Okocim O.K. Beer

Tonight’s selection is another beer from Poland. I used to live in an area of Jersey that had a lot of people from Poland, so I’ve had this beer before, although I’ve never formally reviewed it.

o.k. beer

ABV: 5.6%

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The brewery was established in 1845 by Johann Evangelist Götz (1815-1893), a German beer maker born in Wirtemberg together with Joseph Neumann, from Austria-Hungary, and local Polish noble, Julian Kodrębski. The first batch of beer was brewed on February 23, 1846. During the ‘Rabacja’, an Austrian-inspired peasant uprising in Galicia in 1846, directed at Polish nobility as well as affluent merchants, Götz barely escaped with his life. He survived thanks to help from local friends and the fact that the workers of his brewery stood up in his defense, certifying that his business provided good pay and decent working conditions. In turn, Götz helped to save the life of Julian Kodrębski, who had partly funded his brewery, by hiding him in woods on the banks of the Uszwica river in Brzesko, and providing him with food which was delivered over the course of ten days by workers from the brewery.”

Random: This can looks like it hasn’t been redesigned since 1845.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a small crown on top of the clear, straw-yellow body. There was slight carbonation visible in the body. The nose was sweet and filled with corn. It also had a mustiness to it, like a wet basement. There was also some pilsner malt apparent. The taste was also sweet up front with pilsner malt and cracker. It had a tinge of grassy bitterness. The body was light and crisp with moderate carbonation. It had a quick and clean finish with pilsner malt. A pounder can was $1.25 ($.08 per ounce), which was quite affordable. I thought I was going to hate this beer, but it wasn’t bad. It was a bit boring, but I had no problem drinking it and would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0