Okocim Karmi | Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 1.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 01-10-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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Photo of Gusler
2.28/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

As a rule I would not even consider a non-alcohol or in this case a low alcohol beer as one to sample, but it was recommended by a friend who is quite well versed in beer, he say’s its quite drinkable, so let’s see.

The color on the pour a transpicuous deep ruby color with a modest in size creamy head that is light tan in color. Lace is a fine sheet to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, clean and fresh, start is cloyingly sweet, malt adequate, top is quite thin. Finish is mildly acidic, the hops very mild, quite dry, it is drinkable, and maybe something for when you not able to drink “Real Beer”.

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Prestonlegal
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BradBk
1/5  rDev -64.8%

Photo of Chaz
3.58/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, almost opaque scarlet-brown in color, and looks like a Baltic Porter. The head is a medium-dark tan in color, and of average duration. The lacing is minimal. Nose is pretty expressive for such a low-alcohol beast, with plenty of roasted, dark, and sweet crystal malts. A few interesting qualities in the nose (honey, molasses) do not contribute as much, however, as the impression that this is one sweet, sweet, puppy, as in sickly, sacharine-sweet. Sure enough, it's rather sweet on first impact with the taste buds, but employing a tongue-coating creaminess as well, fairly assertive in this way. The postives (roasted malt, some biscuit notes) begin to outweigh the negatives (3-Dimensions of Sweetness) about midway through the glass, and despite its light weight and thin body it actually scores better than average on drinkability. Surprisingly, the finish is on the dry side for such a malty-sweet thing. A bit more expressive as it warms up as well, but the sweetness begins to take over once again, not exactly session material. While I've had a couple of decent N.A. beers in the past, as well as several drinkable Malz biers (Malta Goya, Maxi-malt), this is certainly one of the most flavorful, drinkable low-alcohol beer I've tried. I know they've come out with a 'coffee' flavoured version of this, and I look forward to trying that as well. I do wonder how well this is tolerated by diabetics, however.

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Okocim Karmi from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
2.84 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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