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Okocim (Zagloba) Premium Beer - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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79
okay

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-15-2001)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tend to struggle with pilsners, as they are not my style of preference, and this one definitely gave me a lot to wrestle with.
It pours a brilliantly clear gold colour, very nice appearance, with a white frothy head a good 2 fingers high. About halfway down the glass the head begins to dissipate and leaves a pleasant lace. The nose has a bit of malt, lots of grass and spicy hops. Flavour for some reason is rather ephemeral, difficult to pick up on at first, a little watery, with a hoppy metallic finish, a bit dry. Big mouthfeel however, heavy and a bit thick at first which is surprising for such a light clear beer, but then watery going down. Not something I'd drink on a regular basis, but a fine offering for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2003 12:49:00 | More by IronDjinn
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-25-2014 02:58:49 | More by Latarnik
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13%

08-01-2013 01:40:24 | More by DaPan
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vauxhaulastra

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-20-2013 20:42:40 | More by vauxhaulastra
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13%

11-15-2012 02:30:02 | More by cfalovo97
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billyrenfroe

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-07-2012 02:10:09 | More by billyrenfroe
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herring556

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2012 05:30:01 | More by herring556
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caholley


3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-24-2012 05:40:19 | More by caholley
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

03-10-2012 06:49:32 | More by disemgrowler
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head and little lacing on a straw and golden clear body.

S: light on the nose with mostly light malt and grain.

T: fruity and malty. Refreshing and crisp. Light green apple note.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: actually not a bad beer for the genre. The fruity and crispness makes this a nice beer that I would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 02:51:10 | More by kylehay2004
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -13%

12-02-2011 05:16:51 | More by rab53
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benclimbs

California

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours light and fizzy, with an average size head and plenty of carbonation - a bit of lacing down the sides but not that much

smell is just really bready and a bit of skunk, but not enough to be offensive

taste is that, just really bready, malty and a bit of creamy character thrown in there - actually surprisingly not bad for this caliber of lager.

Serving type: can

01-26-2010 23:50:10 | More by benclimbs
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer pours a clear, light to medium golden color. The white, fluffy head is a good inch thick when poured and has very nice lacing. Head settles to a good 1/4 inch and then doesn't go away. Good retention! Has a grassy, grainy malt aroma, but can't smell any hops. Nice, moderately sweet malt flavor along with a slight grain and corn flavor. Rounded out with a bit of hops. Not too shabby, but not great either. has a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way a good beer should be. Worth a try.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 04:40:01 | More by neenerzig
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thierrynantes

France

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer can (50cl), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : malty and hoppy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavour, medium bodied, hoppy taste, light bitter finish.
Drinkability : an honest beer in the style Pale Lager.

Serving type: can

05-11-2008 13:26:46 | More by thierrynantes
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ommegoose

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 ml can for $1.49. This is Zagloba Premium Beer, canned by Staropolski Brewery. Possibly belongs under a new entry. Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast.

Large creamy head on this one that receded moderately quick, but left some big, chunky lacing. Not fizzy. A goldenrod color, dark for a Euro lager. A few streams of bubbles rise up, but doesn't look especially carbonated. Even leaves a healthy sized ring by the last sip. Not bad at all.

Grain husk, a little malty sweetness. Extremely tame. Really hard to find any hops. Opens up near the end of the glass after some warming. The sweetness develops into a honey, apple character. Not grassy or hoppy still. Slightly flowery, but accompanied by a little alcohol.

Fairly typical, but not bad. Moderate sweetness from the grain. Very light hoppy quality, but leaves a crisp bitterness on the finish. Has the apple flavors that I've found in a couple other Polish lagers. Metallic and skunky notes are a downside, but not unexpected, and minimally intrusive. Best to not spend too much time exploring this one before swallowing. The flavors that reveal themselves over time are not especially good, but the initial hit is ok.

I like how creamy this is. Pretty full bodied. Carbonation seems alright. Alcohol is very minimal on the tongue, which is good, because it can sneak into a beer like this at 6%. However, it grabs your attention upon hitting the stomach.

Seems like this is made for Polish heavyweights, which I am not. 6% is rather formidable for a lager. The heavy body would help pace drinking on this one. Two cans would be satisfying for an evening, and not hard to do. Better than other Polish lager offerings, such as Zywiec, Tyskie, or O.K. Beer, but seemingly harder to find. This is not really a sessioner. The Polish like them boozy. I have a much easier time spending a night with German or other continental lagers.

Serving type: can

03-26-2008 05:27:05 | More by ommegoose
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Foxman

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours a perfectly clear and flashy gold, and well carbonated. A finger of tight white head drops soon to a thin map of froth. Commas of lacing parse the inside of the glass.

The aroma drifts a mildy sweet veneer of lightly toasted malt. A thin lash of noble hops slits alongside a mellow yeasty biscuit note.

Upon tasting, a very quick but fleetingly creamy slide of soft grain berry sweetness flashes by before a very distant trace of spicy hops zooms by seemingly as an afterthought. The finish is a muted, metallic bitterness. It's not offensive, but rather just notably sparse.

Light bodied, it actually has a brief moment of silkiness on the palate.

Anything the aroma offers is undermined by the utterly unremarkable flavor. Simply, it just doesn't bring much to the plate. I'll grant that its lack of any true nastiness makes it a candidate for more than one on a kielbasa/pierogie/kapusta theme night, but save for such an occasion, I think I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 20:18:18 | More by Foxman
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from can, about as much head as there is good things to say. An average, straw yellow appearence. An almost (but not quite) bitter, otherwise malty body. Medium bodied with little texture. Another average lager - not my favourite but easy enough to enjoy when you're in the mood.

Serving type: can

06-28-2006 15:50:29 | More by biegaman
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a frothy white head. Lacing is sparse. Aroma is weaker but grainy and a bit grassy. Taste has a honey sweetness to it upfront built on a spent grain foundation. Hops are light but let themselves be known. More floral than grassy in taste. There is a bit of an alcohol flavor here but its smooth. The beer itself is smooth and somewhat light but the flavors work quite well. Finish lingers just a bit with the honey coating the mouth. Quite a smooth and enjoyable offering.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2006 17:44:23 | More by granger10
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good old Okocim, one of Poland's more drinkable brews, even if its now massufactured by Danish giants Carlsberg.
We start off with a straw color and a bit of carbonation bubbles. The head sticks around for a few minutes before giving up the ghost. The nose is nothing special, grainy and sour hops coming to mind. It smells like adjuncts honestly, not good at all.
The taste stands up a bit better, helped by a surprisingly pleasing texture. Not enough hop bite but the finish is still very satisfying. The malt is okay thanks to lack of sugars but not of flavor. Carbonation is obvious but not unpeasantly so, here its actually an advantage.
This one takes me back to smoky, loud, exteremely fun winter nights in the bar under the castle in Bielsko-Biala, where my girlfriend and I spent a memorable year back in ought three. That smell is for suckers though.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 02:40:09 | More by daliandragon
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a 1 1/2" fluffy white head. Great retention, eventually dropping to a thick film and leaving fabulous amounts of lace. Smell is hops, malt, a light spiciness and a hint of grass. A nice balance, good complexity. Hops don't overpower this brews's nose. Taste is mostly hops and some spice and malt. Not very complex and definitely weaker than the nose. Mouthfeel is medium/full for a lager, about what you'd expect from a good pale ale. Warms the back of the throat and mouth after it has warmed a good 10 degrees F. Fairly smooth, too. Overall, a really good Euro lager, one I would have to recommend. Wish the "Big Boys" made beer like this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2005 21:26:34 | More by PorterLambic
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okocim is another one of the big breweries in Poland, and it will probably continue to expand with Carlsberg backing it. Okocim's main lager is actually a pretty good beer, reminding me very much of a top quality pilsener.

This beer pours a nice gold color with an amber hue to it. A nice foamy head forms and lasts for about 30 seconds. The smell is very clean and crisp, with some light sweetness detectable. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. "Crisp" and "clean" describe this brew quite well in terms of aroma and flavor. The crisp maltiness is slightly sweet. There is a very slight hint of corn detectable, but a very light caramel note pops up as well. The hoppiness could best be described as citric and grassy, and provides good balance (not overly bitter though). The aftertaste is clean too, with some graininess and grassiness lingering. No alcoholic warmth present.

I was surprised by this Polish macro. I think it could hold up to a Czech pils very well. Good thirst quencher and worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2005 05:24:43 | More by Beastdog75
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one is very light yellow in color with lots of carbonation and a nice, lasting white head.

Smell – The hops are very light here and covered over by the orangey grain. The orange is very sweet like sucrose or some other man-made sugar.

Taste – The lager flavors here are decent. The grain is a bit rough around the edges and the sweetness is a little much, but otherwise this is a solid flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This isn’t light-bodied but it’s not medium, either. There’s some nice, tingly carbonation as well.

Drinkability – I’d have to say that this was a little sub-par and definitely inferior to its “OK” cousin.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2004 02:02:15 | More by RoyalT
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brewQ

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Okocim Beer
500 ml bottle
5.5%
Carlsberg

Not the label pictured.

Looks like Euro Pils ... creamy white head that drops quickly over a strong gold colored beer. Some fruitiness but that falls away quickly.

A pleasant brew but rather generic.

Stanley Stawski distributes it from the second largest Polish city in the world, Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 05:48:58 | More by brewQ
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

1.78/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Okocim beer.
500 ml bottle.
alc. 5.8%

Appearance- yellowish/orange with a thick white head. head held up and laced the glass!
Smell- faint malt, and typical cheap corn macro lager aroma.
Taste- too watery. maybe a drop of malt. sweet. I might detect some cloves here?!
mouthfeel- watery with a yuk aftertaste.

Overall- yet another bad tasting Polish beer. Do not purchase this Keystone Light knockoff!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2004 22:01:55 | More by NJpadreFan
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RedBaron

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice, beefy, slightly stronger than your average lager beer from Poland. The label is great: there's a very menacing looking Polish military man, policeman (or some kind of enforcer) in a red suit with a scowl on his face, a funky hat that looks like a mohawk, and he's lifting his stein in salute of this good beer.

The beer pours straw gold, with a great head that retains throughout. The nose is a blend of delicate maltiness and a subtle flowery hop aroma. The initial taste is plesantly sweet, but finishes with a nice dryness to it (probably a good bittering hop). The mouthfeel is dense and rich, and this is a better-than-average eastern European lager. It carries itself well and strong, just like the proud Polish character on the label!

Since I found this obscure brew in a great Polish deli in Chicago (my hometown), I get the feeling that unless you're in Chicago or Poland, you may have a hard time finding this little gem. But for all you Chicagoans out there, get to a place called 'Bobak's', and pick a sixer of this stuff for only $5.99. Ya can't beat that, for a pretty good Polish lager!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2004 01:07:12 | More by RedBaron
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