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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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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.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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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.

Photo of DoubleJ
2.84/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

International Beer Day means...drinking a cheap pint of canned Dutch beer. Oops, it says "product of Germany". Anyways, on to the beer:

Pale gold in color with no shortage of tiny bubbles running through the body. Good thick foam and lace stays around on top. The smell says "industrial". Almost instanly I recognize the nose of DMS and raw grain.

I can deal with the taste. There's a snap of grassy flavor towards the start. It gets only slightly bitter and lightly hopped. Grainy and little rough towards the end, and there's a pinch of alcohol to be found. Very smooth in the mouth with the carbonation lightly present, not watery. The beer sweetens a little as it warms without bringing much chemically character. Refreshing enough overall.

While it is just another run-of-the-mill lager from Europe, at least Oranjeboom is cheap when you get it at Trader Joe's. I can't complain too much about a $1 pint can.

Photo of DJED69
3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a few tall boy cans at Trader Joes last week and just cracked a cold one to have after a day in the sun. Not bad at all--simple, crisp, refreshing lager. Reminds me of a lighter version of Grolsch. Some nice light hops and malt. A touch of the Euro lager skunkiness too. Overall, an enjoyable brew and certainly better than most cheap American brews.

Photo of engagechad
3.04/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single from Trader joes in Glen Allen, VA - Imperial pint glass - 16 oz can

Pours a lame yellow with not much head, smells faintly of hops and adjuncty corn but just a little so it wasn't bad. Taste is actually pretty decent, it's got some good balance going on little bit of bite and only a very small amount of adjunct funk.

Overall this is an okay lager - better than bmcs

Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
2.66/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pint can into a dimpled mug.

A- Pours a clear, golden amber. 1 inch of bubbly head that dissipates very quickly.

S- Not much to talk about. Lagery yeast dominates the aroma with notes of citrus. Nothing special.

T- Very bready. Typical lager malts with average hoppiness. Just a little skunk on the back; think of the Eurotrash equivalent of a Corona.

MF- Crisp and clean. Strong carbonation. Doesn't overstay its welcome.

D- Refreshing, though nothing special to taste. Respectable (read: more expensive) alternative to Budweiser. I picked up a six pack at Trader Joes, which seems to carry nothing but Sierra Nevada and douche beer. Wasn't really in the mood for Sierra Nevada, so I grabbed this one. Hypothesis confirmed.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.32/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold and copper color pour with lots of clarity, minimal head. Aroma was lively, spritzy, carbonated and clean.

Taste was pretty straightforward, skunky Euro lager thing going on, which I like and was impressed that they still got that profile out of a can, minimal hoppiness to it, not much to chew on malt wise, thin mouthfeel, a hydration beer with some skunk is the concise way of describing it.

Beer was less agreeable the more it warmed. One of the few I'd say drink cold and enjoy the skunk on it.

Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
67 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.