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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
Brewed by:
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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 callmemickey


3.65/5  rDev +27.6%

I'll attribute most of the low reviews of this beer to the fact that almost all were from can... I had this several times in my trip to london over christmas... a pleasant surprise...

A: Golden yellow... creamy white head that maintains itself fairly well

S: Some hops adds some dimension to the inviting malt base

T: Very continental in style... bread like malts with german style hops... delicious

M: Smooth.. crisp and refreshing

D: This goes down like a champ!

02-20-2008 17:32:00 | More by callmemickey
Photo of btmo

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

1.85/5  rDev -35.3%


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.

02-08-2008 10:05:12 | More by btmo
Photo of botham

New York

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

16 oz can poured into a pilsner glass. pours a crystal clear straw color with a sizable white head that is frothy and stands up for a few minutes. no lacings.

aroma is of lightly sweet pale malts, with a touch of grassy hops, and a slightly grainy base. a well collaborated profile.

taste is lightly sweet up front, with definite pale malts, and a more subtle fruity character, containing grapes and possibly apple, though remaining very distant. finishes on a smooth note with a touch of the same grassy hops. a rather refined progression for a pale lager.

mouthfeel is light bodied, with a moderate amount of CO2. a smooth finish and slightly biting texture give this brew some character without reducing it to sparkling water.

usually these brews are thin and watery, but a solid mix of aromas and flavors give this brew a wonderful array of attributes that work together on its behalf. it is light bodied, but not thin. it is pale, but not weak. a solid example of a pale lager. cheers!

01-16-2008 03:17:34 | More by botham
Photo of prototypic


2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Appearance: It pours a clear, golden color. Head is about one finger and dissipates quickly. Very little lacing remained.

Smell: A little caramel sweetness mixed with an earthy, grainy aroma is about all there is to it. Light overall on the nose.

Taste: Caramel malts give it a very sweet taste. Very light citrusy, lemony twist to it. Somewhat grainy with a slight yeasty taste. Definitely has a watered down taste to it.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied. Carbonation seems on the light side. Relatively smooth, though with a watered down taste. Overall, it's pretty much unimpressive. Not recommended.

01-11-2008 02:41:22 | More by prototypic
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Another selection from my Israeli adventure... purchased a four-pack in a sixteen ounce size for pretty cheap and wasn't completely dissapointed... This beer got me pretty buzzed and for the money I paid, wasn't a bad experience... A nice flavor which was grainy and light compared to some other styles I sampled over there... actually saw this brew again in Trader Joes but passed it up as it was much more expensive in the States... Mouthfeel and drinkability weren't bad... this beer went down real nicely and I could easily drink a few of these... Would recommend this beer being an above-average example of the style...

12-16-2007 20:47:44 | More by dsa7783
Photo of Floydster


2.55/5  rDev -10.8%

My dad gave me a sixteen ounce can of this

Orangish golden color with a 1/2 inch head on it that settled pretty quickly

Taste was kind of sweet for a lager and was not really my style

Most pales do not have much mouthfeel, but this one was even worse than normal

Could drink many of these because it is light and does not fill you up too much like some other lagers might

09-12-2007 18:34:05 | More by Floydster
Photo of jwc215


2.93/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours light straw yellow with a white head that becomes a slowly vanishing patch.

Clean aroma - a hint of grass/husk - clean and inoffensive.

Like the aroma - clean and largely inoffensive. Some very mild grass/husk. Neither sweet nor bitter. Very thin, though I can't say it's overly watery or fizzy, per se...just bland...

Smooth, crisp, clean if nothing else.

Oh well, I have a few more to take to the pool on a hot day...that's about it...not much to say about this one...

08-29-2007 16:17:46 | More by jwc215
Photo of atigerlife


2.68/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours a light golden color, slighly off the usual. Small white head that dissipates quickly. Big bubbles seen rising.

Aroma is quite sweet, light malts, light grass.

Taste is very sweet [honey-like], quite cloying. Sort of fake tasting. Adjuncts.

Mouthfeel, like everything else, was quite light.

Overall, just too sweet and nothing interesting going on. Don't bother.

08-13-2007 00:53:19 | More by atigerlife
Photo of arguemaniac


3.23/5  rDev +12.9%

Sweet, bready malt base with a nice buttery note. The leafy hop flavor doesn’t feature the sharpest bite, but the balance it provides is sufficient. The body (as well as the overall palate) is moderate but not too thin or watery.

The flavors are decent and the drinkability is certainly there, even though it’s not the most refined example of the style; it’s sort of like a maltier, sweeter version of Heineken. But I actually enjoyed this inoffensively quaffable pilsner-ish brew. Plus, there’s just something wonderful about reaching into the fridge, grabbing a generous 16oz can and sucking it back. Reminds me of my college days…


08-11-2007 02:04:50 | More by arguemaniac
Photo of Bitterbill


2.58/5  rDev -9.8%

Purchased as part of a mixed 6Pack at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins.

Pours from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold with a good head of foam that stays around for a while and then shrinks to a fine broken layer with some lacing.

The smell is on the hoppy side but really does have the nose of a typical Euro Lager.

The taste up front has some decent hop character...not citrusy, maybe a touch of grass. The malty side moves in rather weakly about midway through and it finishes fairly dry but kind of watery. The more sips I take, the less "interesting" it becomes. Nothing special here and is really only useful for the sake of trying it and reviewing it.

08-08-2007 23:07:52 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of Keitherduder


2.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Out of the tall pint can and into a glass it developed a nece tall head. However it quickley descended to almost no head at all.
The smell wasnt bad... It had a crisp scent, very subtle.
The taste is creamy and easy to drink. very sweet. Just about what you would expect from a light easy drinking lager from Holland.
This seems a little under carbonated. (it might just be me though.)
I'll be taking the rest of these with me when I go to play volley ball with my friends! It's great for an active summer day!

07-10-2007 00:23:20 | More by Keitherduder
Photo of Halcyondays


3.88/5  rDev +35.7%

Pint can, purchased from Trader Joe's in Long Beach for $0.84. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Golden yellow color, with a white head which has good retention.

S: No skunk, due to the can. Smells of bready malts, some hop presence, very pleasant.

T: Great bready malt taste, with noble hops, possibly Saaz holding it together. Reminds me of a solid German Helles, nothing objectionable at all.

M: Creamy from the carbonation, a tad on the thin side, but I think very good for the style.

D: Very drinkable and thirst quenching on a summer day in Southern California, I got through the 16 oz. in a matter of minutes, and would definitely drink this again. Great price, and a great summer beer.

06-27-2007 01:27:36 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +20.6%

Clear light honey color with hardly any foam.

On the nose is malt, hops and skunky funky.

Has a nice pilsner-like taste, but this one tastes like it could be skunked from light damage through this green bottle. There is a slight mineral/metallic taste. Despite this less-than-glamorous description, it doesn't taste bad... probably better than or just as good as that other beer in a green bottle you buy.

Feels a little limp on the tongue...
Just put it in your mouth...
It's Beer!

05-16-2007 13:54:43 | More by BeerZack
Photo of tgbljb


3.95/5  rDev +38.1%

Poured a pale golden color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is lightly malty with a faint touch of hops.
Taste is very straightforward, crisp and refreshing with a light bitterness at the finish.
A bit thin in the mouth.
Very drinkable. It reallly hit the sopt and went down nice after a tough day at work.

03-14-2007 23:07:25 | More by tgbljb
Photo of plaid75

New York

3/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light malt with possible some adjunct and a light aromatic noble hop.

The taste was light and well balanced. Light malts, light hop and a light cracker finish.

The mouthfeel was light and clean.

Overall nothing that stands out. A cookie cutter low cost Euro lager. Easy enough to drink however.

03-13-2007 20:23:26 | More by plaid75
Photo of DogFood11


1.85/5  rDev -35.3%

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.

02-11-2007 01:16:02 | More by DogFood11
Photo of Hibernator


3.35/5  rDev +17.1%

Oranjeboom Premium Lager
16 oz can
Jet ink on the bottom of the can - #B L159 6 11
Served in a pilsner glass

Picked up a single of this beer at Trader Joe's earlier today.

Pours a golden yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top of the glassware. A bone-white head appears with a frothy appearance. Little spots of sticky lacings cling to the pilsner glass.

The nose is rather bland. Whiffs of grains.

After my first few sips I found this very clean and refreshing with hints of grass. A tight, crisp mouthfeel with a husky grain backbone. A light hop snap on the finish.

Easy drinkability level and somewhat quaffable. Reminds me of decent pilsner. A straightforward lager with crossover appeal.

01-27-2007 21:45:54 | More by Hibernator
Photo of Cresant


1.9/5  rDev -33.6%

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.

01-26-2007 10:14:51 | More by Cresant
Photo of ahking


3/5  rDev +4.9%

Picked up a six pack of pint cans for 6 bucks at TJ's. Pours a typical yellow, darker than some euro lagers, lighter than others. Tid bit of head that goes away quick. Aroma is of apple peal, pears, noble hops, summer nights in germany. Flavor is basic lager, non-offensive. Not as crisp as it could be. Decent amount of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel, like I said is not as crisp as a lager of this type should be.

01-12-2007 23:43:11 | More by ahking
Photo of sinstaineddemon


3.05/5  rDev +6.6%

A - light straw in color, very pale, with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly, plenty of swift carbonation

S - strong malt aromas with apple like esthers, both characteristics are quite prominent

T - the strong appleness persists through to the taste, strong malts also present, highly carbonated with little to no hops flavors present

M&D - light bodied, and highly carbonated, not smooth, but not harsh either, a better than decent euro lager

12-30-2006 03:56:36 | More by sinstaineddemon
Photo of malcontent


3.03/5  rDev +5.9%

Well, it essentially looks like tap water that someone peed in. Juvenile? Yeah, but it's about the mostly sickly yellow color I've ever seen from a beer. However, the visual isn't a total disaster as the head is rather frothy and leaves decent lacing behind.

Slightly grainy with light hop scents. Actually, I was expecting far worse so I'd say that the score could be slightly higher than it really deserves.

Tastes. Like. Nothing. Honestly, I can't pan the beer because there is no unsavory taste but it's a bit like refraining from ripping apart a blank canvas that tries to pass itself off as art. There are some crisp Euro hop notes throughout but seriously, that's it.

More thin than I'd like but the carbonation isn't bad and this is really aimed at people who drink swill anyhow. When compared to others of its ilk, it stands up rather well. I'm not having another, but I could see how a certain demographic would find it a step up from their everyday offerings.

12-22-2006 04:19:32 | More by malcontent
Photo of TastyTaste


3.35/5  rDev +17.1%

Appearance: Light straw color, lots of carbonation, good head, fast fade. Good lace.

Smell: Bright grassy malt, that is about it, very pungent, and with the style.

Taste: Bland and a little sweet with grain, the grassiness is what this beer's about, an average euro lager.

Drinkability: Not that bad, average is a good descriptor.

11-17-2006 03:47:42 | More by TastyTaste
Photo of leechungsr


3.43/5  rDev +19.9%

Typical light lager that's very drinkable but doesn't really have any stand out features. There isn't really a distinct aroma; smells a bit like corn/grains. Mouthfeel is very good; light with just enough carbonation. Taste could be improved if turned up just a little bit; its hoppy flavor and bitter aftertaste is pretty good, I just wanted more of it.

11-09-2006 20:30:58 | More by leechungsr
Photo of Finite


2.63/5  rDev -8%

Very simple brew. Pale golden in colur with a decent head to start which disipates to leave some ok lacing.

Quite fluffy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a bit flat and smells ok just....weak

Quite grassy taste with a sweet malt undertone but not a very good balance with bitterness.

An ok beer but nothing special. This one doesnt try to hard to impress.

11-05-2006 21:35:32 | More by Finite
Photo of Kulrak


3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Pours a nice golden color with lots of white chunky head that eventually fades but leaves lace all over the glass. Smells mostly light struck. There's a faint hop aroma, but too faint to really pick it. Tastes very clean, slight bitterness. Leaves a sort of coppery aftertaste, not sure where that came from. But mostly it's just a clean flavor. Mouthfeel is like slightly heavier water. All in all, it's very drinkable. Mostly because there isn't much flavor there to dislike. Would be good on a hot day.

10-16-2006 09:53:44 | More by Kulrak
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