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Breda Royal Lager - Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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Breda Royal LagerBreda Royal Lager

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BA SCORE
75
okay

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 21.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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: WoodBrew on 11-05-2011)
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Reviews by beeroclock:
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

2.36/5  rDev -19.7%

A - Poured golden yellow with lots of carbonation. Small head, quickly disappeared, still many bubbles/fizz.

S - Some grains, yeast.... not a lot going on here.

T - Reminds me of a cheap macro, tastes similar to a piece of hay when you visit a farm and want to look the part. Very similar to since you never know if it has pee on it. This is not very good.

M - Too carbonated, thankfully the aftertaste is not too awful.

O - I will finish the can, but thankful that I only bought one. Really not impressed with this representation. Expiration is next year, so it's not that. Not for me...

03-28-2013 17:09:43 | More by beeroclock
More User Reviews:
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2012 02:22:24 | More by beerhunter13
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JonnoWillsteed

Netherlands

1.8/5  rDev -38.8%

I'll get to the point. This beer tastes as if if it has had a couple of tea-spoons of sugar stirred into it during serving. I do not know how else to describe it. It is overwhelming on the palette.

Bought in Singapore from a supermarket. Any beer is very expensive here. But this is relatively cheap at 'just' approx US$3 for a 330ml tin. If it weren't so expensive, I'd have thrown it away. Truly dreadful.

05-12-2013 11:32:46 | More by JonnoWillsteed
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fionn13

Ireland

3/5  rDev +2%

06-04-2012 15:14:46 | More by fionn13
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3/5  rDev +2%

10-08-2012 13:18:50 | More by intoxabroad
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -13.9%

Because this was popular on my friend's trip to Vietnam, at least in the tourist spots he frequented, this became the "t-shirt that he brought me." Malt job with metallic finish, so-so drinkable. Not an entire drainpour, but certainly nothing special.

05-19-2013 03:14:24 | More by Sammy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -1.4%

Brought a can of Breda Royal Lager from Hong Kong. It poured a clear yellow with big carbonation and white head to start, but eventually dissapates. The smell included grain, malt, and light hop. The taste was much like the smell....typical Euro Lager beer. The mouthfeel was decent....medium light...easy drinking....certainly could session this one. Overall a good beer.

11-05-2011 13:13:04 | More by WoodBrew
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of grains. Taste is crisp, some grains and malts, a bit of an unusual aftertaste, somewhat metallic. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

06-17-2013 10:58:45 | More by tone77
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +2%

06-06-2014 15:01:40 | More by endless1408
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -21.8%

Got a can of this at a backpacker travel agency place in Byron Bay, Australia. Brewed in Germany for a Dutch brewery, odd. From notes.

A - Poured golden straw, good carbonation, minimal lace and retention. Bright.

S - Honey, sweet grain.

T - Quite sweet, sweet grain, honey, corn, very macro. Lagery and has a sickly sweetness that somehow goes down easy.

M - Cloying sweetness in the finish, mild to medium carbonation, light but oily feeling body, not pleasant to keep around.

O/D - Not good, but easy to drink. Good value for free, but I wouldn't pay for this to try again.

12-14-2012 04:01:05 | More by tbeckett
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GaetanoBresci

Switzerland

4.63/5  rDev +57.5%

First an historical note, because there is a lot of confusion around this beer. Breda formerly housed the largest brewery in the Netherlands (Oranjeboom). Interbrew, the Belgian owner of the brewery, closed the brewery in 2004. On closing of Oranjeboom Brewery, Breda beer production was moved to both Bremen and Leuven. Until 2008 when Randalls Brewery (in Guernsey) acquired the licence. Guernsey is now the only place in the world where draught Breda is brewed, and provbably one of the few place where you can find Breda on tap. This beer has a good taste, a darkish yellow coulor, with a crispy smell. Taste is full, and clear. Fantastic beer of Guernsey£!

06-14-2013 11:58:51 | More by GaetanoBresci
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-14-2013 00:35:37 | More by dmorgan310
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.93/5  rDev -0.3%

Coming in a 500ml can, BB 24/11/2012, served chilled in a slim pilsner glass.

A: pale straw in colour with abundant fizziness and a thick & firm white beer head with good retention.
S: lightly dusty upfront, coupled with semi-sweet doughy sourness, mild lager malt’s aroma, and floral hop aroma – very much like a mass produced German Helles lager really.
T: the flavour delivers mild maltiness upfront, immediately followed by a slightly “powdery” texture of adjuncts/grains as well as a lingering bitter-sweetness as of mixture of hops and malts, with the bitter edge outweighing the sweet part, while the sour edge typical of lager also lingers along the way. The finish is somewhat rough, prolonging the powdery-grainy flavour somehow, yet luckily without any metallic or watery mouthfeel in the end.
M&D: fizzy, but not overly so; the body is medium for a 5%abv. without tasting watery, alcoholic or cloying/sugary and the footprint of adjunct is never overwhelmingly felt. All in all this beer tastes like a mass produced beer yet with a decent porformance, IMO. The drinkability is pretty good if coupled with light roast snack.

01-14-2012 15:36:03 | More by wl0307
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grotbag


3.15/5  rDev +7.1%

A well rounded lager with an unfortunate yeasty nose. Taste is light, refreshing and well rounded when cold without being watery neither too fizzy. No rough aftertaste either and no syrupy feel to the taste as with many popular 5% lagers. This is a most drinkable can of lager beer. Good all-rounder. The yeasty smell can be forgiven as it has several good attributes which make it a good session beer.

04-19-2012 18:28:09 | More by grotbag
Breda Royal Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
75 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.