32 reviews of Sobieski
PURE PLESURE!MIXED WITH A GIRL...NOW YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN-SOBIESKI VODKA!!!!
Reviewer: Yavkata | Score: 5
package better than content.
Reviewer: saulius | Score: 3
I finally found it! Watch out, this is going to break into alot of pricey vodkas sales. Very smooth, no burn, a faint toffee/vanilla smell, great slightly sweet rye tastes, no lingering after taste. I really enjoyed it for the price point. Polish Vodka WINS BIG!!! Here we go again!
Reviewer: Ray Abraham | Score: 5
This shows that the inventors of vodka can't be beaten at their own game. Sweet rye taste, and no burn. A pleasure to drink straight. A better product for the money will be hard to find.
Reviewer: Steve | Score: 5
Clean, crisp with a bit of pepper that reminds you vodka is actually supposed to have some character. Don't assume it can't be good because they're not charging a lot for it; question what we've all been led to believe good vodka is supposed to cost in the first place. This is premium vodka for people who are savvy enough to realize you don't have to pay $30 for premium vodka.
Reviewer: Brinegan | Score: 1
Can't beat it for the price. Great Polish vodka. I drink it when I run out of Luksosawa.
Reviewer: Jeff | Score: 5
So clean and smooth and the price...
Reviewer: Tom | Score: 5
What a wonderful vodka to drink straight up. I normally favor potato based vodka's but this rye based classic from Poland is as good as it gets. The one star review was obviously meant to be 5 stars which would put this brand right near the top where it belongs.
Reviewer: The Baron | Score: 5
best value for the price
Reviewer: Levi | Score: 5
My local ABC store now carries this full time, after some consistent badgering. SOLID Polish Wodka and what a price to boot.
Reviewer: Terry | Score: 5
Smooth, Tastes pretty good. Pretty bad hangover though.
Reviewer: Dave | Score: 4
Best Vodka for the price
Reviewer: Pat | Score: 5
Nice smooth vodka. Oh ya, you can't beat the price $9.98 in Michigan !!
Reviewer: tom kleinfeld | Score: 5
Distilled from Rye not much burn- a wee hot, but still quite good for the money.
Reviewer: peter mizla | Score: 4
I own Calebs Liquors in New York (see it on youtube) and this vodka is now selling like hot cakes. Similar to Svedka sales in 2007. In terms of taste its better than Svedka, great value, I'd rank it with Fris & Luksosow, not Hangar,Jewel or Goose though.
Reviewer: Diamond | Score: 1
Very close to a #4 rating. Very good vodka for it's price. Unbeatable. And I find it pretty funny how some of these "experts" bashed on it, like saying they felt like they were "at the doctor's" from the aroma. Go smell any vodka $10 vodka and you'll eat your words. And it's even funnier how one of them fucked up "slightly" as "sligtly." Give respect where it's due. The everyday man doesn't buy premium-priced liquors.
Reviewer: Joey | Score: 3
Medium nose, hints of toasted rye and grape, medium polished finish. As far as rye vodkas go, this one is just delicious. Perfect balance in the tasting notes, and as pleasant to the nose as it is to the palate. And the price makes it an exceptional choice. Easily in my top 5 !
Reviewer: Christropher Home Cutler | Score: 5
This vodka is a hidden jewel. Cheap and mostly unknown, best vodka I've tried in terms of bang for the buck. Some initial bite, but goes down smooth with a very mild burn with no unpleasant aftertaste. Can't be beaten for the value.
Reviewer: Jason | Score: 5
Unfortunately, this one was a bit disappointing... Sobieski vodka smells nice and has a pleasant initial taste, and a good texture, but everything is spoiled by a terribly bitter aftertaste. I was expecting more from a fast-growing, 100% rye Polish vodka.
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Score: 3
Not quite as creamy as Wyborova or Fris [INVALID] it's crisp, and clear, and clean. It's not a bad vodka, but apparently they outsource the everclear. They don't start with rye, they start with "agricultural rye ethanol" which is like 90%+ alcohol [INVALID] perhaps dozens of ethanols from many locations. Then they distill and purify those to arrive at the product. It's good and clean, but it's just not "start to finish", so to speak. You have to trust their outsourcing.
Reviewer: adam | Score: 4
I have been drinking this vodka for over a year and would have rated it a 5 until recently. Over the last 2 months, I have had 2 bottles that exhibited an odd aftertaste - kind of peppery but not in the pleasant sense. Adam's comment how they don't control the fermentation stage, but buy and distill ethanol from other sources may explain this. Ramp up your quality control, Sobieski!
Reviewer: Paul | Score: 4
tried this at the SLGA liquor show, there's quite a push on the product with a review label on the neck of the bottle. polish grain vodka... i love Luksusowa so felt obliged to try this bargin out. so far as grains go this has an initial bite which i like, ends smooth with a taste that says 'this is good vodka' the price point seals it as a great buy that won't disapoint.
Reviewer: EsocLucius | Score: 5
Most people who believe price dictates quality would find this wodka a disapointment. Excellent vodka for the price. Taste is smooth yet sharp. This is how real vodka tastes. Drink it cold & drink it straight.
Reviewer: Travelman | Score: 5
When you smell it, it smells like alcohol. I think of rubbing alcohol, but it must be ethanol.
It bites slightly and you taste the ethanol. You note the smoothness and the alcohol flavor drops noticeably. Trying to detect the flavors results in an alcohol-filled palate.
The flavor is thin. Mineral. Clean. It does not burn the back of the throat. The bite of the alcohol drops noticeably after the tip of the tongue. There is no grimace-effect.
Mint, pear, mineral, might be there.
Interesting comparison to caraway seeds in rye-bread.
I am not pissed off at bruce willis for admitting to me, on the label, that the vodka wasn't actually that good.
It costed $13. I think that it might be less harsh than ketel one citroen, during the swallow, but less viscous.
It mixes VERY well with orange juice. 1 part vodka to 1 part orange juice leaves very little to detect of the vodka.
I am very pleased with my purchase.
Reviewer: guest | Score: 5
This has been mt vodka of choice for over a year now. It has replaced Svedka in my daily vodka martini. Mixes well with Bloody Mary, Cosmo, Cape Codder, etc. Couldn't be more pleased with as the price is under $20 per handle and the taste is top shelf. Better than Belvedere at 1/4 the price. I hope they don't start raising the price now that everyone has discovered how good vodka is. Awesome. Thanks Sobieski.
Reviewer: Vladamir | Score: 5
This is always the brand I reach for when it comes to vodka. it has a lovely nose, great taste, and does not have a lingering aftertaste. my only problem with this polish delight is it I tend to get a bit.. Happy? And my current partner does not find a alcohol breathed lover appealing.
Reviewer: Derrek | Score: 5
I have been buying 1.75 liter bottles of Sobieski vodka for the past two years. Just paid $20.00 today for another bottle. I must say this vodka is of very good quality. The bottle says it is 100% dankowski rye. But, it doesn't have that strong taste like a rye whisky. This distilled spirit is much smoother. This vodka is from Poland. I have drank Sobieski mixed with iced tea, also with pink grapefruit juice, and today I am drinking it with sierra mist lemon lime soda, not bad at all. When drinking this vodka with iced tea, I have got the taste of raisins more than once. A very yummy thing. The last thing I'd like to say, is that there is good alcohol and bad alcohol when you want to get drunk. Sometimes the taste test just don't tell you enough. It's the hangover the next morning that tells you what your drink is really made of. Sobieski has been one of the most forgiving 80 proof alcohols I can get drunk on & still feel okay the next day. That's why I continue to buy it, because it it proven.
Reviewer: Joshua | Score: 5
Best bang for your buck hands down!! I gave 4 because there are some better vodkas out there, but they are significantly higher in price!! Cheaper than Smirnoff and better than most top shelf bottles (grey goose, belvedere, absolut). If you only ever buy sobieski you'll be just fine!
Reviewer: Joe | Score: 4
This vodka is the best vodka dollar for dollar available in my opinion. I have been drinking vodka for years and have even helped make local vodkas (in US, MI). I love this vodka and never hesitate to recommend it, especially for mixing.
Reviewer: Tim | Score: 5
A typical vodka with a good price. However gave me hangover a few times. Don't know if I buy it again.
Reviewer: jmr | Score: 2
I "dicovered" this vodka a few months ago and what a gem! Absolutely brilliant nose/taste/finish/shooters/mixed/whatever......and I was going to add "for the money" but the truth is, this inexpensive vodka is one of the best without any reservations.
Reviewer: Largs | Score: 5
Smooth with a sweet finish. Nice for mixed drinks.
Reviewer: Chuck Gesing | Score: 3