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OB Golden Lager - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

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OB Golden LagerOB Golden Lager

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BA SCORE
73
okay

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 12.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamnesCameron on 07-18-2011)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -4%
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).

Fatehunter, Feb 16, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

metter98, Dec 17, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

JamnesCameron, Jul 18, 2011
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this clear, light gold beer with Korean food on an absolutely steaming hot New York City night and it did the trick. It has a small white head that settles slowly, minimal lacing, a bready sweet malt aroma, and a hint of floral hops.

The flavor is much the same; on the sweet side, a bit of caramel and bread character to the malt, drying up pretty well in the finish; some light floral hopping; reminds me of a generic German Helles-style beer. Low bitterness and not much of an aftertaste.

Light bodied with medium carbonation; a little bit watery. Very easy to drink and good to wash down the intensely flavored Korean dishes.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale, gold color, clear, and with a thin white head that faded quickly, leaving no lacing.

S: Cut hay, dried grain.

T: Mild malty sweetness at first, then faint grainy notes in the middle before a slightly bitter finish. Very uncomplicated flavor, and almost watered-down taste overall

M: Moist, but with only average carbonation.

O: This is not a drain pour, but it isn't good. The only thing it's good for is cooling off the heat of hot, spicy Korean food.

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2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is very simple in a very bad way.

The flavor is somehow simultaneously sweet and bland. This beer tastes very grainy and watered down. This isn't something that I would purchase again or think to grab when i just wanted something to enjoy. It probably goes well with korean food but as a stand alone it's really disappointing .

Theheroguy, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of evianIPA
2/5  rDev -33.8%

Pours a perfectly clear golden colour with a billowy white head that settles to a tiny cap, leaving some lacing. They make it very clear on the label that this uses exclusively German malts and hops and by the look of it, they intend this beer to be 'by the book.'

It's quite sweet on the nose, with clean pils malts and no noticeable skunk or sulphur. There's also no noticeable hops, but it's still very appealing and to style.

I was a bit too nonchalant with my pour, and it seems there wasn't all that much carbonation to begin with because most of the carbonation is gone. For a 4.8% beer there's isn't as much body as I'd hoped, and it comes across as watered down. It's not unpleasant, just boring, and I wish it had some hop character to brighten it up. Bitterness however is in balance.

A great start that went absolutely nowhere. Commit to the style, add some hop character, make it crisp, and I think this could be quite a decent beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this beer in a sushi place in Orange, CA. A 22 oz bottle poured into a normal tumbler glass.

A- Pale golden, poured a nice thick head with good carbonation and spotty lacing.

S- Light malt and bready tones. Not very complex but a good match for the beer.

T- Malty and bready. Nothing special though.

M- Thin in body, but good carbonation and finishes smooth.

O- Never seen this beer before at a sushi place, awesome I got to try it. It was tasty and a good alternative to the usual Asahi and Kirin.

Murrhey, Nov 04, 2011
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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
73 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.