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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

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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1.8/5  rDev -40.4%

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

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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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of magpieken
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Went down Ok with my bowl of noodles. Nothing to write home about. Not bad just quite underwhelming really. Meh.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Theheroguy
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 .

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
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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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Brew_42
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of smithj4
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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).

Photo of safaricook
2.9/5  rDev -4%

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.

Photo of Florida9
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
73 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.