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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: California Common
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3106) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear light amber with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of malt, fruit and yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of citrus and yeast. Fruity and malty hints. Bitter and slightly acetic aftertaste. A good California Common.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Draft. Bronze pour with tan head. Light sweet fruit, other sweet aromas. Fruit and light malt flavors nice for a session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (407) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear light amber colour with a small white head. Aroma has some mild caramel notes, orange, some flowery yeast notes, pine resin, apple and perhaps a bit of mango. Taste is surprisingly rich considering the abv, with lots of caramel sweetness followed by a deliciously fresh and dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (560) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. Cloudy amber colour with a large and lively frothy white head. Aroma of hops, with floral, citrus and fruit notes. Rather dry, fairly high in carbonation. Refreshingly light on a summers day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours an initially clear rusty orange shade. Good head retention. Aroma is pleasantly fruity and grassy, but not the most forceful. Taste is caramel, grassy. Kinda interesting, yeasty. Palate a little watery at times. OK but a bit underwhelming and maybe past its prime.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1264) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
Köpenhamn ölfestival 2014] Humle,frisk. Väldigt lätt i smak och kropp. Del sötma balanserad med beskan humlen

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1458) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
[Köpenhamns ölfestival 2014] Det här var ingen dum sak, smaken var fin och fruktig med toner av tallbarr, grapefrukt och druva. Kroppevar lute luten men balansen vsr alldeles förtjusande!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7150) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig hopfig, blumig. Geschmack fruchtig, hopfig, blumig, leicht hefig, grasig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (735) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Cloudy mellow gold pour big white head. Aroma of pineapple, apples, flowers. Tastes like grassy lychees wheat some caramel malt flavors firm hop bitter finish. creaminess/chewiness to palate. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Floral and minimally fruity hoppy aroma. Taste is dry, floral hoppy, minimally fruity, slightly yeasty, grassy, citrusy, mineral. Much taste for little alcohol.


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