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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
68
poor

287 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 2.98 overall rating is correct.

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 19, 2014
Misc.: Best before May 9, 2015; Decided to try it after some random guy at the Trader Joe’s said, “I recommend this one. It’s real good. And it’s a 6-pack of pints.” Count me in.

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with five fingers of rocky, white head. Lots of carbonated bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Above average-to-good semi-layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.38)

Smelled honey right away, then corn, corn cereal - Kix or Corn Pops, Cheerios, hay (even light manure?), grass and faint nutty malts. (Smell - 2.50)

Initial taste wasn’t terrible. Got hay, grassy malts, honey, cereal - Corn Pops, Corn Flakes, Cheerios and Kix, light menthol and faint cooked vegetables. (Taste - 3.00)

Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. Somewhat refreshing. (Feel - 3.13)

I was pleasantly surprised at this beer, at least for the style. That guy wasn’t completely right, but not a bad deal for the price ($1 per 16oz.). (Overall - 3.00)

2.98 | 69 | C

Photo of SmashPants
2.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard green 330mL bottle with a pretty ordinary macro label.

Appearance: looks like a cheap Euro, to be honest. Light yellow with a small white head that fritters away to a thin ring.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma of grains and cereal adjuncts. Okay.

Taste: those cereal adjuncts with grains, husks and a bit of a malt fug.

Aftertaste: drops away pretty quickly, with predominantly the malt fug and the grains and husk lingering slightly.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a big carbonation.

Overall: this beer is pretty much akin to Amsterdam and Oettinger - pretty basic but very cheap. Not much to say about the beer except it is exceptional value-for-money if you're looking for a Cheapie McCheap. AU$37 a case of 24.

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.24/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

500ml can smuggled back from Dubai by Joe M, thanks for the opportunity!
Crystal clear light golden color with a smallish quickly dissipating bubbly white head that leaves spotty lace on the sides of the glass. Aromas of light pilsener malt, light earthy hop, and light fruitiness. The flavor is quite sweet with malty sugars and faint bready malts. No hop flavor, but a hint of metal of ash is in there. Better than that cape verde beer, but nothing horribly exciting.

Photo of AlexAfonin
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BrewUSA
2.74/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Oranjeboom Premium Lager

Look 6/10
Smell 12/20
Taste 23/40
Feel 5/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 65/100

Mearlry a 'fizzy yellow beer' nothing sets it apart from any other 'American Adjunct' While it's remarkable smooth and drinkable. It lacks substance and Flavor in a major way. May make a great beer for guests or after dinner/easy drinking. Nothing I would ever recommended to a snob/nerd... That said, is rather easy to drink at 5%

Photo of qcghost
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of EdFed
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BILF
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of joegallows
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Swifty
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of pasjc2001
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of brongladest
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Exeter
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gfg0020
4/5  rDev +39.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of carlmoberg
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StephenGash
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

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Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
68 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.