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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: California Common
Kastrup, Denmark

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RATINGS: 216   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Wspaniale letnie piwo o niskim procencie i wspanialym aromacie grejfruta i pomaranczy, to wszystko za sprawa silnie aromatycznych amerykanskich chmieli. W smaku podobnie wytrawno cytrusowo ozezwiajacy smak, a wyglad przepiekny zmetniony o kolorze ciemnej pomaranczy z ubita mocno trwala piana. Polecam i nie tylko na letnie upalne dni.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerSlottved (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2009
Tap at Ølbaren. This is a near perfect Beer. All the hops you can wish for and no consequences! Perfectly balanced body and bitterness, so who needs alcohol? Wonder if they changed the recipe a bit cause i can’t recall the amazing hoppyness from last years encounter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Wow this totally bloew me away, i thought it about 6% but when i saw it was 3.5% i couldnt believe it. Grassy citrus lemon and grapefruit character, its just an awsome hoppy pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2008
one of the best ever I’ve tried in a while. hazy amber with medium head from 0,5l bottle. Most delicious hops and bitterness. Grapefruit pine. Near perfect peace of art this combination of styles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Nice citrusy beer, very refrshing and a nice bitterness and beautiful hoppiness. Low in alcohol, high on flavour and sunshine. I love this beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
20100814 tap at Max’s. Pretty dark golden color with creamy but sticky lasting white head. Aroma is citrusy and so fresh, white grape, arugula. Smacking sticky hops bitterness is awesome, but there’s a slight grainy astringency thats a minor turn off. Late dank notes. Kickass low abv beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
I had this on tap in Copenhagen, a sure fire bartender recommendation. This pours a light honey gold, only a little light white head head, gone quickly, decent lacing...Aroma is light grassy hops, but that’s about it, light and fresh though...Taste is stronger than expected, lots of floral hops, very crisp drinker...Really good sticky feel. This is an awesome 3.5% beer that is super crisp, flavorful, and really drinkable. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Has an almost bitter-like aroma to it, the appearance is slightly orange tinted gold. The flavor also has a little of a bitter-like flavor to it, although the pilsner aspects of this are noticeable. A very hard to define beer which is brewed like a California Common but tastes very very very different from Anchor’s offering, this is great none the less.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (158) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2012
Color cobrizo, abundante y duradera espuma, muy carbonatada. Suave y muy ligera, mezclando la frescura de una lager con el aroma y sabor citricos de las Ales americanas. Y encima con muy poquito alcohol, ¿qué más se puede pedir?

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!


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