Kozlak | Browar Amber

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Browar Amber

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 95
Photo of brentk56
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a prodigious head that retains well and splashes the glass with all matter of lace

Smell: Just about the sweetest smell I have ever come across for a beer; smells like dates mixed with golden syrup

Taste: Very sweet on the tongue as well, baklava in a beer; with a sweetness that just doesn't let up

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: If you like a sweet beer, this one is for you; me, not so much

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Photo of Weizenmensch
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool-looking 500mL bottle, a Polish Bock I've never tried before.

Looks good in the glass, pale brown with a tan-yellow head. Quite effervescent with good head retention. Reminiscent of a strong English brown ale, both in first appearance, smell and then taste. In fact, despite the fact it's supposed to be a bock, and hence bottom-fermented rather than top-fermented like an English strong ale, it resembles the latter in more ways than it does the former.

Nutty tastes, sweet date and raisin flavours on the palate, and an ale-like heartiness. Not a bad beer, but certainly not representative of the style. Put head-to-head with a fine German bock or doppelbock, there would be little resemblance. Which is a pity, I felt like a real bock, and I'm regretting being adventurous and choosing this beer over the tried and true favourite Aventinus.

Overall: nothing that original, and not a good example of a bock, but since my expectations were low, I was not disappointed - this is a perfectly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml brown silk print bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Also available in Norway at Vinmonopolet. Beautiful copper colour, large tan head. Malty sweetish aroma, notes of caramel and bakery. Malty sweet flavour, loads of caramel, sweeter than I appreciate. Very moderate hops in the finish.

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Photo of bark
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is dark brown with a tint of red. The head is two fingers thick, pale beige and it slowly sinks down leaving some fine lacing.

The smell is malty with sweet notes of caramel and treacle. I noticed some minerals, nuts, a bitter touch and some alcohol.

The malt dominates the taste: It is a clean, robust lightly roasted flavour. There are some mild hops, bringing a good balance to the brew. The aftertaste is surprisingly short with malt, some bitterness and hints of minerals and boiled vegetables.

The carbonation is average-mild; the bubbles are small. The liquid is smooth.

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Photo of lehows
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a couple bottles of these while I was in Poland. It poured a nice dark amber color and had good notes of malt and some caramel. The head was an attractive tan ribbon that while small, had great retention. Taste was smooth, and evenly malted. Not as much malt as I expected from the appearance, but it was very pleasant to drink. High drinkability makes this a great all around bock.

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Photo of biegaman
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great appearence, decent head. Semi - transparent in a deep, ruby amber shade. Wicked looking bottle, with silk screened graphic and inticing write up. A solid, matly aroma. Taste doesn't indicate alcohol. Strong amber and crystal malt. This is like a DoppleBock meets Amber Ale (which, I think was the brewer's intentions, so good). It certainly works! Lots of caramel malt to round out the edges. No bad aftertaste. Tasty, light bodied. Great drinking bock, would certainly serve as a good 'cross-over' beer. This is almost as nice as its dopplebock counterpart of a similar name. Somewhat limited, but well achieved and well rounded. Quite good !

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Photo of bruachan
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

picked this up in poland this summer. harvest goat motif on the bottle

tall creamy head. looks a little like the spray foam insulation, but lighter in color. wanes eventually, leaving almost alone the copper colored brew. sweet malty munich and smooth bready aromas. no sign of hops in the nose

a little disappointing after the nice aroma. too highly carbonated in my opinion; it takes away from what should be a very smooth character. also, it isn't really all that malty. it's certainly not bad, but i think i would have rather brought home a zywiec porter or something more enjoyable (though worth a try if you're over there)

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Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 95 ratings