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Orion Premium Draft Beer | Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
Japan
orionbeer.co.jp

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 12-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,044
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
283
pDev:
20.46%
Bros Score:
3.15
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of jodan001
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.47/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to try this Okinawan classic beer. It pours a somewhat light shade of golden with lots of bubbles and a decent head. The aroma is metallic with lots of sweet notes. The taste is sweet and full of rice adjunctness so to speak. No signs of hops on the nose or taste. Light body and heavily carbonated. A refreshing beer, and a nice fit with certain types of food.

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Photo of Zazzi82
2.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can courtesy of Schlimenhaumer - thanks, man!

Medium-bodied, refreshing, crisp, smooth, wet, well-carbonated.

Adjunct doesn't stick out. Pale malt and 2-row dominate.

Balanced and enjoyable, but simple and shallow.

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieWeisen
3.67/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a cold glass from the 1Pt 5.4oz bottle at Zen restaurant in Houma, LA, where I'm from. Look was a very pale golden, how you would expect from a "beer" color most people would think. Smell was very inoffensive with I guess some kind of sweet undertones. Taste is very dry, drier than say like a Budweiser but about as dry as about a Kirin ichiban but a mildly different more cleaner taste I find. Feel is extremely crisp and carbonated, very pleasant and thin very much so like a Perrier or LaCroix sparkling water but a little bit less, kind of in the middle of an American lager and a sparkling water. Overall however a very pleasant experience I've had this a few times before this review, I may prefer Kirin but you get more beer for a lower price than it at this restaurant.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rice Lager from Okinawa. From the 12 oz can served at Jett Sushi in Denver. Amber brew with a tall stack of foam in the pint shaker. A fainy beery aroma. Spritzy mouthfeel and watery but refreshing body.

Pleasant dry flavor but no trace of hops. Not really sweet, like the light malt lagers. It's a different flavor without the usual malt or grainy notes. Crisp and perfectly drinkable. A pleasant quaff for summer and sushi. It would be interesting to taste this against a typical American industrial lager.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
2.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Everydayoff
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

350ml can poured into a pils glass.

Clear bright golden color with lots of active effervescence, it tops with very thick frothy white head with very good retention. The head slowly dissipates to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaves some lacing patch and spot.

Lots of malt and grain in a nose, it is like bread, biscuit and rice. There is sourness of rice and yeast together with a note of grassy hop.

The taste is based and led by grain and bready malt that lend some sweetness and husk. Hop is also there with notes of grass, hay, and subtle bitterness as well as some yeasty lager.

Light body with quite smooth mouthfeel and lively crisp carbonation, the feeling is refreshing with rather clean and dry finish. Very easy drinkable as it supposed to be.

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Photo of kerouac
4.06/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orion is, thus far, my favorite Japanese-brewed beer. It is a great beer overall. Great taste, mouthfeel, and surprisingly good in a variety of temperatures. If you're a pilsner fan, like me, you'll enjoy this beer.

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Photo of tommy5
2.62/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jg24rules
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.77/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dleiner
2.44/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear bright gold with three fingers of white head that falls in about ten minutes leaving thick rings of lace.
Smell is very light.
Taste is light grains or malts with just a hint of herbal hop in the end.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and neutral.
Overall a beer you could drink all night without getting bloated or bored. Well done Orion.

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Photo of Jacobus79
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JRod1969
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burly
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local 99 Ranch, an Asian-themed supermarket chain, is currently selling six-packs for $4.99, which is a bargain in and around Berkeley, California, so I've consumed a fair number of six packs over the last month. The beer is heavily carbonated, so be warned. However, it is light (4.7% alcohol), which I currently like, because I drink too much beer to be good for me. The flavor I would best describe as pleasant. It is probably a rice adjunct beer, since that's what it tastes like and that is common for East Asian beers. I generally like Asian rice-adjunct beers, particularly with Asian food, so that's not a problem. Seems to give the beer a bit of a winey, saki, malt liquorish flavor, which, again, goes well with Asian food.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Shanex
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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