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Oranjeboom Premium Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

293 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-21-2002

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.54/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of woemad
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

A standard pour of Bierbrouwerij B.V.'s Oranjeboom yields a straw-yellow body capped by a snow-white fizz that rises tall and falls fast. The head is supported by a moderate amount of carbonation, and therefore manages to stick around a while as a thin ring of foam.

The nose is standard for the style. Malts give off the smell of bread dough complemented by some very mild grassy notes and a touch of black pepper. Metallic aromas are mild, but palpable.

The taste more or less follows the nose. Metallic flavors are mild, but unwelcomely present, in the first sip. My tastebuds must adapt quickly, because they are absent in subsequent sips. A light touch of toasted grain augments the flavor profile. The beer is thin on the palate, a characteristic I'd welcome in summer heat.

Overall, Oranjeboom is a decent macro-style lager that I'd drink again if in the mood for the style. It's certainly much better than most of the macros produced on this side of the Atlantic.

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
67 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.