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OB Golden Lager | Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd

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OB Golden LagerOB Golden Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JamnesCameron on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,896
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Best by 12/14/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, cracker, and corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt, corn flake, and slight grass flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that smells decent, but the taste is mainly just sweet grain flavors.

Serving type: can.

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2.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of metter98
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a small white head that quickly died down and left a bit of lacing on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of grainy hops in the nose.
T: Similar to the taste, the beer has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink. I wouldn’t consider it to be a standalone beer, but it goes well with spicy Korean food.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.23/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Han Bat in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall off-white fizzy head that reduces to thin patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. No lacing is observed.

S: There is a light presence of grain malts in the smell of this beer with some lighter hints of corn.

T: Follows the smell, the flavor is dominated by the grain malts. No bitterness or hops can be detected.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink, very refreshing, and definitely sessionable. Not a bad beer and certainly one I would get again when I'm out for Korean food.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tobelerone
3.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this clear, light gold beer with Korean food on an absolutely steaming hot New York City night and it did the trick. It has a small white head that settles slowly, minimal lacing, a bready sweet malt aroma, and a hint of floral hops.

The flavor is much the same; on the sweet side, a bit of caramel and bread character to the malt, drying up pretty well in the finish; some light floral hopping; reminds me of a generic German Helles-style beer. Low bitterness and not much of an aftertaste.

Light bodied with medium carbonation; a little bit watery. Very easy to drink and good to wash down the intensely flavored Korean dishes.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.87/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours two fingers of head on a clear golden colored body. Live up to the name.
The aroma is not great: metallic and ricey.
The taste has a smooth sweetness and balanced pretty well with the mildest lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
It's not bursting with flavor, but its not bad (aside from the smell).

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Florida9
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale golden color. Forms a fizzy white head that quickly fizzes away. No lacing.

S: Aroma is of faint malts and grains. Brown rice. And just a hint of earthy hops.

T: Taste is thin, but at least there is a something there and it's not digesting. Very mild caramel malts, brown rice, kraft paper. Quick, clean finish.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. No bitterness.

O: Purchased this one along with a Hite Ice Point to go with a Korean meal I was making. Figured if I was going through the trouble to cook Korean, I might as well drink it well (and didn't feel like going the shochu route). While this is not a terribly impressive beer, it was certainly the better of the two.

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Photo of safaricook
2.9/5  rDev -2.4%

I had this yesterday and I remember to be quite bland. Grainy nose with some Diacetyl as would be expected in a Czech Pilsener, but without any hops whatsoever. Did not like drinking it, but there were no apparent faults either.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Bammer21
2.03/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Eman17
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of speedvagen
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Auraan
3.32/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear golden body with one finger of bubbly white head that receded in about 3 minutes. A perfect example of the style in appearance, quite nice. Scents of floral Noble hops, very perfume-like with an aroma of jasmine and orange, German malt with some light honey aromas, some very light herbal hops and light grainy malt touches on the finish. Overall impression of aroma is of a very crisp, clean, delicate aroma that is quite pleasant, though rather muted. Flavor begins lightly sweet with light Noble hop flavors, pleasantly sweet honey-like malt and a light bit of grain husk. Middle is medium dry with the same flavors present, but with more herbal Noble hop flavors. Finish continues this same flavor profile. Aftertaste is dry with notes of floral and herbal Noble hops and bitter grain husk. Overall impression of flavor is of a crisp, dry, clean, simple lager. Not a flavor rich beer, but flavorful and rather pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a drying feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic lager, true to style. Overall is is a good lager. It is simple, crisp, flavorful and clean. Not the best by any definition, but very good, with a nice flavor and aroma, and a classic mouthfeel. Quite nice.

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OB Golden Lager from Oriental Brewery Co., Ltd
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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