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European Pale Lager
Ranked #8
Ranked #45,636
3.47 | pDev: 15.27%
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a brassy, transparent, muted yellow with a one finger, satin white head of foam. No lacing.

Aroma: Sweet red apple, confectionery sugar, bread pudding and mild pear. Gentle backdrop of grassy, slightly dry hops.

Taste: Fruity apple and green pear compote upfront - followed by a generous sugary malt bill of bready, biscuity flavors; reminiscent of strudel and honey glazed puff pastry. . .maybe even some flavors salted pretzel and savory pumpernickel bread. Definitely some toffee in there yes? Gentle notions of floral Italian parsley and Spanish cilantro dot the entire tasting experience.

Feel: Light body with mid carbonation.

Overall: Simple and straightforward, nothing wrong with that, everything is executed flawlessly. No off flavors; malt and hop bill work hand in hand. Harmonious quite simply, theres really nothing not to like (unless you simply don't like euro lagers). In my honest opinion this deserves more than a 78/100.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

(500 ml can; 19.07.19 - best by? canned on?; purchased single off shelf... poured in stages into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, pale yellowish-gold liquid, barely noticeable dusting of tiny speckled sediment; tight, white sponge of foam, clinging thick at the top

S: golden bread crusty, lightly nutty malt essence, with a mild fruity bubblegum coloring; perhaps a faint whiff of spicy booze in the back... fruity-sweet edge most apparent, the rest is fairly restrained; the doughy notes eventually rise up

T: doughy malts all the way through; the finish carries a delicate spice and vaguely fruity-floral highlight... it takes a sec, but the aftertaste brings up a bit of the nuttiness from the smell; little residual alcohol or sweetness apparent; the degree of dryness takes a bit to become apparent... the malt is rather restrained, but persists long through the finish, like a sustained, low-register bass note; the most subtle of leafy, pithy bitterness blanketed atop the malt mound

F: satiny smooth, disappearing wash in its finish; plush, frothy texture; delicate beam of warmth at the back of the palate... never change it

O: perhaps a dark horse Euro pale contender? I'm most certainly getting this again... quiet but stalwart rock of malt; restrained yet firm, enough flavor to satisfy but fantastically tapered and dry... kudos to Total Wine for putting out singles (1455)

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the large can, it pours a nice clear golden amber with a large white head that diminishes over time to a ring and leaves lacing. In the nose, it is grassy. In the mouth, it is crisp and slightly malty.

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Photo of defunksta
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at a Polish restaurant in Chicago,

Appearance: Pours a clear golden, pale color with a moderate head
Aroma: Strong grassy aroma. Not skunky. Good pale malt.
Taste: Lots of pale malts. Some floral and grassy hops.
Feel: Mild to medium bodied. Drinks crisp and clean like most lagers.

Overall: This is a quite good pale-Euro lager. I like the grassy aspect. Follows with the expected pale malts. Nothing too fancy, but I would give it a notch ahead of most Euro-lagers.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was surprisingly good and refreshing and easy to drink. Clear medium-dark golden color with some lingering foamy white head and spotty rings of lacing. Smells mainly of corn, malt, grain and faint muddled hops. Taste follows the nose, but the sweeter malt and corn was actually quite pleasant and there was none of that metallic aroma/taste that typically comes with some of these European continental beers. Smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. I would actually drink this one again if given the choice.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer at all for what it is! On the sweet and malty side, with some faint hoppiness. Nothing wrong at all, and one can chill with this beer all day.

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Photo of willcull78
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A clear crystal pale yellow with a simple, slightly floral, aroma. Not hop-heavy but a complex barley taste that does linger on the tongue; and the taste is refreshing. The feel is smooth as was expected. The after-effect is good, warm, not overbearing. Would not mind having a few more. Be good with fish and chips.

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Photo of Nass
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is a best by date on the bottom of the can, so this let's me know that my beer will be expired in about a month from now. I like the can artwork, it has a classy look to it & a great use of color. The carbonation is not as big as I expected & the color looks the part of a typical pale lager. On the taste i'm getting white bread & cereal grain notes, sweet biscuits, & steamed broccoli on the finish. This is one of the best pale lagers that I have had even though it's almost dated. This is highly recommended from me, this is better than Carlsberg & Heineken in my opinion. Cheers! B

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malts, some grass and hay followed by corn in nose. Pours golden with white head. Taste is medium dry with malts, corn, some grass. Low bitter finish, lively carbonation. Overall it is sweeter than the usual European cousins.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear deep golden amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium to dark golden yellow + copper colored highlights. The beer has a tow finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + cereal grain malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness and hints of grassy + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready + cereal grain malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness. Very light flavors of grassy + spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away leaving a clean finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and smooth with a clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasant crisp clean mouthfeel. Overall pretty light flavors but with a decent balance of hops and malts as the beer is not overly sweet or bitter. Enjoyable and sessionable.

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Photo of airmedic88
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

How's the beer? It's O,K.

Stupid jokes aside. The beer is actually rather good. Nothing offensive about it at all. Perfect beer for the casual drinker. It costs about the same as your standard lite beer, yet it has a decent flavor If you can find it I would highly recommend giving it a shot.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

'Best by' date on can reads 9/14/18

Pours a clear, deep gold with a massive white head; plenty of lace left behind.

Aroma is your basic smattering of clean, sweet malt and a bit of grain; further nosing reveals a slight hop density to the profile.

Taste is similar to the aroma in that it present a nice malt-hop balance, but little more. I'm taking away sweet malt and grain alongside the faintest hints of citrusy hops; some elements remind me at times of a cream ale.

Mouthfeel is clean, semi-dry, and holds a medium-high carbonation; a good overall balance.

A solid lager, basic but refreshing. It works through its profile nicely and remains inoffensive throughout.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.22/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can dated 14.9.18 poured into a pilsener glass

Clear light yellow , some carbonation streams, dense, two finger white foam cap, sticky lacings

Aroma is grains, grassy

Taste is light grains, grassiness

Light , watery mouthfeel

Lawnmower beer, not too flavorful

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Photo of teromous
2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottom of the can says: "24.12.17 LPLO3M/364"

Appearance: The beer has brilliant clarity. It has a beautiful gold body that shimmers as light passes through. The head is medium-sized, white, and a bit fluffy. It has very good head retention. The beer looks like it belongs in a magazine.

Aroma: There is a nice light herbal hop aroma and a touch of buttered caramel.

Taste: It has a light bit of herbal flavor with just a very light hint of mint in the aftertaste. The beer has a sweetness that tends to dominate the hops a bit. It is a bit like a mix of caramel sweetness and cereal grain but stronger towards the caramel. There is a bit of alcohol flavor that pops in from time to time.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a light body and it is pretty drinkable depending on the drinkers tolerance to sweeter beers. It has very low bitterness with just a light bitter mint at the end.

Overall: It's a pretty average beer that feels a bit unbalanced, favoring a sweet malt flavor that eclipses any hops that might or might not be present in the beer. It isn't a beer I would recommend on merit but it is drinkable and it has flavor.

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Photo of emerge077
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright saturated gold with occasional rising carb streams. Lasting foam, eventual broken skim and lacy halo.
Smells like honey and cooked grains, fairly clean with a slight mineral essence. Bland, but not bad.
Taste is also bland, but clean and crackery with a vague note of hay and dried grassy hop.
Feels like water, mild carbonation and zero bitterness, some light astringency.
Overall, it easily washes down spicy Indian food or hot chicken, but there's little to hold interest on it's own.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy. Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is grass, grain, and light earthy hops. Light bodied, sweet with light bitterness and high carbonation. Very good and crushable for the style. Would get this if I wanted a pale lager.

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Photo of dcotom
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 0.5-litre bottle into a glass goblet. Crystal-clear dark yellow, with a two-finger snow white head that left some spotty lacing as it receded into a thin cap. Aromas and flavors of light crackery malt, with Granny Smith apple, some herbal grassiness, and a fair amount of sweetness and hop bitterness. Good carbonation, with a surprisingly silky mouthfeel. Tart apple sweetness lingers on the finish, along with a touch of astringent bitterness. Overall, a very good Euro pale lager, and quite a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: brilliant gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white foam cap with fair to good retention

S: Moderately low aromas with the smell of biscuit, light scrambled eggs, cracker, and bread dough.

T: light fruit, a trace of apple, cracker and a mild bitter finish that shows some noble hop character

F: medium light body and medium carbonation

O: This is not a fantastic beer but it is drinkable

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Photo of pro45
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can. Pours a light gold/yellow color. Small white head. Smell is very sweet. Corn, rice, a little bit of hops. Taste is the same. Sweet malts, corn, and some hops. Almost like a pilsner-like quality. Mouthfeel is on the watery side, but there is a bit of dryness on the finish. Not bad, and at $4.99 for a 4 pack of 16 oz cans at 5.6%, you can't go wrong. Very easy to drink and would go well at a BBQ or picnic or the beach. I'd purchase again.

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Photo of OzmanBey
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a well pleasing beer, it's straightforward with not too many thrills but what I liked about it was that even though it's a traditional pale ale it still retains more flavor and maltyness than most pale ales. It also leaves a nice taste in your mouth as well. If you're looking for a malty version of a traditional pale ale I would get this.

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Photo of ANIMOUL
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While initial tastes reminded me of an adjunct type beer, as I continued to drink the taste grew on me.

Sweet maltiness upfront with a subtle hop aftertaste. While perhaps not worth seeking out, definitely worth trying if it arrives in your area

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Photo of ordybill
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a large white head. The aroma is grass and some yeast. The taste is mild grass and hops.

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Photo of babaracas
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber, insta-fizz white head, no lace / anything on the glass. Smell: pils, cereal grains, spicy hopping. Taste: spicy and slightly grassy with clean pale malt back, note of sticky stone fruit in the finish. It's fine, refreshing and cheap $1.25 for 500 ml.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer poursa crystal clear golden color with a 3 finger, dense white head. Retention is above average for the style and there are some hanging rings of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is basically nothing. If you really agitate it there is a touch of floral, grassy and spicy hops and a bit of grainy and bready malts.

Taste is the same, but a little bit more flavorful. The hops show up a little on the finish and into the after taste, but it is still very bland.

Feel is very light with moderate carbonation. It is very easy drinking, but so is water.

Overall not great. I paid $1 for a 16.9oz can so I'm not mad, but even at that price I'm not sure that I'd revisit it.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

3/5/17 (Chicago IL, Draft Pour into 16 oz pint glass). Golden clear straw yellow, generous white cloudy head. Sweet floral hops aroma and taste. Malt prevalent as well. Thin texture, minimal carbonation, easy going down. OK beer, literally.

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