OB Lager Beer | Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

BA SCORE
64
poor
127 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful
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OB Lager BeerOB Lager Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
Korea (South)
ob.co.kr

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
64
Avg:
2.4
pDev:
24.58%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
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1/5  rDev -58.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bigrzman
2.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Appearance. Very carbonated with a golden straw color. head disappears quickly and is way to fizzy.

Smell. sweet pale malts but overall very clean.

Taste. Rice and sweet pale malts up front with a skunky hop ectract ij the back. sweet overall.

Mouthfeel. thin, airy, and overly carbonated.

Overall i would drunk this at a party, but that is about it.

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of woodychandler
1.33/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I was down in Baltimore a few weekends ago, visiting a college chum and attending the annual Brewers' Art Mid-Atlantic Holiday Gathering. I took Amtrak to Penn Station and then began walking south to The Brewers Art when I passed Aloha Liquors, a little store that never fails to have something new and unusual available, prompting me to stop in. I scored a 1.6L plastic bottle of this, as well as some other gems that are sure to have been just as good (check previous reviews).

From the bottle: "Timeless enduring heritage, craftsmanship and new rice addition deliver refreshing smoothness and clean after taste, making OB the most drinkable beer."

I tried as aggressive a pour as I could muster, but I still only got wisps of head that faded as quickly as I poured and typed. Color was a still, light golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. By "still", I mean that it exhibited precisely ZERO carbonation. Man, it was flat as a board. Nose had a big, sweet cooked corn odor and it became obvious where this was going. Mouthfeel was thin and flat with a sweetness that reminded me of the smell of spilled beer left to dry of its own accord. Ugh. Finish was still very sweet and I only wished that it had come in a CAN so that it might have some sort of redeeming feature. I am always reluctant to drain pour and this was going to help me pass some time, but I thought long and hard about sending it on its way. More boring than outright bad, but still worthy of some low numbers.

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Ralphs66
2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Whoa, been a looong time since I've had a beer this god awful. I ate lunch in the Koreatown section of Manhattan, and going with the flow decided to have an authentic brew. Won't go into the details, as it's just not worth the effort, but suffice it to say, water would have been far better...

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1.82/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color with a small white sea foam cap that does not really stick around.

Smell: Wow, there is almost no aroma. Maybe a little grass and light malt, but that's it.

Taste: The taste follows. This is just fizzy water basically. Some rice and a little bit of grass and lager yeast. No hops, that would be too much work.

Mouthfeel: Probably about as light as a beer can go and not drift away into the atmosphere. Very fizzy crisp, and clean, although that is mainly because there is not really any flavor that could screw that up.

Overall: It was a hard feat to accomplish, but this may have less flavor than most light beers. There is literally nothing to appreciate here. So glad I ordered this.

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3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very light straw yellow color with one finger head.

S - Very yeasty (surprisingly).

T/M - Hmmm. Light and yeasty, yeast would be the main flavor with nice effervescence.

O - Super session korean beer. Very nice lager comparable to a Kirin, but its Korean counterpart. Not sure why all the D+ ratings, as this is clearly not a craft beer, and you should take it as what it is, a mass produced session lager for the masses. I would drink this all day over BMC beer. This is an average beer.

PP (Price Point) - $6 for a 22oz. bomber at a nice Korean BBQ restaurant I stopped in to eat at. Very fair price for the fact it was purchased at a restaurant.

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3.25/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a pale yellow color with an initially large white head that soon dies off.

S: A moderate skunk and sulfur aroma to the beer, but overall it's light and sweet. Plenty of rice and a mild floral note that almost resembles honey. Some hints of straw and wet grass on the back end.

T: A fairly light flavor overall with some pale malts and plenty of rice. Decently sweet, but fairly crisp and refreshing, especially when it is cold. Maybe a touch watery.

M: The body is certainly quite light and the carbonation is moderate.

O: I didn't really see too much wrong with this one. It of course wasn't my favorite, but it was light and refreshing.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.1/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At Bann restaurant in Los Angeles. Great food, btw!

A - Bud style clear straw small white head some cling lace.
S - light malt lighter hop but there.
T - like smell but slight butterscotch flavor.
M - carbed well. Easy balance light body.
D - Not hard to drink. Just not very interesting.

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1.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours clear yellow with soapy head. Smells like the warm can of stale Bud that was left out all night. Flavors of city tap water and warm corn. Standard mouthfeel a la Old Swill. Was hard to choke this "beer" down in Korea, even with the strong urge to drink beer of any kind. Avoid it unless you are desperate.

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2.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A twelve ounce bottle served at a decent Korean restaurant. The beer poured a crisp yellow color with a ring of white foam. The aroma is laden with adjunct: the starch of veggie and corn in particular. This pattern continues into the flavor. Not much more there than what was detected in the aroma. A dash of bitter hops at the end.

The beer successfully washed the food down, and in that way, served its purpose.

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OB Lager Beer from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
2.4 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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