Oranjeboom Premium Lager | Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.

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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 canucklehead
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinkable yes in a Stella/Heineken sort of trashy euro lager way. Drink it ice cold and straight out the can and it is not bad. A buck a can at TJs make it decent value. Better IMHO than a Bud or Coorlight with the fact you can taste and smell hops but it is not up to the Grolsh/Pilsner Urquell standard in taste.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden yellow with a 2 inch fizzy off-white head that fades to a thin cap. Random spots and streaks of lace slide back down into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grains, corn flakes, and some sugary notes. Taste is of sweetened grains and corn flakes with a dry grassy flavor on the finish. A slight herbal bitterness sticks to the palate after each sip. Carbonation is average with a crisp, clean feel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer - nothing too good but nothing too bad. On the cheap at Trader Joe's.

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Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz tall boy can
A) Pours with a finger thick head then settles to a big bubble head. Clear, straw colored body. Thing semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Light sugary grain aroma.
T) Grainy. Subtle hints of citrus fruit - sweet orange.
M) Crisp. Light fizz. Light body. Chalky in the finish.
O) A refreshing beer cold for a hot summer day but not a standout. Still a beer and capable of being enjoyed.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Trader Joes in Ward Parkway.

Pours a light, clear, yellow gold body with a white head.

Grassy, dull hop aroma with a hint of malt.

Sweet, thin grain flavors are followed by mild, grassy, hop character with very low bitterness. A balanced beer with little, but tolerable flavor.

A crisply carbonated, thin bodied lager.

More enjoyable than the typical mainstream domestic lager. It does have actual hop flavor that avoids both skunkiness and any real bitterness. Not a bad session beer for $6 a 6pk of pint cans.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.92/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The body is a very pale brass colored body. The off white head and lace are excellent. Both have a lot of creamy staying power. The smell is mild. The taste is also very mild it hard to really get a sense of anything. It is light and thin with mainly cereal esters with some yeast spice.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

International Beer Day means...drinking a cheap pint of canned Dutch beer. Oops, it says "product of Germany". Anyways, on to the beer:

Pale gold in color with no shortage of tiny bubbles running through the body. Good thick foam and lace stays around on top. The smell says "industrial". Almost instanly I recognize the nose of DMS and raw grain.

I can deal with the taste. There's a snap of grassy flavor towards the start. It gets only slightly bitter and lightly hopped. Grainy and little rough towards the end, and there's a pinch of alcohol to be found. Very smooth in the mouth with the carbonation lightly present, not watery. The beer sweetens a little as it warms without bringing much chemically character. Refreshing enough overall.

While it is just another run-of-the-mill lager from Europe, at least Oranjeboom is cheap when you get it at Trader Joe's. I can't complain too much about a $1 pint can.

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Photo of DJED69
3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a few tall boy cans at Trader Joes last week and just cracked a cold one to have after a day in the sun. Not bad at all--simple, crisp, refreshing lager. Reminds me of a lighter version of Grolsch. Some nice light hops and malt. A touch of the Euro lager skunkiness too. Overall, an enjoyable brew and certainly better than most cheap American brews.

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Photo of engagechad
3.04/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a single from Trader joes in Glen Allen, VA - Imperial pint glass - 16 oz can

Pours a lame yellow with not much head, smells faintly of hops and adjuncty corn but just a little so it wasn't bad. Taste is actually pretty decent, it's got some good balance going on little bit of bite and only a very small amount of adjunct funk.

Overall this is an okay lager - better than bmcs

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Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
2.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pint can into a dimpled mug.

A- Pours a clear, golden amber. 1 inch of bubbly head that dissipates very quickly.

S- Not much to talk about. Lagery yeast dominates the aroma with notes of citrus. Nothing special.

T- Very bready. Typical lager malts with average hoppiness. Just a little skunk on the back; think of the Eurotrash equivalent of a Corona.

MF- Crisp and clean. Strong carbonation. Doesn't overstay its welcome.

D- Refreshing, though nothing special to taste. Respectable (read: more expensive) alternative to Budweiser. I picked up a six pack at Trader Joes, which seems to carry nothing but Sierra Nevada and douche beer. Wasn't really in the mood for Sierra Nevada, so I grabbed this one. Hypothesis confirmed.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.32/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold and copper color pour with lots of clarity, minimal head. Aroma was lively, spritzy, carbonated and clean.

Taste was pretty straightforward, skunky Euro lager thing going on, which I like and was impressed that they still got that profile out of a can, minimal hoppiness to it, not much to chew on malt wise, thin mouthfeel, a hydration beer with some skunk is the concise way of describing it.

Beer was less agreeable the more it warmed. One of the few I'd say drink cold and enjoy the skunk on it.

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

Not a bad beer. Though, probably not worth the price as an import. It's your typical lawn mowing lager with not not much to offer except that it quenches the thirst.

If your into trying new beers like I do, go get yourself one and check it off on your list of conquered beers. Otherwise, any standard American BMC will do just as well.

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Photo of doktorhops
2.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What is the deal with cheap beers having the word "premium" in their name? It's like making a mediocre beer that your actually proud of. Why do brewers do this? Obviously it would be difficult selling a beer called "Jim's Cheap-ass Lager", but at least they might think about dropping the "premium" from the name and saving it for their best beer... unless of course it is their best beer (in that case, my apologies).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: Fluffy white head... dissipates to a spider web lacing. The body is a light amber hue... very Lager-ish characteristics here.

S: Cut grass, light honey and a hint of mint (interesting). The aroma suggests a clean, sharp Lager.

T: First thing I noticed was how dull this Lager is... there is nothing exciting here, "yes" it's crisp, "yes" it's clean, "yes" it has a slight dry aftertaste (all typical of Lagers), but that's it: there's no draw card with this beer. Why drink this when you could quite easily settle for one of the other billion boring Lagers out there? Of course this is semantics. In relation to the actual flavour: it's malt grains and light bitterness with that unmistakable hint of honey found in the aroma.

M: The beer I was tasting seemed a bit flat, not sure if this is intentional or just the bottle I was drinking. Also watery, like any other Lager.

D: Easy to drink, but not necessarily a good thing in this case. This beer is so boring I nearly fell asleep while drinking it. A big slice of average pie here.

Food match: Boring food... steamed vegetables and plain white rice. The hint of honey I found might make it go well with dessert, but who drinks beer with desserts?

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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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Photo of nrbw23
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a very light, clear gold color with a thin white head. Head is gone pretty much in a second and leaves no lacing at all.

S- Pretty pouring smells of grain and corn. Really nothing else. Maybe a touch of lemon.

T- Just like the nose and pretty boring. Pale malts, grain, corn and a touch of citrus. A very light touch of citrus.

M- Light in body and pretty well carbonated.

O- Very crisp and light brew. Just really nothing going on here.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at a local petrol station - so it's got to be good, right? A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of May 2012. Label states an ABV of 4.7%, and features a cool stylised orange tree emblem.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that disappears in under a minute. Weak aroma of light malt with a faint solvent note.

Tastes of light malt with a mild bitter finish. Faint grainy character with a hint of stewed leaves that becomes more apparent as it warms. Notes of solvent/alcohol. Mouthfeel is prickly, acidic and slightly dry. Leaves a faint aftertaste of grain and leaves.

A very average beer; certainly not what qualifies as premium in my book. Flavourwise, it's bland and uninteresting. Might be refreshing in hot weather, although I can think of better things to drink. Pass....

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Photo of drinkofczars
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Old school looking can is pretty cool. Looks like this could be a Rainer type of beer in Holland; cheap but good. Same type of color as an American lager.

S- Not much to smell. Similar to the smell of Stella but not as strong.

T. Crisp and refreshing. Wish it had a little more bite to it. Mellow and easy to drink. I feel most women would like this beer, and most men would say it's ok.

M- Good amount viscosity for a basic lager. Good amount of carbonation, but not overpowering.

O- I probably wouldn't buy this beer again, but would take it over most lagers. This beer is on par with Heineken.

Pretty good beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.59/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer reminded me a lot of a Grolsh or Heineken. It's got that traditional lager flavor to it where it's a little bitter and aged. The color is plae yellow and not overly exciting. Just about another European Lager. I don't see myself really trying to find this one again any time soon.

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Photo of kflorence
3.11/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden, copper in color with a good, thick frothy head that dissipates over time. Not much lacing as you drink. Carbonation looks to be low.

S: Smells of sweet malts and grain with some astringency. Corn seems to be the predominant grain aroma.

T: Very simple mix of sweet malts and grain that give it a pleasing, cream corn flavor. It is most definitely not a complex or groundbreaking beer, and it shouldn't be drank with that mentality. It is just plain average.

M: Very light on body, slightly watery, low carbonation. There is a slight creaminess in there, but it's subtle.

D: Overall this is a very light and refreshing lager that is both easy to drink and easy to stomach. Very sessionable, but not overly palatable. At $6 for a six-pack, this is an absolute steal.

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

I always have high hopes from German brews. Appearance was golden straw with a light fizzy head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell was skunky, kind of like Heineken.

Taste was just plain average. Quite clean and less funk on taste than aroma. Not too bad just nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are high due to the thinness and good carbonation.

This was an average brew but still worth a try and kind of fun to have at New Year's since it's not super popular here in Central PA.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Sometimes you've gotta wonder at the random beer you can find for real cheap at Trader Joe's. This one pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises wheat, corn, dust, and hard water. The taste holds notes of wheat, light orange peel, flowers, light greens, and corn syrup. The body is quite light, with a light carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty standard beer, nothing to rave for or against.

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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 LumpyGuitar
3.46/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up in a tall can, as it was new to my spot.

Pours a beautiful golden orange with a thin layer of frothy white head. Retention is weak, lacing is minimal.

Smells of biscuit malt and water.

Taste is smooth. Buttery malt dominates, hop is weak.

Mouthfeel is light, carbonation is average.

Drinkability is good. This would actually be tasty in the summer months as its light and you can definately put a few away. I'd say the cloying kicks in about round 4.

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Photo of Brenden
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yes, it's 9 AM. It's breakfast.

This one is what's commonly referred to as a "straw" color, very pale yellow. There's pretty good activity off a soft white head that's a bit taller than I would have expected, which thins to a light coating but leaves reasonable lacing.
What nose there is gives almost exclusively a tart/sour blend of lemon zest and grass, with strong grains and a light dusty/skunky (but not terribly) back. Light notes of corn husk and yeast are also detectable.
That's pretty much the story for the flavor as well. A backbone of grains with an up front and lingering citrusy tart/sour flavor is also extremely grassy and earthy with a bit more doughy and dry cracker malts notes and a touch of green apple. Hops does make an appearance, however light, and are in a lingering finish that goes just a touch sour.
The body is light, crisp but semi-dry rather than the dryness one might expect. Carbonation keeps it spritzy but isn't terribly heavy.
It is what it is and I would take it over a BMC, or at least a BMC light.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single can for $1 at Trader Joe's to try, since I always see this beer here. Poured into a tall pilsener glass. Bright yellow color. Foamy white head with some lacing and decent carbonation. Smelled like an average Euro lager. Taste was better than I expected. There was a bit of malt with some corn flavor, but there were no real offending flavors to turn me off at all. Mouthfeel was crisp enough to please me. Drinkability was fairly good, as this beer was smooth and easy to drink. For a dollar, I wasn't expecting much, but it wasn't too bad. I would drink a can of this beer again if the price was right.

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Oranjeboom Premium Lager from Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 378 ratings
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