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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

196 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 196
Hads: 310
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-16-2001

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Photo of e11iott
4.01/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 11.2 oz bottle, small head, no lacing, light straw color, very nervous since called OK Beer. Wondering if this is a generic beer in Poland.

S: Very sweat smelling, had to make sure it was a beer, and not a malt beverage only.

T/M: Served ice cold, had light body. not much carbonation, very smoth, surprised its not a light beer.

D: Enjoyable throughout, can't taste the alcohol at all, wife enjoyed it as well. (418 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (831 characters)

Photo of flexabull
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind courtesy of KimR, thanks again!

Pours a light yellow color with a small white head.

Aromas are corny, sweet, and with some mineral like notes. Smells like an American Lager. Not bad smelling though.

Taste is bready, dry, and quite crisp. Some light sweet malts, and a mineral hoppy finish. Simple, but fairly tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is not bad, crisp, snappy carbonation, and decent body.

Drinkablility is pretty good. It's easy to drink and refreshing. Would be a good choice on a warm summer day. (528 characters)

Photo of beersensei305
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beauty at World of Beer in Tampa Palms.
This beauty pours a golden and translucent, lot of carbonation and a white lacey head. The aroma is of hops and and sweet malts nothing complex. Great taste, I was not expecting much from this beer but this beer is crisp giving some nice malty flavors off the front and sharp hops at the end. This beer is light but not watery, and the flavor lingers and is not overpowering. Great brew. (436 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is all bready and sweet malt. With that being said, for the style it's not a bad smelling beer at all. The taste is the same as the aroma, it's all bready and sweet malt. It's not too sweet, and there aren't any offensive aromas or flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light, but it's not watery. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough, it's smooth and goes down easy. I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. For $1.09 a can, I think it's a good deal. For the style of beer this is, I thought it was pretty decent. (673 characters)

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

11.2oz bottle into pils glass.
A: Strong and steady stream of carbonation. White head retreats quick and left is a small, and foamy layer. Body is a crisp golden yellow.
S: Nice bready aroma, with a nice interplay of hops and malts.
T/M: The all around flavors make this a nice and complex lager. Great malty off flavors. On the front there is a crisp welcoming from the mouthfeel of sharp hops. The overall body is light, but holds long character.
D: This is a nice session lager, and a nice imported choice. Nothing crazy going on but could fall back to this one. (566 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
2.03/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (287 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is slightly sweet, some malts. Taste is good, malts and grains, a bit of sweetness.A fine beer on a hot evening. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overalll a good quality lager. (302 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

O.K., The CANQuest (TM) is officially having some O.K. beer. Actually, it makes me tear up for my old drinking buddy, Stash, of the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. During his lifetime and my extended tenure in Da 'Burgh, he and I plowed through a LOT of Polish, Baltic and eastern European beers. He was the owner and dedicated to such beers. He never had it in a CAN, however. He was all about bottles, but I am finding that to be wrong-headed. CAN you imagine "Woody's All-CAN Bar"? Ho!

From the CAN: "Full Pale Beer = Piwo Jasne Pelne". Yep.

I never appreciated the auditory aspect of The CANQuest (TM) as much as I do today, following a (mostly) ten-day hiatus. Crack and Glug, indeed! My two fingers' worth of rocky, bone-white head began falling almost immediately, but in exchange, it left some nice lacing. Color was a deep-golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. "Pale", my butt! Comparatively, historically, sure, but for the style - negits. Nose was pure, unadulterated lager. A slight, malt-driven sweetness led the way, but there were also Noble hops as the back-up. Mouthfeel was thin-to medium and I got a slight metallic tang on the tongue along with the initial wash of malty sweetness. Oh well. Finish was more tangy with the hops accompanied by a metallic taste. I CAN live without that aspect of some lagers. (1,323 characters)

Photo of djmitche
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this from a can a a friend's. I should start by saying that I do not usually like lagers - I find the "subtle" flavors virtually nonexistent in most cases.

But OK Beer lived up to it's name. Nice head that subsided quickly, with decent lacing. The beer is nice and clear in the glass, with a warm straw hue.

The aroma was restrained but suggested the flavor nicely. There's no biscuity nonsense going on here - a bit of bread balanced nicely by refreshing hops. There's flavor here, but not enough to make you interrupt your session to ponder the beer.

I would drunk this instead of water, and I can't say that of many lagers. It was OK. (645 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very drinkable euro-pale, this beer pours a light golden color. Clear and topped with a 2 finger head that did die fairly quickly. But, looks like a nice beer.
Ok, aroma is weak here. The malt is there, soft biscuit with some sweets, but just a bit stale.
Flavors could use a boost in all categories; malt, yeast, hops, water. A good representation of style, just not prominent on the flavors. It seems a bit creamy which downplays the hops and makes the malt seem 'processed', is the best I can describe it.

Still, overall a nice beer. (540 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a flute)
A- This beer has a crystal clear golden yellow body with a big bubble carbonation racing to the surface. The boiling white head is gone before the first sip.
S- The herbal sulfury aroma is pretty soft and clean with a soft grainy note in the finish. There is a light buttery note to the aroma as it warms a bit.
T- The clean sulfury sweetness is followed by a cooked corn taste and a faint green apple notes with a carbonic acid dry finish.
M- Medium-light mouthfeel has a full fizzy finish.
D- The only real flavor is the buttered corn qualities which are a bit to much but the slight sweetness adds some nice depth to the grain hints. (661 characters)

Photo of bgildea
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale amber color, small white head with big bubbles that left slight lacing.

S: Very slight sweet smell.

T: Kind of bland hops taste. Very slight sweet residue though.

M: Pretty thin beer, but I wasn't expecting too much.

D: It's a pretty average beer. Easy drinking, but not something I'd get again.

Overall: Overall the beer was average. I'm not a huge fan of Pale lagers, but it's decent for its style. (413 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a large head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left behind. Smells almost like an ale. Fruity and bready. Nothing too surprising in the flavor. Has that Eastern European lager taste. Also slightly sweeter than pale lagers. Has some interesting fruit notes of apricots and peaches. Substantial body for a pale lager. A little slick. I found this better than OK. One of the more interesting lagers that come out of that part of the world or almost anything else in Carlsberg's portfolio. (535 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O.K. Beer, that about sums it up. The beer pours as clear as the morning with a cap of quickly dissipating foam. Doesn't look to bad, really. The aroma comes off sweet, bready and perhaps a hint of corn. On palate, however, it starts light, just the right amount of sweetness, and ends with a snap of bitterness. Sweetness lingers on the palate a bit too long, though. Like I said, an OK beer. (393 characters)

Photo of david131
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- An absolutely clear yellow liquid with a thick and creamy white head that settles to a thin covering.

S- Bread and fruits. Sweet with a nice floral aroma.

T- Sweet cereal malts with a bit of a fruity and floral aspect. Not bad, but nothing really stands out.

M- The carbonation gives this a bit of a bite and the sweetness keeps it front becoming astringent.

D- A decent beer that drinks better on the colder side. A bit too sweet. (438 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
2.73/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (551 characters)

Photo of alleykatking
2.4/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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. (1,276 characters)

Photo of MNJR
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Metallic (copper) flavors are noticeable but not overpowering. Smell: nothing special. A nice grainy, crunchy mouthfeel, crisp carbonation and flavors of light, hoppy citrus balanced by an equal background of malt. An interesting beer and hard to categorize. It is amazing this stuff can be had for $1 for a bottle or can. Great value for your money with this brew. High alcohol vs. others in this style, but again this beer has it's own personality. Could be a guzzler because it goes down easy, but the high ABV will creep up on you. Not delicious but very good. (575 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I must admit to calling this beer "the Natty Light of Czechslovakia" for a few years now; it was mostly due to my outrage at a local bar trying to hawk it for $7.50 a glass. I now know it's Polish. And it's the kind of brew Lech Walesa would be proud of.

A - It's typical pale lager, not spectacular, and probably not discernible from Budweiser based on looks

S - Very clean with almost no smell.

T - Pale lager with a rich butteriness and a sweet, then clean, finish.

M - Thin and refreshing, mouth-watering finish

D - Very drinkable. I am surprised at the simple quality of this brew. (591 characters)

Photo of Travlr
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle in the Lot Airlines business class lounge at Chicago O'Hare.
A: straw colored with a thin white head and slight lacing.
S: black pepper and citrus in the background, malt in the foreground.
T: malty with a bitter edge.
M: medium body.
D: average lager, not bad, but not special. (285 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden in color. Clear as can be. 2 fingers of extra foamy, white head and some moderate lacing. A good "cascade" of bubbles rise steadily to the surface.

S: Bread. Grain. Cereal. And an active carbonation.

T: Dry cereal (like cherios). Lightly toasted malts and some light east Euro hops. Simplistic.

M: Dry and thin with a very active carbonation.

D: This one is what it is - a middle of of the road Euro Pale Lager. Clean, crisp and dry, without a lot of character, it is not overly exciting, but it is easy to drink. (530 characters)

Photo of erosier
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a pale yellow with a tall and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of light malts and a tiny bit of hops. The aroma reminds me of a malt liquor actually.
T: Tastes much like the nose, lightly toasted malts and a hint of hops at the end. It has a slight malt liquor taste to it, probably because there is a higher alcohol content than in most pale lagers.
M: Medium bodied (which I was not expecting due to the hue of it), slightly warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Like the name says, O.K. Drink ability from an O.K. Beer. (591 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A perfectly clear hay gold color that gathers some chill haze after being poured. A tall fluffy, semi-crunchy foamed white capping lofts up quickly to sit for good duration before slipping to an always present thick film and collar. Tons of lacing in thick drippy cob webbings coat the glass well.

Aroma is sweet, clean, present, and of proper cereal grainyness with just a smurf of hoppy Pils-like hoppyness.

Taste is a grand display of what a very solid lager should be with lots of easy going, tenderized grainy sweetness of sour bread dough and pale corn. A firm lasting tone lasts of the said sweetness with very well established balance. Bits of fresh pretzeled bread spice hit as it finishes with a shortened squeeze of floral hops.

Body is crisp yet rounded in a firm sweetness and a smack of grain wholesomeness. Its tender, smooth, and way too easy. Yet keeps just the proper distance form being too light or too heavy. Seeming fuller then medium but not.

Damn drinkable! Super slammin' good stuff! Okocim and Poland can be proud of this yummy, nearly perfect lager! (1,082 characters)

Photo of CHickman
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured gold with a 1/2 inch white head; smells of malt and barley; tastes like a lager with a mix of malt, barley, wheat and hop flavor; medium to light carbonation with the basic lager-like flavor.

Went down smooth and is quite drinkable; overall a decent beer, but nothing special taste-wise and like the name itself, it's "O.K.". (334 characters)

O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
79 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.