BeerCritic


Okocim Mocne
02/17/2009, 4:49 AM
Filed under: Carlsberg, Okocim

ABV: 7%
Calories: 210 estimated
Volume: 16.9 fl oz
Glass: tulip
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors, Ewing, NJ
Price per fl oz: $3 / 16.9 fl oz = $.17 per fl oz
Consumed at: home

sensory first impression: Big initial head goes down to nothing quickly. Aroma is nice and has some depth. Wispy but interesting lace and head. Beautifully carbonated and colored with golden, yellow and whitish hues. Taste is surprising, mobile in flavor. Dark, alcoholic, warm, and bold. It wants to be watery, but the alcohol betrays the effort. Knocks you over. Simple but very nice.

Aroma/Olfactory:
Malt flavor is: bread, hay, cereal, toast, and raw sugar.
Hop flavor is: grassy, lightly citrusy.
Yeast flavor is: doughy, moldy, dry
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, raisin

Visuals/Appearance:
Color is: bright, golden, yellow.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: minimal, off-white

Taste/Flavor:
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: medium

Palate/Tactile:
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: oily, slick, papery
Carbonation is: lively visually, but flat tactile effect.
Finish is: long and blunt.

Overall experience: A very enjoyable malt liquor, if a bit overwhelming in effect. Aroma is omnipresent. Taste is blunt, almost dull, but definitely there. Not crisp or tight, but very heavy. I like it, though not as much as a stout, and nowhere near as much as a very good hoppy ale.



Harnas Beer

ABV: 5.5% (12.5 cpfo estimated)
Calories: estimated at 211 C (12.5 cpfo x 16.9)
Volume: 16.9 oz
Glass: Pilsner
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.50 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.14 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home

sensory first impression: Skunky. Pours thin amber stream with thick white head, which dissipates quickly. Almost clear yellow body. Visibly carbonated. Quite active. Taste is disappointingly average. American Pilsner average. Anheuser Busch average. Poor.

Aroma/Olfactory: 3 out of 10
Malt flavor is: bread, hay, grass
Hop flavor is: dried herbs
Yeast flavor is: dust, mold, dirt
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, medicine, band aids, skunk

Visuals/Appearance: 1 out of 5
Color is: pale, yellow.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: none.

Taste/Flavor: 3 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: none to light

Palate/Tactile: 1 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, nothing
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: abrupt, sweet.

Overall experience: 4 out of 20. This is the definition of average. I liked the easy drinkability. I did not like the price, the lack of hops, flavor, and color, or much else about this beer.