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Tatra Mocne | Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

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Brewed by:
Zywiec Breweries PLC (Heineken)

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UnionMade on 02-03-2005

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Regenpak:
Photo of Regenpak
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Since the previous review the appearance of the can has changed. The dude with the hat now looks a bit more to his left (towards the viewer) and the mostly yellow around the oval label is now black. What's more important, ABV is now 7.0 %. Still, this is a nice beer. It pours a nice golden yellow with a quickly receding head. Smell has some bitterness and sweets in it, as well as a pronounced alcohol, despite the not too high ABV. Taste follows the smell, again the sweet bitterness and clearly present alcohol. My Mom, who brought it from Poland, said that she was warned to check the correct variety. This is the right one! So if you're in Poland this is an excellent beer to have, but don't go through the trouble of importing it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JohnW
3.16/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured bright gold colour and crystal clear. Lively head of pure white, that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma very light and laid back, grassy and slightly sweet malts. Texture is fairly light considering its 7%, flavour more of sweetish malts - but not cloyingly so, little hop presence if any at all. No nasty surprises or vices, but on the other hand nothing to really get excited about - pleasant enough (especially at the price in UK Polish shops!!) would have it again, but neither would I search it out. Worth trying at the price, but nothing to shout about.

B'ham UK Jan 2011

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Needed a beer to go with dinner..Never tried this one. SOLD!

Pours a rich looking clear gold with the requisite quickly vanishing head. Spotty lacing from the remaining ring.

Smells of grainy malt and not much else..Head cold, doncha know.

Taste was comprised of more grainy malt along with bread/biscuit notes. Clean slightly biting finish from the lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is just north of thin.

Good "utility" brew. Ideal for replacing macros when gathering with friends for a football game. It WILL sock you in the jaw a little quicker than the average macro too!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is grainy and slightly boozy. Taste is also grainy and boozy, slightly sweet at first but gets slightly bitter on the finish and lingers with some cardboard notes. Quite bad overall.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.58/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.75

Colour is deep amber and complex.

Aroma is bitter and sophisticated, though not that inviting.

Initial taste is intense, with an abundance of different flavours within it. Though I had never had it before today, possibly this is because of the can design, which is not the best. It is black with a man on, wearing a weird cowboy like hat. Who is this person..? Is he the creator of the beer..? He may be, though my limited Polish of Tak, koolva and dobranoc kochanie is not enough to work this out from the can.

This is an ok beer, especially as it is in a can from my local shop, and I have never heard of it before, and it has the strange Polish cowboy in a hat on the front. And the back, he seems to be there also.

This is definitely a man's drink. It's brutal and a bit like whisky. I used to like it though having drunk a few, it actually is not so great. However if I had only 3zlote and I needed a beer, I would buy it because it would give me a 15 minute high alcohol booster to at least give me some temporary macho cowboy euphoria feeling, cowabunga

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Photo of JasonMinck
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a small head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is sweet, malts with a touch of hops, pretty tasty. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this makes for a good quality beer.

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Photo of Ducpaien
2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nothing special, in the same league as an Heineken or Stella.

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Photo of Anze
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mikesgroove
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

golden yellow. A big fizzy white head was initially present but faded down to reveal nothing more then a thin layer of film like lace on the top. Lots of visible carbonation came streaming up from the bottom of the glass, and it left a tiny bit of residual lace on the sides of the glass.

The smell was light, nice grain and yeasty bread like smell mixed in with some kinda light fruit, maybe some banana, and a touch of alcohol, but it was pretty standard lager. The taste was like a really strong budweiser. It tasted like your standard fare macro lager, buch just stronger. Typical grain adn yeast, maybe some corn in the flavor. A touch of alcohol.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500ml Can: BBD 9th Dec 13, poured into a UK pint sleeve at my parents house on 24th Oct 13.

As you'd expect, it poured a clear golden colour and had a snow white head (that faded fast, also as you'd expect from a Euro lager/pilsner). The can is now black by the way, and the ABV is down to 7.0 from the 7.8 stated currently on BA.

Nothing sets this apart from the mass of similar brews around the world, it had a mini-corn like aroma with some metallic notes and tasted like a strong lager/pilsner with the alcohol showing more as it warmed a little.

Bog standard in every aspect: hope my Dad doesn't get anymore. It'll only give him headaches.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.78/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Compared to the previous power is clearly superior (especially in terms of ABV) but oddly enough, alcohol is less felt in the nose, which the drink easier to drink. We find this rather ethereal flavor in aftertaste, with some rather dry herbs. The nose is a Czech Pilsener, mixing both the side of grassy hops and side light, sweet malt, but more powerful.

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Photo of mcwilson04
3.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer was in a .5l bottle with a date of 7/10, despite this it was good! Picked up single bottle at a Polish Deli in E. Windsor, CT. Beer had a good flavor, and a nice after taste. Grain and grass hints. Did not taste like hi proof Malt Liquor. Bet it would rock drinking this on tap in Warsaw. Would buy again.

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Photo of Sebas
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of jwc215
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle, best before 07.20.2010:

Pours golden yellow with a thin head that soon disappears to a small vanishing patch. Eventually no head and no lacing.

The smell is of mild grain, a touch of husk and a subtle floral touch.

The taste is of mild sweetness with some grain and cereal. Slight touch of alcohol shows through the general thinness. There is a mild floral dry touch balancing the mild sweetness in the finish. All-in-all, a rather bland, though inoffensive taste.

Light-bodied with a slight kick. It has medium carbonation for the style.

All-in-all, pretty much a "run-of-the-mill", average EPL,with less "Euro skunk" and with a bit more strength.

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Photo of imprezawrxsti
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not entirely sure this is the Mocne variety of Tatra...purchased at Shop-n-Save in Niles, IL (great ethnic market, plenty of wierd Polish and Russian beers). Imported by a company in Brooklyn, so this beer is meant for the US market. 6% ABV. 500mL tall can, poured into a Guinness pint glass (lame, i know).

Pours from the can a deep golden, richer looking than a normal American lager or even some Euros, like Heineken. Head disappears quick, but carbonation still abundantly present. Smells faintly of malt, fresh wheat, not floral, but it smells like a beer that has something behind it.

Taste was a pleasant surprise. Full of biscuit, grains...again, nothing floral, this is a bit of a masculine beer. The can says 'Beer with Character', and it's true. A nice change from Heineken or Stella.

Mouthfeel was another surprise. I expected, well, a lager, and it had much more presence, more like an IPA. Not watery at all. Good carbonation, even down to the bottom of the glass.

Drinks well, I'd like another right now, actually. Not a beer I'd use for pong, if that's what you're after, but this might be awesome for chilling on the porch after a long day. I'll have to track down a place in Denver where I can find it.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.61/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I'm getting tired of these non-malt lickah types being labelled as such (stupid laws and whatnot...at least, I think that's the reason, right...?). Oh well. This stuff pours a clear golden straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises corn syrup, white bread, sweet honey, light grass, and the vague sense of artificial berries. The taste holds notes of overly sweet corn syrup, booze, hard water, light metal, grass, sweet flowers, and sweet caramel. Just a sweet, boozy mess, frankly. The body is a straight medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta syrupy feel. Overall, nothing I really wanna ever have again. I've had worse, but I also have nothing truly positive to say about it, either.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.18/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Brief impressions from a $1.25 USD can acquired at a Brooklyn grocery store:

Boozy syrupy schlock.


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Photo of von_kaiser
2.43/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tasted this 500ml can on 4th Jan 2009, best by 01.03.2009 (March). Listed as 7.0% on the can. Brought back to me from Poland (thanks Karolina).

It poured (pint tumbler) a blonde ale with some slight haze and bubbles rising giving a reasonable head. The smell was somewhat "medicinal" with an alcoholic touch, though not off-putting. The taste was a robust malty brew with a reminder of malt whiskey. Interesting! Mouthfeel was good, with a malty coating on the tongue.

Overall; quite flavoursome for a Euro strong lager. Worthwhile.

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