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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

282 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 11
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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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ValpoExpo, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

smakawhat, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of McStagger
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

McStagger, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

BYOFB, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

DonDonLongJohn, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

harpus, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of MaizenBrew
4/5  rDev +16.3%

MaizenBrew, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

tyleeis, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

dern10001110101, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

ryan1788a5, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

damndirtyape, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

saburky, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

apasternak, Nov 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

tommy5, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

RockinRob925, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
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

mtboozeaddict41, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bcm75, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Oakenator, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

MPSTARR, Oct 06, 2013
O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
79 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.