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Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 08-21-2002

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.22/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a small pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a big, fizzy, three finger white head that dissipates almost immediately, leaving slight ring around the glass and no lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, a hint of orange (may be name suggestion) and light grassy hops; pretty much a typical Euro pale lager profile. Flavor similar, with grainy, husky malt, a hint of butteriness, dry grassy hops. Finishes with attenuated grainy malt and grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied with active carbonation. Both the grainy malt and hops have a little rough edge to them, although the overall flavor tastes a little watered down, particularly in the end. Although the mild diacetyl flavor is usually considered a flaw, it actually helps mellow out the rough edges of the the other flavors. Credit for a bit more flavor character than many other bland Euro lagers, but the body was too light to support it. Meh. I wanted to try this again, as it was one of my very early introductions to foreign beers. I don't remember my 30 year old reaction, but I hope it was slightly better back then.

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Photo of einman
3.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.99/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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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Photo of vabeerguy
3.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I do not understand why this beer got such bad reviews. Perhaps the conditions in which I had it made a difference. I had been working outside in the 90+ temp with high humidity. I had this beer and it was quite refreshing under this circumstance. A bitter IPA would not do (although later that was my beer of choice).

Anyway, poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint nonic glass. Clear. Nice head and, most of all, it quenched my thirst.

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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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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 54V4G3
2.56/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chris48083
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of therica
3.14/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm surprised this gets so many low reviews, it's pretty good. Given to me by a Trader Joe's frequent customer and poured gently from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

A = slight orange hue in its otherwise clean and clear lager appearance, with fairly active head at first, dissipating to fair rimming and lacing for a few minutes.

S = modest nose, with typical lager style musty malts and some mild hops florals, not very strong.

T = fairly decent, a typical Euro lager flavor with a hint of orange which I guess was part of their tribute to the House of Orange, as explained in its history on the can. I mean......... the history on the 16oz beer can states this. I like it and would buy more if we had a Trader Joe's. Modest bitters. And I'd only poured 12 ounces so I discovered another 4 ounces in the can, over an hour later. It was room temperature. And a surprise, there were nice red apple notes. Next time I'll make sure I pour the entire can! And by the way, NO SKUNKING with the can version.

F = clean, pleasant, middle of the road, slight bitters lingering for a while.

O = a nice fair-quality drinkable lager which isn't outstanding in any regard but impresses me as a very acceptable table beer or session beer or great for a game day party. It's no Paulaner but I like it better than the Heineken's I've been buying lately to avoid ABV% and live yeast bloating me.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, high clarity, 1/4" head. Aroma was watery and effervescent.

Taste delivered some skunk, high carbonation, pale malts, vienna? Very similar to Heineken. If you know what you want, and just want an easy drinking skunky euro lager by the pool, this is a decent choice.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Thryptamine
2.56/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from bottle, murky and cloudy yellow in color, decent initial lacing that dissipates quickly to almost non existing. Grainy scent and tastes a bit bitter with malt and hop finish, nothing that particularly stands out, medium carbonation. overall, a beer that is a bit bland with a hop aftertaste and bitterness that does not last too long, would pair with food rather than on its own.

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

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scrooge-mcduff
2.17/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Straw, golden brown, akin to watered down ginger ale, not too bad but the head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Yeasty, almost stale bread, sweetness, very cliché, bland lager smell

Taste: Extremely metallic, bitter, reminding of licking a battery to test the charge

Feel: Watery, at first very carbonated but after a short time the carbonation settles, albeit too much, and makes it feel stale, like the bottle contained nothing but dregs.

Picked up for $10aud and would not think to pay any more for it.

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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 AGuyWhoBrokeBad
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a typical euro lager; straw color, light head, thin lace. Smells sweet, sweet taste and finish. Very clean. Light and easy to drink. I don't think it was as bad as others have reviewed it here, but it was pretty bland. I cannot see myself seeking this one out in the future.

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Photo of Momon
2.73/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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 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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