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

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Okocim MocneOkocim Mocne

Brewed by:
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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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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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1/5  rDev -66.3%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Kremlock
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bryehn
3.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

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2.65/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.04/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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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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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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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 Mancer
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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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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Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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