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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

278 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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2/5  rDev -30.1%

ThomasKoren, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

patre_tim, Jun 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

EGreen, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

pixarnick, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

TylerofLA, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of sd123
3/5  rDev +4.9%

sd123, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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.

ThisWangsChung, May 18, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of rulisekmartin
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

rulisekmartin, May 08, 2014
Photo of FrozenJoe
3.54/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
Smaller sized white head dissipates quickly but with decent lacing. Light golden copperish colored body. Weak carbonation.

Smell
Smoky, sweet malts. Euro lager style yeast aroma. Hops are not detectable in the aroma. Pleasant.

Taste
Taste follows the nose. Smoky sweet malt followed by euro lager style yeast flavor. This beer is dry. The hop bitterness is surprisingly strong in the finish. No floral character to the hops whatsoever. It is a purely dry bitterness here from the hops. Malts, yeast, and dry bitter hops. Simple. Well balanced. A good lager beer. This would be a terrible ale. But it is a good lager beer. Learn to appreciate lagers. They have their own positive qualities: drinkability, refreshment, thirst quenchability, etc. This is a good workhorse lager.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. They did not skimp on the malt or the hops. Well done.

Overall
A six pack of tallboy cans goes for $5.99 at the local Trader Joe's. Brewed according to German purity laws. Oranjeboom is a good value for an all malt lager. It is enjoyable when camping, fishing, or out in the hot sun. Good if you want to throw back a few while watching the game. Orangeboom is malty and dry. It is an economy version of the Euro lager. But its pretty damn good for the price.

FrozenJoe, May 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

chicagoish, May 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Mitch84, May 01, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Durandal_777, Apr 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

mikeincharleston, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of woemad
2.91/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16.9oz can purchased at Trader Joe’s in Spokane for $1.25. On the bottom of the can was a best by date of 11/10/14. Close attention to the label of the can reveals this “Dutch Lager” was contract brewed in Braunschweig, Germany by “Hofbrauhaus Wolters GMBH.” Although the Reinheitsgebot does not apply to the Netherlands (or, in this day and age, Germany), there’s boilerplate regarding how the beer was brewed using only water, hops and barley, but there’s no mention of yeast! Hopefully, that was an oversight and this is not a yeastless beer.

Poured into a glass, this beer was a color not unlike that of apple juice. There was a thin white head that soon receded to a foam collar but never entirely disappeared.

The nose was malty, with a tiny whiff of grassy hops. Although skunkiness was absent, it was otherwise a dead ringer for many an uninspiring Eurolager.

Not much flavor to be had here. The beer is vaguely crisp, with a clean finish. Just a little malty sweetness and a very mild tinge of hop flavor.

Watery, clean finishing mouthfeel. Carbonation seemed a little low.

This beer is a cheap, inoffensive but otherwise unnoteworthy beer. I can’t conceive why I would be drawn to try it again.

woemad, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

saburky, Apr 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

EdTheEdge, Apr 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Charliehogarth86, Mar 29, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Caskaway, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.9%

dkeav, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

kew, Feb 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

carrollmel7, Feb 17, 2014
Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
67 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.