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United Dutch Breweries
Brewed at Randalls

Style: Pale Lager
Breda, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Oranjeboom, Rotterdam (Netherlands) until the early 90’s. After the closing of Oranjeboom production was moved to Breda (Netherlands). This brewery was called Verenigde Bierbrouwerijen Breda-Rotterdam at that time and soon to be renamed to Oranjeboom Brouwerij. The Breda Royal brand however always still mentioned United Dutch Breweries (wich translates to Verenigde Brouwerijen). On closing of Oranjeboom Brouwerij, Breda in 2004 by InBev production was moved to both Bremen and Leuven. Until 2008 when Randalls acquired the licence. Some production is also done at Hofbrauhaus Wolters (under the name Getränkeindustrie Altewiek).


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (3720) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
light golden, with a foamy, white head. Sweet, apple peel aroma. Good dose of hops in the flavor. gummy palate. Bland finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20616) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Draught@The Rake. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some citrus fruits, other fruits as well as some mild bready notes. Flavour is citrusy, fruity, sweet and flowery hops as well. Actually a really pleasant surprise.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2010
Mes is spot on here. A beer which left me dizzy; confused and scared for the state of British beer. The beer tasted like cleaning fluid and lemon and honey. The honey was incredibly sweet and suffocatingly so. Not what I want on a night out but probably what they serve you in hospital. .

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Rake.
Now this one tested the Rake’s "No crap on tap" claim to within millimeters of acceptability. Corn, stewed apples and some metal. Sweet and pukey. Awful.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
500 ml can a light golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts and water taste malts water and some bitter

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Tall can. Light gold. Some head but low retention. Bland cereal grain aromas. Has some harshness in the finish with acetone but tolerable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
Can, in Hong Kong. Well, this can says "Brewed in the EU", which rules out this particular sample coming from Randalls in Guernsey. But it doesn’t get any more specific so it’s tough to know where it comes from. Golden colour but flat. Light malt and mossy hops on the nose. Light hops and hints of bread on the palate. Nothing too offensive.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
500ml green bottle. Standard global pale lager. Drinkable. Inoffensive. Boring. This really lacks character. There’s no corn, but it tastes of corn. It has that stewed mushy corn flavour, and that insipid sweetness of tinned corn. Not good, but not that bad either.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KM (336) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2009
Can. Short lived white head. Pale yellow head. Medium malty aroma. Hints of soap. Medium sweet flavour. Much sweeter than ordinary lagers. Fine flavour, but a little boring. (Gårdsplassen Klimavegen 10-22, 29.08.08)

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
TrappistNr8 (15) - Goes, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2008
Very, very poor. tastes like grass, a little bit of fruit and water. not even a little bitter, what a real lager should taste like. the grassy taste gave me a stomach ache.


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