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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

268 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

New York

3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of my beer of the month club delivery, this beer is in a brown bottle with a really cute label with some eastern european artwork on it. And surprisingly, O.K. Beer is more than just that! Pours a very clear, although solid looking, golden yellow. Big white foamy head that disappeared into a nice lacing. Although the lacing disappeared as the beer was consumed. The aroma is pretty strong for a beer that may initially come off as being possibly weak in stature. Nose is full of strong polish hops with just a tiny hint of sweetness and alcohol. Smells like a strong pilsner, actually. The taste starts out with the same hops in the aroma. I can imagine that some folks might find this flavor to be a little stringent. The hops get stronger as the flavors spread through the palate, then in comes some sweetness and a little bit of alcohol. Finishes pretty dry with a slight biscuity aftertaste. Overall, a very smooth mouthfeel with little carbonation presence. Nice. Now, this beer may seem not too drinkable at first, and I wasn't able to test out my theory. However. I think after two or three my palate would adjust quite nicely and I could really settle into a good session.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2007 01:37:38 | More by BeerHonky
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wethorseblanket

California

3.39/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 01:53:19 | More by wethorseblanket
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Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-10-2014 00:26:27 | More by Dookiepants
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Texas

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

06-19-2014 17:38:10 | More by boxer0029
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-19-2014 01:12:12 | More by tykechandler
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 22:16:52 | More by Latarnik
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-23-2014 21:18:19 | More by KevMo84
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Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

04-29-2014 17:16:38 | More by Ezra-Poundit
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-27-2014 21:44:42 | More by strangebrew321
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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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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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Ohio

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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%

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Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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MaizenBrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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