Okocim Premium Pils - Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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1.2/5 rDev -56.8%
Had on tap at Happy Hours in Kracow. Served in a tall glass, cool.
A-yellow amber body, very thin white ring head.
T-stale hop taste, some cereal and medicinal aftertaste.
D-did not care for this beer at all. Way to many off putting flavors. I would not drink this beer again.
08-11-2010 01:50:53 | More by jneiswender
2.05/5 rDev -26.3%
500 mL can from the LCBO, best before May 2012. I have tried the mocne/strong lager from this brewery and it was decent-to-tolerable, but I'm a little more picky about pilseners.
Pours a familiar pale golden-yellow colour, with slightly more than a finger of bone-white head seated on the surface. It fizzles out quickly, leaving patchy wisps of film and a thin collar around the edge. It looks fine but the aroma (or odour, rather) is a bit off-putting... there are some bready malts on the nose, maybe a bit of hay, but there is a lot of vegetal character. The ethanol is also noticeable, which is hard to believe given the abv.
It tastes a bit better than it smells, but not by much. Lots of grainy malt and bready sweetness, with very little balancing hops. The same cooked-corn-and-cabbage notes from the nose are here in force. Weird, unpleasant solvent-like note toward the finish that may or may not be the missing hops... it lingers briefly in the aftertaste and dries the palate a bit. Thin-bodied and watery, with good, moderate carbonation levels.
This is the worst Polish beer I've yet tried, and definitely the worst pilsener I've had in a long time, if you exclude the 'fake' ones like Molson's Old Style Pilsner or Lakeport's equivalent. I consider myself a pretty generous reviewer as far as fizzy yellow lagers go, but even if I took this as a Euro pale (which it more closely resembles), it's an underwhelming pint. Do yourself a favour and don't bother with this.
11-15-2011 04:15:55 | More by thehyperduck
2.53/5 rDev -9%
Pours a golden straw colour with a large, soapy white head that burns off within a few minutes without leaving any lace behind.
Smells of stale white bread, wet wheat and corn syrup with metallic and astringent notes and a hint of floral hops.
Tastes like sweet grains at first, but quickly reveals metal and dirt flavours. A sweet syrupy flavour and one of vermouth-like alcohol are also present.
Quite thin-bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dry on the tongue. The finish is fairly sweet and the aftertaste has an apple juice-like flavour to it.
A well below average effort. Very little premium, or even pilsener about it. Its minor thirst quenching qualities are outweighed by off-putting flavours and aromas. I can’t see a situation where I’d ever buy this again on purpose.
04-01-2012 19:49:36 | More by bryehn
2.98/5 rDev +7.2%
500 ml can, served cold and poured into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO.
Appearance - Piss yellow color spilled into the glass and left about 1 finger of head that dissipated quickly. No lacing to speak of and only a few bubbles present.
Smell - Grassy, light floral notes, hints of bread which were a bit odd in a pilsener. Other than that not much, but was fairly fresh smelling.
Taste - Bready (again), slight hop bite and a bit of pepper and spice on the back end. Small lingering aftertaste of the beer itself. Also detected what i thought were trace amounts of apple.
Mouthfeel - Crisp and fairly refreshing, kind of pops on the tongue due to the pepper, left a slight tingling there. Medium carbonation.
Overall - A little different than many of the pilseners I've had, it seems almost misclassified as a Pils, due to the strong pepper presence which wasn't unpleasant but different. I feel that i may have enjoyed this a bit more than some of the other reviewers.
11-03-2013 14:37:07 | More by DenisKolkin
2.42/5 rDev -12.9%
.5L emptied into a Pokal.
A: Pours golden orange with a soapy 1-finger white head which quickly receeds to a trace ring. No lacing.
S: Sweet bready malt, yeast, cereals, caramel, hint of hops. Within 10 minutes, the smell turns sour.
M: Light bodied with some carbonation.
T: Rather unbalanced malt sweetness mixed with very little hop profile. Grainy malt towards the end. Finish is not crisp. Finally, some spicy hops in the aftertaste, but not much.
D: This is supposed to be a Pilsener? By whose definition? This comes off as a poor example of a Euro Lager. Not sure what to make of this one. I'm just not impressed.
06-21-2010 17:55:57 | More by sunrisesolara
2.55/5 rDev -8.3%
One of the original problems for industrial breweries was that consumers' preference for ultra-pale, ultra-bland beer resulted in brews that could not generate a foamy head the way all-malt beers did. This stocky, super-retentive and ultra-white cap shows they've obviously found a solution. And I must say, it goes nice with the shimmering golden complexion.
But it sure does stink! Whatever chemical stabilizers were added to improve head retention and stability, they've really gone and stunk the joint up. Images of moldy processed white bread (if such a thing does go moldy) and giant stainless steel vats of corn syrup come to mind; this thing smells remarkably different from an all-malt lager.
Okocim Pils taste like the last place entry in a deep south cornbread bake-off. It has a greasy, buttery texture and a terribly insipid flavour consisting of corn and bread. The aftertaste smacks of something very solvent-y that feels as though it shouldn't be in there and makes you slightly anxious about what you have just put in your body.
A wise thinker once pointed out that differences of degree do turn into differences of kind: pluck a man's hair out one strand at a time and eventually he'll be bald. Okocim Pils is a beer that has had all its strands plucked; it is a bald shadow of what a real pilsner is. And despite whatever mass market allure it may have, I personally find little appeal in drinking it.
Now I know how the dog feels when we tell her we're taking her to the park and take her to the vet instead. Contrary to what this brewer claims, nothing about Okocim Pils is traditional or premium or, save for the appearance, even remotely pilsner-like. It's not only misleading, but also disappointing considering these guys do make a few decent beers.
03-16-2011 19:09:22 | More by biegaman
Okocim Premium Pils from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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