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

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199 Reviews
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Reviews: 199
Hads: 322
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Poland | website

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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Photo of Flounder57
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.57/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
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).

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Photo of Commodore69
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
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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Photo of Mavigo
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow-orange color, like apple juice, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly without any lacing.

S: Smells grainy, like wheat bread, also smells sweet

T: Tastes like it smells, its sweet, has a wheat grain flavor to it

M: It's crisp and refreshing, medium carbonation, light mellow flavor, fairly balanced, could drink stuff like this in large quantities.

O: Overall, the title holds true, its an OK beer, I'd say its in the slightly above average beer, it's very tolerable, not offensive or overbearing, but its not something I would call outstanding. It's pretty decent so it's worth a go.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz Can poured into a pilsner glass

A - Pretty yellow, not a whole lot of activity but a nice foamy head

S - Earthy, grassy and buttery, very interesting malt. My favorite aspect of the beer by far

T - Doesn't live up to the smell unfortunately, taste is a bit muddy and bitter. The complexity of the scent in the malt and hops seems muted

M - Pretty smooth but slightly metallic and flat, could use a bit more carb

O - A plain lager, neither here nor there

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.32/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can into an imperial pint glass...

A: Pours a completely translucent perfect shade of gold. There is about one full finger of pure white head that settles quickly. All that is left is a thin bubbly ring along the edges of the glass. There is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is really thin. I'm not getting a whole lot. There is slight malt, and slight hop aromas, but mainly just smells a bit stinky. Like mild skunk.

T: It's sweet to start, sweet in the middle with some effervescent carbonation, and sweet in the finish. There is a mild bite in the back end, but nothing that could be considered even close to hoppy. Some sweetness lingers on the palate after it's moved off the palate.

M: Light bodied beer. This is an easy drinker for sure. Super light, pleasantly sweet, and thin.

O: This is a solid example of lager. It's a step or two up from a Bud of Bug Light, that's for sure. It's nothing spectacular, but what can you really expect from the style. It's drinkable and enjoyable... if you're in the mood.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared a 16oz bottle of this yesterday with "Bro" Artied2.

This bier was a clear, pale straw color; maybe a bit of a golden hue there. had scattered, steady carbo, and the head was fine, thin and white, ebbing quickly and leaving a little lace here and there. Nose was grainy and grassy, with a touch of corn, too. Mouthfeel had some prickle, and the body was somewhat less than medium.

Flavor was also grainy, with a little light sweetness. Like the nose, it had a bit of a corn-like lean to it, and it was fairly bitter. There was a suggestion of hop spicyness, but it was mostly bitter in the finish. This bier was "OK", no more, no less.... Prosit!

3.18/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 24, 2012. The pour is the ideal golden yellow for a pale beer with constant upwardly flowing delicate carbonation bubbles and a lingering white head. The aroma is bready with the yeast strain they must use along with a mild hop character in the background. The body is light to medium. The taste has an astringent bitterness attached to it along with the bready malts and clean hopped finale. This is a good lawn mower beer.

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

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of white head. The retention was good as a cap at first but it soon became a thin collar. The lacing was spotty. The aroma was of cereal grains and sweet malt. The flavors were very standard in my opinion. I tasted the cereal grains and sweet malt but also a bit of European hops that gave it as clean finish. The Euro Pale Lager style tends to be very bland and this was a good example of what can be done with it but I still had trouble being impressed with such a beer. Still, it is to be said the mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation spot-on. It was indeed ok.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.7/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of lemonlime311
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: The appearance of this beer is nothing special, but that does not mean that this is not a good beer. The beer has a dark golden slightly caramel tone to it. Not much of a head to it when pour into a glass. Again to me personally appearance should not be a big factor in reviewing a beer.

Smell: Their is nothing special about the smell of this beer. In fact the smell is about average. It smell like a lager but does have a slightly skunky smell to it.

Taste: This beer does have a taste to it not completely water down like some other light or domestic lager there is substance to it. But for me the taste is not winning me over I wouldn't recommend this to someone as a great beer. It is what the label says O.K. Slightly darker taste them some other lagers or pilsners I have tried possibly because of the alcohol content 5.6%

Mouthfeel: About average compare to most beers. Ill add a little to it's score because it does goes down pretty smooth considering that the alcohol content is higher then most lager but you would never know it.

Overall: OK price is a important factors for me in judging a beer. There are some inexpensive beers that really measure up. This six pack was $7.99 around the price of Heineken, St. Pauli and other imported beers. For the price is nothing to write home about. In fact I am a little disappointed. There are better beers for around $5.99. The after taste is pretty good I can see how some people would be turned on by this beer.

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Photo of Brad007
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't think I've had anything from Poland yet. A bit disappointed that this is an euro pale lager.

Pours a straw gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. No bubbles. Rather still.

Sweet and grainy malt with a popcorn(?) essence to it. DMS? Otherwise, that same great skunked feeling you get from drinking something in a clear bottle (except that this is in a brown bottle).

Taste? Much the same but with a better emphasis on sweet, metallic flavors (still doesn't make it better).

Lingering bland metallic lager flavors.

I'd rather drink sewer water. Honestly.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: Golden in color, and perfectly clear with a thick off-white head that settles to a thin froth on the surface. Somewhat sticky lacing and good head retention make this an attractive beer.

S: Not much on the nose. Biscuit and honey, with some floral, grassy hop notes.

T: Malt lends sweet notes of honey and cracker, while in the background lies some slightly fruity, citrusy nuances. Also has a slightly briny character. Finish is floral and dry, and somewhat short-lived.

Notes: Balanced, with a very soft mouthfeel. A tad too much body for the style, but still quite easy to put back. Not a bad beer by any means. It has its flaws, yet it excels in the style.

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Photo of AdamBear
2.62/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a 2 inch foamy white head that fades to a think film on the top of the beer. Broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of fresh grains, grass/hay notes, and some sweetness. Taste is of grains, grass, and some sweet honey-like flavors on the finish. Mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. A good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel on this one. Overall, this is a pretty good lager out of Poland. I need to seek out the Baltic porter from this brewery as well.

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Photo of Buggies
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a 4 pack of this at a Giant Eagle in Ohio of all places. It was kinda cheap and I figured what the hell. I was pleasantly surprised.

Smells slightly sweet... a tiny bit fruity almost like apple. The taste follows suit. Slightly sweet almost like a hint of caramel too. It has a bitterness in the background as well.

Overall though, very nice to drink. Nothing stellar, but a nice tasting beer for the price I paid.

My can states that the ABV is 5.6%? The desciption above says 6.2%. Perhaps they lightened up the beer a little to make it more drinkable?

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Photo of bobhits
1.78/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of BaronRogue
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this was really a surprise... I was rushing around BevMo because they were about to close, and I literally just grabbed the cheapest imports I could find, and got this and some Russian brews.

Was really surprised to see such high ratings when I logged on here, so I was getting more and more excited as it chilled.

Just poured it into my chalice, clear yellow with a small head. Lots of little bubbles, almost like champagne.

The smell is pretty potent... I'm not familiar with Euro Lagers but i can honestly say I've never had a beer that smelled so much like.... beer. Good but slightly skunky (I can only assume it had been sitting on the shelf at room temperature for awhile).

The taste was really unbelievable! Didn't taste like the smell at all. Smooth, creamy and tasty, with a nice little zing from the carbonation. Truly a joy to drink.

Mouthfeel is a great balance between creamy and crisp, really surprising and quite good.

Overall? This is my new go-to lager beer, I'm cleaning out BevMo's shelves of this stuff the next time I go back. At just over a dollar a pint, this is the best random buy I've ever made.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Perfectly clear golden yellow with a thin white head that leaves a ring of lace.

S - Floral, fruity aroma, slightly sweet with a cereal like grainyness.
Light aroma.

T - Grain and sweet corn, slightly floral with a touch of fruit.

M - Clean and crisp. Malt sweetness balances a slight carbonic bite.

D - I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pouring the can into a pint glass creates a decent-sized head which dissolves in less than 30 seconds. Smells very sweet and fruity, almost like a watery cider. Tastes pretty sweet also, like fruit and bread. There is some slight bitterness as well. O.K. Beer is more than okay.

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O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
79 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.