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

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350 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
350
Reviews:
209
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of heerboth
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clean malts throughout with a bit of spicy hops and slight tartness in the finish. As far as the style goes, this was among the best, extremely easy to drink with no off notes.

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Photo of RR58
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of van1btz
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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 stella77artois
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rodi_Bauler
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uma lager mais maltada com cor dourada, cevada fresca, aroma de campo de cevada, boa persistência, uma lager séria e agradável. Voltarei a ela.

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Photo of brutalist
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Illupo21
4.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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 DrAnnaNemis
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsouza
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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