Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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2.68/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A: Pale golden hue, formed a 1-finger frothy, off-white head that faded as quickly as it formed, with scant lacing.
S: Faint grainy/grassy notes, with some citrus happiness.
T: I've never called a beer "vapid" before, buy in this case, the description fits. There's some grainy malt at the start, and a little tartness in the middle before the bitter hops finish, but none of the flavors really stands out.
M: Medium crispness, but feels a little flat. Maybe it's a Dutch thing?
O: Nothing about this beer is BAD, but neither is there anything very good about it. It tastes a little watered down, and finishes
just about even with your typical American macro. In a nutshell: I won't be buying any more of this brand.
Serving type: can
08-24-2012 01:28:41 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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2.91/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
16.9oz can purchased at Trader Joe’s in Spokane for $1.25. On the bottom of the can was a best by date of 11/10/14. Close attention to the label of the can reveals this “Dutch Lager” was contract brewed in Braunschweig, Germany by “Hofbrauhaus Wolters GMBH.” Although the Reinheitsgebot does not apply to the Netherlands (or, in this day and age, Germany), there’s boilerplate regarding how the beer was brewed using only water, hops and barley, but there’s no mention of yeast! Hopefully, that was an oversight and this is not a yeastless beer.
Poured into a glass, this beer was a color not unlike that of apple juice. There was a thin white head that soon receded to a foam collar but never entirely disappeared.
The nose was malty, with a tiny whiff of grassy hops. Although skunkiness was absent, it was otherwise a dead ringer for many an uninspiring Eurolager.
Not much flavor to be had here. The beer is vaguely crisp, with a clean finish. Just a little malty sweetness and a very mild tinge of hop flavor.
Watery, clean finishing mouthfeel. Carbonation seemed a little low.
This beer is a cheap, inoffensive but otherwise unnoteworthy beer. I can’t conceive why I would be drawn to try it again.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 02:06:03 | More by woemad
2.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A standard pour of Bierbrouwerij B.V.'s Oranjeboom yields a straw-yellow body capped by a snow-white fizz that rises tall and falls fast. The head is supported by a moderate amount of carbonation, and therefore manages to stick around a while as a thin ring of foam.
The nose is standard for the style. Malts give off the smell of bread dough complemented by some very mild grassy notes and a touch of black pepper. Metallic aromas are mild, but palpable.
The taste more or less follows the nose. Metallic flavors are mild, but unwelcomely present, in the first sip. My tastebuds must adapt quickly, because they are absent in subsequent sips. A light touch of toasted grain augments the flavor profile. The beer is thin on the palate, a characteristic I'd welcome in summer heat.
Overall, Oranjeboom is a decent macro-style lager that I'd drink again if in the mood for the style. It's certainly much better than most of the macros produced on this side of the Atlantic.
Serving type: can
02-05-2014 18:26:34 | More by GMB
Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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