Okocim Mocne | Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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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.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-18-2001

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Photo of kurgan3
1/5  rDev -66.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.59/5  rDev -46.5%
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.

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Photo of SLeffler27
1.68/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A big, white, meringue head develops quickly, leaving nice lace as it works its way down the pilsner glass over a crystal-clear, pale yellow water.

A skunk walked by, followed by a dirty skunk dragging wet cardboard. THIS is a bad omen. Seriously, this smells like a frat house the day after an all nighter.

Slight bitterness leads one to realize this is not filtered water. Rather, it is similar to light, mass-brewed, American lagers and deserves to be consumed very cold, thus killing all flavor that is present.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery, just not good. And where is that alcohol?

Looks simply don't make for a good beer. Maybe this was disrespected before I found it, but why waste money to find out. Even the drain tried to reject this one.

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Photo of AltBock
1.75/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500ml bottle with a black and gold label that contains their symbol of a goat on its hind legs drinking beer from a large goblet.

When poured into a Heavy Seas Euro style pint glass, this beer was a pale urine yellow that had a tiny head of clear bubbles. These bubbles quickly popped and left only a few bubbles along the edge. There was no sign of any lace whatsoever. It had a solid lightly sour aroma of apple juice, malted grains, and a dash of pepper at the end. I don't know how you could make apple juice sour. They did it! The taste was thin and weak with sweet malted grains, more apple juice, crispy herbal hops, and then all of these "great" flavors ended with some malted wheat. I know the mouthfeel was weak and light, but I did enjoy the aftertaste of crispy herbal hops and malted wheat. The aftertaste was better than the initial taste. I wouldn't touch this beer again. All this beer had going for it was its aftertaste and low price.

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Photo of stephendr
1.92/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

500 ml.glass bottle- color of amber , with a small white head - nose of malt , oats , corn , and slight hopps – taste of sweet malts , yellow corn , and iodine - body high carbonation , and sweet acidic –- aftertaste of sweet , caramelized , and sour

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Photo of bylerteck
1.94/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of crwills
2.04/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased a single 500mL bottle of this at the LCBO, just 'cause I love the porter and hadn't tried this. Well... at least they got one beer right.

This one pours a darkish gold with a small, fizzy white head that fades quickly. Lots of lacing, interestingly enough, although not very thick.

Smell is a real turn-off... corntastic, with some cooked vegetables and cheap maple syrup. Taste doesn't improve anything, although it's basically just overly sweet and adjuncty. Borderline offensive. Mouthfeel is not too bad, surprisingly enough.

Overall, not drinkable, and I'll avoid it from now on.

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Photo of Beersignal
2.05/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Golden, crystal clear brew with butterscotch highlights. The head is snow white and short on staying power leaving only a thin ring of foam. No lace. At first smell, I find malt and some orchard fruit (mostly peach). Second and third tries yield some complexity in the form of candied sugar and vanilla laced with peat and faint apricot. Had mild to no carbonization and the texture was akin to water... quite thin. Light sweetness accompanied by hints of biscuit are balanced by a weak but sustained bitterness, however, no hop signature was detected (maybe by design). The finish is medium long, bitter, supported by a mild residual sweetness.

Not the kind of beer that would move me to purchase another. I laboured to finish the contents of the bottle and had a fleeting thought that maybe a Molson Dry would have been more satisfying

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Photo of aussielars
2.12/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Small white head that lasted three seconds. Straw-coloured without any effervescence.
Aroma is imperceptible save for a tiny hint of euro grass.
Tasted of grass and was too cloyingly sweet for my liking. I didn't like the aftertaste from the bittering hops.
Medium mouthfeel.
It's a good thing I bought only one bottle as I had trouble finishing it.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.14/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale yellow color with a small white head that does a decent job sticking to the sides of the glass. Smell is faint with some slight grain and hop aromas and an unpleasant metallic twang. The alcohol is pretty evident in the nose as well. The taste is sweet malt and once again an offensive almost metallic taste in the finish. The alcohol also makes it's presence felt in the taste. Overall, I am surprised with how bad this beer is considering it is coming from Okocim who make a really nice porter. I don't think I will waste my time on this again.

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Photo of Glebojad
2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of KAF
2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ommegoose
2.28/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

$1.29 a 500 ml bottle is worth trying. I suspect this is fairly fresh knowing how the Polish beer moves in my neighborhood. Label says 7% abv, not 7.5%.

Clear and bright. A little bit more color than a Euro Pale Lager. Head formation is rather weak, but tons of visible carbonation at work. The thin cap actually does last most of the way to the end. A dash of lace here and there.

Green apple dominates the aroma. I would feel better if this smell was from Ephemere, because I know what this suggests for a Euro lager. Sweet bready maltiness is under that, like a pale bock almost.

Alright, so we're looking at a Euro malt liquor basically. I gather that "mocne" translates to "malt", seen on other beers too. At 7%, it's even stronger than most malt liquors here. Vodka-like alcohol presence tasted, and it's there on the finish too. Characterless bitterness in the back end, but it keeps the beer from being cloying, which would be a legitimate concern due to the one dimensional malt character. Something sour in the back works against the sweetness as well. DMS detected.

The mouthfeel isn't bad. It's not fizzy. In fact the carbonation is soft enough not to bother. Sufficient body as well. Alcohol doesn't help. It numbs the tongue when I try to taste it for too long. Ends up being kind of heavy. Takes time to knock back the whole bottle.

It's something to drink to get drunk. I can do that with this beer. I'd think I'd rather have Steel Reserve or Labatt Max Ice for that purpose and less money spent. Those beers actually do a good job of minimizing taste and flaws, and they're more drinkable than this. It has more flavor, just not anything worth tasting. I don't feel compelled to have another. I seem to recall Hevelius Kaper being better. Go with that instead.

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Photo of Brandegee
2.31/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It says "malt liquor" right under the "MOCNE" on the bottle so I wasn't expecting a refined brew. The initial impression is of a thin, weak brew with very little lace and rapidly retreating bubbles. The taste is surprisingly approachable for a malt liquor with a strong wheat maltiness that satisfies a thirsty palate. The deeper flavor veers toward apply and sour, but the aftertaste loses the rawer tones, helping disguise the 7% ABV. Unfortunately, the whole experience is crippled by the ever-present aroma of raw alcohol...ultimately, the bouquet more than anything batters what could have been a decent high-alcohol sour lager.

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Photo of wl0307
2.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

BB date: 03/05/06.
A: served in a pint glass, it pours a slightly dark golden hue, with a inch-thick, foamy white beer head with quite good retention; the carbonation is medium to gentle for a bottled lager.
S: sweet grainy aroma dominates the nose, while a tinge of softly sweet apple like fruity aroma sustains at the back. Straight forward and lack of interesting elements.
T&M: an alcoholic grainy and malty flavour arrives upfront, with more warmish malts following, causing an alcoholic-rich mouthfeel surrounding the palate on top of a slightly watery and thin body. A little light-bitter taste is left at the back, apart from that there's little trace of anything in the finish. The mouthfeel is refreshing at first but destroyed by the immediately-following alcoholic palate, worse still the finish is slightly sticky...
D: a medium-bodied lager desparately in need of a soft but explicit flavour to balance the unbalanced, alcoholic mouthfeel. Not impressive.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've been steamed lately that this Polish brewer's fine Porter is no longer being produced, but, however, they are happy to provide us with their "malt liquor." Is it worthy? Let us see...
Appearance: pale yellow, highly carbonated, with a beautifully fluffy, cloudish head.
Aroma: a bit sour, lemony, notes of straw, minerals, metal.
Taste: utterly blase', missing just about everything I'd think would be required in order to provide flavor. If any exists, it's utterly inevident to me, I'm drawing blanks, as I sip from this tall glass of nothing.
Short finish, bland, flat character.
Further in, sweetish notes arise, but feeling thoroughly on the cornish side.
Lack of body, malt, hops, anything at all, gives little to redeem this hopeless brew. Pretty boring, a touch too strong, and not good in the least.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.36/5  rDev -20.5%
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?

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.38/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of TerryW
2.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An unremarkable brew. Pours gold with a big rough soapy white head that immjediately dissapates. No lace.

Barest scent of hops. Initially sweet, then dry and bitter. Lingers slightly bitter with a bit of hops aftertaste. No real muscle anywhere in this one.

Only thing it's really got going for it is that it is not actively dislikeable or offensive. Yawn.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I didn't know what kind of beer this was going to beer since the style isn't labled on the bottle. What does Mocne mean? There was a goat on the label though, so I guessed it would be some kind of Polish bock. Nope. Instead, I found out it's a strong lager. Let's give this beer a test drive:

The beer has a light, clear golden/faded orange color with an average soapy head. The smell of typical pale lager fades away in favor of the strong metallic/alcoholic fumes arising from the beer. Taste isn't so bad at first, but once it warmed up slightly, the alcohol spoiled the taste and punshed my mouth with a lingering cheap vodka feel, making the beer flavor the minority.

Notes: A little rough to take, but it's small step up from American malt-liquor. I drank it with my dinner not knowing what to expect, and it didn't quite compliment my meal, so scratch that idea.

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Photo of mdagnew
2.43/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a pale straw yellow colour with some light coppery tinges... White head pours quite tight and thick then fades to almost nothing... very sparse carbonation... no lacing...

Aroma - Very sweet malts, corn notes, light biscuitiness, some sweet almond / marzipan notes, light spicy fruits (lemons, some pears), faint creamy vanilla hints, some boiled rice, faint cloves, some peppery hops...

Taste – Quite sickly sweet maltiness, creamy, sweet almonds, watery boiled rice hints, dishwater, no real fruitiness - maybe just the slightest traces of lemons and apples, some sea saltiness, faint peppery hops... overall pretty poor...

Feel - Quite sharp initially then some smoothness.. Light bodied... Much too sickly sweet to be in any way drinkable - i could barely finish one bottle...

Overall - A poor strong lager... nothing really to recommend it...

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Photo of kelvarnsen
2.43/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biegaman
2.44/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.44/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I liked this more than the Zagloba but it was still a slightly below average beer. I had the can version and it poured a golden color with a thick white head and lively carbonation. Faint hops aroma. A little on the weak side flavor-wise, it was mostly hops and metal. Dry finish. I won't bother with this one again.

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Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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