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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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 130
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 mwrseeley
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for $2.25 CDN at my local LCBO, Okocim tastes a lot lighter, at 7% ABV, than expected.

Okocim is a pretty straw-colour in my pils glass; the head is small but obstinate and leaves a small amount of lacing.

I am not picking up a lot of action on my nose. Perhaps I am trying it too cold. I will let it open up over the next half hour or so and see what happens.

Okocim is smooth on the palate and tastes, initially, like a pleasant and subtle blend of citrus zest and light honey. It is really rather nice. In fact, it is delicious.

The aftertaste, especially ten minutes after the pour, has a slightly bitter bite that balances nicely with the initial flavours.

This isn't my normal go-to kind of beer for mid-February. But if I like it now, when the temperature is just above 0 C, then I will probably really like it when summer rolls around (if it ever does).

Well done! I will drink Okocim again, for sure.

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Photo of xylophonica
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear amber, little head but what there is of it does linger.. slightly.

S - Wheat, malt & a touch of honey.

T - Bitter pilsner.. pretty much what you expect. Plenty of malt. Some sweeter herbal/honey flavours coming through as well particularly as the beer warms.

M - Bitter with a mild malt coating and soothing aftertaste.

O - Decent traditional-styled Polish pilsner. Drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of liamt07
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from the LCBO, 500ml into a pint glass. Canned October 29, 2010 according to the base of the can.

Poured a light golden yellow, really clear with the carbonation quite visible. A finger or so of bubbly white head that fades to some bubbles, and leaves some light lacing. Nose has some grain, adjunct cereals, light grassy hops and a general sweetness to it. Taste has a light sense of the adjunct, more of this 'general' sweetness to it, a mild grassy (Noble hop?) hop presence. Overall, I found this beer to not be offensive in any respect and drank quite well. Not a real sense of the alcohol at all. Medium mouthfeel, medium high carbonation. I enjoyed this one to a degree.

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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 spinrsx
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a golden yellow colour with a fairly large fizzy/foamy white head. (aggressive pour) There isn't much carbonation showing. There is a fair amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks around for a few minutes.

Smell - The beer has a corn syrup smell right off the bat. It also has light hops and a grainy/bready smell.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nice mouthfeel, perhaps a little under carbonated. You can really taste the corn syrup and the yeast/barley. The finish is just slightly bitter and beer has a decent body, not too watery.

Drink - Just another average euro-beer.. I would not purchase again.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.76/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The CANQuest (TM) just keeps Gluggin' along. CAN you believe how many CANned beers are out there?

Nothing of note on the CAN, nor was the head very notable, either. It sank like the Titanic with no presence of DiCaprio, Winslet, or Molly Brown aboard. Color was a deep golden-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was very hot with a scent of whiskey up front. Whoa! My CAN was marked as "7.0%" and a "Malt Liquor" and I was made a believer. Change submitted.

Mouthfeel was medium with a heat that would be completely incorrect for the style. My CAN may be different from the bottle, but they are almost identical. Shaking my head, I got an intense alcohol burn in both my mouth and in my sinuses. Whew. Finish left me trying to draw a breath as well as looking to lie down briefly. 7.0%? Maybe, but not a pleasant way to get there.

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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 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 chaz01
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on draught at a quaint little Polish restaurant, The Cavalier Inn, which is just right up the road from Three Floyd's Brewery in Munster, IN. Went there for dinner with my family immediately after Dark Lord Day -- unfortunately, nobody got my joke when I ordered a Vanilla Bean Okocim and I only got some strange looks from the waitress.

A: Clear, Crisp golden color.

S: Grassy lager aroma.

T: More grassy and hay notes in the taste.

M: Crisp, clean and refreshing, light medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

D: Not a whole lot going on, but I'd take this over any American lager. Went good with pierogies and potato pancakes and a nice way to come down a bit and finish off a big beer festival.

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Photo of bonkers
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this by accident, I wasn't paying attention and I thought I was buying the porter. I poured from a 500 ml bottle into a nonic pint glass. It is pale yellow and has a fizzy white head on it. The aroma is grassy, and sweet. The flavor follows the nose, with just the slightest hoppiness. It finishes with a lingering sweetness, not very crisp. It is light in body and really carbonated. My scores for this would be higher if it were classified as a Euro pale lager, IMO it is not a pilsner. It is not a terrible beer if you like Euro lagers, but as a pilsner it is very average.

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Photo of 12puebloyankee
2.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a pretty and clear, light straw color with about a two finger head that dissipated after about 5 minutes.

Smell - Herbal and grassy hops aroma with a hint of citrus. A typically good pilsener.

Taste - Very good balance between sweet malt and hops, maybe leaning a bit in favor of hops.

Mouthfeel - A bit of a heavy mouthfeel due to the sweetness but carbonation was good and long-lasting which helped offset the heaviness.

Drinkability - It would be tough to drink more than a few of these because of the heaviness, but it's a decent pils.

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Photo of Snipp
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle. The beer is a light golden color with a thin, white head. Slight hop presence, crisp and easy on the palette. As far as pilseners go, this one is actually pretty refreshing. Easy to drink. I'd buy if I was in the mood for a easy drinking euro trash beer.

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

Serving type: 500ml bottle, from the LCBO

Poured a golden yellow color, with about a 2 inch foam head.

Pretty good taste, nothing that really stands out, but a very easy drinking euro beer. Well balanced.
This goes down good on a hot summer day.

Overall this is not too bad of a beer, definitely worth a try.

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

This isn't a bad lager, nothing special, but alright. It pours a clear blonde with a nice slightly foamy stark white head. Okay retention, some lacing. The nose on the beer is very typical lagery grass, some sweet leafiness and malts.

The taste is a tad lemony, with a slightly sourish citrus note or two, there is an ever so slight hop bite in the beer, but mostly this is a light, refreshing, slightly lemony but not tart lager, with lots of grassy notes, plenty of sweetish graininess, maybe a touch of mustiness. The beer is refreshing, fairly light, easy to drink, not a bad lawn mower beer. Nothing to rave about. The beer is a relatively speaking low carbonation lager, not much crispness to the beer, not the peppery bite in the end either. The beer isn't smooth, but a little less efforvescent and biting than I normally prefer in the style. The beer takes on some slightly off flavors as it warms.

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Photo of Travlr
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | 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 TheHammer
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not really too much to say on this one. Poured with a finger of head that did not lace or retain but has a very nice clarity to it. The body is gold with orange highlights and boasts solid carbonation.

Smell: Well nothing offensive, but it is quite subdued. Sweet malt that may have needed a bit more roasting with the slightest wisp of herbs that the hops no doubt are providing in the background.

Taste: There are times when I can appreciate a simple beer, and the beer is clearly one of them, but it comes off as tame and boring to be honest. A sweet malt beginning that turns a little bit yeastier and ends with a tame dusting of herbal hops. That's really it, nothing else seems to stand out or be worth mentioning.

Mouthfeel: This beer shines in this department, as it's tame transitions cause little concern, the hops are balanced to clean the pallet well and the carbonation seems to be in all the right places. The only qualms I can bring up are the lack of head retention, as I like a little bit of head in my beer and the slightly dry sensation it leaves.

Drinkability: As I said, this is a simple beer and it seems to sit quite well and go down smoothly. It refreshes well, and the mouth would let it easily be pounded back. However, the sweetness and lack of impact from the taste department are really hamstringing this offering.

Final Thoughts: I can appreciate the appeal of this beer, especially since it's not too often you find this degree of simplicity in an import. This beer I can see doing well on the patio or after a spring walk. Good, but not great and worth a try. It's just a bit too boring for it to be my cup of tea.

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Photo of Overlord
1.93/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a bright golden yellow. Two or three inches of white foam head.

Smells ... strangely like sweet malt and yeast. I actually checked to see if I had purchased the okocim malt liquor by mistake. i had not.

Taste is, again, strangely sweet. A pungent, almost cereal-grain malt sweetness to it, and maybe just a hint of the earthy zest/crispy/sort-a lemony flavor I expect from a pilsener. Mouthfeel was strangely thick and ... gloppy ... rather than the effervescent mouthfeel of a pilsener.

All in all, a weak offering.

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Photo of ecoastman
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkability - This is another easy drinking Euro lager that can be considered as another standard patio refresher in the summer.

Appearance - clear straw yellow-gold with a head that recedes to a medium layer and some good lacing. Later the head disappears to a thin ring.

Smell - a very clean lager with some sweet malt balanced with mild hops.

Taste - another good but typical easy drinking Euro lager. Well balanced but not too sweet to start and not too dry or bitter in the clean finish. Low in malt and low-medium in hop levels. Nothing great, nothing bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth but slightly on the coarse side from the carbonation and the dryness. Carbonation is held well.

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Photo of rye726
4.06/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours quite calm, golden with a white head that settles to a thin ring around the snifter.

Nose has sweet bready malts, spicy yeast and herbal hops. Very nice.

Taste is fairly full for a pils. Dark candies, peppery yeast and subtle floral hops.

Nice medium body drinks well but comes off just a bit thick in the finish. One of the best lagers I have ever had. Okocim always does a good job.

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

Poured into a .5 liter glass. This beer isn't very surprising, but not disappointing either. The appearance is a nice golden yellow color with a decent head.

The smell is sweet and malty, typical of lagers from these regions. It smells refreshing and enjoyable.

Taste is clean and balanced with a nice grainy presence.

Overall, a decent drinkable beer on a hot summer night.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled 500ml bottle poured into a tall Pilsner glass.

Pours with a thick creamy head of about 3 fingers which falls gradually enough for the remainder of the bottle to be emptied into the glass after a few pours.

Color is a bright crystal golden amber and displays moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell is fairly anemic unfortunately, not much available other than a weak malt odor. Wheat grain is tied in and a very faint rosemary twang hides in the background.

Taste is very much euro pilsner. Just like the nose - malt up front with touches bread grain, yeast elements and if your really pushing it you can get an orange peel like taste.

Mouthfeel is characterized by moderate carbonation although this is a tad thicker and perhaps even heavier; then the average euro pilsner. The taste elements rise quickly in the mouth and then fade just as quickly to leave a reminder. Its this "reminder" that holds on for a good period of time.

Not earth shattering but one hell of a nice beer

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Photo of BDIMike
3.32/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color. There is a ton of carbonation and the extreme fizziness creates a thick white head with lacing throughout.
Smell is nice for a pilsner. There is a strong wheat and malt base, but that smell is taken over by a strong European hop smell.
Taste is very fresh and simple for a pilsner. The fresh wheat and biscuit taste gives the beer a nice base, but the taste is dominated by a sharp European hop taste.
Mouthfeel is very thin and sharp against the tongue. Kind of hurts to drink, but refreshing.
Drinkability is average. This beer has good balance, but nothing unlike many other European pilsners I've had. It has a nice refreshing, crisp feel, so it is a good beer to try out on a warmer day after work.

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Photo of Offa
2.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an ok lager, but rather bland and unpleasantly sharp.

Gold,it has a medium whitwe head slowly shrinking to foamy thin, wispy top and a foamy ring with a little weak lace.

The aroma is perfumy grain, bread herbs, a nice soft version of Euro lager/pilsner type.

The taste and fell, though, don't match the aroma. It is somewhat overly bitter with sharp, rough hops and tastes medicinal and soapy, perfumy. The finish is mostly drying bitter grass and otherwise it's bland.

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