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

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BA SCORE
71
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170 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 20.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Richardbeerlover

Texas

3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice golden with a nice white head. Not much aroma. This is a typical Japanese beer that is light and easy to drink, especially with Japanese food like yakitori. You could drink a lot of this easily. Overall a decent beer when bar hopping. Not a lot of flavor or substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 03:24:45 | More by Richardbeerlover
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SimpleBeerLover

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Standard pale golden with decent head.

Smell: Very faint aroma. Nothing outstanding

Taste/Mouthfeel: Light, clean refreshing.

Drinkability: I could put these away all night.

This is a beer that I normally wouldn't rate very highly. It's a great example of a style that I think has a lot of problems. But you have to be ON Okinawa to understand. This beer was tailor made for Okinawan summer evenings. Any other place, any other time, and it become mediocre at best. But on a hot, humid, summer night overlooking the beach, or sitting in an izakaya, this beer's qualities shine through.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 01:56:25 | More by SimpleBeerLover
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Paincane

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

03-09-2014 12:47:40 | More by Warpiglet25mm
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fridrew

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2014 01:38:39 | More by fridrew
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-01-2014 01:27:52 | More by MrMcGibblets
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KayKey

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +8%

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

Australia

2.83/5  rDev -6%
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 -8.6%

01-01-2014 19:24:24 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-31-2013 20:55:40 | More by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +8%

12-04-2013 01:43:27 | More by Immortale25
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +32.9%

11-25-2013 07:11:47 | More by Beermazter310
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +8%

11-18-2013 03:03:39 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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CelticAleMan

California

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-14-2013 07:38:06 | More by CelticAleMan
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no8

Ethiopia

3.25/5  rDev +8%

11-09-2013 11:51:47 | More by no8
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nickfl

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +8%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

10-27-2013 07:18:59 | More by g_jenkins
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Frankensteineken

California

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-20-2013 07:16:27 | More by Frankensteineken
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Amerikon

California

3.25/5  rDev +8%

10-19-2013 23:58:11 | More by Amerikon
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Pens1967

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

10-12-2013 16:05:16 | More by Pens1967
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-12-2013 15:09:39 | More by NickyDee21
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Nunya

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8%

10-09-2013 00:58:18 | More by Nunya
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dmorgan310

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

10-08-2013 22:01:54 | More by dmorgan310
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-28-2013 00:16:54 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Beerswag

California

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-25-2013 16:05:55 | More by Beerswag
Orion Premium Draft Beer from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.