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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

267 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V. visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-21-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.9%

gfg0020, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev +4.9%

500ml can - a very Dutch array of colours used for the label design.

This beer pours a clear, bright golden yellow hue, with four fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some complex archipelago lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells weakly of crackery pale malt, semi-sweet grainy corn, a bit of indistinct stale citrus, and leafy, weedy, and moderately skunky hops. The taste is bready, grainy malt, corn grist, white chalk, metallic hard water, and tame weedy, wet straw hops. Simple is the best way to describe this, really.

The carbonation is fairly light and frothy in its bearing, the body medium-light in weight, and quite plain in its workaday smoothness - its only attribute being that there is nothing else really existing here to mess with things. It finishes barely off-dry, even the mixed malt getting bored to tears by the disaffected nature of this offering.

No off-flavours, hell - very little normal flavour either, for those of us keeping count. A bland, unassuming Continental lager, nothing to recommend, but nothing to turn your nose up at by the same measure, I gotta say. If beige was a taste and experience (wait a bit, and some overpaid marketing hack will actually pitch this, I'm sure), then Oranjeboom is replete with it.

biboergosum, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

carlmoberg, Aug 05, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

StephenGash, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Markiboy
2.05/5  rDev -28.3%

Keep your money in your pocket and buy something else. This lager is reminiscent of all of those cheap watery lagers we used to have to buy as teenagers because we didn't have the funds to buy anything else. It's so light and tasteless that it can barely be considered worthy of even being on these forums - it's barely a beer! It's weak and doesn't even lead to anything of a buzz, so what's the point in it?

Markiboy, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

StaggerRollRoll, Jul 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

hoppecatania, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

claybertut, Jul 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

Kallenovsky, Jul 12, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +21%

Brilliantly clear, minimal head. Slightly grainy aroma, and flavor is grainy and minerally. Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Easy drinking beer, clean, with a cracker grain backbone and light floral hops. The mineral character is unique and somewhat mouthwatering.

barczar, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Siddhartharora, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

ThomasKoren, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

patre_tim, Jun 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

EGreen, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

pixarnick, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

TylerofLA, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

sd123, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.13/5  rDev -25.5%

16.9 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. A finger's worth of white colored head caps this off, fading to a thin film relatively quick.

S: You won't believe this, but it actually smells like a Euro pale lager! Some malty sweetness, diacetyl, and a twinge of noble hops comprise the aroma. Really uninspired, but better that than be riddled with horrid off notes.

T: It tastes exactly how I expected: sweet malts, some diacetyl, and something trying to resemble noble hops on the finish. There just isn't much to talk about here.

M: Plain and simple, the finish isn't dry enough. It's also too 'heavy', so to speak. For that reason, drinking it is kind of a chore. At least the carbonation isn't incredibly powerful - no, wait, I think I'd prefer it to be rather fizzy.

O: This is so damn dull, it's unbelievable. It's not even dull in the right way - instead of drinking like carbonated water, it's like drinking carbonated water that's obstructively sweet. It'll get finished unlike two others I drank earlier. I'm now officially sick of macro lagers for a few days - I need a proper IPA right about now.

ThisWangsChung, May 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rulisekmartin, May 08, 2014
Photo of FrozenJoe
3.54/5  rDev +23.8%

Appearance
Smaller sized white head dissipates quickly but with decent lacing. Light golden copperish colored body. Weak carbonation.

Smell
Smoky, sweet malts. Euro lager style yeast aroma. Hops are not detectable in the aroma. Pleasant.

Taste
Taste follows the nose. Smoky sweet malt followed by euro lager style yeast flavor. This beer is dry. The hop bitterness is surprisingly strong in the finish. No floral character to the hops whatsoever. It is a purely dry bitterness here from the hops. Malts, yeast, and dry bitter hops. Simple. Well balanced. A good lager beer. This would be a terrible ale. But it is a good lager beer. Learn to appreciate lagers. They have their own positive qualities: drinkability, refreshment, thirst quenchability, etc. This is a good workhorse lager.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. They did not skimp on the malt or the hops. Well done.

Overall
A six pack of tallboy cans goes for $5.99 at the local Trader Joe's. Brewed according to German purity laws. Oranjeboom is a good value for an all malt lager. It is enjoyable when camping, fishing, or out in the hot sun. Good if you want to throw back a few while watching the game. Orangeboom is malty and dry. It is an economy version of the Euro lager. But its pretty damn good for the price.

FrozenJoe, May 08, 2014
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Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
67 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.