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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
72
okay

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 12.62%
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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Photo of Dcbelkot
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of evianIPA
2/5  rDev -33.6%

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.

evianIPA, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of speedvagen
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

speedvagen, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of starlight37
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

starlight37, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of koo10t
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

koo10t, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Theheroguy
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
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 ste5venla
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

ste5venla, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

spinrsx, May 04, 2014
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

TappaKeggaBrew, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

CelticAleMan, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of DoomVM
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

DoomVM, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Brew_42
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Brew_42, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of smithj4
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

smithj4, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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
Photo of Florida9
2.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

Florida9, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Saksis, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Jugglemeno
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Jugglemeno, Feb 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

mhaugo, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Baileux
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Baileux, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mosant
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Mosant, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of slimpickens101
3/5  rDev -0.3%

slimpickens101, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Bunzida
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Bunzida, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Citadel82
3.13/5  rDev +4%
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...

Citadel82, Oct 31, 2011
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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.