United Dutch Breweries
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Pale Lager
Breda, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Brewed by Oranjeboom, the Netherlands until 2004.

   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!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parrothead (294) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
16 oz can. Not so bad...this is not really worth it to buy from across the Atlantic if in the US. Lots of beers that are about as good but cheaper. Interesting to try, nothing much to speak of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
16 oz can - picked up at Whip-In Liquors in Austin, Tx. Pours a dark golden with a thin and soapy white head. Aroma has a faint wort-like esence to it with a touch of honey. Not half bad. Flavor is pretty bland however, some dusty notes and a wee bit of honey sweetness. Mouthfeel is slighlty oily and thin. Drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
Keg. Pale straw with fizzed head. Weak sweet musty beer with a carbonated cardboard taste. Little beer character, poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
Cans. A light and nearly refreshing beer. No great taste, no great looks, just an inoffensive, mildly hoppy, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2003
I got this in the USA at Trader Joes. I agree that is a slightly sweet smooth drink. It has a weak flavor but its creamyness s quite nice. Probably the best "Light" beer I have had along with Corona (don't give me that look). Anyhow I would go out of my way not buy it again but would drink it readily if offered one. It is good for something so cheep.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2003
Absolute shocker! Sweet chemical tasting, no head, rough as guts on the palate.

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