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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 08-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
192
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
17.71%
 
 
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4
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35
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Ratings: 371 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of Dogbrick
1.2/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Skunky aroma and nice piss-yellow color. I hate to say it but I'd drink a Heineken before this. Truly nasty. Unfortunately it's really a waste of a cool name. At this rate I am staying out of the low countries.

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Photo of StephenGash
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Durandal_777
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of warelphant
1.5/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of jamesroses
1.52/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: dark golden colour, looks somewhat syrupy. Builds up a pretty big head that dissipates quickly living a lace on top of the glass.

Smell: don't know what to say really, its a profoundly bitter smell that doesn't hide the alcohol at all.

Taste: it's a bitter and somewhat creamy taste, the alcohol coming after that, almost no carbonation. I drank it quite cold and it seemed really dense and syrupy, as those beers that are pretty warm.

Mouthfeel: as I said, it felt creamy, maybe a little oily, with almost no carbonation. The truth is that I as soon as I took a sip, I wanted to gulp it, because I didn't like it that much.

Overall: a pretty ordinary beer, it's not even one you'd choose to drink on a hot day.

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Photo of diablo14
1.58/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the name sounds like a dutch swimmer, but unlike their recent preformances, oranjeboom in no way rises to the occasion. a cheap and nasty beer, the only redeeming feature is that is doesnt taste and feel like shitty adjuncts. for me that in a way makes it worse because that just says the beer is blaaand. trust interbrew to be involved.

dull appearance. lacks anything that sets it apart from so many other crappy lagers out there. typical presence of skunk on the nose and bugger all else. the taste is so nothing i wish there was some adjuncts in there. at least it would give it something to talk about even if its bad. remember the old saying any publicity is good publicity. golly carlton have worked on that for years lol. its so completely nondescript it defies discussion. even the hops doesnt hit the mark despite the attempt to give it a big blast. even tho its obscenely cheap, its still overpriced.

even if your hard up for cash and want a beer, dont bother with this. i can think of several others down at the lower rungs of the price scale which are more worthy that this. i wouldnt even drink this beer if i was desperate. probably the worst european import going around.

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Photo of Ardon
1.71/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not much to say about this really. Basically is about as flavourful as soda water. Average looking lager with zero taste. And this was recommended to me in a bar in the Netherlands. Last time I go to that bar, I can tell you that much. Really so little to say cause it is awful but I have to keep typing or it won't let me post this.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.84/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured the 12oz green bottle into a pils glass it formed a loose, small head that leaves little lace.

Pale yellow body with minimal carbonation. I get a bit of the skunk that comes along with some euro pale's. This has a corny and husky side to it as well. Cooked vegetables and a myriad of sweet malt. This used to be my staple beer when in Amsterdam in the mid 90's. It served its purpose and I can still see this being serviceable when on tap while running around the red light district but nothing more than typical.

Notes: Not alot to say about this as its a run of the mill beer with no imagination whatsoever. You'll be better off leaving this on the shelf.

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Photo of Cresant
1.86/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured this 12 oz. green bottle into a pilsner glass. No date. Body was a clear, light golden color. The small, white head was brief.

Smell, what smell. Really I could detect only the faintest grain aroma with a deep inhale.

Taste was crisp and dry. Pils hops (?) and some corn sweetness. You've tasted this before.

Mouthfeel was zesty with a lingering oiliness. Not one I will seek again.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
1.87/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

I picked up a single can of this beer at my local Trader Joe’s.

With a bold light straw color, it’s very…bland. While it does have some nice biscuity flavors, it’s surprisingly faint for the style. Overall, it’s as though you’re having flavored water, like Budweiser, any “light” beers and a weak version of Asahi. You’re better off trying out other Oranjeboom beers or, better yet, going to the Netherlands and trying out all the Brand Biers over there. Those are fantastic beers and are only sold in the Netherlands, so make good use of your time over there (And be careful not to take in more than you can handle!). :)

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Photo of btmo
1.89/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Ick!

Now I understand the meaning of the word "swill".

I have an enormous amount of respect for European beers. But not for this one.

The taste is nasty, the smell is only marginally better and the drinkability is just .. awful.

Avoid. Trust me.

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Photo of Zorro
1.98/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear dark yellow brew.

Smell is nothing much at best a bit floral.

Taste is nothing much at all. Crisp finish I guess but this is real close to Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is crap, sub Budweiser.

I can drink this but why? Colt 45 is better than this; Miller Lite is better too!

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Photo of mikeg67
1.98/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

500 ml can from Trader’s Joe. Pours golden with a thick, long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grass, grain and dough. Body is light and smooth. Taste is a little bit of hops, a little bit of biscuit malt and a lot of sourness. The can was probably old, but still I don’t think I will buy this beer again.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
1.98/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Boring beer. Pours out to a light yellow color witha head of white foam that loooks like someone spit in my beer. Hints of lace. Medium low level of carbonation. Aromas of wet cardboard and sulfuric farts. Ugh. Flavor is weak and uninteresting; watery malt and barely, a touch of dry hops, some adjunct-y flavors, and that's about it. Mouthfeel was kind of bubbly, but then again, so is Pepsi. I won't go for this again unless it's free and i'm already fit-shaced. Pass on it.

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Photo of rastaman
2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No different from things like, Heineken, Bavaria, Hollandia, etc. Sweetish flavour, light in body and taste, slight skunkiness, a bit funky, but generally bland, its hard to say anything good about it, except its drinkable.....just.

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Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of ThomasKoren
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of 8BaconBits
2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MichaelBigbone
2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of alexgash
2.03/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Standar pale yellow lager body with a small, bubbly white head that fades fast. Lightly-sweetened malt, some grain on the nose. Dominated by skunky euro-hops, vegetal and spicy. Also a hint of spent coffee grounds. Taste is soapy toasted grain and corn. Skunky hop bite takes us into the not-quick-enough finish. Bleh. Very watery body, even for the style. There are much better eurotrash lagers out there.

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Photo of Markiboy
2.05/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Keep your money in your pocket and buy something else. This lager is reminiscent of all of those cheap watery lagers we used to have to buy as teenagers because we didn't have the funds to buy anything else. It's so light and tasteless that it can barely be considered worthy of even being on these forums - it's barely a beer! It's weak and doesn't even lead to anything of a buzz, so what's the point in it?

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Photo of jcbogantes
2.08/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is very light in color, the smell is grassy and lightly malty. very light bodied, with a sweet and grassy predominant taste. I don't think is too bad it just plain and water down lager.

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Photo of crossovert
2.11/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml can, purchased for 6.49 a 6pack at Trader Joe's. It says it is brewed by Hofbraeuhaus Wolters.

It pours a deep gold, more amber/orangeish than most. The head is soapy and white and leaves some spotted lacing.

No problems with skunk here, but it is a mild scented run of the mill smelling Euro pale lager.

It tastes all over the place. Definitely funky for the style. There is some cooked veggie, grain, and mild bitterness. It is too much like an american adjunct lager to be worthy for the style.

This one is cheap, if you need a cheap beer it works.

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Photo of stevoj
2.12/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Can from Trader Joes. Typical euro lager, very malty and kind of musty. Foamy head on pour, aroma not much, but not off either. Nothing too appealing when there are far better Dutch lagers to be had....

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Photo of kojevergas
2.13/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can into Budweiser pint glass (it was all that was around) in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Can acquired in Cork, Ireland. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream and average thickness. Average retention. Meh. Clear dark yellow colour.

Sm: Light scent of malt, barley, and ... maize?

T: Nice unexpected cream over top of barley/maize foundation. The malt is fortunately quite tame, avoiding ruining the flavour. The barley sharpens on the climax, which is unpleasant and unwelcome. It never quite recovers, creating a decidedly nasty finish. Unbalanced and pretty badly built for the style. Bittering hops are present but very background, not even surpassing the generic barley.

Mf: Too much wetness alongside an artificial smoothness/coarseness balance. Pretty crap. Doesn't match the flavours of the body.

Dr: Affordable by Irish standards, but nowhere near a great beer.

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Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
2.88 out of 5 based on 371 ratings.
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