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O.K. Beer - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-16-2001

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Ratings: 295 | Reviews: 193
Photo of King_13_Louie
4.78/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top 5 beers in my opinion

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -12.5%

500ml bottle. BB 29-04-15. Pours a very pale gold colour with a dense white head which disappeared quickly and left minimal lacing. Metallic aroma with some corn and malt. Slight malty sweetness with mild, spicy hop bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth and the finish is quite dry but has an almost salty, mineral quality to it.

Photo of BobbyBraggot
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Great European Lager! Almost perfectly balanced. Nice and hoppy. Very crisp and refreshing I would definitely get this again!

Photo of nicholas2121
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. with an ABV of 5.6%. This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell is sweet with grains and malt. Nothing bad so far. The taste is sweet, but this brew has a smooth finish. You pick up on some grains in the taste of this brew. To me this brew is like an American Lager. Mouthfeel is nice and clean. There is no bad aftertaste.. Browar Okocim S.A. did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. This brew was better than what I was expecting. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of plaid75
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Johnny's Cafe , Maspeth, NY

Poured a dark straw hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good lacing and retention.

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a hint of noble hop.

The taste was likewise grainy with a clean pale malt and balancing herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a clean finish.

Overall a tasty Euro lager. Better than most.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a 500ml bottle a clear pale/straw yellow with a thin (1/4-inch) thick white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves clumpy lace.

N: Grainy, mildly earthy, bready yeasts, estery, malt and faint citrus.

T: Crisp yeasty, grassy, slightly sweet with corn/grains.

M: Light body and carbonation. Somewhat thin a watery finish.

O: Easy drinking basic lager.

Photo of KFBR392
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: transparent orange color. Bright, active carbonation in the glass while drinking. Finger of head on the pour which settled in but was present while drinking. Scattered random lacing left behind.

Smell: Buttery biscuit tones jump out right away. Hop tones of light tropical fruits and straw are picked up on the body. Creamy yeast tones round out the aroma.

Taste: Straw with some light fruit tones hit the palate first. Easy going buttery yeast tones with some crisp biscuit flavors. Creamy yeast and slightly grainy malt continue into the finish. Toasted almonds and some butterscotch warm up the palate and linger long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Flavors are crisp, clean, and easily recognizable. Creamy, full bodied yeast texture plays well with the carbonation in this brew.

Overall: This is definitely more then o.k. beer. A lager that hits all the traditional points it should while having some pleasant hop tones which take it to the next level. And for $5 a 4pk, this one is going to be a staple in my fridge for a long time.

Photo of chefhatt
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a glass, it has a golden color body with a very small head that fades to a thin lace around the edge of the glass. The smell has a sweetness to it and also a little malt and corn. The taste is sweet and has a grainy flavor to it. The malt is kinda there. The mouthfeel is smooth and is very drinkable.

Photo of smakawhat
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pokal pilsner style glass.

A very deep yellow color, almost brown actually, quite clear and good rising carbonation. Head comes out uniform, a bit soapy but with an easy two to three fingers. Not much retention, but not really expecting it, but settles to a good solid thin white collar.

Interesting nose. A mix of light bread malts and corn like sweetness. Very VERY dough ball bread action going on this, quite impressive, almost hints of German but then gets a bit noticeably sweet.

Palate goes with a noticeable Euro lager quality but slightly better. Dough rich malts and a finishing light sweetness. Some good carbonation and thick body for a lager. There is a nice fun bread popping action on this on the swallow too.

This reminds me of a much better version of Stella Artois. Large noticeable malt presence, but if the sweetness was dialed down a bit this would be real impressive.

Photo of McStagger
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden color. Transparent. Vigorous carbonation forms about a finger of head. Head is composed of equal parts small, medium and large bubbles. Retention is moderate, but very good lacing. Looks refreshing.

S: Smells grassy and herbal. Little to no skunkiness or cooked veggie notes. Malts are lightly sweet biscuit.

T: Hit of sweet crackery malts up front. Hops pop up as grassy, with some metallic notes. Green apple skin, and a good amount of lemon. The hops subdue and the malt takes back over. It is lightly sweet, but definitely more along the lines of a soda cracker or communion wafer.

M: Light and refreshing. The carbonation is more subtle than expected when pouring. Carbonated enough to keep it refreshing, but that's it. Pleasant.

O: This is much better than the last Poland beer I tasted. O.K. Beer is arguably the best Euro Pale Lager I've come across. While not a particularly exciting style, it's good to know that there are examples of it that taste good.

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A: Pale straw golden color. Great clarity. The bubbly white head settles quickly into a thin cap. Small spotty lacing.

S: Bready and sweet with that pilsner malt familiarity. vague, subtle fruit skin. Mild grassy hopping. Very clean. Simple, though pleasant and appealing.

T: Bready and sweet. Lots of toasted grain. Vague fruit skin. Oily and bitter hops have a spicy herbal bite that balances nicely. Very clean. Lingering herbal bite into the finish with trailing sweet grains.

M: Medium-light body. Round, firm texture. Mild hop oils. Firm scrubbing carbonation really cleans the mouth.

O: Of all the Polish macros on the market, this is easily the best. It's a simple lager, but it offers a pleasantly straightforward drinking experience with more flavor and character than the others can offer. A perfect pairing for Polish cuisine. It can stand up to any sausage, and has the power to cut through more fatty and flavorful dishes.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle (no date) served in a .2L pokal glass.

Appearance: Clear and bright gold color, with a hint of peach tint to it. 1/4" white head upon pouring died back to a thick ring at the edge and some thick strands of lacing here and there. Nice looking lager.

Smell: Herbal, hint of skunk, grain, hay, tiny bit of a farmyard smell, but not in a bad way.

Taste: Smooth, crisp and dry, but a bit sweet. Finish is crisply bitter with a bit of very very tart apple.

Mouthfeel: Dry and spicy carbonation - not fizzy, but definitely scrubs the tongue. Under all that carbonation is a nice smooth thickness.

Overall / Drinkability: Interesting lager - earthy overall is a good way I would describe this beer, but definitely something that works in large servings. A 500mL bottle is a good serving size for this beer. Nothing so strong in flavor that you tire of it, but at a weakness in flavor that you need a whole bottle to really get to know it. Then again, I suspect a beer like this has been crafted solely to drink in large quantities with food. I did not have this with food, but I can see that it would go really well with a wide range of meat & potato dishes, probably some heartier vegetable dishes as well. So nicely drinkable, but overall nothing amazing. Nice looking color though. Strangely, like the bottle says, it's an OK beer.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a "curiousity" brew, would a beer from Poland be any different than any of the other Euro style lagers on the market?? I had to try it. The answer, no, not really.

A classic look, thin golden body, plenty of fizz and a light foamy top, shades off after a short time.

The aroma is also exactly what one would expect from the style, yeast first with light malt , tangy, earthy and that's about it.

This one starts off, clean, crisp, light and refreshing, the feel and flavor is pretty much right on, the flavor is clean, no metallic or lazy malt here, like you can find with some of the cheaper euro style lager's. I always taste a corn like adjunct with herbal, tangy, earthy lager flavor's mild malt that does infact become a bit slick and cloying after a long session. Drink these cold and fast if you can handle, "throwing 'em down. I say go for it. Thet don't exactly "open up".

Not bad, not exactly good, pretty much standard for the style, which has it's place, but just not interesting enough to bother buying again.

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

OK beer man...bought at BRIX bottleshop. Great looking can, white with that classic old school beer look. Completely European. I"ll be honest and mention this is to be my first Polish lager. Excited!!!

Appearance: surprisingly dark golden with touches of straw yellow. Decent film of a head left around the rim. Head is pretty non-existent.
Aroma: Nice grassy sweet malt aromas popping initially into the nasal cavity. Herbal hops are noticeable also. Pretty thin on the nose
Taste: Beautiful lager mid palate, nice and full with plenty of light malt complemented with a light hop presence. The finish is the highlight with the quintessential lager taste coating the palate. Lightly bitter but far from being offensive.
Mouthfeel: Nice and oily sitting in the mouth. Medium carbonation entices the senses to really taste the beer. Not bad
Overall: For my introduction into Polish brew I can't say I'm flabbergasted and about to shout it on the mountain top but this lager is genuine. I feel I'm starting to fall in love with most Euro lagers for their affinity for being clean and straightforward. That der brew dis Oky Doky wit me brew

Photo of TAMU99
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow beer with little head. Smell is weak...maybe malty floral scent, but hard to tell. Taste is clear, crisp with malty tones. Clean mouthfeel with little aftertaste. Refreshing beer, moderately bubbly. Pretty tasty beer, I would buy more.

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

50 cl can served cold in a lager glass. Dae code(?) seems to indicate 2013.

The carbonation looks (high) higher than it feels (medium), with lots of rather coarse carbonation rising even quite a few minutes after the pour. No doubt this contributes to the very good retention of the head and very good lacing. Excellent clarity in this deep golden beer.

Probably is more flavorful than average for style, but clearly would benefit from a bit more hopping.

O: this was a very pleasant surprise, and very high on the drinkability dimension.

Photo of archyquaffer
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces a tall, frothy head that threatens to overfill....I take a sip and pour the rest...Cool looking can art, featuring a Polish peasant woman in colorful traditional dress, and a coat of arms with a goat with front legs wrapped around a giant stemmed glass, and dated 1845. The artwork is reminiscent of 1950s-1960s American beer can artwork, with its rich, mult-color hues. The label describes the contents as "full pale beer". The color of the beer is a pale straw, with moderate carbonation. The head dissipates but sticks around nicely.

The aroma is very subtle, with just a touch of floral hops, and maybe just a tad of skunk and metal. The taste is sweet, rather like a honey cream ale, with some caramel flavors to balance. Not much hop bitterness. A bit of metallic tang (which I expect and is a good thing in moderation). The mouthfeel is light, and the beer is easy drinking.

This is the type of beer where I would only form an opinion after two or three- to see if the sweetness becomes too cloying. However, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, and can often appreciate this quality in a beer, especially a lighter bodied beer. I can see drinking one or two of these and then switching to something a bit less sweet with more of a hop bite.

This beer was one of the cheaper offerings at the Hennessey Market in Uptown Butte, Montana (6.99 for a four pack of pint cans, which is equivalent to craft brew on sale or clearance in this town). At this price it is well worth the money and well worth the try.

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey, what do you want for $1.25 for a 500ml can. This is what I expected it to be, I just hope it doesn't do something bad to me!

The pop top almost didn't open right, but I got it open enough to get the beer out. It poured a nice thick head that quickly receded. There is not good or bad aroma to speak of.

There isn't much taste either. It isn't too sweet. It almost has a little hops taste. So far, though, it seems inoffensive enough to drink a couple of these when you are already gone.

Not something I would buy again except for the novelty.

Photo of Spikester
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold with one finger of vanishing white head. No appreciable lacing.
Smell is malty grains with a bit of lemon.
Taste is immediately sweet and bready. There is a kiss of spice that maybe comes from the hops. A light lemon taste is the finish.
Mouthfeel is quite full for the style. Carbonation is good enough.
Overall a good warm weather beer would be nice with some brats on the grill.

Photo of Flounder57
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow clear as day with bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweet pale and bready malts followed by mild noble hops. Smells standard for an EPL.

Taste: Same as above. Very tasty lager.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, drinkable, medium bodied, mild tingly bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not an expert in this style, but this is a good beer on hot humid day like today.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.57/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Okay. This stuff pours a clear brass-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises old wheat and light dry grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a strong vein of odd fruitiness and an aftertaste laden with the dust of many unkempt attic rooms. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty weak and odd-tasting beer, one I couldn't easily say "Okay" to any time soon.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much like the Baltika brew I had the other night, skunky aromas fill my senses as soon as I pop the top on this bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a decent sized white head that dissipates quickly to a cap. After airing out a bit the skunk is still in the room, but maybe my nose is used to the smell a bit because I can find some bready pils and a hint of flowers. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma advertised. Nice sweet bready malt presence with a hint of graininess. There's a firm spicy hop bit that provides a great balance to the malty sweetness. Carbonic acid is a bit high and does detract a bit. Medium body with a sweet bubbly mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. Not a bad brew after it airs out a bit.

Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Faint aromas of sweet and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste has a bit of sweetness and has hints of bready and grainy malts. No hops are perceptible, but they help to keep the sweetness in check.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a simple-flavored pale lager that is very easy to drink.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on tap at the new world of beers on Colorado boulevard. from Poland I reckon, this beer pours a really light pale straw color with a big and full white head with O.K. retention (pun intended). generic nose of spent crystal malt and everyday yeast. there is a light lemony flavor up front, but after that this is your classic eastern European wash, not poorly made, just terribly uninteresting. its plenty sessionable though, with a really light body and a relatively excited mouthfeel. a curious beer to import, since its like so many that are made here at home, but I guess variety is the spice of life, even if there isn't much spice happening in this brew. my Molson drinking old man would like it, but it didn't strike a chord with me, it was just O.K. (fine I will stop now).

Photo of Commodore69
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm more of an IPA type, but also a Saas hops pilsner fan - not much better than a cold Urquell on a hot day. Also, shamelessly, a Heineken fan - as far as go-to refreshing daily drinkers go. This O.K. Beer/Okocim is a worthy addition to the aforementioned brews when in the mood for a crisp lager/pilsner with a bit of a bite-y overtone. I like a li'l skunk in my junk. Plus, you can bash someone over the head with the heavy, eastern european-style bottle, if the occasion arises. O.K. indeed!

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O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
78 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.