizzy, yellow beer". There are hints of caramel and honey with a nice, little hop bite on the finish. Incredibly drinkable. I don't think I've rated a pils this high before.

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Photo of ElGuapo
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one poured alright, with a white fluffy head on top of a golden amber brew. The aroma is sweet, very sweet. Apples jump right out of the glass. There was also a very surprising hint of alcohol.

Apples and caramel in the start of the taste. There is a solid grainy kick just before the aftertaste, which is dry and bready. If it weren't for the apple taste overpowering the grains, this one would be a much better brew than it is. It is easy to drink, and the carbonation is at the right level.

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Photo of paceyourself
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been awhile since i've had beer from a can and i wasn't expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised. The crystal clear straw yellow color was covered by a fluffy white head that faded slowly leaving a thin white film on top. A faint odor of cardboard is there but very little aroma overall.This brew is lacking in the taste department, i would say it's like a thin vienna lager at best. By not being over carbonated i could drink many of these with a couple kelly dogs on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Gusler
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer pours a quite deep gold to almost copper color with a pertinent white head that is frothy in texture, and the lace a nice thick sheet to seal the glass. Nose is dominated by malt, somewhat crisp and fresh, a bit musty and the start a bit too sweet, the top thin. Finish is strong in its carbonation, with the hops adequate and the aftertaste dry and lingering, drinkable, but not something that “Lit my beer fire”.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.67/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dark offering, almost amber in colour with a taste of fruitiness and almonds and a little thin. This is a full bodied brew with a minor lace as its crowning glory or lack of. Does nothing for me...but I am glad I met it...

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Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can version. Poured a nice amber color with a thick beige head. Malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malt flavor but kind of thin for a Vienna. Granted, GL's Eliot Ness has ruined me as far as other Vienna's go. It is nice to know that people had a beer this good 500 years ago.

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

Warka Beer: From Poland, in a half liter can. Deep amber color, with a thick rocky white head. They claim that this beer has been around since before Columbus sailed. I was fully expecting a skunked out euro-lager, but instead found a slightly thin Vienna style lager. Very, very sweet, with dominant malt tastes, almost honey like. A simple hop presence at the end does what it can to balance out the sweetness. Nevertheless, this was a surprisingly good beer, particularly for $1.29 a can.

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