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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 Dogbrick
1.23/5  rDev -57%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Skunky aroma and nice piss-yellow color. I hate to say it but I'd drink a Heineken before this. Truly nasty. Unfortunately it's really a waste of a cool name. At this rate I am staying out of the low countries.

Photo of StephenGash
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Durandal_777
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of warelphant
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of diablo14
1.58/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the name sounds like a dutch swimmer, but unlike their recent preformances, oranjeboom in no way rises to the occasion. a cheap and nasty beer, the only redeeming feature is that is doesnt taste and feel like shitty adjuncts. for me that in a way makes it worse because that just says the beer is blaaand. trust interbrew to be involved.

dull appearance. lacks anything that sets it apart from so many other crappy lagers out there. typical presence of skunk on the nose and bugger all else. the taste is so nothing i wish there was some adjuncts in there. at least it would give it something to talk about even if its bad. remember the old saying any publicity is good publicity. golly carlton have worked on that for years lol. its so completely nondescript it defies discussion. even the hops doesnt hit the mark despite the attempt to give it a big blast. even tho its obscenely cheap, its still overpriced.

even if your hard up for cash and want a beer, dont bother with this. i can think of several others down at the lower rungs of the price scale which are more worthy that this. i wouldnt even drink this beer if i was desperate. probably the worst european import going around.

Photo of Ardon
1.68/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not much to say about this really. Basically is about as flavourful as soda water. Average looking lager with zero taste. And this was recommended to me in a bar in the Netherlands. Last time I go to that bar, I can tell you that much. Really so little to say cause it is awful but I have to keep typing or it won't let me post this.

Photo of btmo
1.85/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Ick!

Now I understand the meaning of the word "swill".

I have an enormous amount of respect for European beers. But not for this one.

The taste is nasty, the smell is only marginally better and the drinkability is just .. awful.

Avoid. Trust me.

Photo of DogFood11
1.85/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured the 12oz green bottle into a pils glass it formed a loose, small head that leaves little lace.

Pale yellow body with minimal carbonation. I get a bit of the skunk that comes along with some euro pale's. This has a corny and husky side to it as well. Cooked vegetables and a myriad of sweet malt. This used to be my staple beer when in Amsterdam in the mid 90's. It served its purpose and I can still see this being serviceable when on tap while running around the red light district but nothing more than typical.

Notes: Not alot to say about this as its a run of the mill beer with no imagination whatsoever. You'll be better off leaving this on the shelf.

Photo of Cresant
1.9/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz. green bottle into a pilsner glass. No date. Body was a clear, light golden color. The small, white head was brief.

Smell, what smell. Really I could detect only the faintest grain aroma with a deep inhale.

Taste was crisp and dry. Pils hops (?) and some corn sweetness. You've tasted this before.

Mouthfeel was zesty with a lingering oiliness. Not one I will seek again.

Photo of mikeg67
1.93/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

500 ml can from Trader’s Joe. Pours golden with a thick, long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grass, grain and dough. Body is light and smooth. Taste is a little bit of hops, a little bit of biscuit malt and a lot of sourness. The can was probably old, but still I don’t think I will buy this beer again.

Photo of Zorro
1.98/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear dark yellow brew.

Smell is nothing much at best a bit floral.

Taste is nothing much at all. Crisp finish I guess but this is real close to Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is crap, sub Budweiser.

I can drink this but why? Colt 45 is better than this; Miller Lite is better too!

Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No different from things like, Heineken, Bavaria, Hollandia, etc. Sweetish flavour, light in body and taste, slight skunkiness, a bit funky, but generally bland, its hard to say anything good about it, except its drinkable.....just.

Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Kallenovsky
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of ThomasKoren
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Frozensoul327
2/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Boring beer. Pours out to a light yellow color witha head of white foam that loooks like someone spit in my beer. Hints of lace. Medium low level of carbonation. Aromas of wet cardboard and sulfuric farts. Ugh. Flavor is weak and uninteresting; watery malt and barely, a touch of dry hops, some adjunct-y flavors, and that's about it. Mouthfeel was kind of bubbly, but then again, so is Pepsi. I won't go for this again unless it's free and i'm already fit-shaced. Pass on it.

Photo of MichaelBigbone
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of crossovert
2.03/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml can, purchased for 6.49 a 6pack at Trader Joe's. It says it is brewed by Hofbraeuhaus Wolters.

It pours a deep gold, more amber/orangeish than most. The head is soapy and white and leaves some spotted lacing.

No problems with skunk here, but it is a mild scented run of the mill smelling Euro pale lager.

It tastes all over the place. Definitely funky for the style. There is some cooked veggie, grain, and mild bitterness. It is too much like an american adjunct lager to be worthy for the style.

This one is cheap, if you need a cheap beer it works.

Photo of alexgash
2.03/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Standar pale yellow lager body with a small, bubbly white head that fades fast. Lightly-sweetened malt, some grain on the nose. Dominated by skunky euro-hops, vegetal and spicy. Also a hint of spent coffee grounds. Taste is soapy toasted grain and corn. Skunky hop bite takes us into the not-quick-enough finish. Bleh. Very watery body, even for the style. There are much better eurotrash lagers out there.

Photo of Markiboy
2.05/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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?

Photo of kojevergas
2.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can into Budweiser pint glass (it was all that was around) in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Can acquired in Cork, Ireland. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream and average thickness. Average retention. Meh. Clear dark yellow colour.

Sm: Light scent of malt, barley, and ... maize?

T: Nice unexpected cream over top of barley/maize foundation. The malt is fortunately quite tame, avoiding ruining the flavour. The barley sharpens on the climax, which is unpleasant and unwelcome. It never quite recovers, creating a decidedly nasty finish. Unbalanced and pretty badly built for the style. Bittering hops are present but very background, not even surpassing the generic barley.

Mf: Too much wetness alongside an artificial smoothness/coarseness balance. Pretty crap. Doesn't match the flavours of the body.

Dr: Affordable by Irish standards, but nowhere near a great beer.

Photo of ticklechicken
2.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My oranjeboom 330ml can poured into a glass mug with a transparent amber colour with a thin head that left little to no lacing. Smelled weakly of sweet grain, and tastewise there was were uninspiring (but not too off puting) flavours of yeast and corn. Mouthfeel of mine had fleeting carbonation which quickly turned watery. Overall, there's not really any reason to come back to this forgettable cheap beer.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

Photo of avalon07
2.2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsener glass. Had a yellowish-brown color and a mostly clear consistency. There was about a quarter inch of head, but not much lacing.

S: This beer had a skunky aroma, typical of green bottles. Other than that, it had faint traces of hops and citrus.

T: Some mild hops and lemon, but little else. A thin, featureless beer.

M: A below average amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

D: This is nothing more than another mass-produced Euro lager. No real personality or taste to speak of.

Photo of Douglas88
2.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a clear yellow color with a medium white head. The aroma is light malts, some skunked notes, and grassy aromas. A sweet grassy and malty flavor, light hops. A crisp and clean pale lager. A decent choice, though I'd rather have a local version.

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Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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