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

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283 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gusler on 12-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,407
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
283
pDev:
20.46%
Bros Score:
3.15
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 283 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Kevinpitts
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Similar to Sapporo. Some mild rice notes though. Prefer Sapporo's slight stronger brisket flavor.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rdc67
2.77/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RochefortChris
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.21/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrcraft
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Nin10dude64
2.21/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

12 oz poured into an pilsner glass

I know now why the pilsner glass is recommended for these lagers, it looks, smells and almost tastes like one. A 2 finger head forms and dissipates slowly, golden straw color. The taste was like a pilsner but grew stale about a third into the beer. Couldn't finish it

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

light and slightly sour.

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

Photo of jw4free
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up from a local spot in Leavenworth, KS. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: pours like a Pilsner. Head fades to a white ring. Limited lacing. S: clean, some hint of sweetness T: slight sweetness F: watery, only carbonation keeps any interest. O:easy drinking, refreshing. It's a rice lager. Make beer with the ingredients one has, it works.

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

Photo of pmfox155
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ECsurfattic
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wontonst
2.6/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nagorg
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appropriate for the style. Actually reminds me of a home brew ale recipe by "BierMuncher".

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Photo of lupercmda
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of skasdan
3.72/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer beats a Bud or Coors any day of the week. You must take this beer for what it is and nothing more. This isn't an Alpine Nelson nor was it meant to be. This is a mass produced lager that has been brewed with Japanese attention to detail and craftsmanship. It has light hop notes and a honey-like finish. This is a great beer to end a long day working in the high heat and humidity of Okinawa. It is refreshing and is true to its intent. Don't drink this beer thinking you're getting a craft brew, you are getting a well balanced and very drinkable beer that is cheaper than any American domestic here in Okinawa. Next time you are at Bevmo, pick up a bottle in the Japnese section for $2.50 and compare it to any domestic tall boy. I promise you'll buy it again.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of I3eer
2.47/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

With a yellow-to-cream straw color, the overall flavor is a mix of mild fruit and some malt. Meanwhile, the finish is lightly crisp with an off grass acidity. Not a keeper, but is curiously refreshing!

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Orion Premium Draft Beer from Orion Beer Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 283 ratings
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