Ursus Premium | Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania

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Brewed by:
Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
Romania
serbariletimisoreana.ro

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 10-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
44
Avg:
2.79
pDev:
21.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
1.48/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sampled this at Agape Restaurant in Cluj-Napoca, Romania about two weeks ago. Review is written from notes.

Poured into a small goblet.

Appearance: Clear, pale yellow with quickly-dissipating, fizzy, white head. After two minutes, the head is totaly non-existant. Won't even return following a vicious swirl. Very faint carbonation can be seen within. No lacing.

Smell: Sourness and light alcohol. Bleh.

Taste: Citrus, doughy malt, some more sourness, and alcohol. Offensive.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with light carbonation. "Nothingless", says the notes.

Drinkability: Not drain-pou worthy, but lame and bland. Only ordered this one once, and that was definitely enough. The worst beer I tried in Romania.

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Photo of drpimento
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is from a can I brought back from Romania a couple of months ago and kept chilled. Very commonly found there in the 7 cities I visited. Poured with some head and lace. Standard pale yellow color. Almost no aroma, only a faint beery nose. Very carbonated. Thin and watery. Forgettable finish. "nough said.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
1.54/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

500ml can.Pokal glass.Enjoyed on marĀ“12.Pale straw.Cristal clear.White close pretty good lasting crown. Intense floral aroma,citric notes.Metallic odor. Soft bitterness followed by subtle malty.Bland mouthfeel.Metallic flavor.Flat & fat body.A forgetable beer.

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Photo of Padron4KM
1.58/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle Best before 17-04-08.

Pale yellow with a thin white head. Minimal lace.

Grainy, corn, slightly skunky aromas.

Flavor is grainy.

Finish is dry. Too dry. Drinking it made me thirstier. I needed a glass of water just to finish the bottle.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.88/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a five finger pure white head that fades quickly to ring leaving a little lace. Crystal clear pale color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Grassy/skunky nose. Flavor grassy some bitterness from the hops, boring. Follows the rule - any beer labeled premium is not. $2.15 for a 330ml bottle from John's Marketplace Portland, OR.

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Photo of Bix
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of skywizzard
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of hansavijaticar
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mishi_d
2.02/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kikobcn
2.07/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is THE king of beer in Romania

Appearance: On tap, it pours a not-too-bad-looking pale straw color with a foamy one and a 2 finger head. Honestly, it's not too bad looking, and the head doesn't look so bad seems like Fosters , it doesn't taste as good as it looks.

Smell: Really not a lot in the way of smell, just some faint some sweet malts that seem almost artificial.

Taste: Tastes like some watered down grassy hops up front and finishes little bitter.

Mouthfeel: Not too bad. It's an adjunct lager, so what can you expect?

Drinkability: very refreshing and light is quite drinkable

Overall, this is a pretty standard light lager. It's nothing really special and I probably will never have it again.

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Photo of slitherySOB
2.07/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

One of those slightly below standard euro lagers that doesn't have much wrong with it, but doesn't have much right for it as well. Pours from the can a pale straw colour, with about a thumb's worth of foam on top. After a couple minutes, the head disipates into a thin layer of bubbles, giving it the appearance of toilet water after someone urinated. Smell is what was expected. Slight malt sweetness, bit of lemon, bit of dry grass and a touch of floral aromas. Not too bad, but nothing stands out. Bland taste. Grains, grass, lemon, pepper, but all light. It doesn't taste watered down, just light. Their is very little flavour to be had in this beer. Mouthfeel is very thin, but overcarbonated. This is the only major downfall of the beer. The carbonation feels as though you are eating pop rocks while drinking this beer. I know that, sometimes, alot of carbonation is good, but for this beer it isn't. Drinkable? Well, it's drinkable in the same way water, pepsi, or sprite is drinkable. And I'd prefer water, pepsi or sprite. It wouldn't even make a good lawn mower beer. It's too dull and nonrefreshing. I wasn't expecting much from this beer, but I was expecting, something. The best thing I can say about this is, it isn't a horrible beer. Just boring.

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Photo of TerryW
2.09/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear golden yellow with a great big white head that settles to a quarter inch. A little lace, steady stream of big bubbles. Not bad looking, but after that pretty much weak-kneed.

Faint aroma of grain and alcohol. Taste corny with a slightly metallic finish. Not a particularly big flavour profile. Some slight lingering bitterness. Not offensive in any way, but dull, dull, dull. Suitable for washing down a sandwich or something.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.11/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear medium straw colour, with two fingers of thin chunky white head, which leaves a soapy rinse of lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of white grain, corn syrup, almost medicinal, and a bit of grassy hops. The taste has an astringent chemical edge, so much that the underlying grain, whatever it may be, is pretty much obscured, only evident via the sweetness still present. I sure would like to know what "choicest" translates from, as I can't see how it could be applied in the case of any of the faint skunky hops detectable in this brew. The carbonation is a bit high, the body medium weight, oily, and a bit slick. It finishes quite dry, that clammy, earthy, metallic, medicinal essence coming to bear again.

While it's not explicitly listed on the can, this screams out adjunct-laden swill, and premium at that. Perhaps a new category of "Euro Adjunct Lager" should be considered.

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Photo of JohnW
2.16/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had in bottle and on tap in two different bars while touring Romania in 2011 - the second sample only confirming my dislike! Thin, tasteless, gassy and acid - rather like UK brewed Fosters. Very pale colour, lively gassy head, no aroma to speak of, sure to give you heartburn! Just awful. Avoid.

JohnW
B'ham UK 2011

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Photo of torwart94
2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.2/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Green half-litre bottle, reviewed just before it became out of date.

Mid gold, pilsner yellow, no head to talk about, or collar actually.

Another Romanian beer that should have stayed at home. I picked this up near my sons new place in London, i wish I hadn't.

No aroma, no taste and nothing going for it, a nothing beer. I suppose it could be called refreshing if you'd done manual labour for 20 hours and needed something wet to stop your mouth from drying out and your human organs dieing: otherwise give it a miss.

One of the most boring beers/lagers I've ever encounted.

The scores of 3 for looks and smell are my default numbers for a standard looking pils/lager and for the typical odourless ones too: otherwise I could have been a whole lot more cutting in my scoring.

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Photo of nmoeschler
2.23/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not a good taste and not refreshing

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Photo of Marius
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

330 ml bottle. Clear light golden color with white head. Aroma has sweet malt and bread, some corn maybe, generic cardboard bitterness. Taste follows with dusty grains, cardboard bitterness, quite harsh on the finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Quite bad, even for a macro.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of endless1408
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of spartan301
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jerryjeff
2.28/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma
Not overly present, I think there's some light hop scent, grassy possibly some lemon I think. Get a bit of skunkiness also, but not too present.

Mouthfeel
Higher end of carbonation, same weight as water essentially but with carbonation.

Appearance
Pale straw, essentially clear to look through in a goblet. Poured to minimal head and quickly dissipated.

Taste
Light hit of hops, but no real bitterness. This is more american macro than european pilsener lager taste. Makes me think it has adjuncts in it.

Drinkability
With light mouthfeel on the palette and no real aftertaste it seems as drinkable as any regular american macro is, according to your preference.

Overall
Nothing exciting here. First imported beer I've had that was almost an exact copy of american macro brews I guess the business model could have been expected to work elsewhere

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an effervescent, light yellow body with a fizzy white head.

Smell: Lackluster mealy aroma with some floral notes.

Taste: Sweetish grainy flavor with a hint of cornmeal. Faint floral hops. Metallic finish with a slight stickiness, as if the taste won't vacant the tongue without a fight.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: I couldn't recommend this one, so don't even ask.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

1 litre plastic bottle served cold into an unbranded bierkrug in me friend's gaff in Bucharest. Best before: 21.10.14. Expectations are low.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: White head. Fizzles out within 10 seconds.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Standard appearance for the style overall. Unremarkable.

AROMA: Light aroma of generic helles malt sweetness and barley. That's it.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Helles malts, generic sweetness, low quality barley, and some syrupy malt character. Quite simple, but it has a loose cohesion.

Overly thick and hefty on the palate. Overcarbonated. Smooth and wet.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

I like it in a general sense, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

OVERALL: It's a boring macrolager with nothing to offer the discerning drinker. About what you'd expect from a SAB Miller macrolager. Meh.

D+

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2.79 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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