Okocim Mocne
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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Lager - European Strong
Ranked #41
Ranked #48,524
3 | pDev: 19%
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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Notes: Listed as "Malt Liquor" on some labels in the US, due to some US State laws.
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Marc_Nation from England

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Out of all the 7% Polish beers that I have tried, this one seems to be a little less sweet on the finish than the others, which is why I like it. Many of the stronger Polish beers I have tried have a tendency to be quite sweet, which is not what I want in a beer! This beer, although still a bit sweet, has a bit more body than the others I've tried, there's a bit more malt flavour in this one. It's worth a try! You can buy this beer in a half litre can at my local shop for about £1.10 ponds/$1.47 dollars. It's not going to blow your mind, but at the price you're paying, you can't complain.

Jun 05, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml Can in 1 Minute shop, Warsaw (4.05 PLN):
This one was quite a surprising beer & one that I found myself enjoying much more than I thought I would. There was a lot of early sweetness that was coupled with a few sticky malts & some pleasant vanilla flavours; excellent stuff for the style & one I'd have again.

Apr 24, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is malts and very slightly off sweetness. The flavor is malts, mild/medium sweetness, a bit of graininess in the middle and a mix of slight alcohol and hops in the finish.

Apr 13, 2017
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Ant777uk from England

2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Smell from can is like an overtly chocolaty mocha, colour is reddish amber and looks good in my glass.

Lots of creamy head that wants to stay and does not move. Taste is also quite chocolaty, which is daring and quite different. My first sip I did not enjoy, though as I continue drinking the flavour improves. However, somehow it does not quite work. It is trying to be too complex, and I simply do not want another one, as its heaviness is simply too much. The taste is ok, though it tastes more like chocolate than beer. If this website was called Chocolate Advocate, I would give it a 5 rating. However it is meant to be a beer, so it shall receive less, I simply do not enjoy the experience of drinking it...

Aug 09, 2015
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from local LCBO for about $2.50 CDN.

Appearance - Dull golden color that is clear and has a few lively bubbles. About 1 finger of white head is poured with modest retention.

Smell - Some graininess, namely a sweet corn aroma with some substantial malt lingering just behind. Overall smell is weak though.

Taste - Starts a bit sweet, then a strange dryness comes into the flavor, completely sapping whatever taste there was. Then finishes a bit maltier (after the flavor has come back) and the booze is well hidden for what it is. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel - A bit flat and lacking. oddly dry finish.

Overall - It's not bad for what it is, but would rather have Warka Strong if I'm having a strong Euro Lager. Booze was surprisingly well hidden. The sum of this beer is greater than each of its parts.

Dec 16, 2014
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LagerCognoscenti from England

3.75/5  rDev +25%

Looks good. Light amber. A bit darket than most lagers. Good head and decent lacing.

The taste is very malty and diacetyl is present in a welcome way. There is a good balance of mild bitterness and the beer drinks just as easily as weaker Polish lagers in the 5.5 - 6% range.

Overall, a tasty full bodied lager. Certainly tastes like a macro beer and has no major points of interest. However it has a good thick flavour due to the high abv and a nice buttery sweetness.



Sep 14, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice strong lager, my favourite of the polish ones. Ap: served from the can to a pint glass, propper foam, not much gas, orange browned Sm: not very smelly, bit of alcohol, T: punch of alcohol, a bit of caramel and malt after, kicks strong, perfect to relax after a hard day.

Jul 11, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden straw amber with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thick cap with heavy lacing. Aroma malty; bready malt, slightly sour and grainy. Similar to a somewhat soured bock. Flavor is sweet malt, grain and adjuncts, hints of apple juice and diacetyl. Hints of hops and oxidation in the finish. Mild flavor does not quite cover the alcohol, tasting like a fortified light bock. Light bodied with decent carbonation. This can is also labled "Malt Liquor" obviously for the US market and that is actually a good description. This tastes like a slightly maltier adjunct lager fortified for getting a buzz. Except for the diacetyl, no real off flavors, but nothing much to recommend it either. A cheap, fortified lager. Needed to tick this brewery and style. Done and moving on.

May 22, 2014
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jaz58 from Canada

3.83/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very interesting strong pilsner. Served in a pint glass.

A nice golden orange clear colour with a steady yet light carbonation.

Salty sour nose.

When poured a thick white head formed yet it dissipated quite quickly.

Slight hint of carmel and malt followed by a dry bitters finish.

A decent mouthfeel, not as round as other brews.

Dec 23, 2012
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Kremlock from Canada

3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Name and make is the same but the can is slightly different then the picture posted. Also the level of alcohol is 7% alc./vol.

A: Pours a nice golden colour with a thick white head. Beer is very clear with high carbonation.

S: Hint of alcohol is present, a bit of corn, maltiness

T: Sweetness is a bit candy like (like those little red raspberry candies) but it's faint yet present. Hint of caramel but it gets overshadowed by the candy flavour. There is a bitterness present in the background that does come out at the end.

M: low-medium bodied, a bit of a silk to it. coats the tongue and palate

O: A good beer if you are in the mood of a sweeter lager but not too malty. Bitterness is what you'd expect of a lager.

Oct 20, 2012
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bryehn from Canada

3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden colour with slight amber tinges and a generous soapy white head that gets retained as a collar and film while leaving some mild and spotty lacing.

Smells of malts, wet grains, corn and wheat flour. Slight waft of alcohol. Pretty one-noted and sweet, but no particularly bad aromas either.

Thick, malty taste with a surprising dryness. Mostly bread and grains with a slight toasted character. Slight sweetness and a light berry fruit tone.

Medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation level. Biscuit-like mouthfeel with a syrupy accent. The finish has a decent dryness to it and the aftertaste has a slightly sweet corn flavour.

Tolerable and would go best with a heavy meal like roast beef and potatoes or sausages. The dryness helps this beer’s drinkability, but it tends to drink like a malt liquor for the most part. Wouldn’t turn one down if I was in Poland, but won’t go out of my way to try it again.

Apr 01, 2012
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liamt07 from Canada

2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can from the LCBO, 473ml into a stange. Best before February 1, 2013.

Clear gold with a reddish orange tinge, short-lived whited head with almost no lacing. Nose is generally sweet, some honey, grains, and what moderately resembles some caramelized malts. Taste is just the same, sweet malts, grainy, alcohol, apple juice and more alcohol. A general bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel, high carbonation. Too much fusel here and lackluster flavour - a chore to get through.

Mar 28, 2012
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spinrsx from Canada

2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance – Clear dark yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is almost no lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, light hops, and lots of corn. There is also another cooked vegetable taste - can't my finger on it. The beer ends with corn/malt slightly harsh aftertaste.

Overall – Found this beer listed in the book '1000 beers you must try before you die'. Well I tried it.. definitely noting to write home about. I didn't have any issues finishing my glass, but it's not something I'd seek out again.

Nov 22, 2011
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thehyperduck from Canada

3.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can, best before May 2012. Listed at an even 7% abv instead of 7.5, and served ice cold.

Pours a relatively deep golden colour, comparable to apple juice in hue. There is one half-finger of soapy white head on top, which soon dies down to a thin, filmy cap. Mostly nondescript aroma with bready, pale grain malts, some grass and vaguely corny notes. Boring, but on the plus side there's no ethanol.

Decent taste. Lots of grainy barley malt sweetness, with some honey and green apple/pear notes. Some faint hop presence toward the end of the sip, mostly stale and earthy. Malty, sweetish aftertaste lingers for a bit along with just a bit of boozy heat - maybe I'm just getting used to higher ABV beers after all the Belgian stuff I've had lately, but the extra alcohol seems reasonably well-hidden. Leaning toward the heavier side of light bodied, with good carbonation for the style. Very easy to drink for a 7%er, although it definitely becomes funkier and more sour as it warms.

Not as terrible as the reviews led me to believe, but other than that there isn't much to say. You can certainly drink this, but you probably wouldn't want to unless you were just looking for something to get you wasted without being terribly unpalatable. For the discerning malt liquor connoisseur. Not something I'm likely to get again when I can think of 2 other strong Polish lagers I'd prefer, but at least this stuff is cheap.

Nov 03, 2011
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JohnnyBarman from Canada

2.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a nonic. Deep golden, lots of visible carbonation, leaves behind a solid level of creamy head, great retention, a thin ring survives to till the end.

Nose is stale malts, corn, a bit of hops I suppose, and a metallic twang.

A boozy affair, this beer starts off admirably enough, but becomes less enjoyable with each passing sip. Sickly sweet to begin, with some pretty uninspired malts, and ends with a medicine-metallic dry taste that becomes increasingly more challenging to power through as I go along. I finished it, but reluctantly. Like Samuel Jackson Ale, "It'll get you drunk!" But then again, so will liquor or better beer.

Fun fact: apparently "mocne" is Polish for cheap, boozy swill. Avoid.

Aug 20, 2011
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BlackHaddock from England

2.36/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

7.1%ABV 500ml can, lets hope I enjoy it more than the bottle I reviewed back in 2008.

The can had a best before of 27 Apr 2011, it was reviewed two months later: poured into my Budweiser Budvar 0.2 litre tasting glass on 23 Jun 2011.

No complaints from the look, bright, clear and golden. Lovely white head on each pour of the three.

Grainy, metalic type smell, but strangley not offensive.

The taste is all about the alcohol, with a drying bitterness that I didn't really take too. There is a hop mini feel in the flavour, but it just didn't seem to do much taste wise.

I could see two pints of this giving you the mother of all hang-overs. It's the sort of beer drunks drink out of brown paper bags!

As unimpressed as I was with the bottle, but for completely different reasons: have my tastebuds changed, or has the beer?

Jun 23, 2011
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bylerteck from Canada

1.94/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle from a corner store in Lublin. Suggested retail price on bottle. From notes.

A - Light golden colour with a two finger frothy white head. Bright. Lot's of carbonation. Slight lacing and retention.

S - Weak. Typical of a strong Euro lager. Corn, sweet grain and nothing else. Very faint and almost nonexistent.

T - Corn and sweet grain. There was a little grassy hop to balance and keep this from being terrible.

M - Light to medium carbonation and a medium body. Sort of oily and unpleasant.

O/D - Avoid this. No way I would have it again. Saving grace is the mild hop presence. I didn't finish the bottle.

May 29, 2011
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Mancer from New York

2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a golden copper color with a two finger high, white head. The head dissipated into a thin lace that barely coated the top of the beer, let alone the glass. The initial smell of the beer was wheat and barley, with a subtle sweetness of perhaps a berry fruit. The taste was all slightly sweet barley. The flavors stuck to the tongue and were not what I preferred. The brew had a light to medium body with medium to high carbonation.

Overall, this was alright. Polish beers stick out easily and pretty distinct in their flavor, which is highly characteristic of this beer. However, there isn't much to set this beer apart from the rest, other than me liking the brewery's porter.

Dec 28, 2010
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biegaman from Canada

2.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Okocim Mocne ("strong") looks a shade stronger than most Euro pale lagers; its golden tone is refulgent and its complexion clear as a bright summer's day. The little bubbles that dot the landscape give it character and charm, the soapy pool of head they become part of lend assurance that this is well brewed. Looking at it, I trust this will be a good lager...

Smelling it, however, tells a different story. Warm and bready corn muffins await the nose, all too eager to showcase a big box-store worthy processed smell. This bouquet is stale smelling and predominantly unauthentic, lacking in both hops and barley, and tinged with a note of alcohol that, while not outright just yet, is suspiciously close to the surfacing.

Okocim regular - like many bottled, mass-produced, exported Polish lagers - is reasonably unpalatable although in this case, it's made doubly so. The 'strong' in its name doesn't correspond so much to the alcohol as it does just the fact that its taste has been compounded twice over. The flavour of corn syrup and white bread is twice as strong.

To its credit, the alcohol itself is not made any more obvious; instead, what drinkers have to endure for the extra buzz is an extra-prevalent taste of chemical adjuncts and disagreeable, cheap malts. If you ask me it's not worth it - if you're drinking to get drunk try hard liquor, that's my advice. If you're looking to enjoy a satisfying beer look elsewhere.

The beer was designed to be as tasteless as possible, a goal in which it relatively succeeds, and as drinkable as possible - a goal which it succeeds only with the assistance of a plugged nose and near freezing temperatures. This is negligibly different from the original, which is a good thing for alcoholics, but an unfortunate disappointment for everyone else.

They can poke you with all different kinds of instruments but it's still pain. Okocim Mocne, living up to its name, roughs up the palate with more strength than lesser-alcohol lagers. The abuse suffered is nowhere worth the price paid for it, no matter the momentary jollies that 7.5% alcohol might bring. Stronger is definitely not better.

Aug 01, 2010
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morimech from Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, light golden color with two fingers of dense white head that had decent retention before settling to a thick cap. Large amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is not as impressive as the appearance. It is grainy, sweet malt, and just a faint wisp of hops. The beer comes back to life in taste. Not too sweet with a decent amount of hops to balance things out. Almost has a clean finish but there is a little lingering astringency. Otherwise has the Polish lager taste. The body is light despite the elevated ABV. Good carbonation that is far from harsh. I think I picked this bottle up right after it got off the truck at the store. So it may of benefited by being as fresh as an import could be. Add some more hops and this beer could be something really good.

Jul 06, 2010
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Phyl21ca from Canada

1.59/5  rDev -47%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear golden color ale with a medium pure white foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of sweet adjunct is not too strong but not that pleasant either. Taste is also dominated by sweet adjunct with light cardboard notes. Body is slightly oily with medium carbonation. Not something I really cared about or that I would need to revisit again.

May 19, 2010
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sunrisesolara from Austria

2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

.5L emptied into a Pokal.

A: Poured an orangish gold with a 2-finger off-white head which quickly receeded to a thin ring. Light lacing.

S: Citrus, sour grain, some sweet malt and a twinge of hoppiness are tucked in there.

M: Really light bodied for a beer of this style, but with decent carbonation.

T: Biscuity malt, lightly hopped. Sourish booze and a dry, almost metallic finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

D: Got this a gift from my boss after a trip to Poland. I've had better examples of the Polish Mocne and I don't think I'll seek this one out anytime soon.

May 09, 2010
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color wit a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts. Taste is of malts, alcohol, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this makes for a fairly decent brew.

Apr 15, 2010
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seand from California

2.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: An aggressive pour results in surprisingly small amount of white head with large bubbles - maybe a finger or two in a relatively small mouthed glass. The head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving minimal lacing. The beer itself is a clear golden amber.

S: Has that pale lager smell, but with a bit of additional sweetness and alcohol, and a subtle but strange almost metallic tinge.

T: Starts light, moving into a slightly boozy sweetness, and then the flavor just kind of empties out, again with a near metallic touch. Finishes quite dry.

M: Fairly low carbonation, light mouthfeel, finishes watery.

D: I guess it drinks easy enough, in terms of not having any overbearing offensive notes, but it's not something I wish I had a lot more of.

It's OK. I wouldn't say it's good, but it's not really terrible either.

Jan 19, 2010
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nasty15108 from New York

3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A - Poured a slightly cloudy orange color. The pour produced a head of white foam that subsided into a thick bubbly film.

S - Smelled like a typical Euro lager. Hints of malt, grain and alcohol.

T - Malty and slightly grassy. Finishes off with a slight bitterness and definite alcohol presence.

MF&D - Light to meduim bodied. Not offensive, but just not interesting or tasty enough to buy again.

Oct 26, 2009
Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 131 ratings