Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.1/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500mL can poured into a Shaker pint glass. Date stamp on bottom of can: 13.12.12 02:45, E13.03.14 FL
Appearance: Clear amber gold. Initial white head upon pouring died back to nothing pretty quickly after pouring. No lacing.
Smell: Typical lager smell. Light aroma - mostly malt with just the tinest bit of hop herbal smell in there.
Taste: Crisp, sweet. Hops are barely there, but start to come out a bit as the beer reaches room temperature - just a bit of noble hop flavor. Otherwise very much a malty simple lager.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and a bit fizzy. Nothing special.
Overall / Drinkability: Not bad, but nothing special. Good drinkability though - washed down chicken and caprice salad easily without getting in the way. I think that's what makes this beer - it's an average beer, versatile with food, but nothing special. A staple beer to have with food if you're not looking for something interesting.
Serving type: cask
06-01-2013 23:10:55 | More by damndirtyape
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3.46/5 rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: can
07-10-2014 22:37:39 | More by barczar
2.13/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: can
05-18-2014 02:47:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.54/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Smaller sized white head dissipates quickly but with decent lacing. Light golden copperish colored body. Weak carbonation.
Smoky, sweet malts. Euro lager style yeast aroma. Hops are not detectable in the aroma. Pleasant.
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.
Medium bodied. They did not skimp on the malt or the hops. Well done.
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.
Serving type: can
05-08-2014 06:01:08 | More by FrozenJoe
Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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