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

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331
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3.44
pDev:
20.35%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Poland | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-16-2001

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Photo of tbforres
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one really surprised me!
Look: Poured a lovely golden brown, with a white head that quickly faded.
Smell: Smells like a lager, with some spicy notes.
Taste: Really surprised by this one. I was expecting something along the lines of an AAL, or Heineken but was very pleased with the depth of flavor. Almost creamy, but with enough of a hoppy bitterness that it balances well. Some mild spice flavors as well, but I can't quite pick them out.
Feel: Creamy, but has a pleasant fizz on the tongue that makes this much more appealing to me.

Overall: As a Yank, this is a really nice beer. I expected the quality of an AAL from this at the price (4 pints at $6 total) and this was not at all the case. Mildly hoppy, with a touch of creamy and spice this will become a regular in my lineup.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/9/2016. Pours crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LushessPuppy
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was down at the local community co-op looking for a bomber. They were marked 5 and up. So I spotted OK Beer in a 4 pack or pounders for 599. Sold! I drink bud and pbr and this is right in there. Its probably Poland's Budweiser. Its very drinkable and kind to the tounge. Peace!!

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Photo of BeerFooting
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm more a fan of Euro old school beer than their hoppier cousin's from the USA. Not a bad tasting brew, quite drinkable and unremarkable. I find it interesting that someone preferred Bud lite over this okey dokey brew. I poured mine from a can served at about 38 degrees F.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

In honor of Turkey Beer Day, I'm electing this one as I'm not sure how good a Polish Lager can be (no disrespect to Polish folk)

It pours a blonde straw color with 100% transparency. The head starts off rocky and recedes quickly but always builds up nicely when it's topped off. Minimal lace.

Not much for aroma. Corn and straw, that's about it. Difficult to pick up.

Roasted barley, straw, and cereal grains. It finishes with a slight metallic note that rivals Steel Reserve. Some ugly fruit loop sweetness also arrives, making this more into a malt liquor.

It's crisp as expected, but slightly pasty and chalky, with not much else redeeming it.

My overall thoughts : I'd generously pass on this beer next time I saw it. If it's not ice cold, it's a Hurricane without the alcohol. Barf. Way less than OK. Sorry guys.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample on draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Color is a very bright and clear amber. The taste is nice balance of malt and hops with some bread like flavors on the finish. Very good mouth feel with a moderate carbonation level. Overall this is a decent enough Euro Lager. I would like to try it sometime in a proper serving glass and I am not sure plastic is the best vessel. This is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger rocky head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: pilsner malt, bread, a little spice;

T: bland; what's there is pilsner malt and bread, but it fades quickly; perhaps a little corn at mid-palate; finish has almost no flavor or bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: inoffensive, but not memorable; easy to drink on a hot day;

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Photo of Bloke26
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Easily the best Lager I've had (excluding craft). Poured from a can into a small pilsner glass.
L - Light Golden, few bubbles just a light column bubbling to the surface. Head dissipated quickly.
S - Not much to excite the nose as with most lagers. Smells lightly hoppy with slight sourdough starter smell to me (I'm a Baker)
T - Delightful, clean, refreshing, slightly bitter. Doesn't leave a strong taste in the mouth or a sour taste in the throat. Balanced and doesn't taste as strong as the ABV.
F - Light carbonation, doesn't leave one feeling bloated or full.
O - Best Lager I've tried as far as my memory goes.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours pale golden color with a big billowy white head. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a moderate sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a sweet and bready smell with the sweet being mainly a mix of a caramel and corn aroma. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of yeast and grass.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather light bready taste mixed with a moderate sum of a corn syrupy sweet flavor. As the taste advances, more and more corn flavors come to the tongue with a little bit of a grassy and papery flavor working their way in as well. These flavors take the taste to its end where they leave a somewhat unpleasant mix of flavors to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the somewhat off flavors this is probably the best feel for the brew as it minimizes that flavors the best it can.

Overall- Not the greatest beer out there that is for sure. Pretty much a subpar malt in my opinion, with much better malts out there. I wouldn’t recommend this one.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Really good Euro lager. I like the dry finish its really refreshing. Touch of hops, barley malts, and corn are present. I get Skunk kind of like Moosehead. Cheers!

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Photo of bubseymour
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's OK! I'm a beer rating genius aren't I? Seriously though it's a decent but not exceptional euro lager. I could still drink this one any day/ anytime.

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Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No sir never again would I drink this . . . I'm willing to give anything a try ( when it comes to beer that is ). Which is why I tried it in the first place. But honestly, I may have preferred B*d Li%$t to this.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of McStagger
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
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

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Photo of TAMU99
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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