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OB Lager Beer - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

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BA SCORE
59
awful

108 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 25.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website
Korea (South)

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-12-2002)
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 19:10:31 | More by jlindros
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-11-2012 01:37:36 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Pinche_Oso

California

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2012 05:24:12 | More by Pinche_Oso
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

07-23-2012 17:34:28 | More by rolltide8425
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2012 03:39:41 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +60.9%

07-04-2012 22:33:04 | More by Dapperticus
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DocG

California

3.25/5  rDev +39.5%

06-20-2012 02:18:04 | More by DocG
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SocalKicks

California

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-17-2012 06:37:32 | More by SocalKicks
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ccozzi

Illinois

1/5  rDev -57.1%

06-05-2012 01:17:58 | More by ccozzi
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-12-2012 20:47:05 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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drslap

Hawaii

1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

05-08-2012 03:14:48 | More by drslap
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fisherbray

Florida

2/5  rDev -14.2%

04-24-2012 03:48:33 | More by fisherbray
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avisong

Virginia

2/5  rDev -14.2%

04-18-2012 01:55:56 | More by avisong
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Nate

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

03-09-2012 00:22:13 | More by Nate
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2neardead

California

1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

03-04-2012 22:44:12 | More by 2neardead
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

02-16-2012 04:22:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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shigg85

Japan

1/5  rDev -57.1%

01-31-2012 06:28:47 | More by shigg85
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zaptone

California

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-22-2012 16:23:51 | More by zaptone
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bigrzman

Pennsylvania

2.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

01-17-2012 09:16:23 | More by bigrzman
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electtodefer

New York

2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-14-2012 00:26:22 | More by electtodefer
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bonbini26

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -14.2%

01-12-2012 18:06:47 | More by bonbini26
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.35/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 21:07:16 | More by woodychandler
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mjurney

Texas

2/5  rDev -14.2%

11-18-2011 16:37:41 | More by mjurney
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2011 23:39:46 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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Ralphs66

New York

2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Whoa, been a looong time since I've had a beer this god awful. I ate lunch in the Koreatown section of Manhattan, and going with the flow decided to have an authentic brew. Won't go into the details, as it's just not worth the effort, but suffice it to say, water would have been far better...

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 17:14:26 | More by Ralphs66
OB Lager Beer from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
59 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.