Brewed by Närke Kulturbryggeri
Style: Imperial IPA
Örebro, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
"Hazy orange colour with large creamy white head. Citrousy hops and peaches in aroma. Flavour starts fruity of exotic fruit, sweet oranges and juicy malts. The aftertase long and bitter of lemon, grapefruit and green hops." http://www.ratebeer.com/ Cask version called "Riktigt Huvill".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
drat @ Tre Små Rum pours copper, white head. Aroma and taste, seemed to have some burn/smoke elements, and good dose of hops giving some citric/fruity notes and some malts that remained a little muted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (4426) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
It poured a clear golden liquid with a medium sized foam that left a nice lacing. The aroma was filled with grassy hops. The flavor was fresh, with allot of grassy hops, a medium bitternes and some grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
Keg (Pikkulintu)
Served very cold, but we let it warm up for quite a while. Aroma of elastoplast and dead chicken (or simply a butchers). Massively elastoplasty taste. (It was hoppier cold, says Anna, I didn’t taste it cold.) Covers 7.5% very well. The phenols are a bit harsh. I’m not getting clear hops as such, as the chemical burn dominates. Maybe that burn is from the hops. Sipped mjs’s cold one later - massive pineapple aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2009
(A new batch - draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-06-27) Amber and lightly hazy. Small white head. Pineapple and hops in aroma. Medium bodied and bit dry palate. Malts, fruitiness, grass, yeas, sweetness, plaster(!) and bitterness in taste. Bitter and malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2593) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2009
Draught @ Eskilstuna Ölkultur. Hoppy, fruity, sweet. Much of everything, balanced. Simple but very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 12 June 2009) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of apricots, orange peel and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with orange, apricots, caramel and lots of earthy, citrussy hops in a long, bitter finish. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Great balance. Yet another lovely, hoppy beer from Närke. Brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
On-tap. The Rover. Gothenburg. Orange colour with an off-white head. The aroma feels a little weak. Taste of hops, grape, sweet fruit, caramel malt. Creamy and medium bodied. Unfortunately it has a light smokiness that lowers the score a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is fruity with notes of citrus and caramel. The flavour has a nice caramel base, that’s smooth and slightly sweet, and it’s fruity with notes of peach and lots of citrus and a nice grapefruit-bitterness. Charming indeed. 2427

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Bottle. Hazy amber with a fluufy off-white head. Creamy and toffeish malt mixes well with strong floral hops, and some fruity notes as well. Medium bodied and very smooth. Excellent balance with a long bitter finish. Another great beer from närke, though it feels more like a strong IPA than a DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle at Oliver Twist little improvised festival for the Denmark-Sweden Football matchup of June 2nd. Fine yellowy head covers the pretty gold opaque pour. Hop oils are intense in the nose that is piney sappy and boasts massive orange and fresh pink grapefruits. Behind that scene, malts are mostly pale, but upon tasting, the crystals are reveales in their strong sweetness, also rather juicy, so it integrates quite well. The palate is a tiny bubble foam, hugely comfortable and rolling on the tongue without a bite. Meanwhile, citrus flavours expand amidst floral notes. The sweetness clearly fades while the thickness stays and the path is opened for a strikingly long finish and ultimately balanced bitterness, a zesty, mandarine-like finish.

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