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Oranjeboom Premium Lager | Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
Netherlands
interbrew.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,265
Reviews:
194
Ratings:
377
pDev:
17.71%
Bros Score:
2.78
 
 
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Ratings: 377 |  Reviews: 194
Photo of Chris48083
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EvanTJ
4.5/5  rDev +56.3%

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.49/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of contika
4.38/5  rDev +52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.1/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What's not to like? Clean, crisp. Very decent beer.

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Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.05/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A summer beer without the self-hatred. For when your grilling and your friends or significant other will give you grief about double fisting bud limes.

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oranjeboom Premium Beer has a medium, off-white head, a clear, deep golden appearance, with numerous miniscule white particles floating about, and a some pretty decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of grassy hops and pungent, sweet barley, and the flavor is just like that, with some white bread and a fairly robust hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is tending towards light and watery, and Oranjeboom Premium Beer finishes mostly dry, refreshing, tasty, and easy drinking. This is a good, lower-priced substitute for over-priced beers like Heineken or Stella Artois.

RJT

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.95/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can into kolsch glass.

Nice clear golden color with tiny bubbles of carbonation racing to the top. Left a bit of lacing.

Clean Euro lager smell. Earthy and musky.

Good clean flavor. Typical Euro lager malty and biscuity with a mild hop twang.

Good. Nicely carbonated, not seltzery. Smooth clean finish.

Would be easy to session. $8 for a sixer isn't a bad price either. Another Euro lager that trumps your typical American rice and corn beer. Would drink again.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is lightly malty with a faint touch of hops.
Taste is very straightforward, crisp and refreshing with a light bitterness at the finish.
A bit thin in the mouth.
Very drinkable. It reallly hit the sopt and went down nice after a tough day at work.

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Photo of Sisafitz
3.84/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit hoppish with some delicate flavors hidden behind that that are off the beaten path. For that reason, I like bottled best [minimum distortion], and leave the last half ounce alone. An acquired taste best enjoyed in a glass, and great with a pretzel or a meal.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint can, purchased from Trader Joe's in Long Beach for $0.84. Poured into a shaker pint.

A: Golden yellow color, with a white head which has good retention.

S: No skunk, due to the can. Smells of bready malts, some hop presence, very pleasant.

T: Great bready malt taste, with noble hops, possibly Saaz holding it together. Reminds me of a solid German Helles, nothing objectionable at all.

M: Creamy from the carbonation, a tad on the thin side, but I think very good for the style.

D: Very drinkable and thirst quenching on a summer day in Southern California, I got through the 16 oz. in a matter of minutes, and would definitely drink this again. Great price, and a great summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of michaelboniface
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of DCP
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I believe the point of this product is to drink all 6 half liters at once.
A chugging beer.
Tastes like any other pale lager but goes down easier with a low impact hangover.
An upscale Dutch Budweiser for a party. It only costs 8 bucks for a 6.
It's a beer that most non-beer-people would probably enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : This lager pours a frothy head of about 3 fingers and recedes slowly to a thick ring, leaving webs of lace on the sides of the pint glass. The body is pale straw in appearance, but manages to muster a 20% opacity. An exceptional appearance for a typical adjunct lager.

S : Straw, grass, pale hops. Some cream of wheat, baked grains, and faint dark bread crust. An okay nose, has some character but nothing fabulous.

T : Heavy malt bill here, with a large corn/straw presence and flavors of baked bread (day old), biscuit, and wheat cracker. A faint hoppy stab peeks through here and there, with a tint of grapefruit. A large yeasty ending with a bit of tin as well. The main difference here is that it's closer to a Czech pilsner but without the harshness of hops.

F : It's light bodied as an adjunct lager should be, but it's also mildly creamy with appropriate carbonation and a slight dry nip on the finish.

O : I'd drink this again, given that I can get it for a fair price. It's better than Stella, and it's better than about any macro out there (save for a Coors on a hot day) and incorporates elements of the American and Czech styles in the entire profile.

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Photo of utahbeerdude
3.72/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Visual: Light, clear golden color, with somewhat creamy head with good persistence, lots of visual carbonation.
Aroma: Nice spicy hops to start that fades somewhat and then persists at a reduced level.
Flavor: Prickly carbonation and some hop flavor dominate in the beginning, creamy middle due to carbonation then a kick of bitterness in the back end of the finish that dries out in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Effects of carbonation dominate, but not excessively so; the body is perhaps on the light side.
Overall: My sample was quite clean, with good overall balance. An enjoyable experience. This beer is not unlike Löwenbräu.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This review holds dual citizenship as both my entry for NBS (Week 283) and the latest CAN in The CANQuest (TM), which has slowed considerably since broaching the 300 mark. CAN't anybody help me with some new CANs?

From the CAN: "This is the original Oranjeboom Premium Lager of Brewery 'De Oranjeboom', established in Holland in 1671. The striking name, crest, and colour of the 'Oranjeboom', symbolizing the family tree of the Dutch royal family, the princes of Oranje-Nassau, were assigned to the brewery and its premium beer to pay homage to the royal founders of the realm of the Netherlands. Pure natural: Choice Hops, Finest Malts and Grains, Clear Water."; "As a tribute to the House of Orange, the Orange Tree crest, symbolizing the family tree of the Dutch Royal family 'Oranje-Nassau', was introduced and the Oranjeboom brand was born. Oranjeboom is one of Holland's oldest brands. Since we started shipping beer to almost every corner of the world, Oranjeboom has been appreciated for its refreshing, outstanding quality."

My pour created an impressive two fingers' of bone-white head with excellent retention, especially in the face of the broiler oven that is today. Nothing like high heat and humidity to make me want to crack open a CAN of beer! Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the characteristic malty/lager-sweetness that lagers are supposed to have - not the weak, diluted smell of AALs. Sure, my sixer was a little more expensive than a rack of Miller, but that is the trade-off for not using adjuncts. You CAN't have it every which way but loose. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant lager sweetness in the mouth. Finish had a faint taste of honey, another characteristic of unadulterated lagers. This was a nice, pleasant lager and one that I would put in my cooler. It's not going to knock your socks off, but it won't require choking it down either (hear me, Minhas?).

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Photo of srandycarter
3.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A -Pours clear light honey, lots of white head. Some spotty lace.

S - Light hops and european malt. Very Heineken like..

T - Light malt, a little juicy, bittered at end.

M - Light, very light bodied, decent carb, a little over bitter at end for me.

D - Not a hard one to drink for sure.

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Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 377 ratings
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