OB Lager Beer - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
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2.7/5 rDev +16.4%
Had a bottle of this at a Korean restaurant in Westboro, MA. I think my first beer from Korea.
Super light clear color, light bubbled head that disappears instantly.
Nose some cheap macro like lager but fairly crisp pilsner straw, bit of a corn or rice like weird substitute sugar flavor, no skunk or very unhappy lager though.
Taste light crisp but full flavor, light straw and hay, some light corn like cheap macro flavors but barely, light grassy hops and hint of bitterness, just a touch of a metallic twang. Finish is crisp dry but light icky bitterness that doesn't fade easily.
Mouth is lighter decent carb.
Overall not bad for an Asian pilsner. I wasn't expecting much, but it wasn't that bad. No skunk, very little metallic bad yeast flavor, light crisp and very drinkable.
12-20-2012 19:10:31 | More by jlindros
2.1/5 rDev -9.5%
Appearance. Very carbonated with a golden straw color. head disappears quickly and is way to fizzy.
Smell. sweet pale malts but overall very clean.
Taste. Rice and sweet pale malts up front with a skunky hop ectract ij the back. sweet overall.
Mouthfeel. thin, airy, and overly carbonated.
Overall i would drunk this at a party, but that is about it.
01-17-2012 09:16:23 | More by bigrzman
1.35/5 rDev -41.8%
I was down in Baltimore a few weekends ago, visiting a college chum and attending the annual Brewers' Art Mid-Atlantic Holiday Gathering. I took Amtrak to Penn Station and then began walking south to The Brewers Art when I passed Aloha Liquors, a little store that never fails to have something new and unusual available, prompting me to stop in. I scored a 1.6L plastic bottle of this, as well as some other gems that are sure to have been just as good (check previous reviews).
From the bottle: "Timeless enduring heritage, craftsmanship and new rice addition deliver refreshing smoothness and clean after taste, making OB the most drinkable beer."
I tried as aggressive a pour as I could muster, but I still only got wisps of head that faded as quickly as I poured and typed. Color was a still, light golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. By "still", I mean that it exhibited precisely ZERO carbonation. Man, it was flat as a board. Nose had a big, sweet cooked corn odor and it became obvious where this was going. Mouthfeel was thin and flat with a sweetness that reminded me of the smell of spilled beer left to dry of its own accord. Ugh. Finish was still very sweet and I only wished that it had come in a CAN so that it might have some sort of redeeming feature. I am always reluctant to drain pour and this was going to help me pass some time, but I thought long and hard about sending it on its way. More boring than outright bad, but still worthy of some low numbers.
12-31-2011 21:07:16 | More by woodychandler
OB Lager Beer from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
58 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.