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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

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Added by Todd on 09-16-2001

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Ranking:
#42,267
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
372
pDev:
15.74%
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3.91
 
 
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5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of King_13_Louie
4.78/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top 5 beers in my opinion

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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Illupo21
4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swamiswamu
4.53/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't had this one in a long while. Perfect session brew. It is listed here as 6.2%, but my bottle says 5.6%. When 98% percent of humans think of a perfect beer, this is comes to mind. A .5L bottle pours into my pint glass with a frothy head bringing it exactly to the rim. It has a golden hue with a little bibt of orange. The flavor is malty with hints of citrus. They don't cocme more drinkable. A perfect beer to throw back while sitting on a bar stool. Cheers.

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Photo of brap
4.48/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This surprised me. Picked up a couple pints because they were on sale. For a lager it had some complexity. nice carbonation.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A friend gave me one of these to review, and I have chosen a hot, sticky afternoon to partake.

Served in a pint glass at fridge temperature.

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear medium to pale gold, with a nice three finger snow white head that surprises me with decent cling. Very solid and above average for the style.

Smell- Dry, Euro-pale lager hop profile with its dry, sharp twang... quite good and enticing. Notes of pale ale malt give a backbone to the beer and balance the hops.

Taste- A delicious and refreshing display of dry, moderately sharp hops that phase into bready, almost husky malts; A wonderful back-end sweetness completes the picture. Fantastic on a hot day on its own or with just about any food I could imagine.

Mouthfeel- Light and slick, the carbonation is excellent... all I can say is *wow*... what a perfect all-day quaffer for the summertime when a bit of sharp, dry European flavor is on your agenda. I will be aggressively seeking this out for the cooler this year.

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4.36/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of 99bottles
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Into a pint glass, this beer pours a very pale golden color. When held to light, only the faintest hue of yellow can be observed. An active head of white rises to ¾” and soon settles to a thin lacing on the surface. Carbonation is moderate to high, and remains active throughout. Who knows if Poland is being funny when they print O.K. Beer on the cap. I found it humorous.

Smell: Sweet grassy scent, a muffled bite of phenolic spice.

Taste: Incredibly smooth, and surprisingly mute in its flavor. The malts are very clean imparting only the faintest of biscuit flavors in the finish. The hops are soft and delicate and taste of clover, wild grasses, and honey. The spicy phenols try to pull through, but fall short giving only the faintest taste of pepper and clove. This is a very clean beer, and has a nice sweetness in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly light and thin. The moderately high carbonation gives this an airy sensation, much like an American macro lager, only with more refinement and less force. What others might term thin, I think suits this beer’s easygoing flavor to a tee.

Drinkability: I can’t see how anyone could call this something other than perfect. Realize; this is not the most flavorful, complex or even tasty beer around, but it has an awesome ability to be consumed and appreciated for what it is: A European export lager. I can only imagine how easy this is to drink when fresh on tap. SUPER easy to drink. Amazing fact about this beer: It’s 6.2% ABV. It tastes mid 4’s. Drink with caution.

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Photo of TripelJ
4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presenation: 12 oz. brown glass bottle poured into Okocim Pilsner glass.

This is the beer that made me fall in love with polish lagers when I first had it on tap, tonight I sample the bottled version. Pours an incredible head that fills the glass and sticks to it all the way down. Color is a very pale and very clear gold. The nose is sweet with a mild spicyness. Taste is typical to the style which is dominated by the sweet malts. Not much in the way of hops here except maybe in the aftertaste. I could drink several of these in a sitting without stopping to think twice about it. A fine light polish lager.

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4.33/5  rDev +26.2%
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 aaronxsubaru
4.32/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

after the espresso yeti i asked for something lighter and refreshing and was suggested this.

Light lacing no head really, had a ring of foam around the glass that pretty much stayed
Pale gold color

Taste really good. light and refreshing.

mouth feel is smooth. I could drink this all night. beer is almost always better on tap and i think that some of the issues other had with this we're noticeable for me. a great refreshing, crisp, pale lager.

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Photo of shbobdb
4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

I don't know where the Okocim brewery is, but I imagine it is somewhere in Prussia. Man, this is one mighty-fine, Germanic beer. It pours a wonderful honey colour with a thick rich head that quickly collapses. It releases all the smell you could want without getting too much foam in your mouth.
The taste is delightful! Grainy, definately the product of a solid decoction mash . . . it is everything a pale lager should be. However, just to spice things up, it is a great deal more alcoholic than normal. The alcohol actually compliments the grainy flavour quite well.
Frankly, I'm shocked as to how good this beer is. I'd always avoided it since many former Soviet-Bloc biers tend to focus on Alcohol at the expense of taste . . . but this one blends the two in a delightful way.

I will definately be buying this beer again. And it comes in a brown bottle! Praise Jesus, a Euro-lager in a brown bottle! And it has enough alcohol to survive the trek across the atlantic. Praise be!

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Photo of RBorsato
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear bright light yellow with a low-moderate white head, light constant carbonation, and no lace. Nice floral hop and malt aromas; no adjunct character noticed. Nicely balanced malt and hop character. Medium-light bodied wiht a crisp clean dry finish.

A very nice Polish Pils !

Per Label: '1845' & 'Full Pale' & 'ABV 5.6%'

Tasted: 02/06/07

(330 ml / 11.2 oz. light brown bottle with 'Okocim' embossed around the neck 4 times)

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Photo of tgbljb
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ouured a clear golden color with moderate white creamy head.

Smell is malty with some a subtle hop presence also noted.

Taste is extraordinary. I am not usually a fan of this style, but this beer is truly enjoyable. There is a firm malt sweetness, that when combined with the hops, melds into a refreshing, crisp beer.

Ending is more on the dry side, which is the perfect finish.

This beer is more than O.K., it is delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of BobbyBraggot
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Great European Lager! Almost perfectly balanced. Nice and hoppy. Very crisp and refreshing I would definitely get this again!

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of ordybill
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
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 tavernjef
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A perfectly clear hay gold color that gathers some chill haze after being poured. A tall fluffy, semi-crunchy foamed white capping lofts up quickly to sit for good duration before slipping to an always present thick film and collar. Tons of lacing in thick drippy cob webbings coat the glass well.

Aroma is sweet, clean, present, and of proper cereal grainyness with just a smurf of hoppy Pils-like hoppyness.

Taste is a grand display of what a very solid lager should be with lots of easy going, tenderized grainy sweetness of sour bread dough and pale corn. A firm lasting tone lasts of the said sweetness with very well established balance. Bits of fresh pretzeled bread spice hit as it finishes with a shortened squeeze of floral hops.

Body is crisp yet rounded in a firm sweetness and a smack of grain wholesomeness. Its tender, smooth, and way too easy. Yet keeps just the proper distance form being too light or too heavy. Seeming fuller then medium but not.

Damn drinkable! Super slammin' good stuff! Okocim and Poland can be proud of this yummy, nearly perfect lager!

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Photo of KFBR392
4.22/5  rDev +23%
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 BeerBob
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piwo Okocimskie Full Pale "Piwo Jasne Pelne” Pours a pale amber from 11.2 fl oz dark brown glass bottle. Head went to well over two fingers with beautiful lacing on the sides of my 22oz beer glass.

Nose is of barley grain and just a touch of husk, no hint of the 5.6% alcohol by volume... (from label) none at all.

Palate is of toasted malted barley with sweet barley sugars. Finish is a well bittered hop with the bight of well balanced carbonation.

O.K. Beer from Okocim Brewery is impressive, most impressive!

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Photo of Getinthevan
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this for Christmas and I must say, this is a truly thirst quenching brew.

Appearance was very pale yellow, almost a pallid off white color with small, dissipating bubble at the top. Not much fermentation, but nonetheless a good, presentable beer.

Smell was fairly strong right from the bottle and into my pint glass. This possessed a well-rounded, yeasty smell, much like a loaf of bread. Definitely good stuff.

Taste was pretty spot on. Many palettes hit the tongue at once. For a pale lager, this has a pretty complex taste to it.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and retains the flavor. There aren't any dead spots in the flavor at all.

Drinkability is very good. I definitely recommend this to anyone interested in European pale ales or just something completely different in general. Top notch stuff!

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Photo of brutalist
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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