Oko - Brasserie Heineken
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3.33/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Another in the series of beers my girlfriend brought back from Culture Biere in Paris. This beer is part of Heineken's portfolio, brewed in France.
The screen-print labelling on the bottle reads "Oko is the surprising alliance of a light blond beer with the fresh and exotic aromas of green tea." And that pretty much describes this beer exactly: a light green tea beer, probably a lager.
The beer is crystal clear and golden in color, with a decent sized head that dissipates a little too quickly. The aroma is green tea all the way, with a hint of lemon and sugar sweetness to go along with just a bit of herbal/earthy notes.
There is more sweetness in the flavor as well as obvious green tea. The aftertaste becomes herbal then perfumy. I would have preferred perhaps less sweetness in favor of more natural tea/herbal flavors to go along with some hops.
This beer is interesting for what it is. If you think you'd be a fan of a green tea beer, then this is worth a try. Otherwise I don't really see it as much of a cross-over hit. This beer is above-average in that it has more flavor and uniqueness than your run-of-the-mill brew and it doesn't offend.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2006 02:16:07 | More by VoodooBrew
Oko from Brasserie Heineken
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