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

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Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerluvr on 01-14-2005

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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 130
Reviews by mtnbikerpa:
Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into my Baltika glass. Poured a rich golden color with little head. Scents of some sweet malts. Nice well balanced flavor nothing to out of the ordinary here. Paired well with some hot wings and some cucumber slices. I got this at a bottle shop, but probably would not get it again.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Come Back Inn.

Dusty light gold with a thin, bubbly white head. Retention is average. Carbonation is assertive and attractive.

Aroma is well hopped (noble?). Honey, lemons, pepper, and floral spice. Also pilsener malt.

Taste is light and fruity with a light grain sweetness, some corn husk, copper, pepper, honey, and earth.

Mouthfeel: fruity sweetness is perfectly balanced by spicy hopped dryness. I prefer a dryer German Pilsener but this isn’t bad.

Drinkability: Sessionable by the boot.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear pale golden in color with a thin white soapy head. No lacing to note.

S: Balanced mix of pale malts and light citrus hops. Fresh. Nice, not great.

T&M: An almost perfect balance between bittering hops and light malts. The weight of this is very light with a nice tingle from the fine active carbonation. All of the flavors stay together for a solid taste all the way through. The finish is mostly clean with a hint of malt but the linger fades out extremely fast.

D: Decent. This reminds me of a more well rounded version of one if the American macros. There is an interesting malt taste (yeast?) that comes across that palate that was interesting to experience. Overall I enjoyed this one and would probably look for it again.

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Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of wjimson
2.68/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden yellow beer with flat head. Very faint smells of raw grains. Nothing special here.

The taste is similar to your average beer watered down with carbonated water. Very soft malt, softly hopped, and dry. This is the most I can say at this sitting. This beer is not subtle, its just really lacking in taste.

Sure this is drinkable. the limiting factor would be whether one is willing to drink watered down beer.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light with a sweet tasting finish

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of IntriqKen
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a nice half finger of white foam that melts quickly to very fine lacing...but lacing none the less.
Aroma is definately german pilsner...light malt with a touch of corn and bready yeast.
Taste is lightly sweet malt that is followed with a slight corn flavor, bread, then a light hop tingle.
Aftertaste is a little sticky....more drying would be appreciated, still a nice, nice pilsner.

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Photo of berkeleymaw
4.01/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, fairly grainy flavor with mild, non-bitter aftertaste. Went down easy. Tastes like it is the inoffensive lager big American breweries wish they could deliver. Preferable to your common American lawn-mower beers, but not my choice to "wow" any beer snobs.

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Photo of Razr86
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beerluvr
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold liquid topped with a frothy white head. Fresh grainy aroma with hints of hay/grassiness and light malt sweetness, Taste is crisp hoppiness and light malt...more hop than malt, quite nice. Finishes clean and bitter, quite the drinkable lager, a nice hoppy Pils.

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Photo of mzeld
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of HalfFull
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 500ml. bottle into a pilsner glass, this brew pours clear and light golden in color with a nice bubbly white head. Head reduces to a surface cap and yields good lacing.

Noble hops, grass and some fairly deep malts on the nose, pretty clean overall. More earthy hops through the head initially.

Taste is medium rich in malts with a bit of a creamy orange citrus close which does linger briefly. Finish is a bit coarse and grainy, but pleasant, yet not very complex. Body is moderate for the style and with a pretty strong carbonation, which works well given the maltiness of the finish. Offers average drinkability overall, bit bready.

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Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of stouty1
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am visiting my college roomate for the weekend and I was surprised he had some craft beer in his fridge (left over from party). I poured it out of the bottle into an hugely oversized goblet ( two-hander). A gimmick from my college days. Head was nice and creamy but disapated fast. Smelled of spices and slight amount of hops. Taste is pretty bland in the beginning. I pulled the bottle out of the fridge with my buddies MGD, so I think it was too cold! After it warmed up a bit, it was still pretty bland, but a little better. I could smell what seems like coriander. This beer is good to sit back and knock 'em back while discussing the good ole' days.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slighter larger than 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a nice creamy foamy white head that takes its time settling down. Smells very clean, maybe a modest citrus and pils hop, but very minor. Taste is clean, crisp, with a good hop finish.

Overall a well made pilsener that does everything its asked to.

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Photo of Mandrake
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium yellow with very little head at all, but what there is stays pretty well and leaves some lacing. Smells slightly hoppy, with a bit of a skunked tone, very similar to many other import pilsners. Taste is equally unremarkable, a simple malt base, with a hop bite in the finish and that same hint of skunk. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, and drinkability is good. Nothing new here, but nothing offensive either.

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Photo of elricorico
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks very average, just like a Euro Lager. Clear gold with a fizzy white head. The head had no staying power today, the only trace is a thin ring.

Smell is grassy, more malt than hop. A very small hint of skunk lingers in the back of the aroma.

The taste is pretty flat, the aftertaste is apparent the instant the beer enters the mouth. One dimensional mildly bitter lager.

While it is not quite watery, the beer is somewhat light in body. Carbonation is pretty much at par for a pilsener.

Not much here. A beer for a hot day I suppose. Not offensive, not exciting, just a drink.

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Photo of dexterk1
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of G_Mad
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of tone77
2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is not great, alcohol up front, some grains, not a lot going on. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale straw color, very clear with a sudsy thin white Budweiser head.

S: Sweet malt and corn on aroma.

T: Thin body, sweet hop tang that is spicy but not much else for flavor. Has Budweiser corn tang to it when it warms. a washy, weak pilsner that is perhaps over hopped

M: watery and light

D: so easy going down you hardly notice your drinking anything at all.

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Photo of Boneheadmx
3.99/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a slight copperish yellow with a tiny head that subsides quickly.

The smell is rather nice, light bits of apple.

Taste is fairly bready for a beer of this type, but not bad at all. Hops flavor is just about nonexistent.

Mouthfeel is rather thin, carbonation is very low key.

Drinkability on this one is very high. Not too carbonated so easy to take down. Flavor is decent and not overpowering.

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Photo of diabecktic
3.2/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a fairly pale shade of translucent gold. Head formation (~1 finger) is fairly quick, but it dissipates quickly; lacing is minimal. Rising carbonation is plentiful.

My overall impression is that of several earthy tones - grass, grain, hops, etc. There seems to be a subtle malty sweetness after you wade through the sharp grass/grain aromas. The sweetness is augmented by a very slight hint of spice.

The grass and hop characters hit quickly before leading to a citrus-like malt (more pronounced as the beer warms). Some of the bite remains in the aftertaste, but it seems diluted by the malt. The hop character seems to be more favored - balance seems a bit "off."

This beer is fairly thick for a pilsener. I think that the slight creaminess takes away from the hoppy bite that is usually associated with this style. The finish isn't as "clean" as I would have expected.

Like I said above - it's a bit thick for a pilsener. The lasting "diluted" bitterness kind of makes this category suffer a bit, but it's not that bad of a drink. It's definately a strange variant of the style.

When I think of pilseners, I usually think of very crisp, clean beers with a ton of hop character. This beer seems to bastardize some of those characteristics. These may seem to be harsh words, but it's not THAT bad of a beer; I just think it's an...interesting version of something I've previously had. I bought a 6-pack of this beer because it was on sale - I'd try it again but I don't know if I'd pay the full price for it in the future.

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