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

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68
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 23.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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: stcules on 10-04-2002)
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Brenden

Ohio

2.74/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pale yellow-gold, clear, fizzy white head with light to moderate retention and lacing. Standard stuff.
The aroma is grainy and sweet with a slight mineral quality as well as some phenols. There's also something odd, maybe the combination of grains and...whatever? Like that corn mush some places sell. Cornmeal?
The taste has more leaf, which is good, and the very light bitterness helps to offset the sweetness. A medicinal quality does build on the palate, though. There's a spiciness as though what little hopping there is was probably Noble, and grassiness to boot. A touch of brine sneaks in at the end.
The feel goes on the wrong end of even this style, as it starts slick and never drops that even as it gets sticky on the tongue. Carbonation can't cut all of that, but it can try.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 21:10:55 | More by Brenden
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patrickfromnj

Ireland

3/5  rDev +7.9%

07-04-2014 12:05:55 | More by patrickfromnj
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djvolz

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-16-2014 20:46:24 | More by djvolz
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skywizzard

Georgia

2/5  rDev -28.1%

06-15-2014 02:19:19 | More by skywizzard
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

06-05-2014 22:54:43 | More by endless1408
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.04/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ursus Premium has a medium, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and some light lacing left behind. The aroma is pungent- sweet biscuit and cracker, and the flavor is the same, with a light-to-medium, grassy hop bitterness closing out the sip. Mouthfeel is almost medium, and Ursus Premium finishes crisp, refreshing, and delicious. One of the best mass-produced lagers I’ve ever tasted.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 17:18:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
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jschitt

Romania

3/5  rDev +7.9%

04-09-2014 19:19:40 | More by jschitt
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GeeZaa

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-04-2014 20:23:29 | More by GeeZaa
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kgrichards

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

03-30-2014 21:49:44 | More by kgrichards
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the_thumbzilla1

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

02-28-2014 18:37:46 | More by the_thumbzilla1
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vlad_bamboocha

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

02-03-2014 20:06:57 | More by vlad_bamboocha
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houtappel

Romania

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

01-23-2014 20:22:51 | More by houtappel
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leitmotif

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

12-25-2013 14:11:57 | More by leitmotif
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spartan301

Romania

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

12-15-2013 14:43:41 | More by spartan301
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

11-10-2013 13:31:46 | More by dcmchew
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +7.9%

11-10-2013 09:29:26 | More by safaricook
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dsimanski

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

10-17-2013 01:35:21 | More by dsimanski
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

3.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has lots of carbonation and a big head that sticks around well in a tall pilsner glass. The aroma is fairly mild and non descript but smells pleasantly of beer with the accent on malt.
Ursus tastes malty and a little bitter. It's very well balanced and flavoursome and has many of the herbal characteristics and buttery notes that make the better Czech and German beers so delicious. There is, a hint of lemon and a nice lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
A wonderful beer. This would be a much better choice than mass market, big name euro pale lagers.

Final note: At the end of the drink foam lacing clings to the sides and a head is still present. That's always a good sign! And the can says it's "all malt" which is usually a good thing too and bourne out by the enjoyable drinking experience.

Note: I've tried this a second time, bumped up the score and edited this review. It's really very good and I would say better than Pilsner Urquell or Budvar. Seems in the Czech, rather than German, pils tradition to me.

My mark out of one hundred would be 83.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 12:45:55 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

06-15-2013 17:56:55 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Ciocanelu

Romania

1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

05-13-2013 20:33:17 | More by Ciocanelu
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cadaugherty

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

05-08-2013 02:02:06 | More by cadaugherty
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djura

Serbia

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got it in can,i guess less better then in glass.

A - Nice big white head,pale orange color,few bubbles. Foam lasting more then few minutes.
S - Light citrus notes,pale malt. Nothing special in it.
T/M - Taste is more then decent,high bitter aftertaste,very close to Czech pilsner. Maybe a bit adjunct aftertaste,not so pleasant after you drink more then 2 cans. Also not so malty taste, but there is some decent amount of barley.
O - I know this is classic industrial EPL,but must admit that they made it more then fine.

Serving type: can

03-15-2013 16:53:30 | More by djura
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Chadhowie

California

3/5  rDev +7.9%

01-18-2013 00:05:52 | More by Chadhowie
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Bix

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -28.1%

12-22-2012 15:40:34 | More by Bix
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nico_freespirit


3/5  rDev +7.9%

11-19-2012 21:39:48 | More by nico_freespirit
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Ursus Premium from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
68 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.