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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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67
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298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Netherlands

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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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of malcontent
3.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TastyTaste
3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of leechungsr
3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Finite
2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Kulrak
3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of brentk56
2.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden with modest head that fails to lace

Smell: Nothing but a hint of corn and some grass

Taste: Fairly sweet with little bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light and moderately carbonated

Drinkability: Next question, please. This one is not worth pondering

Photo of Phatz
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty much your typical Euro Pale Lager with the typical Heineken Stella attributes.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Just like every other Macro Euro.

Smell: Grassy hops and grain. Nothing special but not awful either.

Taste: It has a straightforward sour grass and grain flavor that is dry and boring and overall, unimpressive.

Mouthfeel: It has a wimpy fizzy mouthfeel. Personally I am not a fan but it is not far off what I expect from the style.

Drinkability: If you are a fan of the style, then it is probably drinkable enough. I personally am not interested but that aside the dry finish is not bad.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of goschool
2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer has been symbolizing the Dutch royal family since 1671. I bought the can for like 75 cents at Trader Joe's.

The appearance is light gold with a fading white head. The nose has light grains and hops. A corn flavor rudely joins the grains and grassy malts and I'm picking the carbonated water in taste. Thank god none of those have more than very mild flavor profiles. The only positive that thing stuff has going for it is the price tag, but even so, it is more expensive than High Life and PBR, neither of which is any worse.

Photo of Hunter
2.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Bright clear copper lager forms a thick head on the pour, dissipating quickly. No lacing to speak of. Light carbonation.

Smell: First thing that hits is a honeyed sweetness, behind that grassy notes of hops.

Taste: Ugh, not my style. Not nearly crisp enough for a lager, this is one of the more tasteless brews I've had. Slightly metallic aftertaste, really nothing else to distinguish it.

Mouthfeel: Cloying and almost oily.

Drinkability: Certainly nothing here too offensive, but nothing to inspire a second tasting.

Photo of weeare138
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appears a transparent, crisp, light gold with a 1 finger, velvety white head that slowly fades out into a faded out cap and collar. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of sweet malty adjuncts, fresh cut grass, mild skunkyness, and mild vegetal aromas.
Taste is of the same aromas in a sugary, doughy cookie-esque pilsner.
Mouthfeel is crisp, and lively on the front of the tongue that quickly moves to the middle of the tongue. It's hard to get a grip on this one b/c it's so bouncy along the palate with a gentle carbonation sting in the somewhat dry finish.
This one is a bit tough to drink in the grand scheme of things. It's not a great, standout lager to begin with but the mouthfeel definitley kills this and draws out all the negatives that keep this beer weighed down.

Photo of utahbeerdude
3.72/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Visual: Light, clear golden color, with somewhat creamy head with good persistence, lots of visual carbonation.
Aroma: Nice spicy hops to start that fades somewhat and then persists at a reduced level.
Flavor: Prickly carbonation and some hop flavor dominate in the beginning, creamy middle due to carbonation then a kick of bitterness in the back end of the finish that dries out in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Effects of carbonation dominate, but not excessively so; the body is perhaps on the light side.
Overall: My sample was quite clean, with good overall balance. An enjoyable experience. This beer is not unlike Löwenbräu.

Photo of jarmby1711
2.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crystalclear and a rich gold that all looks like a computer generated bee
The head is sudsy and there is a steady bead.
S; some quaint malts and grasses , but are not very pronounced.
T: There is a subdued weakness that is supported by some burnt banana flavours.However as they are fairly weak they are soon overpowered by a tasteless bitterness.

M: Crisp and well carbonated .
D: In the enormous pack that Is Euro Pale Lagers this sits in the midst of many others that offer nothing special.
It is in offensive ,possibly because there is not a lot to it ,but is different in that it is not dominated by malty sweetness which I suppose must be a bt of a positive

Photo of Globetrotter
2.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When I first arrived in Almaty back in 1994, this was the best beer I could find. Therefore, I've had a lot. I've seen it on occasion in Moscow since I've been here, and finally broke down and bought a bottle in order to do a review. And what a bottle: 66cl, pretty much bomber size - the first I've seen in Russia. It's green, with a brown and gold label with a coat of arms above the name that features an orange tree. The label confesses to only purity law ingredients. Best before 9/30/06, I opened it on 5/9/06.

Pours a clear orange hue under a one finger white head that lingers reasonably well as thick film and collar, generating no lace. The nose is nasty: strong of malt and cabbage - not a pleasant experience at all. It doesn't seem skunked, really; just bad. The mouth is light and harshly prickly. The taste is not horrible, thanks to lots of sweet and bready malt. There's a touch of peach or apricot, but even that is a bit on the overripe side. Very little hops emerge in the finish as just a tickle of dryness in the throat. Overall, this beer is a waste of time. (Guess I wasted a lot of time in my early days in Kazakhstan...)

Photo of Beastdog75
2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"Orange Tree" beer was a beer that stood out at me at the liquor store and almost pleaded for me to pick it up and bring it home. After all, it had a cool name and the aluminum "tall boy" cans it arrived in were attractive and eye-catching. Deep inside, I knew that this was another simple "euro-pils" but I gave in and purchased it. Was I dissapointed? Not really, because my suspicions were justified after drinking it, but overall this beer belies its asthetically pleasing packing and ends up being another simple and unmemorable Euro-lager.

Oranjeboom pours a nice clear golden color with a decent two-fingers worth of foam that dissipates in about 30 seconds. The aroma consists of a typical "Euro-graininess" smell that is borderline adjuncty (the can says the beer is made with the finest malts AND grains, hmmmm). There is a trace of wet cardboard, a low-moderate fruity scent and some citric hops present as well. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, but a bit on the fizzy side. The first few sips had a grainy flavor along with some fruitiness, along with an interesting bitterness. Some light mineral water flavors here too. As I drank on, the beer seemed to get much more watery, until it tasted like I was drinking H20. The mineral water and cardboard flavors were more pronounced in this phase with a very mild fruitiness. The finish started out a bit bitter and dry, but this too subsided. Aftertaste has some light fruits and that near-adjuncty grainiess. The "vanishing bitterness" effect carries over, and the beer finishes out with no alcohlic warmth.

What could be a decent Euro-Lager ends up becoming rather bland and boring in the end. Drinkable, and possibly a good hot weather brew, but nothing too special here in the long run.

Photo of Frozensoul327
1.98/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Boring beer. Pours out to a light yellow color witha head of white foam that loooks like someone spit in my beer. Hints of lace. Medium low level of carbonation. Aromas of wet cardboard and sulfuric farts. Ugh. Flavor is weak and uninteresting; watery malt and barely, a touch of dry hops, some adjunct-y flavors, and that's about it. Mouthfeel was kind of bubbly, but then again, so is Pepsi. I won't go for this again unless it's free and i'm already fit-shaced. Pass on it.

Photo of LarryKemp
2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a clear bright, light yellow with a long lasting white layer of foam. The aroma is subtle malt. Not overpowering, clean and nothing out of place. The taste of malt struggled to overcome the sour taste. The sourness lingered for a long time on the tongue. The mouthfeel was the most impressive part of this beer. The carbonation played with my tongue and made this beer enjoyable. I don't plan on buying this beer again. It is not bad but it is barely average.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A decent Euro Lager. A lot like Staropramen. Strong straw color. Very clear and carbonated. A bit sparkling. Good head retention that fades to a trace. Aromas are mostly grainy, corn-like, and a bit light-striken (not bad enough to call skunky), grassy, earthy, and yeasty. Flavors are similar, throw in bready, hoppy (of the noble variety), a bit citrusy or apple like. Finishes crip (but not dry), refreshing. Easily drinkable with a pizza.

Photo of cypressbob
2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

440ml can

Pours with a light yellow body, heavy carbonation. Egg white head, odd though, looks like the scum that forms on the river bann (although my second looked fine, white and fairly creamy)

Smell, little hint of metallic, some grain and a little sweetness

Taste, fairly crisp, some hint of corn. Little bit too carbonated, lingering cloying greasiness left on the palette. A little boozy even though it is only 5%

A below average lager

Photo of alexgash
2.03/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Standar pale yellow lager body with a small, bubbly white head that fades fast. Lightly-sweetened malt, some grain on the nose. Dominated by skunky euro-hops, vegetal and spicy. Also a hint of spent coffee grounds. Taste is soapy toasted grain and corn. Skunky hop bite takes us into the not-quick-enough finish. Bleh. Very watery body, even for the style. There are much better eurotrash lagers out there.

Photo of GClarkage
2.84/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Photo of Backer2004
2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of cjhofelt
2.55/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of HardTarget
2.62/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of Shiloh
2.53/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
67 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.