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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: California Common
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 218   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle @ home shared with Joes. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, floral, hoppy, grassy. Very refreshing. Nice! Lightly bitter finish, medium carbonation, average body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3966) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from De Molen shop. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Nose is light malty, citric, floral, bit of caramel. Flavour is light malted, citrus, bit hoppy. Medium carbonation, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (542) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden colour with a small white head. Aroma/taste is fruity, citrus and hops. Very refreshing summerbeer with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1109) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Tap@amager bryg. Haze golden. Citrus floral notes. Medium sharp us hop bitterness. Delicate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle: Batch 617: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized, vast and slowly changing creamy white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer. Aroma from the bottle was a pretty intense hop aroma, from the glass it is different: also some hop but duller, soap, meat, tea, hints of iron, chalk, some fruit like peach, nectarine and prunes. Flavours of some hops flowers and hop herbs, tea herbs, light bitter (grows a bit), light grainy and light fruity, hint of malts, hint of floral tones and some light light yeasty sprinkles. Nice. Aftertaste is bitter, floral, herbs, some fruit, light malty and some grains. Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, good medium body and a creamy texture. Delicious for 3.5% ABV, good hopped and more taste and bitterness than your regular pilsner. Get this on the shelves in any supermarket!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1826) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013
Draught at Fermentoren. Lovely orange-golden colour with a small, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, pines, peaches and light caramel malts. Taste is light bitter. Light body, thin texture, lively carbonated. Finishes bitter, fruity and floral. A bit watery bodily which is no wonder considering the 3,5 % abv. Othervise just soooo fresh and fruity. An excellent choice for a hot summers day. Clearly the best 3,5 % beer I had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (1700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Keg@Fermentoren - Colour is golden with a good white head. Fruity citrus hops and floral/herbal hints combine, very refreshing/thirst quenching low abv, easily sessionable which is what I did. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle labeled Fusion not Summer Fusion. Pours hazy amber with a good sudsy frothy white head that settles to a soapy film and sticky lacing. Aroma has good lemongrass grains and malt and some yeast. Taste has subtle dry hops some lemon and malt. Palate is thin/medium with a crisp chalky finish. This is freaking solid! I hope I can find more of this one! And this was only $5.99!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5896) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090824.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hay, fruits, some pale malts and toffee. Flavor of starch, hay, fruits and pale malts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Amazingly flavorful, vibrant, and colorful given its subdued ABV. Literally, could drink this stuff all day. Full-bodied, massive meringue head perched atop a honey-colored brew. Nice hop presence, grassiness, slightly fruity and floral, and solid malt backbone. Enjoyable.


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