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

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 12-11-2007

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 28
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Powerful white foam. Clearly smell yeasty and slightly sour. As for the taste of it: just Lager, minimal bitterness. Very light and refreshing, perfect for summer.

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
2.02/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I am drinking the "original" premium pils, which the site says is "retired." Others appear to be reviewing this beer here so here ya go... At first I thought I had bought an old skunked bottle, but the drink by date is still months away. Unpleasant smell, flat feel, stale unexciting taste. Not a huge fan of pilsners, but this is not a good example. It is billed as Romania's "first" beer...perhaps they should stick with gymnastics.

Photo of Keananmichael5
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3/5  rDev +13.2%

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.


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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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2/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kojevergas
2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
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-

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