O.K. Beer - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
12-15-2013 15:41:18 | More by ryan1788a5
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
12-08-2013 23:34:56 | More by damndirtyape
3.41/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
11-30-2013 21:57:41 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.73/5 rDev +8.4%
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
10-18-2013 00:52:55 | More by mtboozeaddict41
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
09-29-2013 19:37:09 | More by TAMU99
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
50 cl can served cold in a lager glass. Dae code(?) seems to indicate 2013.
The carbonation looks (high) higher than it feels (medium), with lots of rather coarse carbonation rising even quite a few minutes after the pour. No doubt this contributes to the very good retention of the head and very good lacing. Excellent clarity in this deep golden beer.
Probably is more flavorful than average for style, but clearly would benefit from a bit more hopping.
O: this was a very pleasant surprise, and very high on the drinkability dimension.
08-28-2013 23:18:42 | More by chinchill
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured from a pint can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces a tall, frothy head that threatens to overfill....I take a sip and pour the rest...Cool looking can art, featuring a Polish peasant woman in colorful traditional dress, and a coat of arms with a goat with front legs wrapped around a giant stemmed glass, and dated 1845. The artwork is reminiscent of 1950s-1960s American beer can artwork, with its rich, mult-color hues. The label describes the contents as "full pale beer". The color of the beer is a pale straw, with moderate carbonation. The head dissipates but sticks around nicely.
The aroma is very subtle, with just a touch of floral hops, and maybe just a tad of skunk and metal. The taste is sweet, rather like a honey cream ale, with some caramel flavors to balance. Not much hop bitterness. A bit of metallic tang (which I expect and is a good thing in moderation). The mouthfeel is light, and the beer is easy drinking.
This is the type of beer where I would only form an opinion after two or three- to see if the sweetness becomes too cloying. However, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, and can often appreciate this quality in a beer, especially a lighter bodied beer. I can see drinking one or two of these and then switching to something a bit less sweet with more of a hop bite.
This beer was one of the cheaper offerings at the Hennessey Market in Uptown Butte, Montana (6.99 for a four pack of pint cans, which is equivalent to craft brew on sale or clearance in this town). At this price it is well worth the money and well worth the try.
08-21-2013 02:45:01 | More by archyquaffer
O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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