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Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Listed as "Malt Liquor" on some labels in the US, due to some US State laws.

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Photo of Offa
4.22/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a tasty strong lager, simple and uncomplicated but with good flavour, well-rounded, and very smooth.

Deep gold, it has a fairly big white head that's smooth and a bit creamy, streadily shrinking to a thin foamy top that lasts, slowly shrinking to a ring and wisps. It leaves a little weak lace.

The aroma is aromatic with perfumy grain, ripe apples, and raisiny wine with elements of fruit, grapes, hay and hints of juniper and citurs.

The taste is simple but solid, consistent, very nice, and full bodied with grain, a little bread crust, fermented grapes, grapeskin, hints of overripe apple, and dry grass. It has a nice, sweetish aftertaste of fruit and grain. It's simple but full, fairly zesty, with a slightly thick, frothy, oily feel, light, smooth alcoholic bite and warmth. It's very drinkable, too.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.05/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Where the smell was certainly nothing to write home about, everything else was quite impressive, especially for this style. I poured this from its 500mL can into my commemorative Lord of the Rings chalice. Yes, I'm a dork. Anyhow, I am typically not a fan of lagers, but I am a fan of just about anything from eastern Europe, so I figured I'd give it a go. Usual golden colour, snow white head. Doesn't look terrible, but doesn't strike me, either. The smell was a nice mix of malt and hops, but again, typical. Not striking or unusual in anyway. Then, however, came the taste. Very good. Typical lager at first, but then a maltiness followed by a roasted nuttiness in the aftertaste. Very good. There also doesn't seem to be a hell of a lot of carbonation with this stuff, either. That said, mouthfeel is very nice, very smooth. Easy to drink, and at 7%abv (not7.5%) this is a good level of "horsepower" for a brew of this style. Overall, I was quite surprised by this one, especially given the style. Fantastic.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.85/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My latest "Fight Night" beer poured a yellow that bordered on orange and showed a loose white head that soon departed leaving just a ring.
Either my sense of smell is bad or this beer just wasn't all that fragrant. Pleasantly smooth and somewhat creamy mouthfeel with no negatives to speak of.
Taste is hard for me to describe but was enjoyable, not bitter or harsh. I would not mind having this again and trying this brands other offerings.

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Photo of jaz58
3.83/5  rDev +29%
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.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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.



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Photo of templar316
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light copper into my Sammy Smith pint. The head was gone in a flash. A nice light nose; subtle malt background with a hint of alcohol a warning that this is a strong bier. The flavor is soft malt, a little bisciuty with a little alcohol bite at the end. Goes down smooth and could easly lead to a long session.

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Photo of stoutman
3.69/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not too bad. Near golden color with a tall somewhat fluffy white head. An average lager taste, with a bit more alcohol, much like a higher strength version of Carlsberg Lager. Actually seem to gain flavors as it warms. Loses the sourness and has a dry roasted nut flavor and finish. A strong pale malt flavor to start with a mild hop after taste. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A decent unoffensive brew that you can have again and again. Malty and did pick up carbonation others didn't, perhaps theirs was too cold or old and mine fresh in. And that likely affected taste and ratings too. Cannot detect the high alcohol. Sweet up front with tad bitter at end.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I decided to try a bottle of Okocim Mocne after I couldn't find the Okocim Porter that I had originally been looking for. Perhaps foolishly, I mistook the dark colouration of the label as indication of a darker ale, but was quite wrong. Still, I was looking forward to trying something new and - hopefully - different.

Okocim Mocne pours from a brown 500mL pop-cap bottle into my pint glass a sort-of gold colour, with a touch of orange and amber embers throughout. Visible effervescane and two-fingers of white head finish the look, though the head dissapates down to about a single finger. It stays at about that size, and does leave considerable gobs of thick lacing. An excellent appearance for a lager, though the appearance of heavy carbonation is just a touch worrisome.

Smell is a little off, though still remarkably pleasing. I smell a faint skunkiness; I don't know whether to attribute this to the beer or the liquor store (though I'm definitely leaning toward the store, though it appeared to be fairly well stored). Beyond that, some slight citrus and grassy hopping, accented by a heavy dab of toasted and caramel malts. A touch of indistinct fruitiness. Quite pleasing, and very unexpected in a lager.

Taste is even better. Heavy carbonation momentarily distracts, but the taste itself is quite pleasantly sweet. The toasted malts and caramel notes come through loud and clear, augmented a nutty character by just a touch of hops to temper the sweetness. Unlike other reviewers, I don't really perceive any alcohol character beyond a residual warmth. Sweetness evens out on the finish, becoming just a touch bitter, though dry and somewhat grainy.

The taste is somewhat tempered by an average mouthfeel. The body feels quite good, but the carbonation is considerably heavier than I would have liked (though not to the point of macro carbonation). Still, this is a pleasant beer, and fairly drinkable, though the 7% ABV makes this something you don't want to fool around too much with.

All in all, I think i was more impressed by Okocim Mocne than most BAs. I found it to be a rather tasty change up from macro lagers. It's surprisingly flavourful, with a very unexpected (but certainly not unwelcome) malt kick that I'm rather fond of. Definitely worth a try, in spite of its shortcomings.

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Photo of DrJay
3.67/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear golden colour. Poured with a generous frothy white head that disappeared quickly leaving a thin head that produced very little lace. Light spicy aroma with a bit of sweetness. Malty sweet to start, with a little bit of ripe fruit. Bitterness shows up towards the finish and carries into a lightly bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body, fairly smooth with a relatively high carbonation level.

500mL bottle, listed at 7% abv, best before date on label.

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Photo of mattmaples
3.66/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Czech Lager are hard to fit into styles. Anyway this one is a bit lighter on the malt with a nice spicy hop flavor, not too bitter. Good beer with a respectable alcohol level.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.65/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a very, very light orange in color and clear with a good head that left a little foamy ring on top of the liquid.

Smell – This is grain and booze galore. The grains are sweetened with orange juice. The nose is actually kind of smooth all things considered.

Taste – This is Polish Malt Liquor in a nutshell. The grain is fierce yet smoothed out by the lagering process. The alcohol actually isn’t as harsh at the taste as it was in the nose.

Mouthfeel – This one is medium-bodied with a sharp alcohol sensation in the mouth that soothes and doesn’t sting. The carbonation is light but lively.

Drinkability – This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It beats most American malt liquors all to hell. It really does go down smooth. I like.

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Photo of lipschitz
3.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okacim Mochne

Presentation: 500 ml brown bottle

Pours a slightly deeper gold than your average lager, with a respectable white, sudsy heat that dissipates with 1 minute. Aroma is of grass/grains with a hint of spices detected. The taste is at first “lager clean”, but there is a perceptible alcohol astringency, followed by slightly copper-metallic hop finish, with some spices trown in between. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, and thin.
Notes: This is a noticeably strong beer. The alcohol doesn’t dominate, but it is definitely poking around in there. It is quite a nice beer, and if you ever find yourself saying “Chce mi sie pic”, then I do recommend that you give this boozy little friend from Poland a try.

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Photo of Viggo
3.57/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown/golden, with lots of head and no lace, pretty clear and the head leaves quickly. Smell is sweet and malty, some alcohol is present and a tiny bit of hops. Taste is sweet, with alcohol but not as present as I thought it would be, little hop bitterness at the end, but not cloying sweet. Smooth, carbonation is high, really not a bad beer, but not good and its a good price.

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Photo of Indybeer
3.56/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a darker gold than a normal lager. Fairly good head that didn't stick around, but leaves a fine lace on the glass. Not much for aroma except for hops. Good carbonation that really explodes in the mouth, leaving a little sweetness in the finish with very little bitterness. Another enjoyable lager, I could sit and drink this all night.

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Photo of funkengruven
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as part of the Okocim gift pack and since I have not tried this one yet I figured I'd give it a shot.

This came out a decent pale amber with a fluffy head that actually lasted a while, which is quite nice. Smell is clean, reminiscent of a Reinheitsgebot lager, no detectable adjuncts here. Taste is sweet, malty, with a slight touch of alcohol.

The alcohol can be a bit much in affecting the drinkability of this beer, but it's underlying characteristics are of a quality lager. And as far as lagers of this category go, this one isn't bad.

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Photo of joshwlt
3.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug it has a nice golden color with a slight amber hue, generously carbonated, short white head even with a fairly vigorous pour. Smells skunky, earthy hops, and a bit minerally. Tastes like it has a dichotomous malt profile coarse grain along with smooth vienna/oktoberfest-like malt, toffee flavors, light butter, bready and grainy at the same time... and light tinlgy hops. Slightly buttery/oily mouthfeely yet creamy at the same time. Very downable I would say that this is very drinkable and a decent lager despite the smell. I would get it again if it were available and affordable.

Edit: at times I got a whiff of chemically nastiness and alcohol that threw off the tasting... it's odd because I actually genuinely enjoy the taste and despise the smell (usually smell and taste go fairly hand in hand)... maybe if it hadn't made the trip or was handled better it wouldn't be so offensive nasally.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This old fashioned Polish strong beer is well repesented on taps throughout southwestern Poland, although usually is outsold by Zywiec and Tyskie.
Pours an elegant golden color with flecks of red with almost no head at all and a fairly flat look. As one might expect from malt liqour, the scent is heavy on sweet malt and alcohol and not much else.
The taste is broad and rippling like a river. It is sweet but not unpleasantly so and has a dry,hop tinged finish that is pleasant to sip or to gulp, which is primarily how the Poles do it. There seems to be a bit of a raisny texture to the aftertaste as well.
This is probably my favorite Polish strong beer due to it's surprising complexity of taste and mouthfeel. It's leading competitor is Warka Strong, which I find oversweet and nasty by comparison.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.44/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Getting bigger bottles is always a challenge. If you enjoy what is being offered, you get your money's worth. If you get some corn in a can, well, at least you didn't pay too much.

The beer poured real nice, big fluffy head, nice maroon color, excellent carbonation, it was a real treat to see after installing a new air conditioner. Smell was just your basic corny filler, but served cold, it made all the spicy stuff coming off the grill fantastic.

Vegetably, almost baked, like a pot pie. Not really much going on, but really fresh. Heavy toasted malt, with almost no hoppy yang. So refreshing, yet so empty. Honesty, it's just really good filler.

Enough food, & you can have one of these every other beer. There is no sense of alcohol; light as can be. No respect that there are people who have to work tomorrow. :P

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear golden body displays dozens of streams of fast rising bubbles. It's quite effervescent! The bright-white head starts full and frothy, holds well, and then drops to a creamy 1/4" lid. The retention is quite good and it holds through the entire glass leaving spotty lace as it goes. The aroma clearly expresses alcohol along with some grainy/husky malt. It's very clean, however, and the alcohol isn't overly distracting. The medium body is accentuated by its effervescent carbonation leaving a mouthfeel that's gently crisp. In the flavor a clean, lightly sweet, and grainy malt is tempered by alcohol. It's not overbearing, but present, and seems to diminish a bit as you progress through the glass. It finishes with a drop of sweet honeyish malt on the front of the tongue. One of the better strong Polish lagers.

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Photo of morimech
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent mid gold in colour witha loosley oaming head.The bubbles are consistent but low in number.
It looks ok
The smell is not all that remarkable , obvious malts were all I could detect.
The taste was pretty well all malt with no hop taste but a touch of hop bitterness.
I am not a lover of stronger ABV , and this is at the upper end of my range but I thought the alcohol was subduedand did not overpower the malts It is still a pretty weighty sort of flavour and feel to it.
I thought this to be a reasonable beer.Not enough interesting flavours to warrant drinking a lot of And the 7% ABV would catch up with you so why knock yourself around for not a lot of flavour

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Photo of flyingpig
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.33/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of PlaywrightSam
3.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass. A: A mildly displeasing, very yellow sort of amber, crystal clear, puffy white head that goes away pretty quickly, with a little bit of lacing. S: Very sparse in character, some lighter malts with maybe a hint of hops. T: A little more to say than I expected. Sweet but not overpowering, a pretty decent balance actually. Faint hops, alcohol is present. M: Thick, sticky. D: I actually expected not to like this one at all, but I gotta say it's not that bad, especially for a malt liquor (I notice in the BA picture the label doesn't say "malt liquor", though the label on my bottle proudly proclaims it). I wouldn't seek it out again but I wouldn't refuse it either. A totally decent lager.

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