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 morimech
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a large head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Just a little lacing is left behind. Smells almost like an ale. Fruity and bready. Nothing too surprising in the flavor. Has that Eastern European lager taste. Also slightly sweeter than pale lagers. Has some interesting fruit notes of apricots and peaches. Substantial body for a pale lager. A little slick. I found this better than OK. One of the more interesting lagers that come out of that part of the world or almost anything else in Carlsberg's portfolio.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O.K. Beer, that about sums it up. The beer pours as clear as the morning with a cap of quickly dissipating foam. Doesn't look to bad, really. The aroma comes off sweet, bready and perhaps a hint of corn. On palate, however, it starts light, just the right amount of sweetness, and ends with a snap of bitterness. Sweetness lingers on the palate a bit too long, though. Like I said, an OK beer.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- An absolutely clear yellow liquid with a thick and creamy white head that settles to a thin covering.

S- Bread and fruits. Sweet with a nice floral aroma.

T- Sweet cereal malts with a bit of a fruity and floral aspect. Not bad, but nothing really stands out.

M- The carbonation gives this a bit of a bite and the sweetness keeps it front becoming astringent.

D- A decent beer that drinks better on the colder side. A bit too sweet.

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Photo of jwinship83
2.73/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle with no freshness information drank from a glass from the same company.

A- this one pours out looking pale golden and fizzy. a bright white head appears and vanishes in a flash and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- sweet cereal grains. steely malts. alcohol. nothing much to see here.

T- the taste is unfortunately a lot like the smell, but a lot sweeter. not a good thing.

M- light bodied with a high level of carbonation.

D- not the worst beer ive had, but far from the best. something i dont think i will seek out again.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.4/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle....excuse me...11.2 oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden straw color. Looks to be very carbonated. One finger white head comes and goes leaving whisps of foam on the top of the beer. No real lacing..everything sort of falls back into the beer.

S- Very sweet smelling. Almost sickly sweet. Very grainy and bready smelling as well. Nothing really else going on with this.

T- First off let me say the sweetness in the back end of this on the first sip almost made me gag. There is some light toasted malts in the front end of this beer. This turns into a sweetness that keeps going through the rest of the beer. Light grain tastes as well. Some bready malts in the middle. Hops are not really there per say and just kind of stand there.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is pretty over the top for me. Sweet malts dominate everything from the palate to the aftertaste. The aftertaste has a bigger sweetness to it than the whole beer in the mouth did. Everything in the mouth feels like it was just covered in a sugary sweet slime.

D- The drinkability on this one is god awful. I remember almost liking this one when I was a little younger but now I just don't know. I had a hard time drinking this one and ended up drain pouring the last quater of my pint.

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Photo of MNJR
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Metallic (copper) flavors are noticeable but not overpowering. Smell: nothing special. A nice grainy, crunchy mouthfeel, crisp carbonation and flavors of light, hoppy citrus balanced by an equal background of malt. An interesting beer and hard to categorize. It is amazing this stuff can be had for $1 for a bottle or can. Great value for your money with this brew. High alcohol vs. others in this style, but again this beer has it's own personality. Could be a guzzler because it goes down easy, but the high ABV will creep up on you. Not delicious but very good.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I must admit to calling this beer "the Natty Light of Czechslovakia" for a few years now; it was mostly due to my outrage at a local bar trying to hawk it for $7.50 a glass. I now know it's Polish. And it's the kind of brew Lech Walesa would be proud of.

A - It's typical pale lager, not spectacular, and probably not discernible from Budweiser based on looks

S - Very clean with almost no smell.

T - Pale lager with a rich butteriness and a sweet, then clean, finish.

M - Thin and refreshing, mouth-watering finish

D - Very drinkable. I am surprised at the simple quality of this brew.

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Photo of Travlr
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle in the Lot Airlines business class lounge at Chicago O'Hare.
A: straw colored with a thin white head and slight lacing.
S: black pepper and citrus in the background, malt in the foreground.
T: malty with a bitter edge.
M: medium body.
D: average lager, not bad, but not special.

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Photo of Florida9
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden in color. Clear as can be. 2 fingers of extra foamy, white head and some moderate lacing. A good "cascade" of bubbles rise steadily to the surface.

S: Bread. Grain. Cereal. And an active carbonation.

T: Dry cereal (like cherios). Lightly toasted malts and some light east Euro hops. Simplistic.

M: Dry and thin with a very active carbonation.

D: This one is what it is - a middle of of the road Euro Pale Lager. Clean, crisp and dry, without a lot of character, it is not overly exciting, but it is easy to drink.

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Photo of erosier
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a pale yellow with a tall and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of light malts and a tiny bit of hops. The aroma reminds me of a malt liquor actually.
T: Tastes much like the nose, lightly toasted malts and a hint of hops at the end. It has a slight malt liquor taste to it, probably because there is a higher alcohol content than in most pale lagers.
M: Medium bodied (which I was not expecting due to the hue of it), slightly warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Like the name says, O.K. Drink ability from an O.K. Beer.

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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 CHickman
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured gold with a 1/2 inch white head; smells of malt and barley; tastes like a lager with a mix of malt, barley, wheat and hop flavor; medium to light carbonation with the basic lager-like flavor.

Went down smooth and is quite drinkable; overall a decent beer, but nothing special taste-wise and like the name itself, it's "O.K.".

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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 jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours clear golden with a 2 finger that left no lacing

smell is faint but i picked up sweet grains and a little euro skunk

taste was good but i had to swish the beer in my mouth to bring out the flavor if i did not i would only get flavor on the swallow

mouthfeel a little sticky but good carbonation and nice crisp finish

drinkability is ok would prefer some more flavor up front but a decent beer lawnmower brew

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Photo of BDIMike
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear golden beer with the fizziness of a macro. The only difference is a nice thick white head that laces throughout the drink.
Smell is a little weak. There is a bit of a wheat base and a European hop tinge.
Taste has a lot more to it than the smell. There is a nice fresh wheat base complimented by some strong hops.
Mouthfeel is nice for a pale. There is medium thickness but a good smoothness. However, there is still a refreshing bite of carbonation.
Drinkability is good. O.K. Beer is a very refreshing pale that definitely quenches thirst. There is a good balance on a lot of the taste, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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Photo of anchordrinker
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a light golden, crystal clear, with a little vibrantly-white head.

S- Grassy and slightly hoppy aromas, as well as some slightly sweet pale malt.

T- Lightly sweet pale malt and faint hints of citrus and grassiness.

M- Very light mouthfeel, which suits the style well in my opinion. Medium levels of pretty fine carbonation.

D- The definition of drinkable/session-able, and while it is not that interesting, it is simultaneously entirely inoffensive in every way. I could kill multiple bottles in a sitting easily.

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Photo of greg202stewart
2.4/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had 3 dollars left after I bought the rest of my beer and tried this one. It pours and looks exactly like a bud or miller. The taste was rather skunky and had an unpleasant after taste to it. It reminded me of the taste of steel reserve. Although it is nice to try new things, this is not a quality beer. Overall I found it to be a terrible beer.

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Photo of biggred1
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold and crystal clear with a nice fizzy head and minimal lace. Smells nice and hoppy, citric with toasted grain. Tastes good, fairly nice hop bite balances well with malt sweetness. Seltzery carbonation and light bodied. Finishes squeaky clean. A good example of the style and stronger than most.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a mostly clear light golden color with a fluffy white head. Decent retention and shows some signs of lacing.

Nose is very typical of a euro import lager. Slightly skunky, grassy hops mixed with some light sweet maltiness and a kind of corny adjunct smell. Not overly appealing.

Taste is pretty light, more so than the nose indicates. Extremely smooth flavor profile, but my bottle is starting to show signs of oxidation and the hops don't taste as fresh as they could. Hop bitterness is pretty low and really creates an unbalanced taste, leaning toward very pale sweet malts. Does not have much specialty grain flavor. It's ok, and has the potential to taste pretty good fresh, but pretty average euro for me.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pale golden straw with a decent pure white head and perfectly clear. the rest is like any macro lager but with a little more in each area. i'm not sensing adjuncts in this. minimal nose of grassy continental hops and biscuity pale malts. taste follows suit with a pretty even balance. feels lighter-bodied than the abv would suggest. i would think that there could be more character for a 6.2% beer. it is just O.K. O-kaaay!!!

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Photo of Bootscraper
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this in a bar in Chicago when my friend ordered one. Thought I would try this out in my home up here for a review. Served at about 50 degrees F in pint glass listening to Boris and Sunn O))) -"Altar". True to it's style, this beer is simple & modest, but refreshing.
It was a very clear shade of pale yellow. The pour produced a 1" pillowy pure-white head that took a good 3-4 minutes to shrink to a thin layer, but completely disappeared by about halfway down the glass.
The smell was modest and a mixture of sweet malts and hops.
Those malts really shone through on the tongue as well... The taste is a very light sweetness, with the malts becoming slightly richer towards the finish.
For what I was expecting, this beer had a slightly dry finish and post-sip, but it was not too bothersome. The fact that it was light-bodied and had low-carbonation worked well with the subtle & crisp flavor, and meant that one could really blast through this stuff like ice-cold water on a summer day.
Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a Pilsner-esque beer.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
3.6/5  rDev +5%
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 +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 xfactor9600
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +15.7%
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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