204. OB Golden Lager

Posted: February 13, 2014 in Lager, Only drink if it's free
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OB Golden Lager - CANOB Golden Lager

South Korea flag - SMALL

Company info:
Oriental Brewery Co

[No website listed]

Can size sampled: 355 mL

Alcohol: 4.8%
Standard drinks: 1.2

Cap type: Ring-pull

Cost: I picked this up for AU$10.00 (6 pack)

Label info: ‘Authentic German style 100% malt beer’
‘Crafted from golden malt and selected aroma hop with oriental brewery’s tradition of perfection’

What the label really means: ‘Alright, who fired the proof reader?’


The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Gold. My old arch enemy gold. Do I dare look beyond, to the big blue lettering of OB, to the depiction of malt in various sizes and shades of gold? No. The gold is too horrid to see anything else. This is a cigarette packet wrapped around a can and it just cannot be redeemed.

I give it a label rating of 1.5 out of 10.OB Golden Lager - GLASS

AROMA: An enticing zesty, malty aroma.

Taste: GLASS: There’s a bold, dry, bitter finish that rounds off this zesty sparkling lager. There are some good initial flavours but over all it’s a bit too generic, a bit too watery, and it really lacks any lasting flavours. One to drink if cheap, but let’s be honest, this is not a great brew.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE: From the can, what little flavour was obtained from the glass has now completely gone. It’s a carbonated watery mess. Very disappointing. Stick to the glass. If you insist on drinking it.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 4 out of 10.

Accompanying food: A spicy chilli dish could really make this brew pop.

Best season to appreciate: A Summer brew

All-nighter beer? Reaching the end of the can, the dryness is really over-emphasised now. But, I can move past this and I believe it does have the guts to stand as an easy to drink session brew.


  1. Ivan Skumchenko says:

    Stop all the clocks. Turn the phone to silent mode, Kick the dog. Silence the voices in your onion, and with earmuffs on take your finest foozling trousers to the drycleaner. Coopers have a new beer, and it’s called Artisan Reserve. It’s a 5.5% sediment-free pilsner jobby. Kaloo! Kalay!


  2. Flimken Smank says:

    For the full South Korean experience I suggest guzzling a sextet of this stuff while scoffing a Costco bulgogi and watching Greg Louganis whack his onion on the diving board at the ’88 Seoul Olympics.


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