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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

281 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of Bthekid013
1/5  rDev -70.9%

Bthekid013, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of andyinsdca
1.23/5  rDev -64.2%

Appearance: Clear yellow, thin, fizzy head.
Smell: None
Taste: None. Maybe some off chemical taste.

Overall: I won't remember drinking this beer in 5 minutes. Utterly forgettable. I suspect (like others that have negatively reviewed this beer) that I got a skunked/old bottle. I need "zero" ratings for this beer because it didn't even rate a 1.0 in any of the categories.

andyinsdca, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of mrasskicktastic
1.23/5  rDev -64.2%

A - Honey to straw color with a quarter finger head that vanished in about ten seconds. Visible strong carbonation.

S - This smells like rice and yellow vegetables, a lot of grassy and musty/moldy notes as well. Most things that smell like this score better for me, because it is a subtle odor, this is like smashing your face in a culinary disaster of summer squash, moss, and dead leaves served over rice in a mud and Asahi sauce.

T - A potent light-bodied malt character, no sweetness. There is a strong grassy presence throughout the taste, which is joined accompanied by an incredibly foul bitterness in the aftertaste. I cannot think of anything with a bitter foulness this offensive.

M - Carbonation is way too high. It is only a tiny bit drying and harsh. Although the bitterness makes some appearance in this category as well.

D - Ugh. This is not an OK beer. This is a pretty terrible beer. It's flavor is not appetizing at all. I will never have this again. I could not bear to session it. I'd take any American macro lager (that I have had) over this. Sure, this has more flavor, but more isn't always a good thing. I was, in an extreme fit of masochism, able to finish this, that is the only reason it is scoring this high in drinkability.

mrasskicktastic, Feb 25, 2006
Photo of sweemzander
1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

sweemzander, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of bobhits
1.8/5  rDev -47.7%

Straw colored, a lot of carbonation, huge head with not retention, huge bubbles, dissipates almost instantly.

Light citrus and earthy hops. Some sweet malt finishing the beer.

Caramel, apple cider, extremely subtle hops. This beer seems like it is trying to turn to the cider relm, but done so with hops, malt, barely, and yeast vs huge amonts of sugar and chemicals.

A bit sticky and thick given the 5.6% and the rather light style and nature of the beer. Still decently drinkable.

Certainly the last time I have this one, but I’m oddly not upset about this one. The fact that it is about 2 bucks a bottle doesn’t hurt.

bobhits, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of Shumj
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Shumj, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
2.03/5  rDev -41%

Gold with a white head. Light white head quickly fades. Not bad looking

Medium/thin mouthfeel with no real character or balance. Watery/thin.

Flavors of simple bitter yeast and a sort of green herb/celery flavor.

Simple yeast finish. Not a whole lot here. Not particularly pleasant.

GRG1313, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of boxer0029
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

boxer0029, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.3/5  rDev -33.1%

Poured into a Beer Stein

Appearance - Pale clear orange with a soapy/sudsy head, tons of carbonation floating about.

Smell - Cereal Grains, Cooked Corn, and sweet malts. Smells like an adjunct lager, but not in an offensive way.

Taste - Cereal Grains and Malts. Tastes like a Malt Liquor but without the boozy flavor to it.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, but heavily carbonated. Crisp, but hard to savor the flavor

Overall - It's an adjunct lager with a Polish Label on it. I'm sure that are excellent beers from Poland, but this isn't one of them.

NuclearDolphin, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of alleykatking
2.35/5  rDev -31.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle....excuse me...11.2 oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden straw color. Looks to be very carbonated. One finger white head comes and goes leaving whisps of foam on the top of the beer. No real lacing..everything sort of falls back into the beer.

S- Very sweet smelling. Almost sickly sweet. Very grainy and bready smelling as well. Nothing really else going on with this.

T- First off let me say the sweetness in the back end of this on the first sip almost made me gag. There is some light toasted malts in the front end of this beer. This turns into a sweetness that keeps going through the rest of the beer. Light grain tastes as well. Some bready malts in the middle. Hops are not really there per say and just kind of stand there.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is pretty over the top for me. Sweet malts dominate everything from the palate to the aftertaste. The aftertaste has a bigger sweetness to it than the whole beer in the mouth did. Everything in the mouth feels like it was just covered in a sugary sweet slime.

D- The drinkability on this one is god awful. I remember almost liking this one when I was a little younger but now I just don't know. I had a hard time drinking this one and ended up drain pouring the last quater of my pint.

alleykatking, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of greg202stewart
2.35/5  rDev -31.7%

I had 3 dollars left after I bought the rest of my beer and tried this one. It pours and looks exactly like a bud or miller. The taste was rather skunky and had an unpleasant after taste to it. It reminded me of the taste of steel reserve. Although it is nice to try new things, this is not a quality beer. Overall I found it to be a terrible beer.

greg202stewart, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.43/5  rDev -29.4%

Pours like apple juice with carbonation with a bright white head forming and fleeting quickly. Aroma has cooked cereal grains flowing with a slight metallic character, and herbal hop aromatics. This is Euro pale lager, with a definite bite to it, a bit harsh. Flavor grows on you with a sweet husky grain character minimal hop flavor, a bit one dimensional in the Euro lager department. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying with some residual sugars, carbonation a bit rough uneven flowing beer across the palate. Drinkability isn't what I have in mind for a relaxing Friday night beer drinking experience.

WVbeergeek, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of JellyJacket
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

JellyJacket, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Ezra-Poundit
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Ezra-Poundit, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
2.54/5  rDev -26.2%

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.

TMoney2591, May 04, 2013
Photo of DogFood11
2.55/5  rDev -25.9%

Pours like a typical american macro, Golden to pale with a variety pack of carbonation bellow a fizz head.

The smell is where the euro lager comes through with its difference. A bit of a saaz or hop variety that has that earthy type kick to it. Sweet malt base.

Its what you would expect from the style to be honest. Refreshing and fairly easy to pull down just nothing to crack any interest. Some will say its great sessioning this or good lawn mower type beer but there are much better offerings available that don't come from across the pond.

DogFood11, Feb 14, 2006
Photo of Chico1985
2.58/5  rDev -25%

11.2 oz bottle, 5.6% ABV listed on the label. O.K.!

Crystal-clear darkish yellow, big sudsy white head sticks around at about a finger and a half for a while, eventually becoming a cap and leaving good lacing.

Pale pilsnery malt, grains, very slight lemon/lime at the scent. Smells like an American macro.

The taste brings out a little bit more flavor, but not much of an improvement. Just touches of lemon and grass from the hops. Usual grain/oats/pilsner type feel with some bready malt, a little metallic at times.

Expected prickly mouthfeel but pretty solid for the style. Doesn't feel watery and still drinks as easily as a lesser-ABV lager.

Pretty easy drinking. Definitely bland, but not really offensive at any point. I probably would mistake this for a decent American macro. I guess you could call this beer... O.K.

Chico1985, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of JBogan
2.58/5  rDev -25%

Poured a very pale golden color, like taking a Bud Light and diluting it half and half with water. Almost no head to speak of, and zero lacing in my glass. A fair stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass but that disappeared after a few minutes.

At first it smelled somewhat skunked, but that was taken over by a hoppy straw scent.

Thankfully the taste was a bit better than either the appearance or smell. It's a bit on the sweet side, and mainly I tasted the hops.

A somewhat lackluster mouthfeel. Very thin and while the bubbles have disappeared there is still a bit of a tingle on the tongue.

I wouldn't seek out this beer again, but it was interesting to try. I'd say it would be an easy drinker but there are many other beers of this type which are much better.

JBogan, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of watchnerd
2.58/5  rDev -25%

500 ml bottle.

Okay, given my experience, and how I bought this, I'm willing to concede that I may have had a bad or skunked bottle.

A local Middle Easter / Mediterranean market, that previously carried a lot of Greek, Armenian, Bulgarian, Turkish, and other Eastern European or Middle Eastern beers, recently changed ownership. The new owner is strictly Islamic and decided that he didn't want to sell alcohol any longer. He sold all of his stock to the liquor store right next door.

I picked up this bottle of Okocim from said liquor store. It was covered in dust. Who knows how long it had been sitting on the shelves. But for $1.99, I figured what the hell.

This bottle was NASTY. It tasted vaguely of turpentine and chemicals.

Given the other reviews, I can only assume that I had a very bad, very skunked sample. The lesson to readers: make sure your bottle is reasonably fresh before you begin your tasting.

watchnerd, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of AdamBear
2.63/5  rDev -23.5%

A-dark yellow but very transparent with a whole lot of bubbles. there's a thin white that thins to almost nothing.

S-real sweet honey and grains, however it smells a lot like an adjunct. has a slight toasted character to it as well.

T-very light and smooth. comes in with the sweet taste of honey, grains, and even a smokey flavor to it. it drinks much like a light beer. lack of after-taste except with some honey sweetness to it.

M-heavy creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is like a slightly (very slightly) better version of an american light beer. its a lot more balanced and smooth than other euro pale lagers that i've had. the higher alcohol seems to be completely hidden. overall, its a very boring beer that i won't be needing to get again unless my only other choice is an american adjunct

AdamBear, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

Sample #2 4/24/06
Not as bad as the first try. My bottle may have been bad. The beer isn't as skunked as I first thought, although it's dangerously close. Remains grainy, but has a nice malty flavor and texture. It improved in my book.

Quite typical of a European Lager in that it looks medium straw in color and forms an dainty white head that laces decently. It smells terribly skunked at first but dispates quickly; unlike Heineken. After the aroma settles it becomes watery quicky but holds its malt / hop balance. Moderate vegetal and buttery tones. Holds fairly creamy mouthfeel, but slick. Aftertaste is crisp and lingers with mild hop bitterness.

BEERchitect, Jul 24, 2005
Photo of jwinship83
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

500ml bottle with no freshness information drank from a glass from the same company.

A- this one pours out looking pale golden and fizzy. a bright white head appears and vanishes in a flash and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- sweet cereal grains. steely malts. alcohol. nothing much to see here.

T- the taste is unfortunately a lot like the smell, but a lot sweeter. not a good thing.

M- light bodied with a high level of carbonation.

D- not the worst beer ive had, but far from the best. something i dont think i will seek out again.

jwinship83, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of morebeergood
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

Poured from the bottle into a pils glass. Very light body; almost see through. Some nice carbonation and a tiny wispy white head. It's just so watery looking. Smell was grainy and grassy. Taste was average, since it didn't have any skunky flavors I was expecting. It tasted fairly fresh. Mouthfeel was pretty limp and boring. Slightly bitter aftertaste on the back of the throat. This beer didn't turn me off, so I drank it effortlessly. Probably halfway decent on tap in Poland, but out of the bottle, it was barely OK.

morebeergood, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of GOBLIN
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of IntriqKen
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Pours a pale yellow lager color with tiny bubbles creating a quickly disappearing white head.

Aroma is macro lager type with sweet malts fighting an oncoming skunk and corn adjuncts.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy.

Taste is non-impressive nor memorable American Macro Lager. Slightly cloying sweet that leaves a bit of an aftertaste....corn adjuncts noticable in the flavor...no hops to speak of.

Not too drinkable to my tastes due to an unpleasant aftertaste and too strong in ABV to be a summer cooler.

IntriqKen, Apr 28, 2007
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O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
79 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.