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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.54%
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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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 Greggory
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant clear golden color with a bright white colored head, I've never seen this beer in the states. Country of origin is definitely Holland but this stuff is brewed by Hofbrauhaus in Braunschweig, Germany. 16 ounces in a six pack of cans for 7.99 you really can't beat that price. But how does the actual beer match up to the price. The symbol is the royal orange tree with a crown over it, can alone is very nice with blue silver and orange color pattern, literally made me want to buy this beer and believe that it was something special. Aromatics don't impress me much more of a muted cooked vegetable, corn syrup fermented out. Although brewed in Germany, I don't think this was brewed with just malts, hops, barley, and water. As I take a few more sniffs there is something pleasant about the overall smell I'm getting that makes it bearable. Flavor has an assertive grainy flow that has metallic edges and moderate sweetness suggestive of corn/malts with mild light herbal muddled hop grassiness. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated lighter bodied mass produced industrial lager from Europe. This beer has a history of an original site in Holland, that has been bought out by Interbrew, now Inbev, and is just now part of a portfolio of similar beers that will sell well to the masses. Overall a slightly above average Euro lager with some redeeming qualities in between some rather harsh moments in each sip.

Photo of ColForbinBC
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16oz can, poured into an imperial pint

Pours a pale golden yellow with little streams of bubbles. The head rose two+ fingers and receded to nothing. No lace whatsoever.

The aroma has that unmistakable grassy/veggie smell. Cereal-like grainy malts and grassy hops. Crisp.

The flavors are similar to the nose. Grainy, cereal like sweetness with an overarching vegetable flavor. Some grassy hops dry everything out before veggies take over in the finish. No real off flavors, clean.

Light body, crisp and relatively dry. Just a light lingering veggie flavor. A little fizzy.

Overall, this is an average example of the style. It does nothing to separate itself from the rest of the pack, but is by no means not drinkable. This beer has its place: a nice sunny day working in the yard or at a ballgame.

Photo of 1Adam12
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of zaptone
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of JoeCarr
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cdwil
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jjkatter
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce can - $1.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium gold body with a short-lived inch of white suds.

Smell: On the whole, it's quite grainy in the aroma. Beyond that, there's a teeny tiny hint of vague sweetness, a bit of uncooked corn, and zestful continental hops. Ho-hum.

Taste: Grainy, faintly bready pils malts. Lightly sweet. A bit husky in the fore. Spicy European hops, reasonably bitter. Hint of dried corn kernels. And, quite a bit husky on the back half, too. Finishes dry and still husky. Has a scuzzy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A lackluster lager. The huskiness here is unpleasant, so keep it cold and throw it back fast, if you must.

Photo of beer4brian331
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz can into tulip pint.
Cheers to Trader Joe's for providing ticks to the ticker on a budget!

Very clear. Very straw colored yellow. Very fizzy white head. This doesn't appeal to me at all--- but I can see it being enticing to others.... Surprisingly nice lacing and retention though.
The nose and flavor are virtually dead. This is so bland, it is hard to really give any descriptors. I get the slightest hint of light brown sugar for some reason though... odd, right?
Just a touch of bitterness at the backend. Pretty dry and crisp finish-- a little too dry, if you know what I mean...

The body is thin, watery, and light... Lots of carbonation here.

Overall-- meh. This isn't good. It isn't terrible, but it is so bland and boring that if it some how became a vapor, birds would fall from the sky- dead of boredom.

Photo of flyingpig
2.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear, pale straw colour with tonnes of bubbles & a tall, foamy white head

Rather grainy and slightly skunky smelling beer with a bit of a sickly tinge to it as well. This is followed up by some by some grassy hops and a tinge of malts.

Bread and biscuit from this one, some malts and a little grassy hops. Not much different from you run-of-the-mill pale lager with a bit of corn & grain.

Slightly thicker feeling that I would have expected, I'd put this on down as being on the light side of medium bodied and with a smooth texture. It is quite clean and crisp with strong carbonation and a mild bitter finish.

Another average pale lager here and not one I would recommend or try again simply because there is a lot better out there to be had.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this can from Trader Joe's. This one pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wheat, grain, and hard water. The taste holds notes of wheat, light orange peel, slight floral and malt. The body is quite light, with a light carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty standard beer, nothing to rave for or against.

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 ticklechicken
2.15/5  rDev -24.6%
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 canucklehead
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkable yes in a Stella/Heineken sort of trashy euro lager way. Drink it ice cold and straight out the can and it is not bad. A buck a can at TJs make it decent value. Better IMHO than a Bud or Coorlight with the fact you can taste and smell hops but it is not up to the Grolsh/Pilsner Urquell standard in taste.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a 2 inch fizzy off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Random spots and streaks of lace slide back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grains, corn flakes, and some sugary notes. Taste is of sweetened grains and corn flakes with a dry grassy flavor on the finish. A slight herbal bitterness sticks to the palate after each sip. Carbonation is average with a crisp, clean feel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer - nothing too good but nothing too bad. On the cheap at Trader Joe's.

Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz tall boy can
A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles to a big bubble head. Clear, straw colored body. Thing semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Light sugary grain aroma.
T) Grainy. Subtle hints of citrus fruit - sweet orange.
M) Crisp. Light fizz. Light body. Chalky in the finish.
O) A refreshing beer cold for a hot summer day but not a standout. Still a beer and capable of being enjoyed.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Trader Joes in Ward Parkway.

Pours a light, clear, yellow gold body with a white head.

Grassy, dull hop aroma with a hint of malt.

Sweet, thin grain flavors are followed by mild, grassy, hop character with very low bitterness. A balanced beer with little, but tolerable flavor.

A crisply carbonated, thin bodied lager.

More enjoyable than the typical mainstream domestic lager. It does have actual hop flavor that avoids both skunkiness and any real bitterness. Not a bad session beer for $6 a 6pk of pint cans.

Photo of MTNboy
2.92/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The body is a very pale brass colored body. The off white head and lace are excellent. Both have a lot of creamy staying power. The smell is mild. The taste is also very mild it hard to really get a sense of anything. It is light and thin with mainly cereal esters with some yeast spice.

Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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