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Mean Sardine Amura

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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, slight berry note, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, berries, caramel and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, from trade with KnutAlbert. An unclear, amber colored beer with a small, dense, light beige head. Lightly yeasty aroma with bready, caramel, maltyness and some piney hops. Tropcial fruits. Soft carbonation, medium to full body. Fruity flavor with a decent bitterness. Pine cone notes, tropical fruits and some bread and yeast. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness. Not bad at all, but a tad too yeasty. 141213

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, pineapple and mango. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long mango and pineapple finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Clear amber, fluffy head, flowery aroma. Bittersweet flavor. Malt, herbs, euchaluptus. By no means extreme, but well crafted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2132) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle. 13-07-2014.
Courtesy of Alfa Amstaff.
In short: fruity pale ale.
Pours hazy amber with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing.Fruity, caramel, citrusy aromas. Light to medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is fruity, some peachy, citrusy, moderate bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from trade with andrepintado. Unclear orange golden color with thick white head. Herbal and fruity hops in aroma. Taste, starts sweet malty with honey, followed by nice citrus, resiny hoppy kick. Long hopy bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cerbier (272) - - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1955) - 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?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (106) - 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!

4.5
   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! ;)


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