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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

259 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-16-2001)
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Reviews by BDIMike:
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear golden beer with the fizziness of a macro. The only difference is a nice thick white head that laces throughout the drink.
Smell is a little weak. There is a bit of a wheat base and a European hop tinge.
Taste has a lot more to it than the smell. There is a nice fresh wheat base complimented by some strong hops.
Mouthfeel is nice for a pale. There is medium thickness but a good smoothness. However, there is still a refreshing bite of carbonation.
Drinkability is good. O.K. Beer is a very refreshing pale that definitely quenches thirst. There is a good balance on a lot of the taste, but nothing to go out of your way for.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 02:26:15 | More by BDIMike
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 01:24:06 | More by KFBR392
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 19:55:55 | More by chefhatt
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GOBLIN

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

04-02-2014 15:44:32 | More by GOBLIN
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-19-2014 02:21:58 | More by ValpoExpo
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:44:51 | More by smakawhat
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McStagger

California

3.64/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 05:47:34 | More by McStagger
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-06-2014 03:50:02 | More by BYOFB
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-27-2014 21:13:22 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-11-2014 05:41:19 | More by harpus
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MaizenBrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev +15.9%

01-29-2014 09:51:46 | More by MaizenBrew
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

01-18-2014 03:03:19 | More by tyleeis
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-09-2014 19:47:59 | More by Griffith
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dern10001110101

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-17-2013 03:02:27 | More by dern10001110101
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 15:41:18 | More by ryan1788a5
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 23:34:56 | More by damndirtyape
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-07-2013 16:00:16 | More by BillRoth
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: can

11-30-2013 21:57:41 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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saburky

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

11-13-2013 21:24:14 | More by saburky
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apasternak

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13%

11-11-2013 03:04:08 | More by apasternak
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

11-03-2013 17:35:53 | More by JAHMUR
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tommy5

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

10-31-2013 01:32:45 | More by tommy5
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-26-2013 01:48:43 | More by RockinRob925
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mtboozeaddict41

Montana

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
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

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 00:52:55 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2013 18:58:58 | More by bcm75
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O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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