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Orion Premium Draft Beer - Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

Orion Premium Draft BeerOrion Premium Draft Beer

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BA SCORE
69
poor

142 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 142
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 21.43%


Brewed by:
Orion Beer Co., Ltd. visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-11-2002)
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-30-2013 07:39:20 | More by schopenhauerale
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Paincane

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden body with a short-lived white head. Minimal lacing and retention.
S: Fresh fruity, cereal and grassy aromas.
T: Flavors include citrus, sweet fruit, grain & cereal.
M: Light bodied, refreshing and clean.
O: Decent Japanese Rice Lager. Not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:40:57 | More by Paincane
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Warpiglet25mm

California

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +19%

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MrMcGibblets

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3/5  rDev +2%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-18-2014 03:28:00 | More by KayKey
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doktorhops

Australia

2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So this one was recommended to me by Dan Dan the bottleshop-man (not actually his real name). He told me it wasn't a shit Japanese Lager (I embellished the "shit", I believe he said "crap") like the others; aka Kirin, Asahi, Sapporo, Suntory etc... He also mentioned that I should let it warm up, a dangerous game to play with Lager. Whilst I remain dubious there is only one way to find out.

Poured from a 633ml bottle into a Pokal.

A: Most Asian beers I've tried have a same colour 'going in' as 'coming out' and Orion, sadly, is no different. Aside from a clear urine yellow there is a reasonable white fluffy head on display that bubbles away to a light lacing.

S: Aromas of cut grass, barley and a hint of malted rice ticks all the boxes. Less skunk than most Japanese Lagers I've tried I'll give it that.

T: Grass, barley and malted rice are all there, along with a long inevitably dry Japanese finish (look up "Dry Wars" or "Dry Senso" if you want a brief history about the Japanese obsession with dry beer). Letting it warm up brings out the sweetness a little but there's no hiding that Adjunct Lager chemical taste that pervades the style, as we all know too well.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light but excitable, and gassy, carbonation.

D: At $15 for 3 633ml bottles this was a cheap(ish) jaunt into Lager territory, at a price that even cheap Dutch brews like Bavaria or Hollandia have trouble beating, but ultimately it is price-bested by the cheapest of imported Lagers: Oettinger Pils. Question is: would I prefer this to Oettinger? The answer: no, Oettinger beats it with its German Lager goodness, sorry Dan and sorry Japan.

Food match: Sushi is an all too obvious choice so how about pizza as well... or sushi pizza.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 14:49:27 | More by doktorhops
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +19%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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Ethiopia

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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nickfl

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

11-08-2013 06:56:25 | More by nickfl
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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Frankensteineken

California

3/5  rDev +2%

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Amerikon

California

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -15%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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Panama

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Utah

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Beerswag

California

3/5  rDev +2%

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don1481

Wisconsin

3.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

633 ml bottle at Zushi while away for business in Virginia Beach.

A: Pours a crisp amber color. Better than Miller lite's watery amber for sure.

S: faint traces of tropical fruit and apples. Not bad at all.

T: MUCH better than I feared given the price at a nice restaurant for the bottle. Pretty crisp, light but not thin. I like it.

M: For what I was expecting, its not watery at all. Pleasant surprise.

O: I would definitely have it again with sushi.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:57:25 | More by don1481
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Orion Premium Draft Beer from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
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