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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 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 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 Drew966
3.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Okocim Mocne pours a light orange color with a thin white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. Very little aroma is noticeable, what's there is slightly sweet. A little grain and a little hop in the flavor, alcohol is a little noticeable. Nothing offensive. Pretty drinkable for what it is.

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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 DogFood11
2.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Label stat: 7%abv
Poured into a tall pils glass it forms a tight, thin, whispy white head that holds steady thanks to an abundance of fast moving carbonation. Sliding net lacing, golden body.

Sweet malts are dominant. A trait that I find very common in Euro pales and Euro lagers and admittadly I'm not a big fan. This has some adjunct corn mcgillicuties as well. There is an odd burnt dark fruit presence in the backdrop and towards the finish. Dig deep. Medicinal, aspirin type finish.

Notes: Alcohol splashes hard in the aftertaste. Okocim seems to be a mystery to me. Although I haven't reviewed the porter I absolutely love that offering. Yet, Every other beer I've tried from this brewer has been average to ...well this.

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

Pours a medium clear yellow with a half finger white head that melts to semi-sticky lacing.
Aromas are sweet lager pale malts.
Taste is lager sweet malt again with a little stickiness to the taste and definate alcohol warmth going down.
Not a lot going for this one other than a pure lager with not adjuncts noticable and lots and lots of alcohol.
I picture a lot of people in Poland going to bed with a smile and waking with a headache.

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Photo of Litterbean
3.28/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a big fluffy, cloud-like head.

Smells of mild grains and even milder hops.

Taste is a bit alcoholic at first, warming though, with some spice. Grains are strong with a quenching juiciness at the end. Merely okay taste, merely okay lager, but it drinks well.

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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 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 Derek
2.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This label says 7%... which is probably a good thing!

Best before 30 06 06. (it's been "lagering" in my fridge for a while).

A: Clear gold, pours with a fluffy white head which quickly dissipates. Swirling results in a little lace.

S: Bready malt with a little caramel, alcohol & earth.

T: Bread, caramel & a little bubble gum fruityness (strange for a lager). Alcohol is somewhat assertive (there just isn't enough flavour to cover it up). Mild bitterness allows a little sweetness to come through.

M: Fairly full body, carbonation on the light side of moderate.

D: It's not offensive, but it is a little alcoholic.

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Photo of Citadel82
2.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What can I say? Another high alcohol low taste beer from the good folks at Carlsberg. This time it was brewed in Poland. Pair it with fresh Kielbasa, Cabbage and Pierogi and it will do just fine. Perhaps some Bigos. Alas it pours a little darker than the usual Euro Lager with a short-lived white head that leaves faint lacing. Aroma is faint sweet malt and little to no aroma hops. Taste is clean grassy pale malts and some interesting leafy hop notes and a short dry finish. mouthfeel is light and crisp with abundant/excessive carbonation. Drinkable? Yes, but I have had bettter of this style and will not seek out again.

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Photo of pootz
3.28/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Strange I haven't got round to reviewing this one, it was one of the first Polish imports I started drinking years ago. So this time I revisit it with a lot more to compare it to.

Dark golden-orange hue in the glass . Produces an ample puffy white cap which lasts as a surface-clinging cap and laces well...this is rare for a strong beer/malt liquor.

Aromas of husks, grains, some fruit and floral scents. Full bodied and slick mouth feel. Semi sweet and bready up front then a cidary bittering takes over with a drying finish and warming from the alcohol. Hides the ABV well. Very filling and malty. If you are going to buy a Euro strong beer this one is about the best out there.

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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 Cwrw
2.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not typically available in Alberta, but the Horseman Liquor Store here in Airdrie has had it in stock for as long as I can remember. Okocim Mocne poured with a very sizable styrofoam-white head, and with respectable creaminess. It churned very slowly and left small pockets of lace. Later the foam settles to a good layer and stays put. The beer is dark honey, and very clear. The aroma is...interesting, definitely sweetish maltiness like some North American malt liquors, but this at least has some nuances. Grassy malt, syrupy alcohol, but also some yeasty fruity smells. Faint dusty hops and grain, minus the adjuncts of malt liquor. The 7.8% is not overly powerful, and despite the taste being pretty bland, the alcohol does give an astringency like malt liquors either. Light grain, sourish syrup, distant hopping in the finish. Not bad as a strong lager actually, just not very drinkable. The sugary malting gets a bit much towards the end. The mouthfeel is quite light, and the carbonation low, adding the to syrupy feel of the beer. Worth trying as an all malt strong beer.

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Photo of Bonhoeffer
3.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Finally. Finishing off the last of my ill-fated Euro strong lagers i bought on my last out of state beer run. If i'd only known... not a style i'll partake of again any time in the next few years, i'd wager.

This one was drinkable, but thin and boring. Very little hops. Just an initial splash of flavor that completely disappears as you drink all 500 ml. Polish malt liquor.

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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 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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Okocim Mocne from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
2.97 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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