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Amager Summer Fusion

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: California Common
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Danish: Med vores lette sommerøl, Amager Summer Fusion, har vi villet bevise, at man sagtens kan lave en øl, som er lav i alkohol men rig på smag. Som navnet antyder, er vores øl en ægte fusionsøl, hvor vi med arme og ben har stjålet inspiration fra flere forskellige stilarter – og fra flere lande.
Gæren, vi har brugt, er en klassisk tysk pilsnergær, som vi meget mod dens vilje har gæret ved 22 grader celsius – en teknik man kender fra den amerikanske øltype ”California Common” eller ”Steam Beer”. På den måde kombinerer vi den sprøde friskhed fra lagerøl med en portion frugtig friskhed, som man oplever i overgæret øl.
Malten, vi bruger, er ikke noget ganske almindeligt valg, vi har grebet sækken med engelsk Mild Ale malt, som giver øllet sin, mørke, ristede karakter, mens et par håndfulde tysk karamelmalt giver lidt sødme og rundhed.
Og så ville det jo ikke være en rigtig Amager øl, hvis ikke vi havde yderst generøse med humlen. Her faldt vores valg på de klassiske amerikanske aromahumler Centennial, Chinook og Amarillo – I ved, sådan nogen der masserer smagsløgene. Og så efterlader disse humler den mest fornøjelige, citrusagtige friskhed.
Er De forvirret? Jamen, det er der slet ingen grund til. Amager Summer Fusion er svaret til de mange, der i årevis har spurgt: ”Hvornår får vi en amerikansk-engelsk tysk over-undergæret pilsner-ale, der smager af en masse uden at man bliver bimmelim?”
Amager Summer Fusion er det officielle bidrag fra Amager Bryghus til konkurrencen på Københavnske Øldage 2007 om at finde den perfekte sommerøl med max. 3,5% alkohol.

ENGLISH: We wanted to prove that we could make a low alcohol beer rich in taste... and we named the outcome "Fusion". As the name indicates it is a true fusion beer due to the fact that our inspiration came from different styles and countries. The yeast is classic German pilsner yeast, which we - against its will, fermented at 71.6°F. This is a technique know from the American styles "California Common" a.k.a. "Steam Beer". Consequently, we were able to combine the crisp freshness from lager beers with a portion of the fruity freshness found in top fermented beers.
Our choice of malt is somewhat unusual as we selected an English Mild Ale malt adding a dark, roasted character to the beer, as well as a couple of handful of German caramel malt adding sweetness and a soft touch to the beer.
And it wouldn’t be a true beer from Amager Bryghus, if we hadn’t been generous with the hops. We chose classic American aroma hops such as Centennial, Chinook, and Amarillo - you know, the ones which really massages your taste buds. Additionally, these hops leave behind the most pleasurable, citric-like freshness.
Are you confused? No reason to be as our Fusion is the answer to the many people who over the years have asked for an American/English/German top and bottom fermented pilsner ale, which has lots of taste but is low on alcohol!
Fusion was 1st runner up at the Copenhagen Beer Festival 2007 in the competition of brewing a beer at maximum 3.5% alcohol.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
500ml bottle, thanks to phaleslu. I received this bottle 2 days ago, with 1/4 of it gone, and the cap resealed. I was concerned about the condition of the bottle and doubtful it’d be worth rating, but when I popped it open just now, a surprising amount of pressure was released from the bottle, this cap had an impressive seal... Who ever recapped this did a pretty good job. I’m choosing to take notes here for my own record-keeping purposes... Totally hazy amber orange color, with a good finger of off-white head. Impressive-looking. Still quite carbonated, tastes like a fresh bottle. I’m pretty shocked at how nicely this has held up. Leaves nice, thicker lace. Medium body, pretty full feel for the low ABV. Kind of fluffy. Mild caramel malt, doughy breadiness, light spiciness in the flavor, some fruity hops to it. Good balanced taste -- moderate bitter, moderate sweet. Really impressive, tasty, full-flavored, full-bodied stuff, especially for the low alcohol. Cant figure out what I’m more impressed by -- the re-cap job, or the beer itself. Never had a 2+ day old beer that tasted this good, can’t tell at all that this was opened already. Kind of mind-blowing for me, really, I thought for sure that this would be flat and unrateable... Impressive in how it drinks like a 5% beer. Doesn’t seem to be lacking in any area. Kind of a mildly belgian-type pilsner aspect here. Don’t mind it. Particularly impressive due to the ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4063) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle: Clear, bubbly gold with a frothy, eggshell head. Light floral, grainy aroma. Lemon, grain malt taste with a mild grassy bitter. Not bad....extremely light and soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Floral perfume and light malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet lemon malt and moderately bitter/dry herbal flavor. Light body. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2088) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at home
Light copper, some haze, big beige head. Smell of tropical fruits, peach, some perfume, yeast esters and malts. Moderate sweet, quite fruity with tropical fruits, fruit peel and peach. Medium bitter finish, resins and fruit peel. Quite enjoyable stuff; far away from the more plain steamers i’ve tried

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Fruity, grassy, slightly dusty hops, sweetish aroma. Hop pellets, slight pine, perfume, flowers in taste. Watery body. Mild bitterness. Kind of thin.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (226) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2014
bottle@De Tolly Joogipood. Pours hazy Golden. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, citrus. Taste is sour with medium bitterness, little bit watery.Nice beer, worth to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (437) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2014
Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, sweet tropical fruits, citrus, yeast, some floral notes. Taste has malt, grass, citrus, caramel, toffee, hops - dry sweet with mild bitterness in finish. Thin body and soft to medium carbonation. Nice beer for easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1594) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A pretty aggressively bitter and citrusy interpretation of the style. I don’t even know that I’d identify it as a Cali Common except that the process dictates it as such. Good but not as drinkable as you’d hope, given the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (929) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours hazy golden-amber with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is hoppy pine, fruits, mango. Flavor is sweet, tropical fruits, mango, citrus. It feels like there is almost no finish at all. Overall: nice brew for the ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cool_Bond (1562) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Light malty aroma. Slightly fruity flavor. Good bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth of a weak moment. Good but still mediocre. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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