The Brewski Report Reviews Poland’s OK Beer Pale Lager And Mulling The Prospect of Spring.
File Date: 3.19.10
File Name: What’s The Polish Word For Barbeque?
The Beer: O.K. Beer
Type: Euro Pale Lager
Stats: 5.6% ABV
Brewer: Okocim Brewery
Web Site: www.okocim.pl/
Country of Origin: Poland
Brewer Info: Okocim Brewery, in Brzesko in southeastern Poland, is one of the oldest and most renowned breweries in the country. It currently makes eight types of beer: O.K. (Pilsener), Signature (Pilsener), Mocne (Medium Malt), Porter, Karmi and Karmi Poema Di Caffe (Near Beer), Palone, and Zagloba. Established in 1845 by Johann Evangelist Götz (1815-1893), born in Wirtemberg. His son Jan Albin expanded the family business, married a Polish aristocrat, and changed his name to Goetz-Okocimski. In 1945 the brewery was nationalised, and reprivatised in the 1990s. Since 1996 the brewery has been a part of Carlsberg Polska, Carlsberg Breweries A/S.
Label: Full Pale Beer. Piwo Jsne Pelne
The Brewski Review: I am excited about the end of winter. There was a day when I loved to see the snow fly. The more the better. But, as I grew older and picked up a few responsibilities of my own, like shoveling snow, I came to dislike winter. I really don’t mind the cold so much but I dislike wasting time pushing a substance around that will eventually melt – not to mention the wonderful muscle aches I get in return. Heated sidewalks. Now that’s the ticket. In the advent of warmer weather, we can turn our attention to more important issues like outdoor grilling. And, no one can beat a punch to the grill faster than me. But, who can enjoy a good grill without having a beer in hand. So, I pulled one from the fridge. A Polish beverage called OK Beer, which I actually enjoyed. Though I’m Polish I harbored no preconceived notions about what a beer from the ‘homeland’ would taste like. It was refreshing. Light and mild. The only downside is that it’s only 11.2 Fl.Oz. It disappeared rather quickly. Try one next time your outside in the warm sun waiting for your chicken to sizzle on the grill.
Drinkability: Very nice. I could buy a case of this.
Appearance: Medium golden in color. Nice Head.
The Buds: Light and mild. No bitterness.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.5 out of 5.