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

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Brewed by:
Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
Poland
okocim.pl

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerluvr on 01-14-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
129
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
21.38%
 
 
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 129
Photo of zeff80
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pilsner glass.
It was a golden color with just a little foamy head. It smelled of corn and grass or grain. The corn taste was noticeable along with some mild hops and maybe a little yeast. It had a soft mouthfeel. It is fairly drinkable. Not bad for my first ever Polish beer!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicately dusted brilliant gold. Variously sized bubbles can be seen hurrying up to a yellowed ivory head that is currently filling half the glass after a spirited pour. The foam is semi-creamy with enough stickiness to begin laying down lace on the upper few inches of the glass.

The noble-hopped nose is decently bright. I even detect a little lemon peel; always a plus when Euro hops are involved. Some pilseners that don't hail from either Czechoslovakia or Germany taste and smell more like Euro pale lagers due to a shortage of hops. This one is hoppy enough, if the nose is any sort of reliable guide.

Okocim Beer isn't quite as hoppy and as bright on the palate. There's a bit too much sweetish pale malt on hand. The hops provide a decent amount of bitterness, especially on the finish, but their flavor contribution isn't sufficient enough to get the job done.

As an EPL, this is an above average beer. As a pilsener, it's simply average. I have no idea what the brewery considers it to be, but am relying on the BA designation stated above. Thinking positively, it's balanced and drinkable even if the thrill factor isn't quite there. I'm feeling a little better about it as I enter the bottom third of the bottle, but not enough to change my initial general impression.

The light-medium body has no real faults and seems perfectly calibrated to the flavor profile. As a result, drinkability is on the high end. What the hell, this is pretty good beer that I won't penalize for failing to live up to my 'pils gotta be hoppy' rule.

I will forever be a fan of Browar Okocim for brewing the outstanding Okocim Porter. This is the second pale beer from this brewery that I've had. Like O.K. Beer, it's merely O.K. In truth, it's a little better than that and is a beer that I'll have no trouble ordering to accompany a meal if I ever see it on a menu. I'm not sure where I'll be able to find a pierogi in Des Moines, though.

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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 jwc215
2.78/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle

Poured a dark yellow with a highly carbonated white head that quickly disappeared though the carbonation continued.

The smell was thin. What was there was of corn with a slight "skunked" hop aroma and some vague fruity smell that fell short.

The taste was thin - though not necessarily watery. Some nondescript grains with a touch of noticeable sweetness.

The mouthfeel was of a short-lived sweetened hops and a touch of salty metal.

The high carbonation makes it fairly drinkable despite its overall blandness.

On the whole, it's not terrible, just a plain euro pils - not worth buying again and would only accept if the other options were worse.

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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 Halcyondays
3.3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pour a standard yellow lager with an impressive rocky white head, long-lasting, sporadic lace.

S: Very light, but some malt comes through.

T: Typical bready malt character, sourdough bread. Definitely on the sweeter side of this category. Hops have a blunt note of spice, grass and mint, middle of the road bitterness in this style.

M: Real nice, slightly chalky, but I like the light carbonation character, a lager that's not going to bloat you up. Very smooth.

D: A quality inexpensive lager from this Polish brewery. They certainly can make some good lighter lagers. If you haven't had this or the regular O.K. beer, check them out.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 500ml bottle, best before 4th Oct 2008, drank on a wet and cold evening in November 2007.

Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner glasses, twice.

Normal Pilsner golden colour, clear and crisp looking. A large white head soon fell away to a thin film of covering. If the head had stayed a while the appearance score could have been higher.

The aroma, like almost all pilsners/lagers is very weak and difficult to find. It gets my usual score of 3.

The taste is nothing special either, dry and unappetising.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery, this isn't a beer I could a single thing really going for it. Below average.

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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 wl0307
3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got the whole range of Okocim beers from a local off-license shop... can't believe my eyes... Best before date: 03 Feb. 06.

A: served in a straight pint glass, it pours a light golden to dark straw colour, with a thick and foamy white beer head full of tiny bubbles, which lasts for about a minute.
S: upfront there's a refreshing and smooth smell of grains and lager malts, lightly aromatic and red-apple peel like hop aroma (like lesser version of Saaz); besides that nothing else is particularly noticeable, nonetheless it’s soft and nice.
T & M: light flavour of bready sweetness upfront, with a mild, corn-like grainy flavour and very faint, apple-like, hoppyness on the palate. In the aftertaste a tinge of very mild bitterness and a thin-mouthfeel of sugary grains remain on the tongue—not pleasant. Overall the mouthfeel is soft and a bit too thin, even watery at times, vis-à-vis the overall weak flavour, rendering this beer overly light weight than its 5.5%abv. should’ve bring about.
D: compared with its national opponent Zywiec, this beer is way more boring and desperately in need of characters. Not recommended nor impressive.

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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 Haybeerman
2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, dark yellow. Poured a vigorous white head that fell quickly (almost simultaneously). Continued to decant. Very light and inconsistent lacing.

S: Fruity, slightly green apple smell, some corn. Slight "Euro-funk odor. Not real appealing.

T: Wet grains, a hint of sweetness then slightly bittering. Finished pretty clean.

M: Very thin, too thin. Very carbonated, but felt right. I continued to like the finish, just wanted more up front.

D: Carbonation and finish really helped the drinkability for me even though the taste was fairly bland. Wouldn't go out of my way for this one.

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

Clear golden colour with a short, bright white head. The foam is supported by a constant stream of small bubbles. Some short-lived lacing. Grainy malt aroma, light fruitiness, floral hops with a bit of spice. Sweet pils flavour, light bitterness that picks up towards the finish and provides some dryness. A bit of hop spice towards the end as well that lingers for a while. Moderately high carbonation, light body, kind of creamy. Overall, a bit thin in body and flavour, but pleasant enough.

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Photo of Viggo
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden/amber, medium but thick white head forms, nice lacing and good retention. Smell is sweet and malty, some honey, citrus, some minor skunkage. Taste is sweet, nice and malty, with some citrus and floral, clean bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A good cheap beer.

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

Dark for a pilsner with a very nice, foamy head.

Smells like a very malty german pils. Strong on the grains with just a hint of white pepper in the back.

Tastes grainy upfront, grainy in the back, too, only with a little bit of the aforementioned pepper and a quite pleasant hop that leaves a very nice, dry aftertaste.

The crisp body and medium carbonation lead to a clean, very drinkable beer.

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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 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 IronDjinn
2.73/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml brown bottle, abv listed at 5.5%. Came as part of an Okocim gift pack: 3 bottles of this, 3 bottles of Mocne, and a nice big sturdy Okocim mug--all for under $20 CAN.

A deep rich clear gold in appearance, mild carbonation with very little head retention, it sputters out very quickly. Husky grains, some copper, and herbal hops can be picked up on the nose. The first thing I notice in the taste is how the flavour drops off right in the middle. Starts out with intense, bitter, almost sour grain, a bit of cooked veggie, and as it warms the flavour tends to continue al the way through to an almost astringent finish, with a musty, dry earth aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average for the style, a bit of body with an extra kick from the mild carbonation towards the finish to hold its head above water. Nothing I'm motivated to go back and get more of, but this time around I at least got a decent mug out of the deal, so all is not a loss.

Actually, the more I drink it, the more palatable it becomes. Not a huge difference, but it ups the taste and drinkability for me by a .5 each. I've had worse domestic macro than this, but as stated above, neither are anything I'm tempted to go and get more of.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2007.

Appearance : clear golden color, with white foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : grassy flavor, sweet finish.
Drinkability : an honest beer in the style German pilsener.

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

Bright gold beer with a big white head that settles to a ring quite quickly.

Big malty nose with somewhat grainy/spicy hops lingering in the background. Decent but not outstanding, better than a macro by maybe a notch.

Taste is dominated by malts, noticably sweet up front. Some lingering bitterness. Still pretty much a macro beer. Quite sprity carbonation.

Common but competent. Okay as sandwich or barbecue beer in an undemanding situation. Like the porter much better.

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Photo of Drew966
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okocim Beer pours a straw color with a white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is grainy and some hops are noticeable. Bready malt and spicy hops are present and fairly well balanced. This beer is better than I expected, it's definitely worth a try.

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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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