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OB Golden Lager - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

Not Rated.
OB Golden LagerOB Golden Lager

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 63
Avg: 3
pDev: 14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd visit their website
Korea (South)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 07-18-2011

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Reviews by Citadel82:
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3.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Spent a week in Seoul enjoying the local sights and tastes. The Korean barbecue I found to be excellent, The local brews somewhat less so. The one standout of the locals that I tried was this one. OB Golden Lager in the sixteen ounce can was around two dollars US from the 7-11 around the corner from the Park Hyatt.

Poured a rich, clear gold with a short-lived white head. Carbonation was abundant and lasted quite some time.

Smell was slightly grainy some hints of white-toasted bread but overall not at all unpleasant.

Taste was slightly malty sweet, lightly hopped but quite refreshing with no off-putting flavors, clean and crisp about sums it up.

Mouth-feel was as one might expect - that is to say light with abundant carbonation.

Overall best in class for the Korean Macros that I tried. Beat out Hite and Cafri by wide margins. When in Korea, this pairs nicely with the little fried anchovies in sweetened soy...

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Auraan
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear golden body with one finger of bubbly white head that receded in about 3 minutes. A perfect example of the style in appearance, quite nice. Scents of floral Noble hops, very perfume-like with an aroma of jasmine and orange, German malt with some light honey aromas, some very light herbal hops and light grainy malt touches on the finish. Overall impression of aroma is of a very crisp, clean, delicate aroma that is quite pleasant, though rather muted. Flavor begins lightly sweet with light Noble hop flavors, pleasantly sweet honey-like malt and a light bit of grain husk. Middle is medium dry with the same flavors present, but with more herbal Noble hop flavors. Finish continues this same flavor profile. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral and herbal Noble hops and bitter grain husk. Overall impression of flavor is of a crisp, dry, clean, simple lager. Not a flavor rich beer, but flavorful and rather pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a drying feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic lager, true to style. Overall is is a good lager. It is simple, crisp, flavorful and clean. Not the best by any definition, but very good, with a nice flavor and aroma, and a classic mouthfeel. Quite nice.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of bearbreak
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of mcthfg
2.62/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WoodBrew
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.87/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours two fingers of head on a clear golden colored body. Live up to the name.
The aroma is not great: metallic and ricey.
The taste has a smooth sweetness and balanced pretty well with the mildest lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
It's not bursting with flavor, but its not bad (aside from the smell).

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Photo of wilsonbaron
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dcbelkot
2/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of metter98
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a small white head that quickly died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of grainy hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the taste, the beer has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink. I wouldn’t consider it to be a standalone beer, but it goes well with spicy Korean food.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.55/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a short tumbler. Pours a clear golden with a two fingered, fizzy white head that drops rather quickly. No foam remaining after the drop.

Aromas of earthy hops and grainy malt.

Flavors of earthy hops and grainy malt. Finish is medium with grainy malt and a light bitterness lingering.

Mouthfeel is light, not quite watery, with a nice bitterness and a bit of a prickly carbonation.

Overall, not a bad Korean verson of a pale euro lager. Better than all of the local other offerings I've had in Korea.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Eman17
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JasonEdelson
1.8/5  rDev -40%

Photo of safaricook
2.9/5  rDev -3.3%

I had this yesterday and I remember to be quite bland. Grainy nose with some Diacetyl as would be expected in a Czech Pilsener, but without any hops whatsoever. Did not like drinking it, but there were no apparent faults either.

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of jeon123123
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Han Bat in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white fizzy head that reduces to thin patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: There is a light presence of grain malts in the smell of this beer with some lighter hints of corn.

T: Follows the smell, the flavor is dominated by the grain malts. No bitterness or hops can be detected.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink, very refreshing, and definitely sessionable. Not a bad beer and certainly one I would get again when I'm out for Korean food.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
75 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.