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 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 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 sunrisesolara
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of seand
2.73/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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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 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 DerBayer
2.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - a golden-brown but slightly off so just OK

S - sweetish little hops, some honey and even spice but somewhat off

T - See above - this is trying to be a Bock type beer but failking miserably

M - medium carbonation, quite refreshing

D - HMMM would not go for this one again - sorry

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Photo of KTCamm
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Poured a golden yellow color with active white foam dissapating very quickly. No lacing left behind.

Smell is unremarkable. That basic beer smell if you will.

Taste is malty and modestly hoppy. Corn, grains, etc. Its like your basic American lager, but with the malt liquor taste running through. Its not "clean" in the classic sense - maybe instead a little dirty.

A drinkable brew - not as smooth as a plain lager, but good enough to come back to.

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.07/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Par for the course for the style: golden body with an upward torrent of big, soda-like bubbles and an active, fizzy white head with not-too-bad retention. Smell is noticeably full of alcohol, but in a kinda nice tripel-like way; in fact, there is some delicate fruitiness and a nice fresh grain aroma here that is quite Belgian in character. Apples and pears flesh out the predominantly sweet nose; hops are basically undetectable. The taste is rather sweet, too, and boozy. There is a little nuance, but of course the problem with this style is that it was basically developed to try and answer the demand for beer that will get you drunk fast, slake your thirst, and cost you next to nothing - nuance doesn't really factor into it. So for what it is, it's not bad; off flavors are kept to a minimum, and while the alcohol is noticeable, it's not too hot. Hops are too timid, though; a bit more oomph from them and they could help balance out the sugars. The same goes for carbonation; it's too soft. More sparkle would help keep this refreshing. Overall, like most strong lagers like this, there isn't much point to this beer - Duvel, for example, is stronger, more delicious, more nuanced, more refreshing, and (this is key), not very much more expensive. So why waste your time?

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Photo of BDIMike
3.11/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color. There is a lot of fizz that creates a huge white head that slowly fades.
Smell has not much going for it. Aroma of a common Euro lager with a wheaty malt smell and a tinge of Eastern European hops (saaz?).
Taste is much stronger in the malt category. There is a wheat taste and a lot of heavy malts with the hops taking a backseat.
Mouthfeel is nice for a lager. Nice smoothness and thickness that is not usually as prominent in a Euro lager.
Drinkability is fairly nice for a strong beer. The smooth mouthfeel makes it go down easy, but there is nothing to ordinary or great to the taste to want to drink a lot of these. I would drink it on a hot summer day for a little refreshment, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
2.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ML into a pilsener/ no freshness date

My wife (not a beer drinker) accidentally picked this one up instead of the porter that I'd requested. Oh well, always down to try something different.

P: Orange honey with a white head that's soapy with small bubbles, but does have a decent amount of density to it. Vanished pretty shortly thereafter and left some spotty lacing behind as it did.

A: Toasted grainy malts, earthy/floral hops, sour green apples, and some alcohol. Nothing much going on here, just smells like plain old beer.

T: Toasted biscuity malts taste grainy, almost cereal-like with flavors of raw barley husk. Hops are earthy/floral tasting and deliver a bit of spice, while that sour green apple flavor is very pronounced throughout. Diacetyl is present as well, giving rise to a buttery taste that permeates the beer. After a while, it becomes increasingly off-putting, which more than warrants a drop in the flavor score.

M: Medium-bodied, oily and slick, semi-dry on the finish, with good carbonation.

Notes: Well, I'm glad I got to try this beer, even if by accident because I probably would have never bought this on my own. It's pretty much what you would expect from a malt liquor. I haven't had one since high school, but I know one thing, it's much better than all of the other malt liquors I used to drink. St. Ides, Mickey's, Olde E, King Cobra, eat your heart out, baby!!!

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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 ThirstyBird
2.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 50cl bottle
A - Clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. no lacing.
S - Very bready, a little alcohol and a little caramel.
T - Quite sweet from away. Taste follows nose.
M/F -Medium body. Beer is a little sticky. Carbonation is a bit light.
D - It's OK but a little too sweet for my liking. Will not seek out.

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Photo of Quej
3.05/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light gold with white fluffy head full of carbonation.
S - Smells dark and slightly sweet and malty. Hints of chocolate and fruit.
T - Sweet up front, but drying and quite bitter. Lasts long and lingers fruitiness.
M - Feels heavy, but has very little substance.
D - Decently drinkable, a bit heavy and strong though.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a standard Euro lager gold, with a firm cap of white foam, good clarity.

S: Heavy fermented bready malt, sweet corn.

T: Malt-oriented, with maize notes and light DMS, vegetables. Boozy, but not fusely like an American malt liquor.

M: Too light for it's alcohol content, it could use a bit more body. Solventy, quite smooth going down.

D: A pretty good strong lager, certainly better than what you get in the cheap American malt liquor category. For the price, it's worth a shot.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep golden color with a half inch head. Head doesn't linger but does yield some light lacing.

Notes of grass, hops and sweet malts on the nose. A bit musky. Somewhat creamy of roasted malts on the tongue with a thick close. A bit sweet and cloaking with a simple sugary tingly finish. Feel is a bit numbing and drinkability is unimpressive. In fact I didn't finish it. Certainly could have, but thought I'd prioritize some better tasting calories.

Not really familiar with the style, yet this brew doesn't impress.

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

The beer has a quite a bit of carbonation with a small head that dissipate rather quickly. The slight copper color isn't surprising for a strong lager.

The nose on the beer is extremely malty with the lager smell there. The beer is malty with a bit of carbonation. Not much depth, just a slightly better malt taste than the standard Okocim beer. There is a hint of fruits in here as well. The feel is watery, yet I could drink a couple of these because there isn't much flavour

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : clear golden color, with white foam head.
Smell : aroma mainly of alcohol, sweet malty.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty with notes of alcohol, some hop bitterness in finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Strong lager.

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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 scottoale
3.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 500ml.brown bottle into a 13.5oz tulip yeilds a pristene yellow-gold lager with a 1/2" of snow white foam. The head falls quickly leaving decent lace and some room to top it with some of the remaining beer.

Has a fairly strong cereal grain smell to it, just on the sweet side with a bit of hop and alcohol in the background.

Same taste as smell with a bit more depth and a grassy straw (hay) finish to it. Fairly well balanced and a light body give this brew a thirst quenching ability...even with it's above 7% ABV.

Worth a try and it certainly suits it's style.

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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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