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OB Golden Lager - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

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OB Golden LagerOB Golden Lager

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73
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Dcbelkot

Washington

2/5  rDev -34.6%

06-24-2014 20:26:37 | More by Dcbelkot
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starlight37

Korea (South)

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

01-19-2013 18:16:59 | More by starlight37
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koo10t

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

12-21-2011 01:37:20 | More by koo10t
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Theheroguy

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
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 .

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 23:14:51 | More by Theheroguy
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-03-2014 23:39:00 | More by spinrsx
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 05:04:39 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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CelticAleMan

California

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-04-2012 06:33:32 | More by CelticAleMan
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DoomVM

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-16-2014 04:55:30 | More by DoomVM
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear and gold with a fluffy white head.

Smells slightly malty

Taste- Not much there. Some malts and grain. A little bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel- Light, a little watery.

Overall- Better than Hite, Cass, and Cafri thats for sure. Not great though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2014 15:36:23 | More by Brew_42
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smithj4

New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-08-2014 22:38:30 | More by smithj4
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.9/5  rDev -5.2%
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).

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 08:36:01 | More by Fatehunter
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Florida9

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale golden color. Forms a fizzy white head that quickly fizzes away. No lacing.

S: Aroma is of faint malts and grains. Brown rice. And just a hint of earthy hops.

T: Taste is thin, but at least there is a something there and it's not digesting. Very mild caramel malts, brown rice, kraft paper. Quick, clean finish.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. No bitterness.

O: Purchased this one along with a Hite Ice Point to go with a Korean meal I was making. Figured if I was going through the trouble to cook Korean, I might as well drink it well (and didn't feel like going the shochu route). While this is not a terribly impressive beer, it was certainly the better of the two.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 01:25:36 | More by Florida9
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2%

06-24-2013 15:39:23 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Saksis

Norway

3/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 13:23:37 | More by Saksis
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Jugglemeno

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -2%

02-04-2013 07:27:02 | More by Jugglemeno
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -2%

03-13-2013 00:09:15 | More by mhaugo
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Baileux

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -2%

03-21-2014 21:08:49 | More by Baileux
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Mosant

Australia

3/5  rDev -2%

06-29-2014 13:19:31 | More by Mosant
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2013 02:14:08 | More by slimpickens101
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Bunzida

Korea (South)

3/5  rDev -2%

02-11-2014 13:11:21 | More by Bunzida
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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
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...

Serving type: can

10-31-2011 03:37:40 | More by Citadel82
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:36:36 | More by dbrauneis
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

07-05-2014 17:22:09 | More by bearbreak
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avisong

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

08-16-2013 03:10:22 | More by avisong
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

08-05-2013 03:45:18 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
73 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.