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: 129
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 Tim2000
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL brown bottle, 5 months until best before date.

Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head that disappears completely after a few minutes.

Aroma is bready and sweet with some floral and honey notes.

Biscuity malt flavours blend with a honey sweetness. Bitterness is subdued but some herbal, slightly grassy, hops come through. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is on the thin side with fairly high carbonation.

Enjoyable and refreshing lager.

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Photo of cro250klr
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad lawnmower beer. Nice light straw beer color. Head laces till the end. A hint of malt and hop. Kinda sweet. Not at all like a true German Pilsener that I'm used to. If it's served a bit on the colder side it's not that bad. I just picked up one bottle to try it and I don't think I'd go out of my way to get more. Reasonably priced and worth a try, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Pours with a yellow body, some amber hints. Thick fluffy white head with tight head retention, patchy lacing up and down the glass

Smell, some fresh aromatic hops in the background, fresh wort, sticky malt

Taste, crisp malty body, some hop bitterness on the finish. Fairly slick creamy mouthfeel

A soild lager, not something i'd seek out but not bad on a hot day

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Photo of ReebShorts
3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color, slight head faded rather quickly. Plenty of carbonation noticeable.

Aroma of malts, wet grass, grain and citrus.

Decent flavor, there is a slight sourness of wet corn husk, and this seems like it would benefit with a few more hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily, but this is fairly refreshing, and a pretty easy drinker. My sample went pretty flat towards the end, and I drank it at a good pace. I won't seek this out again, but would like to try a fresh sample off a tap.

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Photo of funkengruven
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a lager yellow with some head that quickly reduced to a slight ring, smell is grainy, some citrus notes in there too, quite fragrant. Flavor is slightly sweet, a bit malty, clean with some subtle hop characteristics. Carbonation is balanced just right.

This is a very simple and refreshing lager. Nice example of the Euro Lager style.

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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 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 ViveLaChouffe
2.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear gold with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Some light lacing. Smells of sweet grassy malt.

Tastes of grassy malt, sweetish. Just a hint of noble hops but that's it. Just a hint. Light mouth and a bit too sweet. Any substansial presence in hops woulod make this a decent pilsner. Without them, just below average.

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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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Photo of bort11
2.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. The bottle only said Okocim Beer, so I wasn't even sure what style it was. Only after I had poured it did I realize it was a lager. It had a goat on the label, so I sort of thought it might have been a bock. That will teach me to do some research first.

Color was a pale, clear yellow. Very little carbonation showing. Head was mild and faded quick. Only a modest, soapy looking lace remained. Smell cereal and lager yeast. Taste is very mild malt. Mouthfeel is pretty weak, virtually no carbonation. This is not necessarily a bad beer, just not very interesting. I'm glad I paid less that $2 for it. I hope the porter will be better.

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

500ml Bottle Poured into a Pilsner Glass. Expiration 26 June 06

Pours with very little head, no lacing, and is mildly carbonated in appearance. Not that exciting looking of a brew. Smell is extremely malty and sweet. Definitely some adjunct in there, slight aroma hop presence and some alcohol.

Tate is very malty sweet with a surprising mild roasted character. The adjuncts seem to be kept more under wraps in the taste than in the smell. Floral/grassy noble hops are evident, but the alcohol is not very well hidden. Refreshing though. Not a strong tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and with good carbonation throughout, maybe a little bit too good. Not a bad brew, but not exceptional either.

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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 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 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 Citadel82
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale golden color with a thin short-lived white head. Spots of lace left as brew is consumed initially, later there is no evidence of a head.. The aroma is lightly hopped and grainy with a hint of alcohol and formaldehyde. Light body and a abundant carbonation. Grainy sweetness up front, mild hop essence, medicine and alcohol in evidence in the finish . All in all a clean brew. Somewhat astringent in the finish. Not a bad beer, a typical light european/drinkable lager.

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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 whynot44
3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear gold color with a decent white head initially with a trace of lacing. The head disipates very quickly, however, to barely a ring.

The aroma is grain with just a hint of grass and spice.

The taste slightly sweet, very lightly toasted grain, some hints of corn and apples, finishes slightly sour with mild hops bitterness.

Light bodied, a little light on taste but not bad. Smooth and drinkable. Should be a decent summer cooler. Worth a try.

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Photo of Luigi
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a thin white lace for a head. The aroma is grainy with a hint of hop spice and alcohol. Clean light body and a good amount of carbonation. Grain sweetness, mild hop spice, and a very clean finish. Not bad, just an all around drinkable lager. Best when paired with a heavy meal.

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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 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 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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Okocim Beer from Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
3.18 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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