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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Poland
okocim.pl

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-16-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
345
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
20.06%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
40
For Trade:
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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Presentation: 500 ml can poured into a pint glass.

Look: Pale golden yellow with a white two finger head. Decent head retention.

Smell: Cornflakes become more pronounced as the beer warms.

Taste: Corn and malts intertwined. Really no hop flavor or bitterness to speak of.

Feel: Slightly thicker then water water and lightly carbonated. Goes down very smoothly.

Overall: Not bad for the style. More flavorful then most, just needs time to warm slightly before drinking.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Paid $1.49 for a single. Very Pilsner but not overly malty. Light to medium fizz and a little crackery up front. I would drink this again.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden and with a creamy fat head of foam that lasted well. Clear and bright. nose is hop forward but not brazen. The first thing you get is soft floral and sweet herbal. The you notice the golden scent of the pils malt. No off scents. No fruity esters form yeast. As for hops they are spicy, peppery and mild. Very beautiful hop that shows you why noble hops are so grand. It shines in this beer and a slight moment of fruitiness form the bittering hop peeks out. it's just a temptation though and is never realized, just like a good german pils. The carbonation is bubbly . That actually is a distinction in the pilsner style. less bubbly or more bubbly. This malt is smooth and graceful and those bubbles accent dryness without losing any malt flavor in the finish. The bitterness is just a tad softer than some and shows all the hops spice and pepper in the clean finish. The malt finishes the beer though and the aftertaste is breaddy with herbal accents. This was an outstanding pilsner!

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Photo of kculrich
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml can with (what I assume is) a best-by date? of 06/02/17 stamped on the bottom. Served in a pilsener.

Pours a rich mostly-clear honey colour with a fat fluffy three-finger head of suds. Retention is so-so good and leaves a fairish amount of spotty, sticky lacing.

Sharp crackery, clean malty nose, floral, with orchard fruits. And a little something metallic.

The taste is peppery, crackery malt with white grapes, flowery herbs and green apples, and slightly salty; honey and earthy in the middle, ending with a zippy spicy hop bite. As it warms, the not-quite-entirely-pleasant industrial metals character detected in the nose becomes more prominent - never enough to actually put it down but it does cause you to ponder what kind of damage you might be doing to your internal organs down the road.

Feel is medium-thick for a pilsner, creamy, fizzy and just-shy-of-crisp.

I recommend drinking this very, very cold.

Overall, better than just O.K. I'm not going to lie to you; I bought this beer simply because it was labelled 'O.K. Beer.' I enjoyed it although I feel certain that, even as I write this, toxic metals are concentrating in my liver threatening to leave my children fatherless and my wife finally free to marry the kind of man her mother always thought she deserved.

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Photo of gandres
2.69/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle 500 mL to wine glass
A: Golden amber clear, medium off white foam that disappears quickly, small foam lingers
A: scent of malt not a lot
T: low bitterness, not a lot of taste, long finish
P:lively carbonation
OA: Fair beer, but not to repeat look for
Drank: 8/25/2016 11:30 PM

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Photo of tbforres
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one really surprised me!
Look: Poured a lovely golden brown, with a white head that quickly faded.
Smell: Smells like a lager, with some spicy notes.
Taste: Really surprised by this one. I was expecting something along the lines of an AAL, or Heineken but was very pleased with the depth of flavor. Almost creamy, but with enough of a hoppy bitterness that it balances well. Some mild spice flavors as well, but I can't quite pick them out.
Feel: Creamy, but has a pleasant fizz on the tongue that makes this much more appealing to me.

Overall: As a Yank, this is a really nice beer. I expected the quality of an AAL from this at the price (4 pints at $6 total) and this was not at all the case. Mildly hoppy, with a touch of creamy and spice this will become a regular in my lineup.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/9/2016. Pours crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, light pepper, and herbal/floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LushessPuppy
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was down at the local community co-op looking for a bomber. They were marked 5 and up. So I spotted OK Beer in a 4 pack or pounders for 599. Sold! I drink bud and pbr and this is right in there. Its probably Poland's Budweiser. Its very drinkable and kind to the tounge. Peace!!

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Photo of BeerFooting
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm more a fan of Euro old school beer than their hoppier cousin's from the USA. Not a bad tasting brew, quite drinkable and unremarkable. I find it interesting that someone preferred Bud lite over this okey dokey brew. I poured mine from a can served at about 38 degrees F.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

In honor of Turkey Beer Day, I'm electing this one as I'm not sure how good a Polish Lager can be (no disrespect to Polish folk)

It pours a blonde straw color with 100% transparency. The head starts off rocky and recedes quickly but always builds up nicely when it's topped off. Minimal lace.

Not much for aroma. Corn and straw, that's about it. Difficult to pick up.

Roasted barley, straw, and cereal grains. It finishes with a slight metallic note that rivals Steel Reserve. Some ugly fruit loop sweetness also arrives, making this more into a malt liquor.

It's crisp as expected, but slightly pasty and chalky, with not much else redeeming it.

My overall thoughts : I'd generously pass on this beer next time I saw it. If it's not ice cold, it's a Hurricane without the alcohol. Barf. Way less than OK. Sorry guys.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample on draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Color is a very bright and clear amber. The taste is nice balance of malt and hops with some bread like flavors on the finish. Very good mouth feel with a moderate carbonation level. Overall this is a decent enough Euro Lager. I would like to try it sometime in a proper serving glass and I am not sure plastic is the best vessel. This is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger rocky head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: pilsner malt, bread, a little spice;

T: bland; what's there is pilsner malt and bread, but it fades quickly; perhaps a little corn at mid-palate; finish has almost no flavor or bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: inoffensive, but not memorable; easy to drink on a hot day;

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Photo of Bloke26
4.33/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Easily the best Lager I've had (excluding craft). Poured from a can into a small pilsner glass.
L - Light Golden, few bubbles just a light column bubbling to the surface. Head dissipated quickly.
S - Not much to excite the nose as with most lagers. Smells lightly hoppy with slight sourdough starter smell to me (I'm a Baker)
T - Delightful, clean, refreshing, slightly bitter. Doesn't leave a strong taste in the mouth or a sour taste in the throat. Balanced and doesn't taste as strong as the ABV.
F - Light carbonation, doesn't leave one feeling bloated or full.
O - Best Lager I've tried as far as my memory goes.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours pale golden color with a big billowy white head. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a moderate sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a sweet and bready smell with the sweet being mainly a mix of a caramel and corn aroma. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of yeast and grass.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather light bready taste mixed with a moderate sum of a corn syrupy sweet flavor. As the taste advances, more and more corn flavors come to the tongue with a little bit of a grassy and papery flavor working their way in as well. These flavors take the taste to its end where they leave a somewhat unpleasant mix of flavors to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the somewhat off flavors this is probably the best feel for the brew as it minimizes that flavors the best it can.

Overall- Not the greatest beer out there that is for sure. Pretty much a subpar malt in my opinion, with much better malts out there. I wouldn’t recommend this one.

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Photo of J_Chavez15
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Really good Euro lager. I like the dry finish its really refreshing. Touch of hops, barley malts, and corn are present. I get Skunk kind of like Moosehead. Cheers!

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Photo of bubseymour
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's OK! I'm a beer rating genius aren't I? Seriously though it's a decent but not exceptional euro lager. I could still drink this one any day/ anytime.

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Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -12.8%

500ml bottle. BB 29-04-15. Pours a very pale gold colour with a dense white head which disappeared quickly and left minimal lacing. Metallic aroma with some corn and malt. Slight malty sweetness with mild, spicy hop bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth and the finish is quite dry but has an almost salty, mineral quality to it.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

O.K. Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. with an ABV of 5.6%. This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell is sweet with grains and malt. Nothing bad so far. The taste is sweet, but this brew has a smooth finish. You pick up on some grains in the taste of this brew. To me this brew is like an American Lager. Mouthfeel is nice and clean. There is no bad aftertaste.. Browar Okocim S.A. did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. This brew was better than what I was expecting. I would buy this brew again.

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Photo of plaid75
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Johnny's Cafe , Maspeth, NY

Poured a dark straw hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good lacing and retention.

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a hint of noble hop.

The taste was likewise grainy with a clean pale malt and balancing herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a clean finish.

Overall a tasty Euro lager. Better than most.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a 500ml bottle a clear pale/straw yellow with a thin (1/4-inch) thick white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves clumpy lace.

N: Grainy, mildly earthy, bready yeasts, estery, malt and faint citrus.

T: Crisp yeasty, grassy, slightly sweet with corn/grains.

M: Light body and carbonation. Somewhat thin a watery finish.

O: Easy drinking basic lager.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: transparent orange color. Bright, active carbonation in the glass while drinking. Finger of head on the pour which settled in but was present while drinking. Scattered random lacing left behind.

Smell: Buttery biscuit tones jump out right away. Hop tones of light tropical fruits and straw are picked up on the body. Creamy yeast tones round out the aroma.

Taste: Straw with some light fruit tones hit the palate first. Easy going buttery yeast tones with some crisp biscuit flavors. Creamy yeast and slightly grainy malt continue into the finish. Toasted almonds and some butterscotch warm up the palate and linger long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Flavors are crisp, clean, and easily recognizable. Creamy, full bodied yeast texture plays well with the carbonation in this brew.

Overall: This is definitely more then o.k. beer. A lager that hits all the traditional points it should while having some pleasant hop tones which take it to the next level. And for $5 a 4pk, this one is going to be a staple in my fridge for a long time.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a glass, it has a golden color body with a very small head that fades to a thin lace around the edge of the glass. The smell has a sweetness to it and also a little malt and corn. The taste is sweet and has a grainy flavor to it. The malt is kinda there. The mouthfeel is smooth and is very drinkable.

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Photo of GOBLIN
2.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No sir never again would I drink this . . . I'm willing to give anything a try ( when it comes to beer that is ). Which is why I tried it in the first place. But honestly, I may have preferred B*d Li%$t to this.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of McStagger
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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