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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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267 Ratings

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V. visit their website

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 Dmann


3.15/5  rDev +10.1%

This beer struck me as a good alternative to Heineken with a similar flavor profile for a cheaper price(purchased a 6 pack of 16oz cans for $5.99) The color is nothing too spectacular with a light goldish color and a decent frothy head. Smell was of grass and dirt with a hint of malt sweetness in the background. Flavor was on par with other euro lagers such as Lowenbrau and Heineken; sweet malt and earthy flavors up front with a bit of a dry finish. But this is by far the driest beer I have had in awhile. maybe just a bit too dry. Anyhow, this is a decent and cheaper alternative to more pricey euro lagers and tastes like it will do the trick on a hot summer day, give it a shot.

04-16-2010 07:10:30 | More by Dmann
Photo of Redrover


3.08/5  rDev +7.7%

16 oz can from Trader Joes. poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is a bright gold with a thick but disappearing white head.
No off or bad aromas, but there is not much smell at all. A bit of grain and a hint of floral hops.
The taste is mild with a bit of sweet grains, a touch of plum and some lingering low level bitterness.
The mouth is smooth but no more than slightly above average. I suppose its an easy enough beer to drink, but there is not much to recommended and not much to disparage with this one.

04-15-2010 01:42:23 | More by Redrover
Photo of soju6


3.13/5  rDev +9.4%

Had on-tap in Maastricht.

Beer is a golden yellow with a good head, some of which was knocked off by the bartender. It has a sort of grainy smell. The taste fairly crisp & refreshing. Much smoother than I expected. Beer is good for more than one. Not a bad Euro beer.

04-12-2010 19:01:48 | More by soju6
Photo of BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.13/5  rDev +9.4%

The Oranjeboom fell from the pint-sized can a crystal clear light golden color with a sticky, lacey cap of foam. The aroma has notes of grain with a twist of peppery hops.

This beer has a very light body. Sweet bready flavors up front which blandly roll into some bitterness. As it warms it sweetness. Starchiness pervades.

One pint, while easy to finish, satiates my desire for this beer.

03-23-2010 00:58:04 | More by BeardedBoffin
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United Kingdom (England)

2.53/5  rDev -11.5%

Green 50cl bottle, best before 5th May 2010, drank 18th Feb 2010. Poured three times into my Veltins (0.2 litre) stemmed tulip.

Looks fairly dark in lager/pilsner speak, a rich golden yellow rather than the paler end of the style. Very clear and clean. The white head initially was impressive on each pour into the glass, the head however didn't last, only a collar and a few wisps were left after a couple of seconds or so.

The smell was poor, half metallic, half straw/hay, no true beery smells at all.

The taste was sharp and refreshing with a bit of bite but lacked flavours or class. This is a standard mass produced supermarket beer and you can tell once it's in the mouth.

Nothing wrong with the beer, although a metallic edge appeared towards the end of the mouthfeel as the mouth dried. It isn't at the higher end of the lager/pilsner world in any shape or form. It's cheap and there is a reason for that.

In the mid 1970's it was my prefered Dutch beer on tap (I lived on the Dutch/German border). I don't remember it being so bland then, I think it has changed a great deal since those days.

02-18-2010 23:15:24 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.53/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

12-17-2009 13:53:43 | More by dedrinker
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

I've had a 16 oz can of this sitting in my fridge for awhile now. This stuff is pretty damn cheap at the Whole Foods store near my house, you can get a 4 pack of 16 oz. cans for around $8.00 or so, a pretty good deal if you want to get some decent import beer to take to a party to get buzzed off of or something. This was the last of those 4 cans. Poured out of a 16 oz. can into my Stone pint glass. Pours a clear, medium to dark golden color with a slight amber hue. White head was well over an inch thick as I gave this one a violent put and I had to wait a minute for the head to die down before I could pour the rest of it in my glass. Head eventually settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass with some clusters of foam here and there on the surface. Not much lacing at all. Aromas of bready, biscuity malt and really not much else. The flavors are pretty much the same, bready, biscuity malty sweetness and a very mild hop presence on the very back end that could easily be missed if you aren't trying to find it. Overall good enough flavor, not great but there is no skunkyness or metallic bitterness like there are in others beers of this style. Has a clean finish. Crisp, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink. A good cheap import beer, but nothing special.


12-11-2009 04:01:09 | More by neenerzig
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3.15/5  rDev +10.1%

Consumed 12/9/2009- from notes.

Trying to broaden my taste for Euro Pale's and spotted this on the shelf at a local shop figured I'd give it a go.

Green 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Clear golden yellow with a Two finger soapy white head that faded pretty quick to a thin ring. Medium Carbination.

S- An almost hard candy sweetness mixed with a light bready/biscuity malt.

T- Almost the exact same as the smell with a little hop presence at the end.

M- Light to medium, a little creamy.

D- Pretty easy to drink but nothing I will seek out again. Better than the the 3 Horses from the same company I had earlier tonight but neither one are anything special.

12-10-2009 19:07:37 | More by tatoodkelt
Photo of srrn

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +19.9%

The can must be the way to go. The beer is a simple lager, really cheap and from a can no skunk. The beer has biscuity malts, almost no hops, is slightly sweet, not much bitterness to counteract the sweetness. But the flavor is minimal anyway! Probably a great summer beer.

11-19-2009 03:06:21 | More by srrn
Photo of CrazyDavros


2.63/5  rDev -8%

Golden amber. Small head fades to nothing. Aroma is mostly honey and some nice biscuity malt, but also a little skunk in the background. More honey and sweet malt on taste. Very gentle short-lived bitterness. Very watery and too much carbonation. Too sweet and not enough hops, but otherwise pretty good for a macro lager.

10-29-2009 09:50:54 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of tone77


3.03/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smells of malts, some sweetness. Taste is very mild, slightly bitter. Not a whole lot of flavor here. Feels good in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is a mediocre beer.

10-20-2009 22:52:48 | More by tone77
Photo of Douglas88


2.23/5  rDev -22%

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.

11-08-2008 00:25:57 | More by Douglas88
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2.28/5  rDev -20.3%

Picked up a single from Liberty St. Tavern. Oh man, this is Skunk City, USA. Even after letting it air out for a few minutes, which is all a lot of skunked beers need, but it was to no avail. Beyond the stank, this beer basically tastes like Heineken. There's a yeast-driven fruity sweetness, though the beer isn't very sweet, along with a very pale grain taste. I'd honestly need to drink them side-by-side to tell them apart. This one might have a little more flavor, but the skunk makes it hard to tell. Freaking green bottles.

11-05-2008 20:03:14 | More by tempest
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South Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -23.1%

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.

10-18-2008 20:31:34 | More by avalon07
Photo of beveritt


3.13/5  rDev +9.4%

Presentation: Poured from a 16 oz can into a standard pint glass. Can has a short description of the history of the Oranjeboom brewery. No apparent freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with a massive 4 fingers of pure white head. This settles quickly down to a quarter inch coating of foam, leaving a fair amount of lacing. The beer itself is pale yellow, perfectly clear, and shows a fair amount of activity.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt with the grassy hop notes so expected from Euro-Lagers. Slight sour, metallic bite in the finish.

Taste: Sweet, almost syrupy malt upfront, with just a hint of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation level is low, almost making the sweetness cloying. Body is good.

Drinkability: Not nearly the hop profile I would expect from even a Euro-pale lager. Lack of carbonation makes the beer too syrupy and cloying.

09-17-2008 01:13:12 | More by beveritt
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev +10.1%

12oz bottle

Oranjeboom pours a transparent orange, slightly brown color with a 2 finger white head and some sticking. Classic marco lager nose...hmm. Nothing amazing here in taste either, macro, cheapo malts, weak hop character and an overall skunky, funky taste. Gotta love those green bottles. This beer is no stand out, and is much better on draught in Amsterdam. It sports a light body and is extremely drinkable, if you like this kind of stuff.

07-24-2008 22:03:32 | More by ATPete
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3.13/5  rDev +9.4%

Making my way through the selections at the local Trader Joe's...
Pouring from a one pint can you see a decent golden color but a minimal head that quickly fades to nothing with zero lacing. The smell isn't bad but not very pilsner like; just a plain ol' Dutch lager. The taste is mild in its maltiness and with modest bittering and floral notes from the hops. There is some of that traditional hop smell found in pilsners and Dutch lagers. The mouthfeel is thin and light with balancing carbonation. If you're hot and not in the mood for something heavy or serious, this is not a bad place to go for $6 a sixer of pint cans.

07-23-2008 23:48:25 | More by FacistCannonBall
Photo of Slynger


2.93/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a very light, crystal clear, golden color with a big lid of fine white foam. I got some lightly sweet lemon with lightly toasted grainy malts and a touch of grassy hops. It's got a light body with a loft of soft foamy carbonation. Pretty basic stuff here.

07-10-2008 03:08:17 | More by Slynger
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3.3/5  rDev +15.4%

The head of the beer went away fast, and turned to nothing. There a lot of bubbles in the glass, but nothing too dramatic.

The taste is smooth, but reminds me of other Pilsners, nothing too different from other brands. Leaves a rather strong after taste, but doesn't really leave a dry taste in my mouth.

I would drink this beer again if it was available, but would rather try another beer if possible.

06-04-2008 00:33:47 | More by colbylee
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3.53/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

05-13-2008 07:36:46 | More by Boneheadmx
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3.2/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from the 16oz can into a pint glass. Body is a bright, mellow golden color, topped by a small. bright white head. Sweet, bready aroma of adjunct malt and just a hint of fruity hops. Palate is sweet, corny adjunct malt, with a mildly bitter hoppy edge on the finish. Body is a touch creamy, but still thin, much like many Euro lagers. Not a bad option, but, like many in its class, should probably be avoided. Still, not particularly offensive, and I could drink a couple of these if given inferior options.

05-03-2008 07:12:10 | More by ElGordo
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New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color with a short 1/4" head that breaks apart immediately. No lacing develops.

Smell: no real aroma as some light malt sweetness is tough to pull out of the glass.

Taste: light malt profile with some hay, sweet green grapes, apples, and a hint of lemon zest. Very light bitterness here.

Mouthfeel: thin and light in body. Crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: so-so at best. Typical euro macro flavor that is boring but you can drink in a pinch.

03-10-2008 21:29:11 | More by Gavage
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Picked up a 16 oz. can today at Trader Joe's in Cary. What is it with the word "premium"? Did a whole bunch of brewers get together a century ago and decide that this was the word they would use to describe their most boring, run of the mill stuff? You don't see Stone, or Brooklyn, or Bell's, or Three Floyds, or any other top micro use that word. It's like the code word for generic, blah, blah, blah lager. Anyhoo..

Oranjeboom pours a golden straw with no head and tons of visible carbonation bubbles. Nose is grainy but sweet and not real special one way or another.

Brisk taste with some noble hops commanding the flow. This is crisp and pretty drinkable. Aftertaste has a tinge of metal which is a negative. Overall this is a good cheap sixer for when people are coming over for the game but not really something to look for when you want to drink one quality brew.

03-09-2008 04:53:13 | More by daliandragon
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3.1/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

16 oz can - $1 at Trader Joe's. I'm not one to complain about decent beer at a value price. By no means is this a top tier beer, but it is very easy to drink and has no real offensive qualities. Conversely, there is no semblance of a chance being taken here either. There are no strong flavors or aromas - the appearance is normal. A totally average beer and there is nothing wrong with that in my estimation. Recommended.

03-07-2008 19:52:16 | More by montageman
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3.1/5  rDev +8.4%

16 ounce can, bought from Anderson's for $1.15. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing is low. It smells like sweet/bready malt, grain and a little bit of hops. Aroma isn't bad at all, but it is weak. Taste is sweet and grainy. For the style of beer, it's not bad. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's thin but not watery. Has a little above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's prety easy to drink. Overall this beer is pretty average. With that being said, it's OK to drink and it's not offensive. I'd drink it again.

02-23-2008 02:48:47 | More by bluejacket74
Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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