O達rien Brewing
Brewed at Rebellion Brewing (Australia)

Style: Pale Lager
Ballarat, Australia


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 1.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Released in December 2005, O達rien Premium Lager is a full-bodied naturally craft brewed gluten free lager.

O達rien Premium Lager has a distinct fruity aroma and flavour. The long patient fermentation and maturation periods delivers a smooth, clean and rich beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davros (2182) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2010
Pours pale yellow with a small head. Nose shows some fruity wine-like ester but is quite cloying and sickly sweet. Flavours are slightly perfumy with lots of sweet malt and a hint of nuts. Still has a white wine character which I知 not exactly partial to. Extremely light body, moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mkel07 (3961) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2009
330ml bottle. Flat looking with no head at all, only a thin gathering of small bubbles huddled around the edge of the glass. Aroma of corn and malt with a bitter finish and metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Sweet malt, honeyish. Wasn稚 expecting much, so it drank OK. Didn稚 leave much on the palate though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lunkie (1532) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2008
330ml bottlw Bath Rd. Sweet hop malt aroma with smokeyness. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt flavour with stale aftertaste. Flat palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Muggus69 (1390) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2008
330ml bottle, served chilled. Had to try it eventually, so here痴 to the first gluten free beer i致e ever tried. Clear deep golden body, fast dying white head. Didn稚 catch the aroma straightup, but as it warms it really starts to 痴how its true colours, so to speak; a somewhat sweet mouldy apple element to it, stale grog and burnt buttered corn. Medium body, low carbonation, a touch of bitterness towards the finish. Wish I didn稚 spend so long sniffing this stuff, that buttery, apple-gone-bad flavour takes over, giving me the impression that if i don稚 drink this fast enough i知 gonna smell like that and scare people off. Glad to see the market catering for different peoples, though this has got me wondering if beer without gluten really doesn稚 work.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
DuffMan (7466) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
I had originally ordered this at the Peppermint Bay Retaurant in Tasmania after being told that they were out of the Dark Isle Leatherwood Porter. I took 2 sips and ordered a Knappstein Premium Lager insteaed. This was f*cking horrible! It poors a slightly-less-than-clear apple juice yellow with no head whatsoever. It tastes like apple juice and corn syrup mixed together. I have never abandoned a beer I ordered in a restaurant until now. Unless you are gluten intolerant, and even if you are gluten intolerant, really think twice before tucking into this stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2007
Bright gold colour with big creamy wite head. Corny/caramel aroma. Sickly sweet maly flavour. Hint of bitterness but bland. Another overuse of the word "Premium"

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2006
I think I am going to follow the trend, I don稚 want to rag on a beer that has been a passionate pursuit of the brewer that is Gluten Intolerant. On merit, it is a pretty average beer which has some slight bubblegum flavours and a slightly rusty taste. The flavour is similar to the Haagen beer in some respects. Still could be worse, I could have a condition which renders me allergic to all beers other than empire lager (http://ratebeer.com/Beer/carlton-empire-lager Then I would be REALLY pissed (metaphorically, not literally since I wouldn稚 be pissed since I wouldn稚 drink the stuff).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
highlandlad (1432) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2006
There痴 obviously a need for gluten-free beers, so kudos to these guys for meeting that market. That said, gluten intolerance is the only possible reason for drinking this. It痴 one of the queerest fishes swimming in the beer ocean. It痴 unappetising to look at: very pale with a faint haze and a negligible head. The sour-sweet aroma is strikingly unusual - crisp acidic apples, with some bubblegum and rusty pail loitering in the background. It痴 almost ciderlike. Huh? The mouthfeel is quite chalky and finishes very dry. First sip and again, I知 thinking cider - only it has been diluted with about three parts sodawater to one-part water. There is some orange juice bite there but it痴 fleeting and replaced by bubblegum and rusty pail - which I guess must be hops. I値l say one thing - it痴 a hell of a palate cleanser. It leaves barely a trace. (330ml bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2006
O達rien Premium Lager (Gluten free) Run-of-mill appearance; amber orange and no head whatsoever. Sweet cheap malts (??? mindful of the gluten free taghave I read this wrong??) waft out of the glass, good lift. Bubble gum, confectionary like but I can稚 help but be a little seduced. Almost has that sweet floral note that Red Oak does so well. Palate brings me down (not crashing!) to earth. Floral, confectionary notes disappear into a very dry and slightly fizzed up palate. Faint sweet notes on finish. Fairly unremarkable but the best gluten free I致e had recently (a grand total of 2!). A: 2 N: 7 F: 2 P: 3 O: 9

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