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Bere Timisoreana - Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania

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BA SCORE
66
poor

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 25.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania visit their website
Romania

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 12-11-2007)
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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a typical pale lager appearance with thin head but good lacing. Visible carbonation is high.

Smell is very grainy with a hint of lemon and a certain cheap lager smell.

Taste is crisp, clean and refreshing. Rather mild, but it does have some husky, grainy lager bite and a touch of apple skin flavour and even a noticeable yeast flavour.

Overall, a decent euro pale lager that I could happily drink all night if that was what was on offer. A mild but distinctive flvour makes it presence known and it is, whilst not exquisite, not at all unwelcome.

71/100

LagerCognoscenti, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Salt-n-Beer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Marius
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Marius, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of FZR23
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

FZR23, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

"Timisoreana Original." 5.0% ABV. 11.1 degrees plato. 2 litre plastic bottle with blue plastic screw-top acquired at a Shop and Go supermarket in Bucharest and served a fridge temp into a generic bierkrug in my friend's gaff there. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the bottle format and price (6 lei - i.e. not even $1/litre). SAB Miller / Ursus Breweries.

Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. White in colour. Subpar thickness. Not much creaminess. Lacks frothiness. Subpar complexion and consistency. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is below average - about 1 minute.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Below average vibrance.

Appears adequately carbonated. I don't notice any egregious flaws. Pretty standard appearance for the style; not unique or special.

AROMA: Light helles malt sweetness. Pilsner malts. Clean barley. Any hop character is generic and uninteresting. It definitely seems like it's a bit too sweet. There isn't much here, frankly.

No overt alcohol or other off-notes are detectable. No yeast character or spices.

An inoffensive aroma of average strength.

TASTE: Unflattering helles malt sweetness, generic bland pilsner malts, cheap barley, and a hint of corn adjunct - or at least some artificial malt extract notes redolent of crappy adjunct.

There just isn't much going on here, and what few simple flavours are present come off cheap and low-grade. Painfully shallow depth of flavour. Below average depth and intensity of flavour.

Unbalanced. Bland and boring. I will say to its credit that it's not watery, and there isn't any overt plastic off-character as one might expect with a plastic bottle beer. There's no nuance, complexity/intricacy, layering of flavour, amplitude, or subtlety here at all.

I can't say I care for it much.

TEXTURE: Artificial. A biteen dry, actually, but for the most part it's smooth and wet, yet still unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Poor overall presence on the palate. This texture doesn't suit the taste or style all that well. Meh. Subpar execution.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or scratchy.

Slightly syrupy.

OVERALL: This is a poor overall brew, but it'll meet your expectations given the price and bottle format. In its defense, it's about as good as a sub-$2 two litre plastic bottle of beer can reasonably be. I wouldn't buy it again unless I was street-drinking between bars. Certainly not a good beer by any means. To be avoided.

High D-

kojevergas, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of patrickfromnj
3/5  rDev +13.6%

patrickfromnj, Jul 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
Photo of Arriskuwonder
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Arriskuwonder, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of GeeZaa
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

GeeZaa, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of houtappel
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

houtappel, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of drewface
4/5  rDev +51.5%

drewface, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
2/5  rDev -24.2%

leitmotif, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Eir
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Eir, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of the_thumbzilla1
4.5/5  rDev +70.5%

the_thumbzilla1, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

foxyaardvark27, Aug 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Ciocanelu, May 13, 2013
Photo of djura
2.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Big white foam,lasting till the end one cm high. Pale golden color,medium carbonation.

S - Skunky,with some citrus notes and some unpleasant acid aroma.

T/M - Cereals,bitter taste from bad hops. It is drinkable,but not so pleasant taste in the mouth.

O - A bit different EPL,but not in the good way. On the other hand,it is not that bad.

djura, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Chadhowie, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of daliandragon
2.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Man does this beer look boring. Dull yellow color with almost no head or lace and crystal clarity. Nose is sweet and at least slightly more interesting.

The taste is not good but not quite terrible. A touch of early hops balances the caramel malt but then everything breaks down. Medicine and sawdust are the notes I get in the finish. Not much going on here but another eastern European country I can mark off my list.

daliandragon, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
2.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500 mL bottle, with best by date of July 7 2012 clearly printed out. why can't every brewery do this?

golden in color, crystal clear. big bright white head. good head retention. smells not so good, like an adjunct lager. tastes clean, mildly sweet. as bit of cooked corn flavor. thin, medium carbonation. easy to drink.

overall- a bit disappointed. but at least I can say I've had a beer from Romania!

jmdrpi, Jul 06, 2012
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Bere Timisoreana from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
66 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.