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

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BA SCORE
66
poor

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 26.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – golden color, clear, with about two or two-and-a-half fingers’ worth of frothy, almost khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – strongly malty, like a pilsener. In fact, it smells like a lot of the Bavarian pale lagers that I’ve had before.

Taste – the taste is much like the smell. It’s malty, sweet, and with just a tinge of bitterness that starts in the middle and persists through to the finish.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but it does lean more toward the watery side.

Overall – not a bad brew at all, but not very interesting to think about.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:29:13 | More by Nerudamann
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kojevergas

Texas

2/5  rDev -24.5%
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-

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 17:11:34 | More by kojevergas
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3/5  rDev +13.2%

07-04-2014 12:05:33 | More by patrickfromnj
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2014 23:45:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

05-31-2014 17:59:05 | More by endless1408
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +13.2%

05-29-2014 17:09:39 | More by Latarnik
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Arriskuwonder

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +32.1%

04-10-2014 18:03:44 | More by Arriskuwonder
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GeeZaa

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -34%

04-04-2014 20:23:52 | More by GeeZaa
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houtappel

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -34%

01-23-2014 20:20:09 | More by houtappel
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drewface

Illinois

4/5  rDev +50.9%

01-13-2014 03:18:36 | More by drewface
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leitmotif

Romania

2/5  rDev -24.5%

12-25-2013 14:13:01 | More by leitmotif
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Eir

Sweden

2/5  rDev -24.5%

12-06-2013 17:08:34 | More by Eir
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dcmchew

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-08-2013 16:46:36 | More by dcmchew
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the_thumbzilla1

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +69.8%

10-28-2013 18:54:25 | More by the_thumbzilla1
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3/5  rDev +13.2%

08-19-2013 21:34:06 | More by foxyaardvark27
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -34%

05-23-2013 13:32:01 | More by kvnstfrd
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Ciocanelu

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -34%

05-13-2013 20:34:10 | More by Ciocanelu
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djura

Serbia

2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-02-2013 17:13:18 | More by djura
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Chadhowie

California

3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

01-18-2013 00:06:21 | More by Chadhowie
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daliandragon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:38:03 | More by daliandragon
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-08-2012 14:25:40 | More by MattSweatshirt
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -18.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 03:09:17 | More by jmdrpi
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arkanu

Romania

2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-05-2012 18:53:36 | More by arkanu
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DCon

Missouri

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”.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:34:49 | More by DCon
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Forb

Nebraska

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 23:06:14 | More by Forb
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Bere Timisoreana from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
66 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.