heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Medium sized frothy head. Nice deep golden hue. Aroma is stinky socks with some celery and tomatoes. The taste is dry with carrots and some bread. Slightly spicy finish of clove. This is decent. Would be best when very cold. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
Spare a thought for us in Australia. Okocim makes one of the world’s great Baltic porters, so naturally our local importers ship in.... this. And to clear up any confusion about the bottle’s mysterious contents, Carlsberg has rebranded it "Okocim... Beer". Thanks Carlsberg - mystery solved. Says on the bottle it’s brewed to "a unique Polish recipe", which is odd because you’ve tasted this a hundred times before. Intense gold colour, scant head. Some citric hops in a very light malty aroma. Thin and clean-tasting. In fact, it’s virtually a taste vacuum. A little sweetness, not much else. Please send us the porter. Please.... (Bottle) iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2005
Closer to an eastren european pilsner then a westren. Good, sapid, enjoyable. albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
Flat, yellow, slightly skunky, not mellow. Bad batch? Or do all of these random foreign pilsners taste liek this? turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2005
12,5% WAG., ALK. 6,2% OBJ.
chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Polski Szlachetny Smak - decent for a strong pilsener, although my can had a few impurities.
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Mine was just called "Okocim Beer" and was 5.5%, but it’s definitely the same beer. Relatively deep, burnished gold colour. Noticeably malty aroma. Dry malt and a fair ration of hoppy bitterness in the flavour. No great depth there. Long dry finish. Clean mouthfeel, maybe a little watery. Slight metallic tang. A reasonable East European mass market pilsner. No great excitement, but decent enough. 500ml bottle.
Fiilen (12) - Risskov, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2005
Got a friend to get some beers from Polen, so I was a bit disapointed to find out that it was a Carlsberg. But the taste surprised me. It has a nice colour, but lacks the head. A good taste, and overall a nice surprice. beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Now known as Okocim Premium. Pours a nice golden color. Crisp, clean lightly malty and sweet aroma. Clean tasting beer, only some hints of corn. Citric/grassy hop quality. I thought this was on par with a Czech pils. Pleasantly surprising. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Clear golden appearance, moderate head formation. Malty, fruity aroma, mild woody notes. Pretty clean on the palate, sweetish, with a light hoppy spice. Pleasant but uneventful. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2004
I had to verify with the bartender that this was indeed a pilsener. This poured a clear yellow color with little carbonation and a thin white head. Odd for a pils. It was smooth, almost watery and fairly sweet. Also odd for a pils. Clean finish. Odd.