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Oranjeboom Premier Lager (3.5%)
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United Dutch Breweries
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Pale Lager
Breda, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Brewed by Oranjeboom, the Netherlands until 2004.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
sethdude (699) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2005
I now understand what Miller High Life was shooting for. Not worth any more words.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2005
This has to be the worst beer I’ve ever had. The skunk smell was overpowering...if there was a 0 to rate aroma it would have gotten it. I had to hold my breath just to taste it. Needless to say it went down the drain. Horrible!

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
raymow (817) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
For some reason I thought this was from Russia. None-the-less, It’s pretty damn bad. It smells and tastes fairly skunky and looks pretty bad in the glass too.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2005
Compliments of my father-in-law. Compliments? Maybe that’s not the right choice of words... Nevertheless, the rating: bright gold color, fizzy popping head. Smells of sherry, melons that sat in the sun too long, and raw, peeled potatoes. Tastes thin and light. Caramel and Munich malt backbone simply breaks right away. Starchy and grainy. Just another pale lager. Let’s hope there’s a different beer in the fridge next time I’m at the in-law’s house.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Yellow and eeriely silent, but with a big white pillow. I can smell that green bottle funk a foot away. Stark and corny, as you’d imagine, but with a mellower, lemony finish than it’s Heineken import cousin.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Well,it looked ok. Clear yellow with a soapsuds type head. Mild floral citrus aroma. First sip. OH thats nas-tee. like a weak becks with a hint of honey sweetness and flower petals floating in the mix. Let it breath for a few. Taste was the same but subdued to drinkability. Don’t waste your $.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Well the good news, at least according to the can, is that this beer is brewed with "clear water". Whew that is a relief. Clear sparkling yellow golden. Forms a rather nice dense in the middle wispy up top pure white head. Glass lace is alos quite nice. For a pale lager it looks pretty damn good. The aroma is grassy hops and light lemon. The flavor is pretty unoffensive. Light lemon, grainy malts, mild sweetness. No bilge water flavors as most of these mass euro-lagers have. Body is light and not overly fizzy. For a pale lager out of a can, this is about as good as it is going to get. For whatever that is worth!

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2006 Text book nose and look although the pur left some interesting spider web like lacing. Light palate feel (as expected) and to be honest doesn’t do much more than quench the thirst. Some bitterness at the back palate. Worked ok with the chilli noddles I was having for dinner. (1.6)

Re-Rate October 2006
Massive fizzy head with low density. Classic macro beer in colour – dead clear amber. Needless to say this lacks excitement in the visual stakes. More run of the mill character on the nose…slightly stale adjunct flavours thankfully offset but a hint of fruit. Near identical to taste, it’s a good thing there’s a layer of sweetness in the palate that partially saves this beer from being a total disaster.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Green bottle. Why do they still do this? Emits an extremely skunky smell, more than any other beer I have ever smelled in my life. You cannot detect anything other han this, from smell. Taste is very grassy, little hoppy, and wheaty. Turned flat real fast. Not good. Stay away

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Because of the country of origin, I could not help but compare this, mentally at least, to Heinekin. In that comparison, Oranjeboom comes off as the better beer of the two. It has much the same flavor, but a much better palate and the hops don’t overwhelm the malt.


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