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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

278 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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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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Photo of GClarkage
2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

02/24/05- Purchased at Trader Joe's in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 12oz green bottle with a code on the back label. Poured into my Radeberger pils glass.

Appearance- Light pee colored golden coloring, large foamy head and very nice clinging lacing.

Smell- Think my brew may have been a tad skunkified. After I opened the bottle and poured it into the glass, waves of sour scents filled the room. Eventually it calmed down, but you could literally smell the skunk in every room for about 30 minutes.

Taste- Light on the malt and pretty heavy on the grain. Very grassy.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation and pretty dry.

Drinkability- Think I will pass on this. Was strangely somewhat excited to try this one because my friends' dad swears by this beer. He grew up in Scotland and drank nothing but Guiness, Smithwicks, etc...and he likes this the best?!?!?! I think that deserves a WTF! Not horrid, but I don't think I would need to buy this one again.

GClarkage, Feb 25, 2005
Photo of Backer2004
2.9/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Okay, of the ten beers I received in a Beers of the World gift pack, this is the only one that came in a pint can. Cannot tell too much of a difference between this and a Budweiser, except the latter would be cheaper to buy. The smell is worse however. Tastes of corn and other vegetables. No impressive appearance or mouthfeel qualities.

Backer2004, Jan 14, 2005
Photo of cjhofelt
2.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1Pint can poured into a Pilsner glass. Nice yellow to yellow-orange color, but a fizzy soda-pop head that dissipates quickly. No lace to speak of.

Smelled of some skunk (though not overpowering) and a bit of malt. Not picking up much hops, just a hint.

Not much by way of taste. Very much in the same flavor catagory as Heiniken. Somewhat dry and grainy with a faint vegtable flavor and a slight aftertaste of sulfur. The vegtable and sulfur flavors are very very faint, though.

Clean mouthfeel, but not in a good way. Like club soda.

I guess on a very hot day, if this were very cold, I could drink a couple, unless I had Pabst or Schlitz in the refrigerator.

cjhofelt, Oct 14, 2004
Photo of HardTarget
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: Mild yeasty and light malt aromas.
Appearance: Painfully clear light yellow with a frothy white cap that left a lace mark on recession from pour. Nice thick lacing all the way down the mug from a long lasting head.
Flavor: Standard American lager taste, clean, crisp, weak malt water taste with a rather harsh metallic twang at the end. Don’t know if it is a canning issue or just a bit off or maybe a hop artifact. Also just a slight orange experience, but it may just be suggestion from the name.
Mouthfeel: Thin and bubbly
Overall Impression: Write home? I think not. It is what it is, a premium lager. Not a stunning example of the style, not horrendous. Yawn.
Looks like the can tends to get “better” reviews.

HardTarget, Oct 12, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The appearance of this brew is the high point. A nice golden amber in colour with a very thin crown and a slight cloudiness as well.
The body is that of a light beer.
Carbonation is medium.
Aroma is lightly to the skunk at first but disapates quickly leaving a slight scent of cooked vegetables.
The taste has hoppy edge to it but alas, very thin and somewhat grassy and finishes dry.

Shiloh, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of kbub6f
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big, coarse, white, foamy head. Clear, pale gold beer. Sticky spots of lacing. Sweet, malty nose shows some corn, some sugar. Nice enough. Corn syrup front. The thin middle sours a little toward the sugary, bitter finish. Some crackers. It's a decent sweet lager.

kbub6f, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of Reidrover
2.33/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought in a 16 oz "tallboy" Typical lager to look at, golden with a massive frothy white head. The aroma is quite Ok..neutral..mostly hops. flavour is strane, Its ok to start bready, semi sweet malts, then theres an odd bitterly astringent taste,maybe its the hops..I dont know, strange. goes well enough on the tongue. Overall this is not very good..had many better Dutch lagers.

Reidrover, Apr 23, 2004
Photo of zerk
2.4/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear light gold with a thin white head. Aroma is nothing more than a light bit of grain... same thing for flavor... some sweet malt with no discernible hop flavor or bitterness. No real off flavors, but then again, no real flavors to speak of. Mouthfeel was slightly acidic and dry. This is a terribly boring beer... there is nothing offensive about it... unless you are offended by flavorless fizzy yellow beer... but I can find no reason to have this beer over almost any alternative, including water.

zerk, Apr 12, 2004
Photo of Zorro
1.98/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear dark yellow brew.

Smell is nothing much at best a bit floral.

Taste is nothing much at all. Crisp finish I guess but this is real close to Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is crap, sub Budweiser.

I can drink this but why? Colt 45 is better than this; Miller Lite is better too!

Zorro, Mar 11, 2004
Photo of crookedhalo
2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at about 50 degrees. Straw pilsener color with a soapy off-white head. Bready and malty aroma prevails in the aroma with faint notes of hop presence. Mostly sweet maltiness, clean tasting with a slight bit of dimethyl sulfide in the overall aroma/taste (not offensive, though). Mouthfeel's thin and smooth. Drinkable, but boring.

crookedhalo, Feb 20, 2004
Photo of Dukeofearl
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clean, moderate golden color. No head to speak of. Aroma: Vey sharp hoppy aroma, kind of like the bitter lawn clippings (oh, sorry, they call them "greens") they put into expensive salads at upscale restaurants. Very bitter smell- I hope I didn't hurt my nose. Taste: the sharp bitter aroma follows through into the taste- it isn't as noticeable on the first sip, but it strengthens through the finish. I think there are some floral/citrus flavors too, but they are overwhelmed by bitterness. It is probably pretty refreshing on a hot day while mowing the lawn, but today isn't one of those days.

Dukeofearl, Jan 31, 2004
Photo of diablo14
1.58/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the name sounds like a dutch swimmer, but unlike their recent preformances, oranjeboom in no way rises to the occasion. a cheap and nasty beer, the only redeeming feature is that is doesnt taste and feel like shitty adjuncts. for me that in a way makes it worse because that just says the beer is blaaand. trust interbrew to be involved.

dull appearance. lacks anything that sets it apart from so many other crappy lagers out there. typical presence of skunk on the nose and bugger all else. the taste is so nothing i wish there was some adjuncts in there. at least it would give it something to talk about even if its bad. remember the old saying any publicity is good publicity. golly carlton have worked on that for years lol. its so completely nondescript it defies discussion. even the hops doesnt hit the mark despite the attempt to give it a big blast. even tho its obscenely cheap, its still overpriced.

even if your hard up for cash and want a beer, dont bother with this. i can think of several others down at the lower rungs of the price scale which are more worthy that this. i wouldnt even drink this beer if i was desperate. probably the worst european import going around.

diablo14, Dec 15, 2003
Photo of NJpadreFan
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oranjeboom! Great name O.K. beer.

I recently tried this beer in Hamburg, Pennsylvania at a friends house. We were warming up to spend a week-end on the Appalachian Trail and needed some beer in us. I need beer in me to do most things (except drive, of course)

Anyway, Oranjeboom was staring at me from the fridge begging to be drank. So I obliged.

Oranjeboom had a nice bitter smell with a hint or orange peel?! The taste was similar to its smell slighty bitter, brisk, with a small hint of Orange. I don't recall its appearance cause I sucked it straight out of the bottle but It was a decent Lager that I was able to polish off a half-dozen no problem.

Oranjeboom is an odd brew that I'll recommend. Don't expect to be WOW'ed but an average beer worth a try. Bottles only!

NJpadreFan, Nov 11, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
2.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, medium head. Aroma is grainy, grassy and sweet. Mildly hopped and lightly malted. Good crisp clean taste. Light flavor. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is crisp and very slightly bitter. Some fruitiness to it as well. Typical Euro-lager. Not skunked, but not surprising since it is in a can.. Drinkable but nothing special

beerguy101, Sep 13, 2003
Photo of hotstuff
2.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The Rathskeller Wine & Ale Fest:A medium sized white head with small sized bubbles that fully diminished.The body was clear with fizzy carbonation.The hue was yellow and the nose was moderately hoppy and lightly malty.The flavor was sweet and the mouthfeel was smooth and light bodied.

hotstuff, Aug 25, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Yellow body with a light, foamy head that dwindled rather quickly.

Smell – Singular, grainy aroma that indicates nothing good is to come from this one.

Taste – This tastes like a Budweiser, except not as complex. The grain comes out again on the tongue, and hangs around for the finish as well since there is no sweetness to be found. It does though bring with it a dry, bitter hop flavor (that I didn’t pick up on the nose) that saves it from a very poor rating.

Mouthfeel – Cheap, foamy carbonation. If Alka-seltzer ever decided to put out a nighttime cold remedy lager, this would be it.

Drinkability – The bitter, pale dryness helps this one out here.

Comments – A mixed bag for sure. I can’t believe that this is what the founders had in mind in 1671.

RoyalT, Aug 24, 2003
Photo of bridgeporter
2.65/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another Trader Joe's purchase at 4.99 at 6pk.(16oz cans) Looks a lot better that it tastes. Dark gold color with promising head. Very little aroma and light dry and very lightly bitter taste.

Not too bad on a hot day. A step up from the macro swill if that's a slight compliment. Won't buy it again if something better appears on the shelves at Joe's. Not a glutton for punishment but payday better come quick!

bridgeporter, Jul 23, 2003
Photo of clvand0
3.38/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light yellow color with little head and lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly malty, but not strong at all. The flavor is very soft on the tongue and has all the good qualities of a pilsner. It's very easy to drink and quite smooth. I give this one a thumbs up.

clvand0, Jul 12, 2003
Photo of BeerManDan
2.65/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Didn't find anything to great about this beer. It poured a golden amber and had average foam for a lager. The smell was nothing to write home about. I could smell so malt, but nothing outstanding. The taste was just OK, again, nothing outstanding that would make me try it again.

BeerManDan, Apr 18, 2003
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.43/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great looking lager beer that is light amber to dark gold with a half inch white head that dissipates moderately quickly. Superior lacing is noted from the remaining ring. A bit of a skunky smell from the green-bottled beer, but not highly objectionable. Remaining aroma is somewhat yeasty. The taste is decently balanced with no overpowering sweetness or bitterness. Refreshing overall sense and quite thirst quenching. A quaffable brew this appears to be.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 08, 2003
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The historic Orange Tree brewery was founded in Rotterdam in 1671, but closed in 1990. The brand was moved to the Three Horseshoes brewery (Drie Hoefijzers). It's now owned by Interbrew and seems to be getting more play in the market.
It pours a crystal clear golden body with an orange-ish cast. It's a bit darker than many similar lagers. The bright white head holds well before dropping to a creamy collar that leaves transient lace throughout the glass. A clean, softly grassy, and gently malty nose greets you. It's light/medium body appears nicely crisp in the mouth due to a fine, median carbonation. The taste, however, is quite basic with a well-balanced combination of moderately grainy malt (some adjuncts are used), light grassy hop flavor, and restrained bitterness. It finishes dry and refreshing; but leaves you wanting more. Well done, but quite mainstream.

NeroFiddled, Mar 25, 2003
Photo of bditty187
2.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light gold, little effervesce activity, sticky white head, vertical strips of lace. Skunky nose, no growth beyond that... next to nothing after it “airs out”. Grainy palate, semi-sweet, hint of husk, the finish is softly spicy, this is when the carbonation is noticeable… really plain tasting. Clean finish, boringly dry. Yawn, a boring beer through & through. Skip it.

bditty187, Feb 20, 2003
Photo of Morris729
2.42/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear deep golden color with a tall and foamy white head that fades into a bubbly and sticky lace. Nose is fresh grass with a touch of honeysuckle. Very light in body and quite crisp. Taste is sweet malts at first followed by some strong medicinal notes similar to mouthwash. Very unusual. This is not a beer I plan to try again anytime soon.

Morris729, Feb 18, 2003
Photo of Ardon
1.68/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not much to say about this really. Basically is about as flavourful as soda water. Average looking lager with zero taste. And this was recommended to me in a bar in the Netherlands. Last time I go to that bar, I can tell you that much. Really so little to say cause it is awful but I have to keep typing or it won't let me post this.

Ardon, Dec 11, 2002
Photo of Pegasus
2.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear medium golden color with sheets of carbonation and a small head that, as Jason says, looks exactly like frothed milk. The head retains well and offers lots of sticky glass coating lace. Massive skunky aroma overpowers the sweet malt scents and slight hops. Taste begins with faintly sweet malt, followed by cooked vegetables, finishes dry with a harsh medicinal bitterness. The mouthfeel is watery, although the head is wonderfully creamy. This beer is a curious mix of strengths and weaknesses.

Pegasus, Dec 03, 2002
Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
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