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

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Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a "curiousity" brew, would a beer from Poland be any different than any of the other Euro style lagers on the market?? I had to try it. The answer, no, not really.

A classic look, thin golden body, plenty of fizz and a light foamy top, shades off after a short time.

The aroma is also exactly what one would expect from the style, yeast first with light malt , tangy, earthy and that's about it.

This one starts off, clean, crisp, light and refreshing, the feel and flavor is pretty much right on, the flavor is clean, no metallic or lazy malt here, like you can find with some of the cheaper euro style lager's. I always taste a corn like adjunct with herbal, tangy, earthy lager flavor's mild malt that does infact become a bit slick and cloying after a long session. Drink these cold and fast if you can handle, "throwing 'em down. I say go for it. Thet don't exactly "open up".

Not bad, not exactly good, pretty much standard for the style, which has it's place, but just not interesting enough to bother buying again.

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Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

OK beer man...bought at BRIX bottleshop. Great looking can, white with that classic old school beer look. Completely European. I"ll be honest and mention this is to be my first Polish lager. Excited!!!

Appearance: surprisingly dark golden with touches of straw yellow. Decent film of a head left around the rim. Head is pretty non-existent.
Aroma: Nice grassy sweet malt aromas popping initially into the nasal cavity. Herbal hops are noticeable also. Pretty thin on the nose
Taste: Beautiful lager mid palate, nice and full with plenty of light malt complemented with a light hop presence. The finish is the highlight with the quintessential lager taste coating the palate. Lightly bitter but far from being offensive.
Mouthfeel: Nice and oily sitting in the mouth. Medium carbonation entices the senses to really taste the beer. Not bad
Overall: For my introduction into Polish brew I can't say I'm flabbergasted and about to shout it on the mountain top but this lager is genuine. I feel I'm starting to fall in love with most Euro lagers for their affinity for being clean and straightforward. That der brew dis Oky Doky wit me brew

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Photo of TAMU99
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow beer with little head. Smell is weak...maybe malty floral scent, but hard to tell. Taste is clear, crisp with malty tones. Clean mouthfeel with little aftertaste. Refreshing beer, moderately bubbly. Pretty tasty beer, I would buy more.

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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

50 cl can served cold in a lager glass. Dae code(?) seems to indicate 2013.

The carbonation looks (high) higher than it feels (medium), with lots of rather coarse carbonation rising even quite a few minutes after the pour. No doubt this contributes to the very good retention of the head and very good lacing. Excellent clarity in this deep golden beer.

Probably is more flavorful than average for style, but clearly would benefit from a bit more hopping.

O: this was a very pleasant surprise, and very high on the drinkability dimension.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint can into a shaker. A moderate pour produces a tall, frothy head that threatens to overfill....I take a sip and pour the rest...Cool looking can art, featuring a Polish peasant woman in colorful traditional dress, and a coat of arms with a goat with front legs wrapped around a giant stemmed glass, and dated 1845. The artwork is reminiscent of 1950s-1960s American beer can artwork, with its rich, mult-color hues. The label describes the contents as "full pale beer". The color of the beer is a pale straw, with moderate carbonation. The head dissipates but sticks around nicely.

The aroma is very subtle, with just a touch of floral hops, and maybe just a tad of skunk and metal. The taste is sweet, rather like a honey cream ale, with some caramel flavors to balance. Not much hop bitterness. A bit of metallic tang (which I expect and is a good thing in moderation). The mouthfeel is light, and the beer is easy drinking.

This is the type of beer where I would only form an opinion after two or three- to see if the sweetness becomes too cloying. However, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, and can often appreciate this quality in a beer, especially a lighter bodied beer. I can see drinking one or two of these and then switching to something a bit less sweet with more of a hop bite.

This beer was one of the cheaper offerings at the Hennessey Market in Uptown Butte, Montana (6.99 for a four pack of pint cans, which is equivalent to craft brew on sale or clearance in this town). At this price it is well worth the money and well worth the try.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey, what do you want for $1.25 for a 500ml can. This is what I expected it to be, I just hope it doesn't do something bad to me!

The pop top almost didn't open right, but I got it open enough to get the beer out. It poured a nice thick head that quickly receded. There is not good or bad aroma to speak of.

There isn't much taste either. It isn't too sweet. It almost has a little hops taste. So far, though, it seems inoffensive enough to drink a couple of these when you are already gone.

Not something I would buy again except for the novelty.

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Photo of Spikester
3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold with one finger of vanishing white head. No appreciable lacing.
Smell is malty grains with a bit of lemon.
Taste is immediately sweet and bready. There is a kiss of spice that maybe comes from the hops. A light lemon taste is the finish.
Mouthfeel is quite full for the style. Carbonation is good enough.
Overall a good warm weather beer would be nice with some brats on the grill.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow clear as day with bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweet pale and bready malts followed by mild noble hops. Smells standard for an EPL.

Taste: Same as above. Very tasty lager.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, drinkable, medium bodied, mild tingly bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not an expert in this style, but this is a good beer on hot humid day like today.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.57/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Okay. This stuff pours a clear brass-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises old wheat and light dry grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a strong vein of odd fruitiness and an aftertaste laden with the dust of many unkempt attic rooms. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty weak and odd-tasting beer, one I couldn't easily say "Okay" to any time soon.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much like the Baltika brew I had the other night, skunky aromas fill my senses as soon as I pop the top on this bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a decent sized white head that dissipates quickly to a cap. After airing out a bit the skunk is still in the room, but maybe my nose is used to the smell a bit because I can find some bready pils and a hint of flowers. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma advertised. Nice sweet bready malt presence with a hint of graininess. There's a firm spicy hop bit that provides a great balance to the malty sweetness. Carbonic acid is a bit high and does detract a bit. Medium body with a sweet bubbly mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. Not a bad brew after it airs out a bit.

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Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Faint aromas of sweet and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste has a bit of sweetness and has hints of bready and grainy malts. No hops are perceptible, but they help to keep the sweetness in check.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a simple-flavored pale lager that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on tap at the new world of beers on Colorado boulevard. from Poland I reckon, this beer pours a really light pale straw color with a big and full white head with O.K. retention (pun intended). generic nose of spent crystal malt and everyday yeast. there is a light lemony flavor up front, but after that this is your classic eastern European wash, not poorly made, just terribly uninteresting. its plenty sessionable though, with a really light body and a relatively excited mouthfeel. a curious beer to import, since its like so many that are made here at home, but I guess variety is the spice of life, even if there isn't much spice happening in this brew. my Molson drinking old man would like it, but it didn't strike a chord with me, it was just O.K. (fine I will stop now).

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Photo of Commodore69
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm more of an IPA type, but also a Saas hops pilsner fan - not much better than a cold Urquell on a hot day. Also, shamelessly, a Heineken fan - as far as go-to refreshing daily drinkers go. This O.K. Beer/Okocim is a worthy addition to the aforementioned brews when in the mood for a crisp lager/pilsner with a bit of a bite-y overtone. I like a li'l skunk in my junk. Plus, you can bash someone over the head with the heavy, eastern european-style bottle, if the occasion arises. O.K. indeed!

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Photo of Mavigo
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow-orange color, like apple juice, with a thin white head that dissipates quickly without any lacing.

S: Smells grainy, like wheat bread, also smells sweet

T: Tastes like it smells, its sweet, has a wheat grain flavor to it

M: It's crisp and refreshing, medium carbonation, light mellow flavor, fairly balanced, could drink stuff like this in large quantities.

O: Overall, the title holds true, its an OK beer, I'd say its in the slightly above average beer, it's very tolerable, not offensive or overbearing, but its not something I would call outstanding. It's pretty decent so it's worth a go.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz Can poured into a pilsner glass

A - Pretty yellow, not a whole lot of activity but a nice foamy head

S - Earthy, grassy and buttery, very interesting malt. My favorite aspect of the beer by far

T - Doesn't live up to the smell unfortunately, taste is a bit muddy and bitter. The complexity of the scent in the malt and hops seems muted

M - Pretty smooth but slightly metallic and flat, could use a bit more carb

O - A plain lager, neither here nor there

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.32/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Beer Stein

Appearance - Pale clear orange with a soapy/sudsy head, tons of carbonation floating about.

Smell - Cereal Grains, Cooked Corn, and sweet malts. Smells like an adjunct lager, but not in an offensive way.

Taste - Cereal Grains and Malts. Tastes like a Malt Liquor but without the boozy flavor to it.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, but heavily carbonated. Crisp, but hard to savor the flavor

Overall - It's an adjunct lager with a Polish Label on it. I'm sure that are excellent beers from Poland, but this isn't one of them.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml can into an imperial pint glass...

A: Pours a completely translucent perfect shade of gold. There is about one full finger of pure white head that settles quickly. All that is left is a thin bubbly ring along the edges of the glass. There is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is really thin. I'm not getting a whole lot. There is slight malt, and slight hop aromas, but mainly just smells a bit stinky. Like mild skunk.

T: It's sweet to start, sweet in the middle with some effervescent carbonation, and sweet in the finish. There is a mild bite in the back end, but nothing that could be considered even close to hoppy. Some sweetness lingers on the palate after it's moved off the palate.

M: Light bodied beer. This is an easy drinker for sure. Super light, pleasantly sweet, and thin.

O: This is a solid example of lager. It's a step or two up from a Bud of Bug Light, that's for sure. It's nothing spectacular, but what can you really expect from the style. It's drinkable and enjoyable... if you're in the mood.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared a 16oz bottle of this yesterday with "Bro" Artied2.

This bier was a clear, pale straw color; maybe a bit of a golden hue there. had scattered, steady carbo, and the head was fine, thin and white, ebbing quickly and leaving a little lace here and there. Nose was grainy and grassy, with a touch of corn, too. Mouthfeel had some prickle, and the body was somewhat less than medium.

Flavor was also grainy, with a little light sweetness. Like the nose, it had a bit of a corn-like lean to it, and it was fairly bitter. There was a suggestion of hop spicyness, but it was mostly bitter in the finish. This bier was "OK", no more, no less.... Prosit!

3.18/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours like apple juice with carbonation with a bright white head forming and fleeting quickly. Aroma has cooked cereal grains flowing with a slight metallic character, and herbal hop aromatics. This is Euro pale lager, with a definite bite to it, a bit harsh. Flavor grows on you with a sweet husky grain character minimal hop flavor, a bit one dimensional in the Euro lager department. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying with some residual sugars, carbonation a bit rough uneven flowing beer across the palate. Drinkability isn't what I have in mind for a relaxing Friday night beer drinking experience.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 24, 2012. The pour is the ideal golden yellow for a pale beer with constant upwardly flowing delicate carbonation bubbles and a lingering white head. The aroma is bready with the yeast strain they must use along with a mild hop character in the background. The body is light to medium. The taste has an astringent bitterness attached to it along with the bready malts and clean hopped finale. This is a good lawn mower beer.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear golden color with one finger of white head. The retention was good as a cap at first but it soon became a thin collar. The lacing was spotty. The aroma was of cereal grains and sweet malt. The flavors were very standard in my opinion. I tasted the cereal grains and sweet malt but also a bit of European hops that gave it as clean finish. The Euro Pale Lager style tends to be very bland and this was a good example of what can be done with it but I still had trouble being impressed with such a beer. Still, it is to be said the mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation spot-on. It was indeed ok.

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Photo of morebeergood
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a pils glass. Very light body; almost see through. Some nice carbonation and a tiny wispy white head. It's just so watery looking. Smell was grainy and grassy. Taste was average, since it didn't have any skunky flavors I was expecting. It tasted fairly fresh. Mouthfeel was pretty limp and boring. Slightly bitter aftertaste on the back of the throat. This beer didn't turn me off, so I drank it effortlessly. Probably halfway decent on tap in Poland, but out of the bottle, it was barely OK.

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Photo of lemonlime311
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: The appearance of this beer is nothing special, but that does not mean that this is not a good beer. The beer has a dark golden slightly caramel tone to it. Not much of a head to it when pour into a glass. Again to me personally appearance should not be a big factor in reviewing a beer.

Smell: Their is nothing special about the smell of this beer. In fact the smell is about average. It smell like a lager but does have a slightly skunky smell to it.

Taste: This beer does have a taste to it not completely water down like some other light or domestic lager there is substance to it. But for me the taste is not winning me over I wouldn't recommend this to someone as a great beer. It is what the label says O.K. Slightly darker taste them some other lagers or pilsners I have tried possibly because of the alcohol content 5.6%

Mouthfeel: About average compare to most beers. Ill add a little to it's score because it does goes down pretty smooth considering that the alcohol content is higher then most lager but you would never know it.

Overall: OK price is a important factors for me in judging a beer. There are some inexpensive beers that really measure up. This six pack was $7.99 around the price of Heineken, St. Pauli and other imported beers. For the price is nothing to write home about. In fact I am a little disappointed. There are better beers for around $5.99. The after taste is pretty good I can see how some people would be turned on by this beer.

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Photo of Brad007
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't think I've had anything from Poland yet. A bit disappointed that this is an euro pale lager.

Pours a straw gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. No bubbles. Rather still.

Sweet and grainy malt with a popcorn(?) essence to it. DMS? Otherwise, that same great skunked feeling you get from drinking something in a clear bottle (except that this is in a brown bottle).

Taste? Much the same but with a better emphasis on sweet, metallic flavors (still doesn't make it better).

Lingering bland metallic lager flavors.

I'd rather drink sewer water. Honestly.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: Golden in color, and perfectly clear with a thick off-white head that settles to a thin froth on the surface. Somewhat sticky lacing and good head retention make this an attractive beer.

S: Not much on the nose. Biscuit and honey, with some floral, grassy hop notes.

T: Malt lends sweet notes of honey and cracker, while in the background lies some slightly fruity, citrusy nuances. Also has a slightly briny character. Finish is floral and dry, and somewhat short-lived.

Notes: Balanced, with a very soft mouthfeel. A tad too much body for the style, but still quite easy to put back. Not a bad beer by any means. It has its flaws, yet it excels in the style.

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