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Mean Sardine Amura

Brewed by Mean Sardine Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Mafra, Portugal


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cerbier (247) - - OCT 22, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Es duftet nach orange, leicht malzig; schmeckt auch so. Angenehm süffig zum Schluß eine angenehme Hopfenbittere. Das beste portugiesische Bier das ich kenne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1814) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
33cl bottle bb 02/2015 courtesy of bastarda lusitania, obrigado. What a cute and mean sardine! Wheaty orange pour with soapy head. Shy aroma of thickened citrus marmelade, some plastic, alcohol and boiled dandelion showing up. Elegant, fine carbonation helps to transport a monodimensional zesty bitterness (orange, tangerine) into hyperpresence over soggy, wheaty pale malts. Resinous, dry pithy finish. Obvious Liberty Ale/Cascade-style APA parameters are there in the mix, only to my tastes insufficiently tied into a balanced malt base to make a truly enjoyable drinking experience: the ponderous, vegetable root bitterness gets harsher with each sip. Really missing a decent malt base and elegant aromas here. - Hats off to this start-up microbrewery for jumpstarting the West Coast Iberian chapter of the European hop revolution at its dozy outer fringe, but surely you’d expect even post-Salazarians weaned on Super Bock to be sensible to the fact that even revolutionaries end up craving balance in the long run?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (87) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
on tap @Cerveteca Lisboa. aromas of Mango, Citrus, a hint of pine and tangerine; crisp taste, Mangoes, Citrus, Pine again, Some grassy notes, a subtle bitterness at the finish. Quite a big APA, leaning towards IPA, nicely done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AnaRitaGato (11) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 26, 2014
@algarve beer fest...Malt, exotic fruits, hops and citrus aroma (Lovely aroma).. Clear to hazy amber color, medium to large white head. Medium to heavy bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, dry, long, bitter and fruity end. Impossible not to love this one! ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9630) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 24, 2014
courtesy of André Gonçalves - hazy dark amber-orange beer with a long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; decently hoppy with flowery notes; full-bodied, light sticky and astringent; a fair fruity and flowery bitterness with gentle lingering spicy notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camoes (154) - PORTUGAL - JUL 15, 2014
Review acoording to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 10A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 03-14. AROMA: very nice moderate hop aroma with citrusy and floral notes. low malt support aromas with faint esters (dried grapes like). APPEARANCE: deep amber color and somewhat clear for a craft beer. moderate ivory head with good retention. TASTE: hop flavor dominates with nice citrusy and floral notes. faint malt character with balance towards the hops. moderate hop bitterness that lingers into a medium dry finish. PALATE: medium body with moderate carbonation and no astringency. OVERALL: a very good craft american pale ale with fascinating hop aromas and flavours. Almost spot on. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7911) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from andregoncalves, many thanks! Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar nach exotischen Früchten, frischem Hopfendolden, leicht herb. Geschmack bitter, hopfig, exotische Früchte, Früchtetee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (98) - PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl thanks to andregoncalves. Color is amber, with a medium but persistent head till the end. Quite herbal, citric (grapefruit mostly) malt, hoppy, medium body and carbonation enough. Very refreshing but aftertaste is short and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1153) - PORTUGAL - MAY 11, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Shared a 33cl bottle thanks to andregoncalves. Pours a orangish golden colour with a nice medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and fruity. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is medium to high bitter and medium sweet. In the first sip there is a bit too much citrus but rapidly it gets into you. Overall, can I have another, please?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JGoulart (1) - PORTUGAL - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Excellent APA with an incredible aroma, fruity and hoppy. Nice head and well carbonated. Fine taste, very well balanced with a long finish. A must drink beer.

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