Kozlak | Browar Amber

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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

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Added by bruachan on 12-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
15.21%
 
 
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3
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Photo of breardon1776
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBomb515
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
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
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enelson
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Duffman79
1.87/5  rDev -47.3%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
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 +2.5%
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 +4.5%
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 +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kamilgracki
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brabander
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer but no more than that, Sweet taste and nice lacing in the glass. They call this one a bock but its not....

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Photo of djrn2
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.9/5  rDev +38%

Photo of DaveBoi
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of doktorhops
4.32/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Next on the menu is Browar Amber's Koźlak from sunny Poland! I don't mind a good German Bock and Poland is close enough to Germany to warrant a look in (at least Hitler thought it was) so let's see what the Polish can produce in a Bock. It must be said however that my previous experience with Polish beers has not been "all smiles and sunshine" with Brok being the best beer I recall trying from there, but hey I am always open to giving new breweries a go.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Pokal.

A: Ooo; rich murky caramel bodied with a centimetre beige head, looks a tasty treat if you ask me [and yes, you did ask me].

S: Double Ooo; caramel malts, macerated figs, dates, almond and thick chewy (because I know that is how this beer will taste) rye bread all provide a rich DNA to this Bocks aroma. Already I am impressed.

T: Wow, this is almost Weihenstephaner Korbinian good - it has all of the above (caramel, figs, dates, almonds and rye bread) an added touch of parlour-room smoke and a finish that is both dry with a hint medicinal herb bitterness. It is a sweet brew but not unbearably so and reasonable enough given the 6.5% ABV. Fan-***-tasic Koźlak!

M: Medium bodied with a creamy carbonation, a class act all the way.

D: Tastiest Bock my tongue has ever had the fortune to taste, and that is precisely due to the fact that this isn't really a Bock, it's a Doppelbock. Seriously, no Bock I've ever had lays out a red carpet for dark fruit malts, rye bread and parlour-room smoke - it is quite clearly a Doppel, and an excellent Doppel at that. This affirms my faith (or lack thereof) in Polish brews, those Poles really can craft a beer when they're not busy being invaded by Germany and Russia, Okrzyki!

Food match: More suited to German than Polish cuisine, but then again I'm not overly familiar with Polish food (apart from delicious pierogi) so I could be wrong. The flavours I would pursue to match this would be banquet hall fare (pig + spit + this beer = good) you get the picture.

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Photo of Zuidman
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of keithmurray
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle into a mug

Appearance - hazy brown color with tan head

Smell - toffee, almonds, caramel

Taste - caramel, toffee, roasted nuts

Mouthfeel - sweet upfront, medium bodied, lower level of carbonation, flavors linger a good amount

Overall - a damn good beer that exceeded my initial expectations

Price Point - $2.50/16.9 oz bottle

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