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Monday, May 23, 2005

BOTD: Oranjeboom Lager

Beer of the Day.

Today, for the first BOTD, I sampled Oranjeboom Premium Lager, which is brewed in Holland. How do I know it’s from Holland? It’s printed on the can in about 6 different locations, and they told me jingoism was an “American” thing. The can also claims that Oranjeboom has been around since 1671.

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Well it’s a bit hard to gauge this beer as it may have dated to around the time the brewery was founded. It was the shunkiest beer I have ever tasted from a can. It has hints of a full bodied lager, which therefore means when fresh it might bea bit too rich for a lager. Even with it’s advanced age it wanted to be a likable beer.

Quick Stats:
Brewery/Date: Brouwerji de Oranjeboom / 1671
Style: Lager
Content: n/a
Rating: Would try a second time, if they still made this, which it seems they don't.
Recommendation: If you find some and your pallet isn’t refined enough to hunt through a skunked beer you might want to stay away.


At May 24, 2005 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun. I've found even Beck's too stout for me, perhaps I'm in trouble for England. But, I can apparently happily nurse a half dozen Mich Ultras all evening without ending up under the table. Beats drinking champagne spritzers I guess.

At May 25, 2005 1:02 AM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

They have weaker beers in England. You just have to look for them. Hard.

At May 28, 2005 5:30 PM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

Plus there's always the shandy option (half beer and half Sprite/Seven Up/whatever-English-brand-of lemon+lime-soda) in England, which, although typically reserved for monumental poofs, will get you street cred for drinking a la local custom for lightweights. It saves you the trouble of identifying all four low-alcohol, light-bodied brews in the country (although Boddington's might be a good place to start).


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