OB Golden Lager - Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
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2.7/5 rDev -11.8%
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 .
07-30-2013 23:14:51 | More by Theheroguy
2.75/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
02-14-2013 05:04:39 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
2.75/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
07-10-2014 15:36:23 | More by Brew_42
2.9/5 rDev -5.2%
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).
02-16-2014 08:36:01 | More by Fatehunter
2.98/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
01-17-2014 01:25:36 | More by Florida9
3.13/5 rDev +2.3%
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...
10-31-2011 03:37:40 | More by Citadel82
3.23/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
03-23-2012 23:36:36 | More by dbrauneis
OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
74 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.