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

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Okocim MocneOkocim Mocne

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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 JohnfromDublin
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted on 14th July 2005 (suppose I should have been drinking French!). Best by 03.05.06 a 500ml brown bottle Mocne labelled as 7% abv.

Poured a fairly dark amber colour (cider-like) with reasonable head. Head vanished after some minutes, but returned with a swirl of the glass. No lacing.
Smell was okay, a bit malty with sweetness, nothing too pronounced.
Taste was not bad, syrupy maltiness. Combined with the mouthfeel, this was better than many East European similar beers. Haven't tried its lower strength cousin.
Drinkability; I suppose I might go a couple of these but I bought it out of curiosity. Cost me €2.95 in Molloys off-licence. Hey, there's a thing; the till receipt says Okocim Black 7.8%, scanned with bar-code. Label says 7%.

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Photo of bruachan
2.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

big-bubbled head that gets chased away by alcohol, leaving slight lacing. clear amber color with nice columns of CO2 rising
malty start with a dry finish that doesn't hide the alcohol heat. nutty aftertaste with a hop bitterness that i couldn't put a finger on

this stuff reminded me of samichlaus (in a much subdued and toned-down way, of course). a previous reviewer described it as polish malt liquor and i'd have to agree. sort of a bigger crazy horse

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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 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 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 TheLongBeachBum
2.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce [500ml] tall looking brown glass bottle. Labeled as ‘Okocim Mocne’ with the words Malt Liquor below. Looks just like the bottle in the BA Avatar. Listed as 7.8% by volume, but with no freshness date anywhere that I could see.

Appearance: Classic dark golden body, so typical of many an East European strong lager. Frothy white head that leaves some nice stodgy ring marks on the glass. Conditioning is above average and a gentle swirl aids the head retention.

Nose: Looks like an East European Strong Lager and it sure smells like one. Grainy malts and alcohol with a much smaller contribution from the hops. Some honey sweetness as it warms up.

Taste: Sweet start, again, just like the nose, the sweetness is honey-like at times. Crisp and clean lines though. Malty body with a decent contribution from the alcohol and a nice effervescent feel from the carbonation. Light bitterness but not much to write home about. Warms a little at times after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Has a very average mouthfeel which is a real surprise given the strength. Lager-like, the malts dominate the body’s feel with a strong supporting role from the conditioning throughout.

Drinkability: OK, easy enough on the senses, but the Half Litre is enough for me.

Overall: I wonder if this is what the Polish Dosser’s drink in the Parks during the colder months.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color with a big foamy white head that coats the glass with thick lace. The aroma is of bready some what vegetal malts, fusel alcohol and a floral hoppiness. The taste is malty, with a sterilized white bread character. Theres also a herbal hop flavor and some spicey alcohol. The maltiness could be fuller and smoother. The finish has very little to no bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is actually quite in check for a strong lager, its definitely not as strong as I thought it would be. This is quite a good, but a little bland, Polish lager.

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Photo of woemad
2.76/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane for $2.77. I thouoght I was buying the porter. I just now discovered it's the Mocne instead. I'm super pissed.

Poured a moderately clear gold color. Moderate white head that dropped fast.Fair amount of lace.

Polish Heineken, anyone? That's what I thought when I smelled this. The first impression is that of skunkiness. Beyond that is the scent of floral hops and mildly sweet malt.

Taste is a little better than the smell, but is still nothing to write home about. The taste begins with a mild, sweet maltiness, then shifts to a floral hoppiness that ends on a dry note. All is accompanied by a background skunkiness.

This is a medium bodied beer. There's a lot of fizziness to this. I don't care for it.

I suppose this is ok compared to a Natty ice or something along those lines. But that's like saying Stalin wasn't as evil as Hitler. There are much better choices out there.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Popsinc
2.53/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There really isn't much difference beyween Okocim Lager & Okocim Mocne. This is a very flat looking lager with little head. Reminds me of apple juice. The mouthfeel is smooth/flat and lacks body. The taste is bland....light malt, not really any hoppiness. Some alcohol aftertaste. A boring beer experience.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The quintessential lager color a unblurred gold, the head portly in size, brilliant white in color, frothy in texture and as it disintegrates, a fine film of lace forms on the glass. Prototypical lager nose, malt, citrus crisp, clean and fresh, with the start cloyingly sweet, full of malt with the top skimpy in its feel to the palate. Finish is stingingly acidic, alcohol bitter along with the hops that are pertinent to the style, the alcohol bitterness lingers on as a substitute for the aftertaste, and the 7.8% ABV, gives the “Tummy” a bit of warming. Damn I wish this was their Porter, but this is just an average lager with double the alcohol, which does little for me.

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Photo of jcalabre
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally Reviewed on 18 May 2003. I am writing this review from my notes.
Well, on the plus side, I can now say that I have had a beer from Poland.
This brew is clear pale yellow color w/ slightly malty nose. It has a medium mouthfeel w/ a surprising clean finish. it was very well balanced. Decent, but nothing outstanding

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Photo of TripelJ
3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle poured into 500ml Okocim Pilsner glass.

Huge white, sticky head. Good lacing. Nice golden color to the beer. Very clear, obviously filtered.

Sweet and malty with a little earthyness. Some hints of citrus.

Sweet and malty to start, but subtle and very mellow on the follow through. Hints at some hops to balance it all out, but not as much as to be desired. Alcohol comes through at the end of each sip, but doesn't really detract away from the brew.

Overall, this is a decent strong lager and worth a try if you like the style. Personally, I really prefer the Okocim "OK" Beer, which this beer seems to try and emulate but with more of a kick. The kick is there, but the OK has more flavor and is far more quaffable.

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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 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 IronDjinn
3.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Came in a 500ml brown bottle, with a freshness date on the back label. Pours out a deep clear golden hue with a big foamy head. Head subsides after a while, but leaves a bit of lacing down the glass. Nose is of malt, grass, a bit spicy and floral hops. Flavour is balanced, leaning more towards the malt side, mild spice, a little bit of herbs/hay. Goes down smooth at first, but the alcohol content proceeds to provide a bit of a kick in the aftertaste.
Drinkable, but in small doses.

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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 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 beerluvr
3.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a soft white head over clear golden liquid, actively carbonated. Nose is malty with just a hint of pear. Taste is predominately sweet , showing hints of dryness and a strangely metallic presence, then some alcohol flavors. A touch of bitterness in the finish, fades out quickly. An unremarkable strong lager.

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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)
2.97 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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