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

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg) visit their website
Poland

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerluvr on 01-14-2005

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 81
Reviews by Ralphus:
Photo of Ralphus
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Okocim is another beer from the region with a ram / goat creature on its label. What is it with these people and goats? Apparently in the 1800's it's all the Polish marketing could come up with. Anyway, on with the beer, which I got from a Polish friend and he claims it's good.

It looks pretty good from the pour and that's a start. A pleasing clear and deep golden colour with a head that, while diminishing, does provide some amount of lacing. Initially there isn't much smell.. but as you get deeper into the glass there's plenty of sweet malts to be had. Unfortunately it's not really interesting either.. and that sort of sums up the taste as well. Lots of sweet malts, a little bit of fruity yeast and an inadequate amount of hops to finish it off.

This is not a well balanced beer and the longer it stays in your mouth the more you'll come to realize it. The sweetness grows far too quickly (or perhaps the hops dissipate even further if possible). Either way you're going to need some teeth brushing after this one.

Mouthfeel is on the watery side with a little bit too much tasteless carbonation on the tip of your tongue. My recommendation here is to pass. The ram on the label that's fondling the beer has clearly had too much to drink.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Come Back Inn.

Dusty light gold with a thin, bubbly white head. Retention is average. Carbonation is assertive and attractive.

Aroma is well hopped (noble?). Honey, lemons, pepper, and floral spice. Also pilsener malt.

Taste is light and fruity with a light grain sweetness, some corn husk, copper, pepper, honey, and earth.

Mouthfeel: fruity sweetness is perfectly balanced by spicy hopped dryness. I prefer a dryer German Pilsener but this isn’t bad.

Drinkability: Sessionable by the boot.

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear pale golden in color with a thin white soapy head. No lacing to note.

S: Balanced mix of pale malts and light citrus hops. Fresh. Nice, not great.

T&M: An almost perfect balance between bittering hops and light malts. The weight of this is very light with a nice tingle from the fine active carbonation. All of the flavors stay together for a solid taste all the way through. The finish is mostly clean with a hint of malt but the linger fades out extremely fast.

D: Decent. This reminds me of a more well rounded version of one if the American macros. There is an interesting malt taste (yeast?) that comes across that palate that was interesting to experience. Overall I enjoyed this one and would probably look for it again.

Photo of wjimson
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow beer with flat head. Very faint smells of raw grains. Nothing special here.

The taste is similar to your average beer watered down with carbonated water. Very soft malt, softly hopped, and dry. This is the most I can say at this sitting. This beer is not subtle, its just really lacking in taste.

Sure this is drinkable. the limiting factor would be whether one is willing to drink watered down beer.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a nice half finger of white foam that melts quickly to very fine lacing...but lacing none the less.
Aroma is definately german pilsner...light malt with a touch of corn and bready yeast.
Taste is lightly sweet malt that is followed with a slight corn flavor, bread, then a light hop tingle.
Aftertaste is a little sticky....more drying would be appreciated, still a nice, nice pilsner.

Photo of beerluvr
3.8/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold liquid topped with a frothy white head. Fresh grainy aroma with hints of hay/grassiness and light malt sweetness, Taste is crisp hoppiness and light malt...more hop than malt, quite nice. Finishes clean and bitter, quite the drinkable lager, a nice hoppy Pils.

Photo of HalfFull
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 500ml. bottle into a pilsner glass, this brew pours clear and light golden in color with a nice bubbly white head. Head reduces to a surface cap and yields good lacing.

Noble hops, grass and some fairly deep malts on the nose, pretty clean overall. More earthy hops through the head initially.

Taste is medium rich in malts with a bit of a creamy orange citrus close which does linger briefly. Finish is a bit coarse and grainy, but pleasant, yet not very complex. Body is moderate for the style and with a pretty strong carbonation, which works well given the maltiness of the finish. Offers average drinkability overall, bit bready.

Photo of stouty1
3.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am visiting my college roomate for the weekend and I was surprised he had some craft beer in his fridge (left over from party). I poured it out of the bottle into an hugely oversized goblet ( two-hander). A gimmick from my college days. Head was nice and creamy but disapated fast. Smelled of spices and slight amount of hops. Taste is pretty bland in the beginning. I pulled the bottle out of the fridge with my buddies MGD, so I think it was too cold! After it warmed up a bit, it was still pretty bland, but a little better. I could smell what seems like coriander. This beer is good to sit back and knock 'em back while discussing the good ole' days.

Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slighter larger than 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a nice creamy foamy white head that takes its time settling down. Smells very clean, maybe a modest citrus and pils hop, but very minor. Taste is clean, crisp, with a good hop finish.

Overall a well made pilsener that does everything its asked to.

Photo of Mandrake
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium yellow with very little head at all, but what there is stays pretty well and leaves some lacing. Smells slightly hoppy, with a bit of a skunked tone, very similar to many other import pilsners. Taste is equally unremarkable, a simple malt base, with a hop bite in the finish and that same hint of skunk. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, and drinkability is good. Nothing new here, but nothing offensive either.

Photo of elricorico
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks very average, just like a Euro Lager. Clear gold with a fizzy white head. The head had no staying power today, the only trace is a thin ring.

Smell is grassy, more malt than hop. A very small hint of skunk lingers in the back of the aroma.

The taste is pretty flat, the aftertaste is apparent the instant the beer enters the mouth. One dimensional mildly bitter lager.

While it is not quite watery, the beer is somewhat light in body. Carbonation is pretty much at par for a pilsener.

Not much here. A beer for a hot day I suppose. Not offensive, not exciting, just a drink.

Photo of tone77
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is not great, alcohol up front, some grains, not a lot going on. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.72/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale straw color, very clear with a sudsy thin white Budweiser head.

S: Sweet malt and corn on aroma.

T: Thin body, sweet hop tang that is spicy but not much else for flavor. Has Budweiser corn tang to it when it warms. a washy, weak pilsner that is perhaps over hopped

M: watery and light

D: so easy going down you hardly notice your drinking anything at all.

Photo of Boneheadmx
3.99/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a slight copperish yellow with a tiny head that subsides quickly.

The smell is rather nice, light bits of apple.

Taste is fairly bready for a beer of this type, but not bad at all. Hops flavor is just about nonexistent.

Mouthfeel is rather thin, carbonation is very low key.

Drinkability on this one is very high. Not too carbonated so easy to take down. Flavor is decent and not overpowering.

Photo of diabecktic
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
This beer is a fairly pale shade of translucent gold. Head formation (~1 finger) is fairly quick, but it dissipates quickly; lacing is minimal. Rising carbonation is plentiful.

Smell:
My overall impression is that of several earthy tones - grass, grain, hops, etc. There seems to be a subtle malty sweetness after you wade through the sharp grass/grain aromas. The sweetness is augmented by a very slight hint of spice.

Taste:
The grass and hop characters hit quickly before leading to a citrus-like malt (more pronounced as the beer warms). Some of the bite remains in the aftertaste, but it seems diluted by the malt. The hop character seems to be more favored - balance seems a bit "off."

Mouthfeel:
This beer is fairly thick for a pilsener. I think that the slight creaminess takes away from the hoppy bite that is usually associated with this style. The finish isn't as "clean" as I would have expected.

Drinkability:
Like I said above - it's a bit thick for a pilsener. The lasting "diluted" bitterness kind of makes this category suffer a bit, but it's not that bad of a drink. It's definately a strange variant of the style.

Summary:
When I think of pilseners, I usually think of very crisp, clean beers with a ton of hop character. This beer seems to bastardize some of those characteristics. These may seem to be harsh words, but it's not THAT bad of a beer; I just think it's an...interesting version of something I've previously had. I bought a 6-pack of this beer because it was on sale - I'd try it again but I don't know if I'd pay the full price for it in the future.

Photo of redmagik99
3.62/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

typical dark yellow and tranlucent lager color. head disappears immediately, leaving some lacing around the sides. ghostlike smell also typical of lagers doesn't give much hint, although perhaps a hint of sweetness breaks through. the malt sweetness comes out in the taste, which i think is a redeeming quality in cheap lagers. there's the normal crisp corniness. Hops help to balance with bitterness but no apparant hop flavor. Not much carbonation and mouthfeel is pretty thin, which in tonights situation (trying to get a buzz on) is a good thing. That being said its a pretty drinkable beer. Definitely preferred to american macro lagers and once of the best value beers here in oxford.

Photo of IronDjinn
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml brown bottle, abv listed at 5.5%. Came as part of an Okocim gift pack: 3 bottles of this, 3 bottles of Mocne, and a nice big sturdy Okocim mug--all for under $20 CAN.

A deep rich clear gold in appearance, mild carbonation with very little head retention, it sputters out very quickly. Husky grains, some copper, and herbal hops can be picked up on the nose. The first thing I notice in the taste is how the flavour drops off right in the middle. Starts out with intense, bitter, almost sour grain, a bit of cooked veggie, and as it warms the flavour tends to continue al the way through to an almost astringent finish, with a musty, dry earth aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average for the style, a bit of body with an extra kick from the mild carbonation towards the finish to hold its head above water. Nothing I'm motivated to go back and get more of, but this time around I at least got a decent mug out of the deal, so all is not a loss.

Actually, the more I drink it, the more palatable it becomes. Not a huge difference, but it ups the taste and drinkability for me by a .5 each. I've had worse domestic macro than this, but as stated above, neither are anything I'm tempted to go and get more of.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 4th Oct 2008, drank on a wet and cold evening in November 2007.

Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner glasses, twice.

Normal Pilsner golden colour, clear and crisp looking. A large white head soon fell away to a thin film of covering. If the head had stayed a while the appearance score could have been higher.

The aroma, like almost all pilsners/lagers is very weak and difficult to find. It gets my usual score of 3.

The taste is nothing special either, dry and unappetising.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery, this isn't a beer I could a single thing really going for it. Below average.

Photo of 3Vandoo
3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well a clear golden beer, an average head, some retentions, nothing very much, quite normal and average in appearance. Smell is very shy, could perceived some fruity notes, but very shy.

Taste is quite average again, nothing great, a macro with all senses of the term. Hops, dry and no characters.

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a golden yellow colour with a fairly large fizzy/foamy white head. (aggressive pour) There isn't much carbonation showing. There is a fair amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks around for a few minutes.

Smell - The beer has a corn syrup smell right off the bat. It also has light hops and a grainy/bready smell.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nice mouthfeel, perhaps a little under carbonated. You can really taste the corn syrup and the yeast/barley. The finish is just slightly bitter and beer has a decent body, not too watery.

Drink - Just another average euro-beer.. I would not purchase again.

Photo of liamt07
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from the LCBO, 500ml into a pint glass. Canned October 29, 2010 according to the base of the can.

Poured a light golden yellow, really clear with the carbonation quite visible. A finger or so of bubbly white head that fades to some bubbles, and leaves some light lacing. Nose has some grain, adjunct cereals, light grassy hops and a general sweetness to it. Taste has a light sense of the adjunct, more of this 'general' sweetness to it, a mild grassy (Noble hop?) hop presence. Overall, I found this beer to not be offensive in any respect and drank quite well. Not a real sense of the alcohol at all. Medium mouthfeel, medium high carbonation. I enjoyed this one to a degree.

Photo of jwc215
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle

Poured a dark yellow with a highly carbonated white head that quickly disappeared though the carbonation continued.

The smell was thin. What was there was of corn with a slight "skunked" hop aroma and some vague fruity smell that fell short.

The taste was thin - though not necessarily watery. Some nondescript grains with a touch of noticeable sweetness.

The mouthfeel was of a short-lived sweetened hops and a touch of salty metal.

The high carbonation makes it fairly drinkable despite its overall blandness.

On the whole, it's not terrible, just a plain euro pils - not worth buying again and would only accept if the other options were worse.

Photo of TheDeuce
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice alternative to macro style beers. Decent fizzy light head spins upwards. Grainy smell, clean taste that has some splashes of hops but nothing too big. Smooth body and a refreshing character on a hot day. Overall, not a great beer or even a good one, but a ok international alternative to the American macro beer.

Photo of usmcphillips
1.87/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I am immensely disappointed in this beer. My first thought upon pouring the beer was that I was totally blown away by the lack of carbonation and though the beer was extremely clear, it was also devoid of any stunning characteristics.
This is the second Polish beer in my collection and it may be the last for a while. In all honesty, I can't say that I'd recommend Okocim to anyone. It is missing all of the things that you look for in a European beer and tastes more like water than pilsener.

Photo of Macca
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This pours a bright golden colour with very little head which is not retained at all. Boring looking beer.

Some nice sweet notes on the nose. A hint of lemon.

Palate is dominated by grains. Citrus tang is there as well.

Nice bitterness to it which gives it a bit of length. Very crisp. Quite low carbonation.

Ok but not great

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Okocim Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
73 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.