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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 08-21-2002

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4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oranjeboom Premium Beer has a medium, off-white head, a clear, deep golden appearance, with numerous miniscule white particles floating about, and a some pretty decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of grassy hops and pungent, sweet barley, and the flavor is just like that, with some white bread and a fairly robust hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is tending towards light and watery, and Oranjeboom Premium Beer finishes mostly dry, refreshing, tasty, and easy drinking. This is a good, lower-priced substitute for over-priced beers like Heineken or Stella Artois.


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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.95/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can into kolsch glass.

Nice clear golden color with tiny bubbles of carbonation racing to the top. Left a bit of lacing.

Clean Euro lager smell. Earthy and musky.

Good clean flavor. Typical Euro lager malty and biscuity with a mild hop twang.

Good. Nicely carbonated, not seltzery. Smooth clean finish.

Would be easy to session. $8 for a sixer isn't a bad price either. Another Euro lager that trumps your typical American rice and corn beer. Would drink again.

Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is lightly malty with a faint touch of hops.
Taste is very straightforward, crisp and refreshing with a light bitterness at the finish.
A bit thin in the mouth.
Very drinkable. It reallly hit the sopt and went down nice after a tough day at work.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can, purchased from Trader Joe's in Long Beach for $0.84. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Golden yellow color, with a white head which has good retention.

S: No skunk, due to the can. Smells of bready malts, some hop presence, very pleasant.

T: Great bready malt taste, with noble hops, possibly Saaz holding it together. Reminds me of a solid German Helles, nothing objectionable at all.

M: Creamy from the carbonation, a tad on the thin side, but I think very good for the style.

D: Very drinkable and thirst quenching on a summer day in Southern California, I got through the 16 oz. in a matter of minutes, and would definitely drink this again. Great price, and a great summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of utahbeerdude
3.72/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Visual: Light, clear golden color, with somewhat creamy head with good persistence, lots of visual carbonation.
Aroma: Nice spicy hops to start that fades somewhat and then persists at a reduced level.
Flavor: Prickly carbonation and some hop flavor dominate in the beginning, creamy middle due to carbonation then a kick of bitterness in the back end of the finish that dries out in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Effects of carbonation dominate, but not excessively so; the body is perhaps on the light side.
Overall: My sample was quite clean, with good overall balance. An enjoyable experience. This beer is not unlike Löwenbräu.

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This review holds dual citizenship as both my entry for NBS (Week 283) and the latest CAN in The CANQuest (TM), which has slowed considerably since broaching the 300 mark. CAN't anybody help me with some new CANs?

From the CAN: "This is the original Oranjeboom Premium Lager of Brewery 'De Oranjeboom', established in Holland in 1671. The striking name, crest, and colour of the 'Oranjeboom', symbolizing the family tree of the Dutch royal family, the princes of Oranje-Nassau, were assigned to the brewery and its premium beer to pay homage to the royal founders of the realm of the Netherlands. Pure natural: Choice Hops, Finest Malts and Grains, Clear Water."

My pour created an impressive two fingers' of bone-white head with excellent retention, especially in the face of the broiler oven that is today. Nothing like high heat and humidity to make me want to crack open a CAN of beer! Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the characteristic malty/lager-sweetness that lagers are supposed to have - not the weak, diluted smell of AALs. Sure, my sixer was a little more expensive than a rack of Miller, but that is the trade-off for not using adjuncts. You CAN't have it every which way but loose. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant lager sweetness in the mouth. Finish had a faint taste of honey, another characteristic of unadulterated lagers. This was a nice, pleasant lager and one that I would put in my cooler. It's not going to knock your socks off, but it won't require choking it down either (hear me, Minhas?).

Photo of srandycarter
3.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A -Pours clear light honey, lots of white head. Some spotty lace.

S - Light hops and european malt. Very Heineken like..

T - Light malt, a little juicy, bittered at end.

M - Light, very light bodied, decent carb, a little over bitter at end for me.

D - Not a hard one to drink for sure.

Photo of callmemickey
3.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll attribute most of the low reviews of this beer to the fact that almost all were from can... I had this several times in my trip to london over christmas... a pleasant surprise...

A: Golden yellow... creamy white head that maintains itself fairly well

S: Some hops adds some dimension to the inviting malt base

T: Very continental in style... bread like malts with german style hops... delicious

M: Smooth.. crisp and refreshing

D: This goes down like a champ!

Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another budget grab from Trader Joes. Poured into 16oz nonic. Poured a very nice golden-straw color with over an inch of fluffy white head that had good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was on the good side of typical for the style, nice grains and gentle hops. There was just a bit of sweetness in the nose. The flavors were pretty much the same, the sweetness wasn't as apparent and the grains and hops balanced each other very nicely.

The body was good, smooth, even, clean and well balanced. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily after a 2+ hour bike ride. Overall, an above average example of the style. Worth grabbing a can if you see it and are in the mood for light, smooth, easy drinking beer.

Photo of ShakeDown1979
3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can - 6 pack from TJs, poured well into 20oz mug. Very refreshing. $7 for a 6pack; very good for the price!

Golden color, not super high carbonation, not really very fragrant but beer is the common man's drink and this is definitely worth having in the fridge for a cold one

Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL can into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance: medium yellow-gold hue with a crystal-clear body and a moderate effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of pillowy white foam. Not bad.

Smell: dry malt with quite a bit of graininess. I'm usually not a big fan of this particular odor profile, but in this case it seems to be executed pretty well. Maybe not my favorite, but largely without major flaws.

Taste: again, dry malt and quite a lot of grainy character. Unlike a lot of beers like this, though, there's not an off-putting sourness here. Basic, but actually not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a really good carbonation and quite a creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly good.

Overall: a very drinkable pale lager. This is one of my choice tailgating beers.

Photo of FrozenJoe
3.54/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

Photo of Boneheadmx
3.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out to a clear golden yellow with a head that subsides rather quickly. Looks a bit like an American macro.

The smell is of apple and pineapple, with no hops aroma. Not too bad.

The taste wasn't as clean as I thought it would be, but it's malty for something that I thought would be very light. The hops is there, but doesn't overpower. The finish is rather sweet, stays on the tongue.

The mouthfeel was OK, but I did like the way the beer finished malty and sweet. There was a lot of bubbles in the pour, but not too much in the way of carbonation. Fairly smooth beer.

This is pretty drinkable, and I really like the 16oz can serving. This is definitely a beer I will get again, because of the great price and value compared to some other macro beers. Doesn't finish as smooth and crisp as others, but still a decent beer nonetheless.

Photo of dedrinker
3.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Yeah - what can I say about a 16oz. can of Oranjeboom at 8:43 AM? Dutch lager is like a step up from Canadian Macro, which is a small step up from U.S. Macro. That's what it tastes like. Or, if you prefer, it tastes like a very watered-down German Pilsner (as opposed to just plain watered-down Pilsner from Belgium).

But at least the adjunct character is subdued as compared to U.S. Macro - is it less a % of the grain bill, or a longer lagering time - perhaps two-row barley as opposed to six-row; maybe a combination thereof?

Great for the Pilsner Swilsner on a budget. That is, until Bitburger began showing up on the shelves of my town for the same price, at which point it becomes pointless to drink this stuff.

Not quite the sum of its parts.

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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