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
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
213
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.65%
 
 
Wants:
15
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44
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Photo of ThirstyBird
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours clean and clear medium yellow with a fluffy white head.
S - Malt, grain, grass.
T - Taste follows smell with a slightly dry aftertaste. Rather nice.
M/F - Light/Medium in body. Smooth yet the tongue is tickled as the beer flows over it.
D - A very drinkable lager. Happy that I tried it.

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Photo of Getinthevan
4.17/5  rDev +20.9%
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 xfactor9600
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- yellow with a white head which dissipates slowly.

Smell- faint smell, but hard to discern any one thing.

Taste- Grainy, but pleasant. The beer tasted as I expected it would

Mouthfeel- Highly carbonated, almost to the point of champagne carbonation.

Drinkability- High on my list because of family heritage. Overall a nice experience to share with other family members. Probably not for everyone.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a pilsner glass

What I like about this beer is that is smells like mustard, nice brown spicy mustard but behind that lies a fresh bready and nutty sweetness, I sear this smells like a piece of whole wheat bread with nice thick spread of spicy mustard on it, already I am thinking about how well this would pair with a corned beer sammich. Taste is again crisp, grassy but really more of a bright and slightly sweet beer. I really wish the spiciness of the nose remained in the taste but instead it becomes a bit washed out and muted in the sweeter, maltier aspects of this beer, I mean its there but I almost wish it were overstated. I know, I know it's totally American of my to say that but damn it I'm an American, a proud American! To steal from the Simpsons: I like my beer cold, my T.V. loud and my homosexuals, FLAMING! and so it goes with this beer, and like many current episodes and like the beer itself says on the bottle, it's just O.K.

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Photo of likethetaste
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from a variety sample pack from World Market. From the label I honestly was not expecting much from this beer. But, I guess the Poles know how to do it right. This is a very good Pale Lager. Very crisp and refreshing. This was very good and I would certainly drink this again if it were easily available.

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Photo of colts9016
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour:Pale yellow with carbonation bubbles thick white head.
Nose Corn wheat earthy yeasty
Taste: Fuller body light beer yeasty malty and a hint of corn.
Finish Nil
Overall a good beer not a bad pilsner. I rather enjoyed drinking this. I thin Pilsners are one of my favorite styles.

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Photo of BeerSox
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle into pilsner glass.

Pale straw hue with a thin white head that settles to a thin cap.

Light and slightly sweet grains with only a touch of hop aroma.

The grains are light again, but come with a slight toastiness. Hop flavor is on the low end. Light bodied with high carbonation.

Probably popular in the area it's brewed in, but this one isn't impressing me. More light husky grains and not much else.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my father's Polish friends from work brought home a 6'er of this. The European Saaz hops are clearly present and make this a nice drinkable, light beer. A pretty high ABV for the style but it's very smooth and undetectable. I haven't tried too many imports but this one makes me want to try a lot more.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ultra-light ginger ale/Pilsener body with moderate carbonation. Head soaps up well with halfway-decent lacing.

Nice silagey Saaz-ish hops. Carried an austere malt presence. Not too bad.

Quite clean taste but there's not a lot to it, y'know? Decent hops with a sweet silage bite. Malt presence is slightly sweet as well - no adjuncts in here, are there?

Mouthfeel also has some sugar in there - not unpleasant but just not what's expected. Slight pine/grass hop pucker. Almost like pine sap.

This one isn't bad - nothing to seek out in the States but probably a decent option to remember when in Eastern Europe. Decently drinkable.

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Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite Polish beers -- a classic European pale lager. I'm rating this from a bottle I bought near Atlanta, but I've had the draft version from taps all over Warsaw and other parts of Poland. The fresh drafts are outstanding, but the export bottled version is pretty good too.

The beer is a nice golden transparent lager with little head, but sparkling carbonation. The nose is slightly malty, but the real maltiness of this brew bursts all over your palate with the first good mouthfull. A very smooth finish with mild bitterness and more malt at the end, coupled with a perfect texture in the mouth make this a great beer for summer drinking. A bit high in alcohol for a session beer, but if the weekend afternoon is long and hot, and you've got a good place to sit while you watch the beautiful Polish people walk by, well why not make a 2-liter session out of it, even if you feel a bit light at the end.

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Photo of rtepiak
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

clear honey orange/yellowish color. small head, crisp, no lace. disappateds quickly but not at the cost of mouthfeel. nice earth and malt and a little hop. tastes is malty but not sweet. earthy and dry. quick crisp hop but leaves the mouth clean. this is my go to beer seeing as it is so easy to get in chicago. its i nice one to let out on your friends. a little stronger then your typical lager but the alcohol hides well in the earthiness.

not great, simple, and delightful. a good brew as a conventional lager.

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Photo of bcolflesh
2.76/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased this for a beer trade at work. I am new to beer and was told to pick up something imported/IPA/craft whatever - I wandered around a beer place by my house having no idea what I was looking at - then I saw a case that said "OK Beer". I said "ok" and purchased it.

Turns out it wasn't too bad - it's light and easy to drink - but it doesn't have any real distinct aspect about that I could categorize.

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Photo of andyinsdca
1.23/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear yellow, thin, fizzy head.
Smell: None
Taste: None. Maybe some off chemical taste.

Overall: I won't remember drinking this beer in 5 minutes. Utterly forgettable. I suspect (like others that have negatively reviewed this beer) that I got a skunked/old bottle. I need "zero" ratings for this beer because it didn't even rate a 1.0 in any of the categories.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some hops, spices. The taste is sweet, malty, hoppy, some spices. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad, thanks Joe.

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Photo of Walken
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Okocim, OK Beer (Tasted 07/06/08)
16.9 oz. bottle: poured into a pint.

Appearance: Clear gold with a small bubbly head that fades down into a ring around the edges of the glass.
Odor: Big sweet malt aroma with some lemony hops and briny grain aromas in the background. Very soft and pleasant nose.
Consistency: Medium body with a bit of heft to it, very smooth, moderately creamy. A little bit of astringency from the carbonation amplifying the hop bitterness.
Flavor: Clean malt palate featuring some soft doughy malt flavor, balanced by a commanding hop bitterness and some spicy, earthy hop flavor. Finish is clean and malty, slightly dry.

Man, this is one of those straightforward, delicious lagers.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle just copped for less than two bucks in Hoboken...
For a Euro Pale Lager, this was one of the best depictions of the style that I have come across...
Surprisngly impressive pour yielding a clear, clean, lucid, light-golden hue with a decent-sized foamy head that quickly receded and left a fine film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Assertive candy and grain-dominated aroma replete with hints of sugar....
Great, crisp, refreshing taste with no alcohol detected on the tongue...
Recommended...

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Photo of watchnerd
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle.

Okay, given my experience, and how I bought this, I'm willing to concede that I may have had a bad or skunked bottle.

A local Middle Easter / Mediterranean market, that previously carried a lot of Greek, Armenian, Bulgarian, Turkish, and other Eastern European or Middle Eastern beers, recently changed ownership. The new owner is strictly Islamic and decided that he didn't want to sell alcohol any longer. He sold all of his stock to the liquor store right next door.

I picked up this bottle of Okocim from said liquor store. It was covered in dust. Who knows how long it had been sitting on the shelves. But for $1.99, I figured what the hell.

This bottle was NASTY. It tasted vaguely of turpentine and chemicals.

Given the other reviews, I can only assume that I had a very bad, very skunked sample. The lesson to readers: make sure your bottle is reasonably fresh before you begin your tasting.

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Photo of scottg
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with a one finger white head with great retention and lots of little bubbles rising in the glass. Sweet orange citrus aromas with some tea and fresh cut grass. Toasted malt flavor up front with light tea/lemon hop mixed in and some bright citrus. Medium carbonation and body, starts with a creamy mouthfeel that becomes cleansing. Easy drinking beer unlike anything else I've tried and very moderately priced.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
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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Photo of kbnooshay
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very clear pale-gold color with a thick frothy white head. The head retention is very good. The lacing is light but nice. The aroma is kind of grainy and lightly hoppy. There is a slight metal flavor to it. The is a slight butterscotch flavor also which is cool. Very clean, sweet and malty. The hop flavor is light but nice. This tastes great, especially considering its at 6.2 percent abv. The feel is smooth and barely tingly from the light carbonation. No skunk, no harshness. Nice.

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Photo of Reanimator
2.76/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Identical in color to Okocim Zagloba: crystal clear gold. Thin, white, foamy head. Looks highly carbonated.

S: Slightly hoppy? Not much aroma here.

T: Some hoppy bitterness, but the Pilsener bite is nowhere to be found. Dominant flavor is a malty huskiness as others have noted. Fairly sweet as well, with a lingering adjuncty aftertaste.

M: Feels light on the tongue yet with a bit of body.

D: I am disappointed, this isn't even a very good pilsener. Probably wouldn't pick this one up again.

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Photo of MTNboy
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very pale golden amber. There a lot of lace but the head will disappear on you quick.

Smell: Grassy, there really isn't much to this beer.

Taste: Grassy plain lager taste.

Mouthfeel: A lot of fizz bite to it.

Drinkability: Refreshing, but to expensive for what it is.

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Photo of davidt
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear yellow-gold with a thin head that vanishes almost instantly. Aroma is grassy with a bit of 'skunk' to it. Taste is grassy with faint malts. There's a faint hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite effervescent. Easy to drink, but not much there to create any excitement.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a .5 L bottle to a glass mug the liquid is plain yellow, clear and has good carbonation. The head is bit white and leaves nice lace.

The smell is bready with light mild hops, and a tad skunky.

The taste is ok, light malt, wonder bread, a bit of hops in the finish with a squirt of lemon.

The mouthfeel is this, yet lots of carbonation.

The drinkability is ok, but not a beer I will look to try again.

MK

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Market Cross Pub in Carlisle, PA.

The bottle is very interesting. I thought it was a japanese beer at first but is polish.

A-frothy thick head with a crisp dark golden pale color.

S-nothing to spectacular.

T-quenching and tasty for a pale lager. it a little dry but it cleanses the palate.

M-intersting feel and flavor to it kind of like eating the hops

D-its a decent beer and i might consider a six pack of this. Nothing to extraordinary though.

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