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

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199 Ratings

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 22.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Japanese Rice Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gusler on 12-11-2002

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orion Premium Draft Beer pours a pale yellow with a thick white head from a brown 21.4 ounce bottle. The aroma is somewhat grainy and sweet smelling. The flavor is a touch sweet, with a bit of grain and a touch of something resembling hops. This is a super light beer, very light in body and flavor. It's as light or lighter than any macro American light beer. That said, it's about as good as any beer I've had that fits that category. Btw, the cap says "For your happy time." That's probably the best thing about this beer.

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +67.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Orion Premium Draft Beer has a medium-to-thick white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, and a nice amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-toasted barley malt, cracker, and sugar, and it has a very full smell- wonderful! Taste is of sweet, light barley malt, delicate cracker, sugar, a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Orion Premium Draft Beer finishes crisp, refreshing, mostly dry, and super drinkable. This is an incredibly balanced, almost perfect lager beer. I am stunned by it, and I think you should seek it out!


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1.25/5  rDev -58.2%

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3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that immediately dissipated, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of adjunct malts (rice in particular) in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of rice malts and has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and seems to be a lot more palatable compared to other beers in the style.

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3.13/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that instantly dissipates to an extremely thin patch and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing is observed.

S: Some adjunct malt aromas as well as a stronger aroma of rice and toasted rice. There is a light amount of sweetness in the smell. Just a hint of some earthy hops.

T: The flavor follows pretty closely to the smell, there is a pleasant sweet malt malt (mostly adjunct malt with grain sweetness). There is a pleasant toasted rice flavor as well as some hints of earthy hops with very light bitterness.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable, this beer matches well with a lot of different pan-Asian cuisines. I have had this beer at many sushi restaurants and continue to enjoy/order it. Better than many others in the style.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 633mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden-yellow hue with a clear body and a good effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam -- stylistically appropriate.

Smell: light, sweet malt with a hint of noble hops. Not exciting, but not bad.

Taste: light, sweet malt that doesn't taste too adjunct-ey. Simple and bland with a touch of noble hops and a low bitterness. Perfectly inoffensive.

Mouthfeel: light body with a light effervescence. Not great, but not terrible.

Overall: for the style, pretty good. It's boring and balanced, but basically flaw-free, and quite drinkable indeed.

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3.55/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this out of a coffee pot.

Very clear orange-gold with a little white head.

Smells simple and a little sweet, about like a typical American lager. I also noticed a very weak scent of pineapple.

Tastes better than I expected. The standard lager tangyness is toned down, which is good. Flavor is watery with a little bit of sweetness and very mild light hop.

Feels very refreshing and clean. The tingle is a good medium. Feels like I could consume a lot of this.

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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

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Orion Premium Draft Beer from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
70 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.