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

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66
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.91%
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:
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(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 12-11-2007)
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Reviews by DaveFL1976:
Photo of DaveFL1976
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Check it out! The Romanians can make the same, decent tasting, yet uninteresting pale lager as everyone else! It's not bad. It's not great.

Actually, I think it'd go great with sushi, although I don't believe that's native to Romania. A crisp, clean, drinkable, boring lager.

The only reason I'm reviewing it is because this is the first Romanian beer under my belt.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bulldogg915
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Marius
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of rmolledo
4.1/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Appearance is a nice crystal clear gold with a nice foamy head that lasted until finished.
S: Slight smell of noble hops
T: is a very crisp refreshing pilsner. great balance between hops and malt.
MF: Smooth
D: this is very session friendly. the type of beer you would want after a long hot day in the sun.

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Forb
2.98/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a pint bottle...

Appearance: Pours a clear crystal yellow with a strong 3 finger fluffy head; quickly dissipating. Fluff lacing all around the glass. Beautiful carbonation rushing to the head.

Smell: Grain, corn, malt, mild hops.

Taste: Simple - heavily grained with a mild hop balance.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. A standard European beer here with not much motivation outside of century old tradition.

Overall: Basic by all means. Solid quality beer but nothing enthusiastic about it.

Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Straw gold, sticky white cap of fluffy foam on top, about a finger's width. First thing I notice is the pungent noble hop aroma. Grassy and green. The foam manages to stick around for the duration of the glass, after a deliberate pour down the center of the pint glass. Thick ring of foam adheres to the inside rim. Bright clarity, no visible yeast sediment.

Crackery, dry, crisp feel. Pilsner malt, dried apple, with a very dry saltine cracker taste. Snappy carbonation gives it some bite, but seems a little watery in the aftertaste. Very subtle euro lager with a clean, simple flavor that is very quenching. Would be great in hot summer weather. Simplicity is underrated.

Photo of Eir
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of metter98
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a massive two finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and left lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of adjunct malts in the nose—corn and grain seem to stand out in particular—along with some hints of skunkiness.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of corn and grainy malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This smell and taste of this beer seem to be very similar to other American Adjunct Lagers and aren’t very notable.

Photo of ThaCreep
2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose pretty cool, recalling the Czech pilseners. The mouth is slightly stronger than the models of their kind, including the first entry. The key is also more alcohol - which is strange for a beer of this ABV - but hops are also dirtier. Body midway between sweet and grassy. Finish still pretty weak and bland but always with the presence of grass.

Photo of patrickfromnj
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of daliandragon
2.2/5  rDev -17%
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.

Photo of wiseguy142
2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another Romanian beer gift from my sister, for which I am grateful.

Pours a nice light straw yellow with a soapy foamy head on top. Lots of visible carbonation continues long after the pour.

Aroma is very clean and grassy. Some slight minty hops in there.

Taste is definitely the letdown here- it's basically water. Really no malt, no hops, this is lighter than most American light lagers out there. It's not even bland in the way some sort of mild ale should be.. just totally lack character or flavor unfortunately.

That being said, almost everything else about the beer isn't that bad. It's easy to drink as long as you're not thinking about what you're tasting and has a decent medium/light/frothy body to it.

Photo of drewface
4/5  rDev +50.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that exhibits good retention (with over 50% of the head remaining throughout drinking). Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is very similar to an American Adjunct, lots of corn and grain as well as sweet. There was a slight hint of skunkiness with this beer.

T: Very light flavor but it is highlighted by corn, grain, and skunk. There is absolutely no bitterness.

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

O: While the appearance of the beer is good, the smell and taste are not as good. Not real easy to drink or enjoyable because of the skunk-like flavor.

Photo of Chadhowie
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of the_thumbzilla1
4.5/5  rDev +69.8%

Photo of crossovert
3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, best before 05/02/11.

It pours a clear, pale gold with a foamy bright white head.

The nose is light and subtle, there is a hint of white table sugar and also some bread.

The flavor is standard Euro Pale LAger, not a pilsener. It is balanced with a bready, papery malt bill and a smidge of noble hops in the finish.

It is ok, pretty run of the mill.

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

Photo of TMoney2591
2.23/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Finally, I've made it to Romania. (It's like Risk...I just beat down those pesky white dice!) It pours a clear sallow topped by a healthy white froth. The nose comprises soap, flowers, wet wheat, hay, corn, and rice husks. The taste doesn't bring much difference to the table, though a light splash of lemon zest and rind finds its way in. It does not help matters much at all. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a sad excuse for a pils, this thing seems more closely related to an AAL in all its patheticity. At least it looks okay...

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.

71/100

Photo of DCon
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 1 PINT bottle of this @ Ava Sofia in St. Louis, MO for $6. Poured from the Blue/Red/Tan labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has Best before: DEC 04TH-2012 on the back label of the bottle.

Aroma- Very clean, malty and toasted grain is all included in this aroma. Expected as a lager and the slightest noble hop aroma.

Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that dies almost immediately. Has a light copper, crystal clear body. Leaves no sign of lacing afterwards.

Flavor- Very soft characteristics including malt and grain make up the entire taste. Very light bitterness and a tad on the sweet side.
Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Crisp, Smooth, but then watered down on the finish. Needs a bit more character.

Overall Impression- I ordered this purely to enjoy a new brew I’ve never had from Romania. Even while visiting Romania for a whole month, I didn’t go after anything special while abroad so its catch up time! This particular lager wasn’t anything special but suited the style. Wouldn’t go out of my way to enjoy this again but will check this off my list of “refreshing lagers”.

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3/5  rDev +13.2%

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Bere Timisoreana from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
66 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.