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

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66
poor

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 25.86%
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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Reviews by wiseguy142:
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wiseguy142

New York

2.45/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

11-22-2009 03:39:40 | More by wiseguy142
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Marius

Romania

2/5  rDev -24%

08-15-2014 19:38:26 | More by Marius
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rmolledo

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +55.9%

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.

02-25-2010 01:37:46 | More by rmolledo
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Ciocanelu

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

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

Nebraska

2.98/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

03-12-2012 23:06:14 | More by Forb
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emerge077

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +31.2%

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.

02-13-2011 21:01:21 | More by emerge077
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Eir

Sweden

2/5  rDev -24%

12-06-2013 17:08:34 | More by Eir
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3/5  rDev +14.1%

08-19-2013 21:34:06 | More by foxyaardvark27
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metter98

New York

2.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

03-03-2012 22:46:45 | More by metter98
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.55/5  rDev -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.

08-06-2011 09:41:32 | More by ThaCreep
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3/5  rDev +14.1%

07-04-2014 12:05:33 | More by patrickfromnj
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DaveFL1976

Florida

3.3/5  rDev +25.5%

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.

06-15-2011 20:48:34 | More by DaveFL1976
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daliandragon

North Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +52.1%

01-13-2014 03:18:36 | More by drewface
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

03-04-2012 14:36:31 | More by dbrauneis
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Chadhowie

California

3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

01-18-2013 00:06:21 | More by Chadhowie
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the_thumbzilla1

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +71.1%

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

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +19%

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.

01-18-2011 00:17:04 | More by crossovert
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -15.2%

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...

12-22-2010 08:02:50 | More by TMoney2591
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DCon

Missouri

2.7/5  rDev +2.7%

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”.

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

Romania

3/5  rDev +14.1%

01-16-2012 12:46:34 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

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

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -18.3%

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!

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

Romania

2/5  rDev -24%

12-25-2013 14:13:01 | More by leitmotif
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Bere Timisoreana from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
66 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.