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

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BA SCORE
71
okay

178 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Frankensteineken, Oct 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

NickyDee21, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Nunya, Oct 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

dmorgan310, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

DerwinWentworth, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Beerswag, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of don1481
3.46/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

don1481, Sep 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

big2112, Sep 24, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

apasternak, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of mta00007272
3.46/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is my favorite Japanese Beer.

A - nice golden color typical of a lager

S - nothing special, but not offensive

T - great taste

M - crisp and refreshing

O - if a sushi restaurant has it, I am ordering it; great to cleanse the palate after some spicy tuna (I don't like the pickled ginger)

mta00007272, Sep 19, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50.3%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Hdredfern, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

JSisk, Aug 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

DaPan, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Heavy monolithic 633mL bottle, $4ish at Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Bottlecap reads "for your happy time".

Brassy gold color, billowing head of white foam, spotty lace in the glass. Pretty good surface coverage, collar of white foam in the glass.

Aroma is bland, grainy rice hulls, and a mild sweetness.

Watery, wet paper notes, vague bitterness in the finish. So bland and mild there's really not much assertive flavor whatsoever. If the goal was to make a bland, inoffensive beer... success!

Works well as a foil to wasabi or chili peppers.

emerge077, Aug 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

njsurfer82, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

mrfrancis, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Kumo Izakaya in Melbourne during Good Beer Week 2013 for their beer and sake evening. Most of the beers and sake were provided by Herkimer, but this was our opening beer on arrival.

Pours an orange-tinged golden colour, very clear and very light in the body. Head is white and foamy, and looking absolutely stylistically appropriate, with a little bit of flair. Carbonation is very fine. I mean, it looks extremely good for what it is.

Nose is faint and clear. Some rice, but mostly just clean and dull. Again, for what it is, I'll give it a little credit, but it's far from being an exciting brew.

Light, dry and bright entry on the palate leading to a pretty dull, empty mid-palate. A little sweet, a little adjuncty. Very dry finish. Pleasant enough, with some lingering rice cloy.

Yeah, it's a rice lager. It's not a bad rice lager, but that's a pretty low bar. Still, I think I enjoyed this more than others like Sapporo, Kirin or Asahi. It was just clean throughout its length and dry and crisp on the finish. That's worth something.

lacqueredmouse, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Soonerick76, Jun 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very Japanese. Reminded me of Asahi dry or Sapporo. Light, crisp. Refreshing on a hot day. I used to live in Japan but have never encountered this beer before. Had it back in the hotel room together with a box of take-away sushi.

Bought at a Japanese supermarket in Singapore.

JonnoWillsteed, May 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

cgentzkow, May 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Gerred, Apr 28, 2013
Orion Premium Draft Beer from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
71 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.