Kozlak | Browar Amber

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3.58/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Amber
Poland
browar-amber.pl

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bruachan on 12-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,496
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
91
pDev:
14.8%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of FBarber
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a ruddy brown color with great clarity. Thin tan head dissipates leaving a partial slick of tan foam on top of the beer.

Smell has notes of bread, dark fruits - kind of raisin bread like.

Taste has notes of bread and dark fruits. There is a kind of syrupy sweetness in the flavor. Touch of spicy hops on the finish peak through.

Feel is thick and doughy. Moderate carbonation.

The flavor profile is interesting with the prominent dark fruits making it somewhere between a bock and a doppelbock, but overall this is far too sweet and syrupy to be very good. One of these was more than enough for a lifetime.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad I found this non-German Bock at the local grocery. It's a little different than your usual German bock. This one is a little more malty and the mouthfeel has some liveliness to it like a sparking wine. Tasty.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Finally, a great beer from this brewer.

Loving this, really complex, lots of spice elements. Warming but also light, exotic and refreshing...

Will definitely buy this again

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Photo of Tone
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, European yeast, pale malt, hint of hop, molasses, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Bock. Mouth feel is quite sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, European yeast, pale malt, hint of hop, molasses, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent aroma, body, and blend; quite traditional.

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Photo of grahuba
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red brown color,aroma is Malt ,dried fruit,plums. Listed as a bock but came off like a dark ale. Enjoyable but may not seek this out again

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Photo of MFS_71
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review from BA Mag Issue #116 ( Sep 2016 )

Sweet, Bold, Deep, Malty
Big, sweet, and malty. This beer acts bigger than it actually is, like an after dinner drink you could easily enjoy anytime of day. Suggestions of brown bread, caramel, toast, and hay on the palate are present throughout. More flavor than most typical high gravity Eastern European lagers, and the sweetness is not at a level to deter me from wanting another sip. You really have to appreciate the uniqueness of this beer from Browar Amber. [Jason]

Look 3.75 | Smell 3.75 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 3.75 | Overall 3.75

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Photo of breardon1776
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBomb515
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany and clear with a smaller tan head and light on lacing. Big sweet malty, bread and toffee aroma. Notes of toffee, wheat bread crust, light dark fruit and caramel. Medium, comes off syrupy, finishes with a linger on the pallet. This being my first bock I want sure what to expect. I don't feel however that this was a top tier example, comes off clunky.

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Photo of parkwood
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of enelson
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, code on the back label appears to read P01/1. My first beer from Browar Amber; acquired this oddity at the local Binny's. 'Bock Beer' Product of Poland, 6.30% abv listed on the label.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A deep mahogany / crimson body, one finger of tan off-white head. No real lacing to speak of. Adequate carbonation. Looks decent per the style.

S - A pleasant and complex aroma that stays true to the style: notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown bread, bread crust, earthy yeast. Slight musty.

T - Taste follows the nose: traditional & complex flavors. Caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown bread, bread crust, lager yeast, mild spicy / earthy hop note.

M - Feel is very smooth, crisp, & creamy. Semi-dry / bready finish. Very easy-drinking stuff.

Overall, i thought it was rather delicious stuff, especially at $1.59 a bottle. I look forward to trying more from this brewery. Recommended.

Browar Amber Kozlak -----4/5.

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Photo of EOC
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Duffman79
1.87/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I must have had an infected bottle because this was easily one of the worst beers I have ever had. It was very syrupy and sickly sweet without any trace of hops. An immediate drain-pour.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sweet malt aroma and taste, thin and foamy beige head, dark amber body. Malt is the main focus here, dominating all aspects of this beer. Heavy molasses aroma, sweet palate. After drinking NW IPAs, this is a different taste all together.

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Photo of drpimento
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear mahogany color with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel and toffee, some grain. Taste is similar to nose with some tang and bitter. Body though, was a tad flat. Serviceable bock.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice bock beer. Poured from a 16 oz bottle to a pilsner glass.

Deep brown color with an opaque turbid look and minimal head but good carbonation presence and bite.

Minimal aroma to speak of.

Good malty taste with breadiness and significant sweetness.

Overall: Really good malt-forward beer.

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Photo of sephyrott
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Kozlak Bock has a fairly thick, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, somewhat bubbly, rust-orange appearance, and some splotchy lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt, and the flavor is of sweet, syrupy malt, a touch of tannin, mild hop rounding bitterness, and brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Kozlak Bock finishes refreshing, not the least bit boozy, and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Kozlak from Browar Amber
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 91 ratings